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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 24, June 15

Atex Picks Up CText Product Line
Atex picks up CText product line After an on-again, off-again courtship, Atex Inc. and CText Inc. took the plunge in Vegas last Sunday at ANPA/TEC 91. In an exclusive distribution and technology licensing agreement, Billerica, Mass.-based Atex...
Ban on Reporters Lifted: Media Can Cover Executions, but Judge Says No Cameras
Ban on reporters lifted A recent federal court ruling has declared for the first time that the media have the right to attend public executions, but cameras and television equipment do not. The decision blocked San Francisco television station...
Chuck Stone Is Moving On: Longtime Philadelphia Daily News Columnist Will Leave Aug. 1 to Become a Journalism Professor at the University of North Carolina
Chuck Stone is moving on Chuck Stone is leaving the Philadelphia Daily News on Aug. 1. Philadelphians were shocked on March 29 when the paper announced that the provocative, charismatic columnist - easily the city's best-known journalist - had...
Computer to Plate: Newspaper Platemaking Takes Great Leap into Automation
Computer to plate Newspaper platemaking takes great leap into automation Platemaking took a great leap into automation with Autologic Inc.'s new computer-to-plate system. Though several direct-to-plate newspaper projects have failed in recent years,...
DEC Targets Newspaper Voice Information Systems: Product Package Puts Multiple Capabilities onto Single Platform
DEC targets newspaper voice information systems In the big computer makers' renewed drive for visibility in the newspaper industry, Digital Equipment Corp. has taken up the theme and challenge of last year's ANPA/TEC conference, offering a comprehensive...
Digital Image Archiving: Half-Dozen Vendors Show Electronic Photo Library Systems
Digital image archiving Two years ago there were none. A week ago at ANPA/TEC 91, six vendors showed systems for electronic image archiving, ready to fill the one remaining gap in all-digital photo handling for newspapers. According to George Sinclair,...
Former Editor Wins Discrimination Ruling
Former editor wins discrimination ruling A former Las Vegas Review-Journal editor, who filed sex discrimination and harassment charges against the paper in a promotion dispute, has won a favorable ruling from the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. ...
'Gasoline Alley' Controversy in D.C. Area: The Washington Post Is Paying for but Not Running the TMS Comic, Which Means the Journal Newspapers Can't Run It Either
|Gasoline Alley' controversy in D.C. area The Journal Newspapers (JN) of Virginia and Maryland have been unable to buy "Gasoline Alley" since the Washington Post dropped it because the Post has retained rights to the strip. A number of papers "warehouse"...
Judge Rescinds Portion of Reporter's Fine
Judge rescinds portion of reporter's fine Declaring, "I don't want to get into a tangle with the press," a judge rescinded an order that would have fined Los Angeles Times reporter Richard A. Serrano $1,500 a day for each day he refused to reveal...
Mailroom Is Center for Target Marketing
Mailroom is center for target marketing At the American Newspaper Publishers Association/Technical Exposition and Conference in Las Vegas, mailroom system vendors were rushing to provide hardware - and, increasingly, software - that will allow newspapers...
Managing in Tough Times
Managing in tough times The sluggish economy has affected newspapers as adversely as it has all other segments of the business community, but newspapers cannot stand pat and hope to ride out the storm or they risk extinction down the road. That...
Marion Poynter Retires: Steps Down from Boards of Times Publishing Co. and Poynter Institute
Marion Poynter retires After 30 years with Times Publishing Co., Marion K. Poynter has retired. The wife of the late Nelson Poynter, she helped him build the St. Petersburg Times into a unique and respected publishing enterprise and fought to keep...
Name Game War in San Francisco: Chronicle Story on Race Fails to Mention That It Is Sponsored by the Competing Examiner
Name game war in San Francisco A joint operating agreement may govern their business side, but the news departments of the two San Francisco dailies are still playing competitive hardball. At least that is the impression a reader might get from...
New Portable Photo Transmitters. Leaf and Nikon Show Improved Analog Scanner-Transmitters; Preview Their Forthcoming Digital Models
New portable photo transmitters Promising machines capable of faster, more faithful remote digital photo transmissions later in the year, Leaf Systems Inc. and Nikon Electronic Imaging showed improved models of their respective Leafax and Color Direct...
Newspaper Chain Sued over Classified Ad: Woman Files Federal Court Action over 'Adults Preferred' Wording
Newspaper chain sued over classified ad A Southern California newspaper chain has been sued in federal court over a classified ad for an "adults preferred" apartment, an alleged violation of the U.S. Fair Housing Act. Attorney Christopher Brancart,...
Newsrack Regulations Struck Down in New York City: Judge Strikes Down Law Banning 'Commercial' Speech from Vending Boxes
Newsrack regulations struck down in New York City A state court judge has struck down as unconstitutional a New York City regulation barring "commercial speech" from newsracks. The decision allows the Learning Annex, an unaccredited, for-profit...
Professor's Expression of Opinion Upheld
Professor's expression of opinion upheld After eight grueling years, an embattled New York University professor has won a case involving opinion and libel and which establishes the primacy of state over some federal libel rulings. The U.S. Supreme...
Rockwell International, Harland Simon, Presslink, Canadian Pacific Forest Products Win E&P Booth Awards
Rockwell International, Harland Simon, Presslink, Canadian Pacific Forest Products win E&P booth awards Rockwell International, Harland Simon Automation Systems Inc., Canadian Pacific Forest Products Inc., and PressLink Inc. were the top winners...
Stack 'Em Up! New Four-High Tower Units Allow Existing Presses to Add Color
Stack 'em up! New four-high tower units allow existing presses to add color Stack 'em up was the order of the day in press design at ANTA/TEC. The leading exponent was Goss, which introduced two four-high tower units designed for its huge customer...
Stop the Sophistication: Retiring Editor Advises Newspapers to Give Readers 'Hamburger and Coke, Not Quiche and Evian.' (Frank McCulloch)
Stop the sophistication Frank McCulloch, who capped a distinguished career in journalism with his recent retirement as managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner, sees a trend in newspapers that he likes very much but also gives him second thoughts....
Tom Lloyd: Norfolk Islander: Norfolk Island, South Pacific
Tom Lloyd Norfolk Islander Norfolk Island, South Pacific (Norfolk Island, which lies in the South Pacific between New Caledonia and New Zealand, once was a British penal colony but today is home to descendents of H.M.S. Bounty, who mutinied April...
War of Words: Student Newspapers Hurl Charges at One Another at U.C. Davis
War of words Student newspapers hurl in charges at one another at U.C. Davis A war of words, with charges of "racism" and "boycott the advertisers," has erupted between two student newspapers - one liberal and one conservative - at the University...
White Pages Not Entitled to Copyright Protection
White pages not entitled to copyright protection If you ever had the urge to engage in uncontrolled photocopying of a phone book, you may now do so with a clear conscience. On March 27, 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "white pages" telephone...
Writing about Religion: The Old Church Beat Has Been Renewed but Reworked
Writing about religion The old parlor-manners adage "Never discuss sex, politics or religion" is not one that has ever been embraced by the press, and with good reason. Those three topics are what people get riled up about and, thus, what they want...
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