Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 129, No. 35, August 31

Big Lessons in Big Web Sites
The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post have spawned Web sites so big that the print parents, big as they are, look puny by comparison. Fortunately, both sides are more than big. Like some fantasy Ivy League full-back, they are strong, good looking...
Breaking Down the Barriers
THIS IS NOT your father's EPA, the environmental agency's Southwestern deputy for compliance told the Newspaper Purchasing Management Association's recent annual convention in Houston. "I'm sure there are few among you who haven't felt the daunting...
Confronting the Internet
THE ASIAN AMERICAN Journalists Association celebrated its 15th birthday at its annual convention by going back to school. The mid-August meeting in St. Paul, Minn., was notable for two firsts: the first convention held in the Midwest, and the first...
Controversy in Crime Coverage
IN THE PAST year and a half, Minneapolis and St. Paul have suffered a brutal crime wave that has shaken the morale of a once-placid Twin Cities, best known for the whimsical storytelling of Garrison Keillor and the TV newsroom comedy of Mary Tyler Moore....
Down, Dirty Desert Dispute
RELATIONS BETWEEN mainstream and alternative newspapers never have been really cordial, but in Phoenix:, they've gotten downright nasty. Phoenix New Times is suing Phoenix Newspapers Inc. (PNI), charging that a story on New Times in PNI's Arizona Republic...
Great Together
MORE THAN ONE-THIRD of all moviegoers are 40 or older--a characteristic shared by hardcore newspaper readers. The coincidence is one reason newspapers are in a position to help studios and theaters "deliver eyeballs," and speakers at the 1996 Newspaper...
Linotype-Hell Goes Up for Sale
FIVE YEARS AFTER two prepress companies merged to form Linotype-Hell AG, the financially ailing German firm will likely be acquired by the German press manufacturer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Late last month, Linotype-Hell said that Germany's Commerzbank...
Peace, Love and the Internet
THEY WERE THE first newspapers on the Web.They were miles ahead of professional newspapers in the race for cyberspace and went online without the fanfare. They are college newspapers. Newspapers that, until now, had no easy way to share stories and...
Plea for Collaboration
EDITORS, THOSE WHO edit copy, come in two species: collaborators and loners. A collaborator edits, whenever possible, with the writer at his side. The two carry on a dialogue about what the writer has created, and through that dialogue produce a finished...
Rockwell Wins One in Case vs. Tensor
AFTER A DOZEN years of tangled litigation against cloners of its Goss Community press, Rockwell Graphics recently won a victory in the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: the right to yet another day in court. The appellate decision clears the way for...
Secret Agent Man
THE PUBLISHER OF a weekly newspaper in Spokane, Wash., is demanding an apology from the FBI for using an informant who posed as a reporter at the newspaper. Earlier this month, Clark Hager of the Valley Herald wrote a stinging letter to FBI director...
'Slaves' to Media Masters: Nation of Islam Leader Rips Black Journalists for Selling out to 'Controlled Press'
ALTERNATELY PLAYING THE roles of disappointed parent and outraged victim of a biased media, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan scolded black journalists as "slaves" of a white-owned press who"feed the people filth and ignorance and garbage." Kicking off the National...
The Truth about Cat and Dog Coverage
PETS ARE FRIENDLY, warn. and cuddly and not half the hassle that humans tend to be. They're also the subject of a recent mini-explosion of syndicated columns and newspaper pages full of tips for dealing with loved ones who bark, purr, croak or cheep....
Why Movie Blurbs Avoid Newspapers
YOU'VE SEEN THE "blurbs" splattered across newspaper movie display ads: "This film is a masterpiece!" "Powerful, gripping -- the earth moved!" "Hilarious! You'll laugh, you'll cry." What you don t see very often is a newspaper movie critic's name attributed...