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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 39, September 24

Ad Director Zaps Columnist at His Newspaper
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISERS sometimes gripe about editorials or columns that they say diminish or harm their advertising message, but rarely does a newspaper's ad director publicly agree with them. That, however, was the case recently at the Johnstown,...
Ad/Sat Sues Associated Press
AD/SAT, A DIVISION of Skylight Inc., has filed an antitrust suit against the Associated Press, alleging that the nonprofit cooperative is engaging in monopolistic and anti-competitive business practices through the implementation of AdSEND, the AP...
'Blockbuster' Ad Sections: A Way for Newspapers to Lure Advertisers Away from Direct Mail
FOR THE LAST two years, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have used color capability to generate incremental ad revenue through "blockbuster" advertising sections. Rather than contain a "mishmash" of ads, the free-standing section contains...
Color in Europe
AMERICANS ARE OFTEN struck by the high quality of color in European newspapers. "People look more for quality in printing than in America," said Boris Fuchs, research director and deputy managing director of the Munich-based IFRA, an international...
Color in Harmony Again; Chicago Tribune Overcomes Rough Start to Greatly Expand Color Positions with New Four-High Towers
THIS IS A color production story with a happy ending. And a happy beginning. It's the middle of the story that gets a little rough. It is the story of how the Chicago Tribune went from publishing some of the best color in the industry to publishing...
Edgar Crisler Jr., Port Gibson Reveille, Port Gibson, Miss
EDGAR CRISLER ANSWERED the phone in the tiny back shop of his Port Gibson (Miss.) Reveille A man's voice asked: "This is the New York Times, may I speak to the culture desk?" "I thought it was a joke," remembers the publisher and editor of this...
Electronic Editorial Color: Training, Cooperation Put Quality Color Photos in the News
DEMANDS FOR LOCAL color photos have forced newspapers to reexamine the relations between the editorial and production departments. Picture editors and their bosses have come to realize they must either participate in the production process or bring...
El Mundo Captures the World in Color: After a Dazzling Desktop Debut, Peruvian Weekly Plans to Go Daily
PERU'S EL MUNDO debuted on April 17, a fitting day to launch a national newspaper begun not so much as a weekly as the Sunday edition of a soon-to-be daily. A colorful multisection broadsheet, the ambitious new weekly intends to go daily with the...
Hometown Decides How to Treat a King
"GASOLINE ALLEY" CREATOR Frank King was buried in Tomah 25 years ago, but passions about his comic remain very much alive in the small Wisconsin town. This summer, there was local debate about whether Tomah should promote itself mostly as the boyhood...
Keyless Offset Color
TO SOME IN the industry, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune's decision in early 1992 to buy a keyless color offset press as the centerpiece for its refurbished downtown plant looked like a $36 million bet on a risky technology. But now the 20-unit Koenig...
Kmart Closings Will Not Impact Most Newspaper Ad Schedules
WHILE KMART PLANS to close multiple store locations across the country by early next year, a Kmart spokes-woman said the company has no plans for major cutbacks in newspaper advertising. Earlier this month, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based retailer announced...
Misuse of Campus Paper Is Charged
THE FIRST ROUND of computer proofs identified Brian Morgan, a newly elected student government representative, as Brain Morgan. The next proof referred to him as Brian Moron. And that was how his name appeared last November in The Crier, the...
More Tolerance Seen in Today's Newsrooms; Gay Journalists Say Progress Is Being Made but More Can Be Done
AGAINST A BACKDROP of reporters and editors increasingly revealing their sexual orientation to both the papers they work for, as well as the readers they write for, Leroy Aarons is hopeful. "There is today more tolerance and diversity in the nation's...
New Sunday Business Supplement
THE SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT market is suddenly sprouting a new generation of segmented magazines. The newest Bloomberg Personal, a personal finance magazine launched Sept. 11 by Bloomberg LP, familiar to newspapers as the owner of Bloomberg Business News....
Obstacle to Four-Color Ads
FOUR-COLOR NEWSPAPER ads are providing a real challenge for advertising agencies and the service bureaus that help them produce the ads. Some newspapers make it easier by providing some of the production services themselves, as they have traditionally...
Press Pool Was Ready to Go
AN INVASION OF Haiti would have been the first combat test of media pool arrangements since the Persian Gulf War, and although the mission was cancelled, those involved said the pool likely would have worked. "This was a good first test of the nine...
RTI Devises Punch for Ultre*Setters: New Product Registers Color Separations from Low-End Imagesetters
KEN HILLIER BELIEVES all newspapers should be able to automatically punch film on an imagesetter, not only helping to assure in-register color printing, but also eliminating what may be the last manual job left when full pagination is achieved. ...
Screening Spot Color: With Trumatch, Vermont Daily Has Big Spot-Color Selection Matched to Process-Color Print Samples
SPOT COLORS SELECTED for use in the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press originate not from the paper's new digital prepress systems but from process color combinations known to be printable on the Gannett daily's Goss Metro press. Using a printed fanguide...
Tapping the Color Page Data Stream
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS ARE inexorably tightening bonds between composing room and pressroom. A case in point is the Star-Ledger. Based in Newark, the unofficial statewide newspaper of New Jersey prints at plants about a half hour by car southward in...
What Frustrates You about the Newspaper Business?
WANT TO KNOW what's bugging the industry? Ask the men and women who midwife a newspaper day after day about their frustrations. It's the fast line to the consensus of lamentations. Among the top jeremiads: Where are the young readers? Where are...
Whither Weather Color?
JOHN WALSTON SPENT eight years as an assistant graphics editor at USA Today and he remains a big fan of the way the Gannett flagship uses color. So when Walston became executive editor of Gannett's Wilmington, Del., News Journal, the first thing...
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