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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 48, November 30

Advice to U.S. Journalists Heading to China: Be Careful
Advice to U.S. journalists heading to China: Be careful Headed to China as a tourist or as a reporter? Careful. Keep in mind what James McGregor recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal, "Journalists in China work in a hostile and paranoid...
A 'Public & Private' Talk with a Columnist
A |Public & Private' talk with a columnist Anna Quindlen's first column for the New York Times was "About New York," which explored the city's public life. Then she wrote "Life in the 30s," which explored her own private life. Now Quindlen...
Audiotex Personal Ads Bring in Revenues
Audiotex personal ads bring in revenues Two San Diego newspapers believe there are definite possibilities in "Possibilities," a new classified ad feature for singles' get-togethers. Or as the subhead on the ad page says: "Where Friendship, Romance...
Better Read Than Red
Better read than red Wolfgang Tiedke, who became editor in chief of Leipziger Volkszeitung with the East German revolution, talks enthusiastically these days about how independent his daily is. He proudly cites a survey that shows that 60% of Leipzigers...
Cheney Voices Support for Wartime Press Pools
Cheney voices support for wartime press pools Defense Secretary Dick Cheney has voiced support for press pools as a means of covering extended military actions - despite news executives' complaints that pools hampered coverage during hostilities in...
Freed Hostage Talks of Times with Terry
Freed hostage talks of times with Terry Freed American hostage Thomas Sutherland described passing the time in chains by debating the existence of God with fellow captive Terry Anderson, the longest-held Western hostage in Lebanon. Sutherland,...
Full Disclosure or beyond Bounds?
Full disclosure or beyond bounds? A Fairfield, Calif., newspaper found itself in the thick of controversy for publishing a pre-election story about a front-running City Council candidate's six-year-old drunken driving arrest and misdemeanor conviction....
Judge Rules in Favor of Students in Campus Crime Reports Case
Judge rules in favor of students in campus crime reports case The Department of Education cannot prevent colleges and universities from releasing detailed information about campus crime reports by threatening to withdraw funding, according to a preliminary...
Left in the Lurch
Left in the lurch As the "evil empire" of Soviet communism slips into turmoil, so does its party- and government-owned press. People hard hit by the recession at U.S. newspapers can take heart from the tale of Victor A. Linnik, one little indicator...
Love and Marriage
Love and marriage William T. Dillard made his fortune the old-fashioned way: selling good merchandise for a fair price and earning a modest profit. Using newspaper advertising to create consumer demand, he built Dillard Department Stores Inc. from...
Maxwell Debt Problems Worsen
Maxwell debt problems worsen The debt Robert Maxwell accumulated in building his global media empire has been unraveling it since the flamboyant British publisher died mysteriously at sea Nov. 5. His death left sons Kevin and Ian struggling under...
Mitsubishi Gets Third U.S. Press Order
Mitsubishi gets third U.S. press order Probably no newspaper has escaped the effects of the recession, but don't tell management in Eugene, Ore. While the Register-Guard may be pressed for a new press, its decision to buy and build comes as other...
News and History Collide in Richmond
News and history collide in Richmond Preparing for the 21st century, Richmond Newspapers Inc. bumped into the 19th century two years ago when it acquired land for a $195 million production-distribution facility. Seeing history where the newspaper...
Oregon Daily Takes a Stand
Oregon daily takes a stand An anti-gay rights group in Oregon has mounted a boycott of the Salem Statesman-Journal for an editorial blasting the organization, but the newspaper has refused to retract or apologize for the piece. The Nov. 1 editorial,...
Perry Resigns as SPJ Executive Director
Perry resigns as SPJ executive director Society of Professional Journalists executive director Ira Perry is resigning, effective Jan. 30. Perry, a former Houston Post assistant city editor, served during one of the most tumultuous periods in the...
Premiums for Subscribers
Premiums for subscribers What do blankets, clock radios, mugs, fire extinguishers, and school donations have in common? All of these items are being used to attract potential new subscribers to pay for a long-term subscription in advance, or spark...
Slimmer CText Sees Sales Jump
Slimmer CText sees sales jump The recession has cost jobs at yet another system vendor. According to product development vice president Eugene Kiel, recent layoffs reduced the work force at CText Inc. from about 112 to "close to" 100. He also confirmed...
Student Safari
Student safari They borrowed canned food and a sleeping bag, grabbed some Radio Shack computers, a money card from one of their parents, and piled into a black 1978 Pontiac Bonneville. The bulky Pontiac, reinforced by a new engine and a recent...