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Articles from Vol. 124, No. 43, October 26

25/43 Project a Reader Success: Knight-Ridder's Remake of the Boca Raton News Is Well Received by Targeted Baby Boomers; Advertiser Jury Still Out
25/43 project a reader success Nearly a year after Knight-Ridder launched its "25/43" project at The News of Boca Raton, Fla., the first results are in: The baby boomers like it. Surveys and focus groups show that the target group of the Boca Raton...
AP Graphics Moves to FreeHand; Aldus Corp. Announces Several Software Updates
AP Graphics moves to FreeHand The Associated Press said it will upgrade its news graphics by using the Aldus FreeHand 3.1 Macintosh graphics software package and phasing out MacDraw II. AP graphics director John Monahan announced the change earlier...
AP to Transmit Paginated Reports
AP to transmit paginated reports At last week's Associated Press Managing Editors conference in Detroit, AP vice president and executive editor William Ahearn announced that the wire service will begin transmitting free to members monthly paginated...
Attack of the Baby Bells
Attack of the Baby Bells In its campaign to upset the Modified Final Judgment of 1984 which prohibited the regional Bell operating companies from manufacturing telecommunications equipment or entering the information service business, the RBOCs are...
Blast Hits Garden State Paper Co.; Million-Dollar Damages Shut Down Recycled Newsprint Mill
Blast hits Garden State Paper Co. The midafternoon rupture of a natural gas pipeline on Oct. 8 caused an explosion and fire that resulted in no injuries but "completely shut down" Garden State Paper Co.'s Garfield, N.J., mill. The fire was reported...
Breslin and Quindlen Alk to AASFE
Breslin and Quindlen talk to the AASFE The setting was South Carolina, but there was a distinct New York presence at Charleston's Omni Hotel earlier this month. N.Y. Knicks basketball players participating in a training camp were staying at the...
Cleveland Convention Celebrates SPJ Turnaround
Cleveland convention celebrates SPJ turnaround The Society of Professional Journalists - which suffered its steepest declines in the mid-1980s when newspapers and broadcast operations were booming - is making its comeback in the deep recession year...
Clyde Wills, the Metropolic Planet, Metropolis, Ill
Clyde Wills The Metropolis Planet Metropolis, III. He's no Perry White but, golly, chief, there sure are similarities. He is editor of a newspaper called The Planet, which serves the city of Metropolis, and gives ink on a regular basis to a guy...
Cover What We Say; Oakland (Calif.) City Council Is Not Receptive to Call for Openness
Cover what we say The Oakland City Council, known for its "retreat" meetings out of the public eye, got some advice on openess from a press-sponsored watchdog group but the officials did not appear to welcome the suggestions. In fact, one councilman,...
Dayton Daily News Hit with Unfair Labor Charges
Dayton Daily News hit with unfair labor charges The National Labor Relations Board has accused Cox Enterprises Inc.'s Dayton (Ohio) Daily News of refusing to bargain in good faith with the Newspaper Guild local. The complaint of unfair labor practices...
Female Sportswriters and Sexual Harassment; Crude Sexist Behavior by Athletes Goes Far beyond That of Office Executives, According to West Coast Sports Editor
Female sportswriters and sexual harassment Sportswriter Tracy Dodds and her female colleagues can empathize with Professor Anita Hill's charges of sexual harassment against Justice Clarence Thomas but they also are wondering what all the fuss is about....
Inland Press Group Joins Anti-RBOC Chorus: Tribune Co. Chief Charles Brumback Delivers 'Bell Ringer' Speech; Urges Publishers to Call Congressmen to Urge Support of Cooper Bill
Inland press group joins anti-RBOC chorus Inland Press Association joined the growing number of newspaper associations urging Congress to keep the Baby Bells out of the electronic information business so long as they remain telephone monopolies. ...
Magazine Techniques Sell Newspaper Ads; New York Post Has Four Magazine Ad Sales Companies around the Country Trying to Bring in National, Retail Ad Accounts
Magazine techniques sell newspaper ads For many years, newspapers have used national sales representative firms to win national advertising accounts. Recently those national accounts have been harder and harder to get. For that reason, the New...
Newspaper War Ends; 171-Year-Old Arkansas Gazette Sold to Arkansas Democrat
Newspaper war ends 171-year-old Arkansas Gazette sold to the Arkansas Democrat The Arkansas Gazette, an Arkansas institution older than the state itself, ceased publishing Oct 18. It was the surprise loser in one of the nation's fiercest newspaper...
Survey Shows Ad Agency Execs Down on Newspapers
Survey shows ad agency execs down on newspapers A national survey of advertising agency media directors "points to a number of trouble signs for the newspaper industry," according to Mark Smith, vice president of Clark, Martire & Bartolomeo Inc....
Training Lawyers to Deal with the Media; West Coast Consultant Advises Attorneys on How to Win Encounters with the Press
Training lawyers to deal with the media Concerned about bad press and even getting clobbered by the vice president of the United States, what is a beleaguered lawyer to do these days except turn to Tom Mira for a better image? Mira, president and...
UPI Finds Employee Ads Offensive; Management Says It Will Fire Those Who Do Not Get Company Approval of Job Bank Classified Ads Appearing in Editor & Publisher Magazine
UPI finds employee ads offensive United Press International management has considered firing employees who had placed an ad in Editor & Publisher seeking jobs, and threatened to fire them if it happens again. "The job bank ad placed in Editor...