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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 16, April 18

82nd Pulitzer Prizes: The New York Times Grabs Three; Grand Forks Herald Survives Flood, Fire, to Win Gold Medal and Tiny New York Weekly Honored for Editorials
The New York Times grabs three; Grand Forks Herald survives flood, fire, to win gold medal and tiny New York weekly honored for editorials Casting its shadow over journalism the way a swaggering Babe Ruth used to dominate baseball, the New York Times...
Are News Stories about Cloning Being Distorted? Was It Right to Name the Sheep after Dolly Parton's Breasts?
Was it right to name the sheep after Dolly Parton breasts? When the cloning story broke, the press knew a "religious explosion" would follow, assuring massive coverage, a religion professor said. "The religious yuck factor was so big that the...
ASNE Launches Push to Limit Libel Suits; Push for State-by-State Adoption of Uniform Correction Act Comes as Number of Cases Going to Trial Grows
Push for state-by-state adoption of Uniform Correction Act comes as number of cases going to trial grows As National Authorities report that more libel trials occurred in 1997 than in any year since 1993, the American Society of Newspaper Editors...
Chasing Political Fat Cats: 29 Papers Create Database; Tired of Waiting for the State to Do It, Newspapers across New York Have Banded Together to Fund the Creation of a Massive Campaign-Funds-Tracking Database
Tired of waiting for the state to do it, newspapers across New York have banded together to fund the creation of a massive campaign-funds-tracking database After years of frustration at New York state's failure to computerize campaign finance records,...
Chicago Publishers Howl as City Imposes Rack Law; a Convention of Travel Agents Is Coming to Town in May and Mayor Daley Is in a Hurry to Tidy Up His Streets
A convention of travel agents is coming to town in May and Mayor Daley is in a hurry to tidy up his streets At the beginning of the Chicago City Council's April 1 meeting, aldermen lauded the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Sun-Times with a resolution...
Death Toll Mounts as Weak JOA Papers Die Anyway; despite Big Brother and Exemption to U.S. Antitrust Law, Weak JOA Partners Are Increasingly Closing, Sometimes Quite Profitably
Despite big brother and exemption to U.S. antitrust law, weak JOA partners are increasingly closing, sometimes quite profitably Another one will bite the dust this year. On Dec. 31, 1998, the 50-year-old joint operating agreement in Evansville,...
Florida Papers Duel over New Baseball Team; St. Pete Times, Tampa Trib Vie for Marketing Leverage by Association with New Tampa Bay Devil Rays Franchise
St. Pete Times, Tampa Trib vie for marketing leverage by association with new Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise The Tampa bay Devil Rays are going up against the New York Yankees and the rest of the American League East in their debut season. Meanwhile,...
Follow-Up on Plant Projects East and West
Two papers with equal weekday circulations on opposite sides of the country appear back on track after brief delays in their production plant projects. One has begun printing on a thrice-sold but never-used press; the other is about to break ground...
Hacks Gone, Fleet Street Buttons Up for Business; an Expatriate American Journalist's Guided Tour of London's Former Ink-Stained 'Street of Shame.'
An expatriate American journalist's guided tour of London former ink-stained `Street of Shame' Twenty-four years ago, when I first set my Los Angeles eyes on London's Fleet Street, its most amazing aspect, besides being the center of a dynamic and...
Lee's Gottlieb Brings a Life in Newspapers to NAA; Teenage Memories of Mailroom Work and Baling Waste Temper Mature CEO Who Wants to Shout to the World about Newspapers
Teenage memories of mailroom work and baling waste temper mature CEO who wants to shout to the world about newspapers Some young people are drawn to newspapers by romantic dreams of becoming dashing foreign correspondents. Others imagine themselves...
NAA Launches Part Two of National Readership Campaign
Her smile invites you. Coyly glancing from behind a newspaper she's reading, supermodel Christy Turlington says she wants you and your children to read a paper, too. "I've always felt that intellect is the most attractive thing about a person,'...
Prep List for Circulation Audit
There are two types of flags to watch out for in a circulation audit. A red flag alerts auditors to potential deductions. A white flag is what newspaper managers will be waving while they surrender paid copies because they didn't attend to the red...
She Quits Job over Aliens, Elvis and Love Nest Stories; Supermarket Tabloid Journalist Says She Just Couldn't Take It Anymore
Supermarket tabloid journalist says she just couldn't take it anymore Terry Raskyn quit her job as the Journalism Spin Doctor for the Globe over Princess Diana and Kathy Lee Gifford. The award winning journalist's professional agony began when...
Statistics, Quick & Easy: Strengthening Your News Stories at WWW.Fedstats.Gov
Strengthening your news stories at www.fedstats.gov Statistics can bolster a point or strengthen a news story, but many editors and reporters are reluctant to rely on such numerical data. One reason for this is that statistics is a field they...
Sun-Times Production Plant Becoming a Reality
After numerous false starts, the Chicago Sun-Times is now building the $100 million production plant that will bring the biggest letterpress-printed newspaper into the offset era. Located on Chicago's near South Side at the former site of an old...
The Magnifying Power of the Web: How a Tiny Newspaper in San Diego Uses a Web Site to Pretend It's a Regional Media Giant
The online version of the newspaper is produced and published first. Then that Web content is used to create the day's print product. How a tiny newspaper in San Diego uses a Web site to pretend it's a regional media giant Andrew Kleske boasts: "We've...
The Race Is on to Cover NASCAR; Syndicates Are Stocking Up on Packages That Cover the Growing Sport of Stock Car Racing - and over 500 Newspapers Have Purchased the Features since 1996
Syndicates are stocking up on packages that cover the growing sport' of stock car racing and over 500 newspapers have purchased the features since 1996 What syndication category is growing faster than a speeding automobile? The one comprised of NASCAR...
Woman Accepts Revival Task in Male U.K. Press Realm; Boycott Brings Fresh Approach to Faltering Independent
Boycott brings fresh approach to faltering Independent To Rosie Boycott, running a newspaper is all fun and games. It's the way she wants it to be. But Britain's first female editor of a national daily may find her brand of joyful journalism quickly...