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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 8, February 19

A Portrait of the Typical ASNE President during the Past 70 Years
IF U.S. JOURNALISTS as a group aren't always representative of the diverse nation they try to reflect in print, presidents of the nation's major trade organization for editors are even less typical. This is one of the conclusions of a 25-variable,...
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California Daily Targets Hispanic Readers, Advertisers
NEWSPAPERS HAVE TAKEN great strides to ensure that they mirror their surrounding communities. As many communities, especially those in urban areas, change, newspapers must adapt to position themselves for long-term survival. Long Beach, Calif.,...
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Campaigning for the Release of a Journalist: Hong Kong Journalists Frustrated in Their Efforts to Free a Colleague Arrested in Mainland China in the Fall
ADDING TO THEIR deep concern about the fate of the press when the colony comes under China's rule in 1997, Hong Kong journalists have been frustrated in their efforts to free one of their colleagues arrested on the mainland in September. The Hong...
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Cartoon's Message Backfires in Calif.; Editorial Cartoon Intended to Take a Slap at Racism Results in Boycott of the Sacramento Bee
A FEB. 4 editorial cartoon intended to take a slap at racism backfired on the Sacramento Bee, bringing a torrent of criticism of the use of the term "nigger" in the caption. Dr. Nate White, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, called for...
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Competing in the Year 2004: Database Marketing Executive Offers Some Advice to Newspapers
TO BE COMPETITIVE in the year 2004, newspapers should avoid focusing solely on technological advances, Barbara Mowry, president and CEO of the Mowry Group, a database marketing company based in Long Beach, Calif., said during a recent Newspaper Association...
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Envisioning the Electronic Newspaper: New Technology Seen Preserving the Familiar Newspaper Product
COULD IT BE that the electronic newspaper of tomorrow -- that dizzying prospect that both enchants and frightens publishers of today -- will be made of paper? Jerome Rubin, who helped create the pioneering on-line research services LEXIS and NEXIS,...
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Newspaper Financial Reports: Most Publicly Traded Newspaper Companies Report Hefty Gains in Net Profits in 1993
THE NATION'S PUBLICLY traded newspaper companies, mostly reported hefty gains in net profits in 1993 despite only modest revenue growth. Bottom-line earnings gains in 1993 were inflated by comparisons with 1992, in which most companies took big bookkeeping...
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Newspapers Are Buying into On-Line Services but Will They Sell?
NOW THAT THE newspaper industry is buying into on-line services, the next question is: Can on-line services sell? "The greatest obstacle to the growth of on-line [services] and audiotex is the selling function. It has broken down -- or it has never...
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Paper's Creation Is a Rotation Situation; the Los Angeles Times Has an Unusual System That Enables It to Publish 14 Comic Panels in Eight Slots
LOS ANGELES TIMES readers see 14 comic panels a week, even though the newspaper only has eight panel slots a day. 80 where are readers seeing the other six cartoons? In the Los Angeles Times. Since 1980, the Times has had an unusual rotation system...
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Postal Rate Hike Inevitable
THE MAILERS COUNCIL, a coalition of companies and trade associations, said it will support a maximum 10.3% across-the-board increase in postal rates to cover the U.S. Postal Service's needs for the next two years. Noting that a rate increase is...
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SCATS Helping Detroit Papers Garner Ad Dollars
ENTICING ADVERTISERS INTO newspapers can be achieved through various methods. Often, the most effective is simply to employ the fundamental principle of added value while offering advertisers greater involvement in the process. At the recent Newspaper...
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Shut Down: Tribal Council Closes Hopi Newspaper Serving 10,000 People on an Arizona Reservation
A HOPI NEWSPAPER serving 10,000 people on an Arizona reservation has been shut down by a vote of the Tribal Council. According to the Native American Journalists Association, the bimonthly tabloid was killed recently following a month of "intense...
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Telco Legislation That Newspapers Can Live With
IT HAS BEEN a long time coming, but newspaper industry executives said there finally is telco legislation they can live with. A major concern of newspapers has been regional Bell operating company provision of information services. Under the Modified...
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Who's Telling the Truth? despite Police Denials, Newspaper Stands by Its Story, Which Described as 'Reckless' a Police Shooting of a Woman
THE LOS ANGELES Police Department has filed a formal complaint with a suburban daily, calling its reporting of a police shooting of a distraught woman "reckless and reprehensible." The department took the unusual step of sending a press release...
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