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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 17, April 23

A Matter of Taste
Newsday's editorial page editor spikes Doug Marlette cartoon panning broadcast celebrity Howard Stern as being in bad taste, but North Carolina paper runs it with no reader complaints WHILE HOWARD STERN'S private parts have whipped up a storm of...
A Message to Publishers - You Get What You Pay For
COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS have more competition than ever. They must compete with videos, computer games, compact discs, radio, magazines, regional newspapers, shoppers, books and especially television for the public's time and attention. It is no secret...
Black Weekly Firebombed
Feisty Ohio paper manages to publish its April 2 edition despite destruction of its newsroom a few days earlier A FIREBOMB THAT destroyed the newsroom of the Cincinnati Herald could not keep the black-oriented weekly silent. The Herald managed...
Clinton Urges Press to Act More Responsibly
Says he cannot be expected to meet demands to 'answer every question that anybody might ever ask about something that happened 10, 15, 17 years ago on the spur of the moment' PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLINED to grade the press on its coverage of his administration...
Council of Europe Scraps Journalism Code of Ethics; Press Freedom Groups Welcome Decision to Kill Onerous Regulatory Program
Press freedom groups welcome decision to kill onerous regulatory program THE COUNCIL OF Europe's governing committee has rejected a proposed code of journalistic ethics that press freedom groups have condemned as a threat to free expression. ...
Dispute over 'Junk Mail' Heats Up
Advertising Mail Marketing Association charges newspaper editorial writers with trying to disparage direct mail industry; editors group says that's fantasy A LONG-STANDING DISPUTE between the Advertising Mail Marketing Association and the American...
Drawing the Line on Religion: Cartoonist Steve Benson's Highly Publicized Feud with the Mormon Church Has Brought Him to Grips with His Journalistic Principles on One Side and His Religious Faith on the Other
Cartoonist Steve Benson's highly publicized feud with the Mormon Church has brought him to grips with his journalistic principles on one side and his religious faith on the other EDITORIAL CARTOONIST STEVE Benson has steered through a stormy year...
EDS at Work for Dow Jones
Front-end overhaul largely will employ off-the-shelf products to produce and track multiple editions, provide worldwide access; project managers still silent on specifics TWO AND A half years after releasing its original specifications, Dow Jones...
Focusing on Solutions in San Francisco
The nation's newspaper publishers will descend on the 'City by the Bay' April 24-27 to examine a wide range of issues WAYS TO IMPROVE newspaper content and bring in steadier revenue stream will be emphasized throughout the sessions at the Newspaper...
Getting Readers Involved
Programs aimed at encouraging reader participation are chipping away at the journalistic purity of newsrooms READERS BECOMING EDITORS. Editors listening to readers. That's the sort of man-bites-dog story that gets noticed as it applies to...
'Gotcha Journalism' Takes No Prisoners; Lani Guinier and Bobby Ray Inman Believe the Press Is More Interested in Sound Bites and Cute Catch Phrases Than in Facts
Lani Guinier and Bobby Ray Inman believe the press is more interested in sound bites and cute catch phrases than in facts "GOTCHA JOURNALISM" TAKES no prisoners, and two people who were nominated for high positions in the Clinton administration...
In or Out?
Possibly taking the fall for a blown deadline, New York Daily News executive editor James Lynch has been on 'vacation' for a month and nobody's discussing his job future OFFICIALLY, NEW YORK Daily News executive editor James Lynch was into his third...
Jack McCloskey, Mineral County Independent News, Hawthorne, Nev
SINCE 1933, JACK McCloskey has run his weekly in the northern Nevada desert town of Hawthorne. As Frank Sinatra crooned it, the crusty 82-year-old McCloskey has always done it his way. And never refer to him as a journalist. When you do, he'll...
Journalists Recall That Day in Dallas
On the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, journalists who covered the events of November 1963 gather to reminisce during a daylong conference THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP was described as a political jaunt, an attempt to soothe...
