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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 20, May 14

Ad Department's Revamped Fashion Section a Success
The advertising department of the Sante Fe New Mexican recently produced its own special fashion ad supplement in a revamped format that has won praise from readers and advertisers. The 42 page supplement, named fsf (fashion Santa Fe), ran as an...
Ampersand to Be Unveiled at INMA Meeting
Editor & Publisher Co. has announced an on-line market research and advertising transaction service called Ampersand, The Media Information Network. Ampersand is undergoing testing, but several segments have already been tested and are operational,...
Camelot Continues for 'Prince Valiant'; a Father and Son Discuss Their Work on the Famous Sunday Comic Strip Created by Hal Foster in 1937
How would a syndicate react today if it was pitched "Prince Valiant"? Would it dismiss the strip as too dated? Too involved? Too artistic? Too "Camelot"? Fortunately for "Prince Valiant" fans, this is academic. After 57 years, the comic is as much...
Column Killed after Critical Words about Nixon
Matt Coker was a columnist for the Daily Pilot in Southern California until April 26, when the paper published his column virulently attacking Richard Nixon the day before his funeral. Hundreds of protesting phone calls, letters and hotline messages...
Covering Whitewater from Arkansas
The decision to close off the library of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to outside reporters and newspapers would under normal circumstances be a point of interest to few beyond the paper's four-person library staff. But in the competitively-charged...
Damn the Facts - Roll the Presses
"You have been tried in the court of public opinion and found guilty. Your sentence is the loss of your good reputation, a sacrifice you must make even if a court of law finds in your favor." No one has yet uttered these words, at least in public....
Direct Mailer to Deliver Weekly Newspapers
Maverick publisher breaks industry taboo, enters into partnership with Advo In the first-ever marriage of the big direct mailer and a community newspaper, Advo has begun delivering the Enterprise Newspapers of suburban Milwaukee in its weekly mail...
Dripping with Color
Ordinarily, descriptive color or interesting details brighten newswriting, helping draw readers into stories by sparking vivid images in their minds. But color, like everything else in a story, should serve some larger purpose. Well-chosen details...
Future of Minority Workshop in Doubt; Summer Program Has for the Past Seven Years Supplied a Pool of Minority Journalists for Newsrooms throughout the Southeast
An intensive, highly praised 10-week summer workshop that for the past seven years has supplied a pool of minority journalists for newsrooms throughout the Southeast may soon be history. Suffering from a lack of permanent funding, the Southeastern...
Little Change in Minority Hiring at Newspapers; American Society of Newspaper Editors Releases Numbers from Its 1993 Survey
American Society of Newspaper Editors releases numbers from its 1993 survey Little progress was made last year in raising the number of minority journalists working at daily newspapers in the United States. According to the latest minority employment...
More Layoffs and Other Changes at the Downsizing United Media
The downsizing of United Media continued last week with the announcement that about 20 more people are being laid off. UM, which has reduced its staff by over 20% since last fall, also announced that it will cut its roster of features by 5% to 8%....
NAA, IFRA Name Top Tech Execs
Gannett production chief succeeds Cashau; Linotype-Hell director takes Burkhardt's post In the space of five days, two of the largest newspaper organizations announced the appointments of new executives to run their technical operations. Like...
Newspaper Circulations Plummet
Bad weather, earthquake, flooding blamed as daily and Sunday circulations of most big papers decline during six-month period Metro newspaper circulations plummeted during the six-month period ended March 31 as Mother Nature conspired to keep readers...
Newspaper Wins Lawsuit to Overturn Boycott; Judge Rules City's Endorsement of a Union Boycott against the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune Was in Violation of the National Labor Relations Act
The OAKLAND (CALIF.) Tribune won a sweeping court victory in its lawsuit to overturn a boycott of the paper by the Oakland City Council. In a 21-page opinion, U.S. District judge Charles Legge in San Francisco ruled that the city's endorsement of...
N.Y. Daily News Reporters Charge Double Standard
Columnist Earl Caldwell's controversial exit from the New York Daily News has reverberated through a newsroom dispute over a column by Mike McAlary. In a petition referring to Caldwell, more than 30 Daily News journalists called for the paper to...
Press Group's Letter Creates Split in Nevada
The Nevada state Press Association's board and some newspapers are split over whether to condemn a judge's request for an investigation of leaks to the media regarding an official probe of his conduct. Initially, by one vote, the board endorsed...
State Constitution Gives Papers More Press Freedom Than the First Amendment
In overturning a libel decision against a small daily newspaper, the Utah Supreme Court ruled recently that the state's own constitution gives its newspapers more freedom to express opinions than allowed by the First Amendment. "This is a very significant...
The Best Newspaper Promotions
The clarion-ledger, Jackson, Miss., won best in show in the 59th annual International Newspaper Marketing Association/Editor & Publisher Awards Competition. De Gelderlander, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, won for best graphic design and the Palm...
'Troopergate' Attorney Defends Role in Allegations against President Clinton
The little rock attorney representing the Arkansas state troopers who last December charged President Clinton with sexual improprieties while governor told a journalism convention that he still believes he did the right thing in making the allegations...
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