Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 128, No. 31, August 5

Complaints of Unfair Competition in Columbia, Mo
DARWIN HINDMAN, THE mayor of Columbia, Mo., chuckled as he conjured up a vision of student journalists and their professional rivals scouring his city for a story. "No city government in America is more carefully scrutinized than this one," said Hindman,...
Disney Enters News Business
WARREN BUFFET HAS done it again: brought together two media giants in a breathtaking deal to create a more vast global information octopus with tentacles in several media. The marriage, linking Walt Disney Co. and Capital Cities/ABC Inc., will form...
Herblock Speaks at Cartoon Convention
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN a political cartoonist for 66 years, 60 minutes isn't much time to discuss one's career and profession. But Herbert Block did make a number of interesting observations during his hour-long talk at the recent Association of American...
In the Mailroom, Fewer Competitors, More Competition
A CONSOLIDATION HAS left fewer vendors selling mailroom systems, but competition may actually increase because the survivors offer more complete systems, a competitive edge when newspapers increasingly demand a single mailroom supplier. "There are fewer...
Melding TV News with Print
SQUINTING INTO THE bright light of the Orange County Register newsroom's television camera, business editor Jonathan Lansner listened and watched the monitor as Orange County News Channel business anchor Pete Weitzner fielded a call from a viewer. Weitzner...
Pacific Press Changes Course
WITHIN 48 HOURS of his return to British Columbia from Nexpo '95 in Atlanta, Pacific Press production vice president Jack Ferguson got word that parent company Southam Inc. had approved a further purchase of Colorman offset presses from MAN Roland. ...
Section Brings in Ad Revenue for Small Western Daily
The Riverton (Wyo.) Ranger is out to show that you don't have to go to the big city to be successful and happy. And the 6,875-circulation daily did it in a 32-page tabloid advertorial that produced nearly $7,000 in revenue -- double that of a previous...
Specialized Daily Teaches Valuable Skills
WHEN ASKED TO name New York City's daily newspapers, most people would list the biggies: the New York Times, the Daily News, the New York Post, and, maybe, the Wall Street Journal. People more familiar with journalism would name a few more specialized...
Study: Classified Ads Remain Most Popular Source for Finding a Job
EARLY RESULTS FROM a Newspaper Association of America study indicate that job-seekers respond to different things in newspaper employment ads than they did ten years ago. The study, which was discussed at the recent NAA Classified Conference in Nashville,...
Study: Media Coverage of Waco Report Was Sparse
WHEN THE TREASURY Department released its report on actions at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, media coverage of the findings was not exactly probing, according to a new report. A study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Media and...
The Dilemma Facing Today's Journalism Associations
WHAT IS THE role of a journalism association? Does it exist primarily as a networking body whose members meet to discuss workplace concerns and First Amendment issues? Or does it have a larger role in taking public positions on social or political...