Morton's Newspaper Forum Displaced by Industry's Review
A 20-YEAR-OLD CONFERENCE at which newspaper company executives briefed investors may be going the way of the 25] newspaper. The Morton Newspaper Forum, a regular stop for executives of the nation's public newspaper corporations since 1973, has been...
New Owner Won't Affect Newspaper's Politics; Chicago Sun-Times Publisher Tells Readers That the Paper's Editorial Policies Will Not Change to Reflect Conrad Black's Viewpoint
Chicago Sun-Times publisher tells readers that the paper's editorial policies will not change to reflect Conrad Black's viewpoint CHICAGO SUN-TIMES publisher Sam McKeel is reassuring readers that the paper's editorial policies will not turn right...
N.Y. Times Seeks Review of Libel Suit Reinstatement
Asks U.S. Court of Appeals to review decision allowing $10 million libel suit brought against the paper by author Dan Moldea to go trial THE NEW YORK Times has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for an en banc review...
Parade to Move from the Chicago Sun-Times to the Chicago Tribune
Cites a clause in the contract following the Sun-Times sale to Hollinger; legal action to stop the shift might be taken PARADE, THE LARGEST newspaper Sunday magazine, is moving from the Chicago Sun-Times to the rival Chicago Tribune with the June...
Protector of Commercial Speech Stepping Down
Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun is best known as author of Roe vs. Wade, but he also is renowned for his role in decisions protecting commercial free speech rights; he was a late bloomer in his support for the print press SUPREME COURT JUSTICE...
Recruiting Guest Columnists
Spokane newspaper appoints new editors, whose jobs are to scour community for people to write for the opinion pages SEVERAL NEWSPAPERS HAVE interactive information systems but the Spokane Spokesman-Review has taken a bolder step: interactive editors....
Smaller Syndicate with Big Problems: 'Inactive' Columbia Features Is Torn by Lawsuits and Questions about Ownership
'Inactive' Columbia Features in torn by lawsuits and questions about ownership WHO IS THE owner of Columbia Features? Is the syndicate out of business or temporarily "inactive"? Will a third lawsuit answer the first two questions? As of now,...
Superintegrators: Computer Services Firms, Manufacturers and Newspaper Systems Vendors as Integrators
NEWSPAPERS' RELIANCE ON a single vendor for hardware, software, installation, training, service and support has declined as the complexities of pagination and electronic image and color processing have grown and as vendors shifted to software-only...
Tabloids Take Technological Leap
Tabloids now can become truly sectionalized so sections can be pulled out and the paper read by more than one person at a time READERS SEARCHING FOR TV listings know where to look in most broadsheet newspapers: the entertainment section. For...
Touting the Window of Opportunity
New media and the printed newspaper can coexist, says incoming Newspaper Association of America president Charles Brumback, but papers must not completely ignore the computer-age future A COUPLE OF weeks ago, Tribune Co. chairman Charles Brumback...
University Debates the Focus of Former Black-Oriented Paper; Black Students Are Angered by Editor's Moves to Have a Black Heritage Campus Newspaper Report on Multiculturalism
Black students are angered by editor's moves to have a black heritage campus newspaper report on multiculturalism WHEN ALVIN McEWEN assumed the editorship of Winthrop University's Roddey-McMillan Record in September, he knew that black students...
Unsigned Letter Brings Trouble to College Paper
Unsigned typed letter is published, resulting in death threats, disciplining of student editors, an arrest with constitutional overtones, a free-speech debate and a possible lawsuit "WATCH YOUR BACK," the voice raged. "You're gonna die. You're...
What Do You Dislike about Your Job?
DISSATISFACTION IS ON the increase in American newsrooms. More journalists than ever would like to leave the field according to a recent "Journalist Satisfaction Study" by the Associated Press Managing Editors association. Almost half (44%) surveyed...
World Cup Credentialing Complaints
U.S. new organizations protest requirements that journalists undergo background checks before they can be credentialed to cover the upcoming soccer tournament WHAT DO THE White House and World Cup soccer have in common? Both require reporters seeking...