Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 125, No. 7, February 15

Death of a Loved One: An Insider's View of the Racing Times' Final Moments
The death of a newspaper is very much like the death of a loved one. No matter how much it is expected, how much one is braced for it, it comes as a shock. It was Thursday, Feb. 6, the minute hand working its way to 5 p.m. and very nearly there....
Decline in Newspaper Readership Should Not Be Overestimated
Right up front, I want to join virtually every other newspaper person in America right now in expressing my great concern over declining newspaper readership in the last two decades. However, I want to express even greater concern about the damage...
Foreclosure Demand Foreshadows Owner Change: Owner of Detroit Suburban Group Misses Loan Payment; Papers Are Being 'Shopped' by Broker
Owner of Detroit suburban group misses loan payment; papers are being |shopped' by broker A Chicago lending institution's attempt to foreclose on the mortgage of the Macomb Daily and the Daily Tribune of Royal Oak could presage ownership changes at...
From Bullish to Bearish: Newspaper Ad Bureau Report Outlines Circulation Trends; Data Indicate Circulation Losses Are Recoverable If Right Steps Are Taken
Newpaper Ad Bureau report outlines circulation trends; data indicate circulation losses are recoverable if right steps are taken Newspaper circulation started 1991 bullish, with readers hungrily buying papers for Gulf war news, but ended bearish,...
Full Disclosure: Colorado Publisher Runs Father's Sex Charge Arrest on Front Page
When the chairman of the Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press was charged with three counts of sexual assault on a child, his publisher son says, the paper's editorial decision was clear, if not easy: The arrest ran on the front page. "We virtually had...
Kids' Pages Attract Kids
Newsday got such strong response from its Student Briefing Page that it compiled the best of the page's first year into a 52-page tabloid. The reprint brings together in one place examples from one of the more successful attempts by a newspaper...
Lennane versus Loeb: Candidate Takes on Publisher of New Hampshire Daily
The Manchester Union Leader's blurring of news and editorials compromises the intent and integrity of the First Amendment, according to New Hampshire Republican primary candidate Jim Lennane, founder of System Integrators Inc. The paper's pervasive...
Let's Dance: Despite Political Rhetoric, More Newspaper-RBOC Cooperation Seen
Despite political rhetoric, more newspaper-RBOC cooperation seen Ever so gingerly, newspapers and telephone companies are beginning to dance. The halls of Congress still echo with the angry recriminations of newspaper executives and their counterparts...
President Lennane? Founder and Former Head of Sacramento-Based Systems Integrators Campaigns for the White House in New Hampshire Primary
Founder and former head of Sacramento-based Systems Integrators campaigns for the White House in New Hamsphire's primary This time, it was Jim Lennane's turn to file on deadline. On Dec. 28, Republican James P. Lennane joined scores of other presidential...
Self-Syndicating in a Recessionary Period: Four Independent Creators Discuss the Difficulties They've Faced and the Successes They've Had during the Economic Crunch
Four independent creators discuss the difficulties they've faced and the successes they've had during the economic crunch Over the years, numerous people have written or phoned "Sylvia" cartoonist Nicole Hollander for advice about self-syndicating....
Wake-Up Call: Newspaper Audiotex Ringing Up Dollars in Bad Economic Times
For North American newspapers, bad times have been a wake-up call--literally. The number of newspapers which are offering voice information services--audiotex--has exploded during this current downturn. In fact, audiotex seems to be increasing...