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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 40, October 2

Assaults on Ad Revenue Continue in Washington
LEGISLATION THAT LIKELY would reduce advertising spending and administrative crackdowns on advertising practices are distinct possibilities in the coming months, a trade executive has warned. The advertising industry -- newspapers, ad agencies and...
For Whom Do the Bells Toll?
THE FUTURE OVERWHELMS the present. The march of technology accelerates, and suddenly, all the accepted boundaries of communications are annulled. The Bells are free to carry information. The AT&T-McCaw merger threatens the Bells' local dominance...
Hearst Daily Now Printing We/Mbl
HEARST CORP. MOVED printing of the U.S. edition of We/Mbl from a suburban Washington contract printer to its Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram in late July. Similar English- and Russian-language editions of the colorful biweekly are published jointly...
Journalism Academia out of Touch
EDITOR & PUBLISHER recently chronicled some of the free-for-all discussion about the future of journalism education at the August convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Kansas City. Any convention...
Last Roundup for N.Y. Post?
IN A COSTLY game of chicken, neither Rupert Murdoch nor the New York Newspaper Guild local blinked -- and it looked like the collision could be fatal for the New York Post. Two days after the presses fell silent, neither side showed signs of giving...
Newsday Confirms New York Losses
TIMES MIRROR CO'S Newsday has lost between $8 million and $14 million a year on its seven-year-old New York City edition, New York Newsday. Newsday publisher Bob Johnson announced the losses in a recent newsroom staff meeting at New York Newsday...
Post-Pulitzer 'Blitz' and Bliss for Winter
ADA BALMASEDA IS such a Julio Iglesias fan that she insisted that her first granddaughter be named after the singer's "Natalie" tune. So Ada was incredibly excited when she learned that her daughter, Natalie's aunt Liz, had received flowers from...
Shareholders OK New York Times, Boston Globe Deal
SHAREHOLDERS OF THE New York Times and Boston Globe overwhelmingly approved the New York Times Co.'s $1 billion acquisition of the Globe's parent, Affiliated Publications Inc. At meetings convened in Boston and New York Sept. 28 to consider what...
Sinking Morale
MORE NEWSPAPER JOURNALISTS than ever say they would like to walk out the door. Almost half (44%) say they want to be at a different paper within the next five years, and one in 10 say they hope they are not working in journalism by that time. ...
System Integrators Inc. Files for Chapter 11
SYSTEM INTEGRATORS INC. and its parent company, SI Acquisitions Corp., late last month petitioned for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. It filed in Wilmington, Del., where the holding company was incorporated. In Sacramento,...
Tentative Pact: Wire Service Guild Reaches Agreement with United Press International after More Than a Year of Negotiations
WHEN MIDDLE EAST Broadcasting Centre acquired United Press International in June 1992, the deal did not include UPI's agreement with the Wire Service Guild. Now, after sometimes-rancorous negotiations and picketing by union members, UPI and the...
Veda F. Ponikvar Free Press/Tribune Press Chisholm, Minn
THEY CALL HER the "Iron Editor of the Iron Range," diminutive, soft-spoken, 74-year-old Veda Frances Ponikvar. That hardly begins to describe the energized, non-stop dynamic community journalist in Chisholm, Minn. In her two weeklies -- the Tribune...
Where Are They Now?
This is a telephone-book column -- names, names, names -- about life after leaving the business. So, where are they now? The summary line is that somehow the crazy life of journalism does mellow out the journeyman for (a) a vigorous second career,...
Zapping the Competition: New York Post Starts Column That Takes on New York Times
IT'S A PITY, a shame really, that the New York Times is undergoing "terrible," altogether "radical" changes, former Times art critic Hilton Kramer says in his first "Timeswatch" column in the New York Post. "Sleaze" in the Sunday Styles section....
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