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Articles from Vol. 132, No. 7, February 13

After Singleton Merger, Donrey Media Sheds Corporate Layers
Having handed William Dean Singleton control of its 10 California dailies, Donrey Media Group is now taking an ax to its corporate structure. The chain that once held a tight rein on its newspaper and outdoor advertising properties from its headquarters...
Arrest in Beating of Pakistani Publisher
Suspect was named in stories exposing immigrant ripoffs A New York City travel agent who a local Pakistan weekly had accused of defrauding immigrants has been arrested in connection with an attack on the newspaper's publisher. Mohammed Za Siddiqui,...
Awards
The Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has elected to its hail of fame: columnist and novelist Pete Hamill, CBS broadcaster Charles Osgood, CBS president emeritus Frank Stanton, and Gloria Steinem,...
Banner Ad Avoidance
David R. Thompson (davidthompson@trib.net) is director of online services/content development at the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Creative advertisers have invented an effective method for reaching online readers who avoid banner ads: the trick...
Body-Slamming the Election and Media
Kevin Featherly, a new media author and professor is a part-time editor at the PioneerPlanet, the Web site of the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. HOW WILL THE VENTURA VICTORY AFFECT THE WEB? Though the signals were flashing, Brett Benson missed...
Chelsea Clinton, Cover Girl
Ever since The Miami Herald exposed presidential candidate Gary Hart's apparent philandering in 1988, Washington's journalists periodically congratulate themselves for abandoning a code of silence about the private misbehavior of public figures. They're...
Computer-to-Plate: A Status Report on Installations and Technology
Seven newspaper managers discuss production experience, and a consultant assesses the market and technology Commercial printers remain far ahead of newspapers, and European papers still have a big lead on North American papers. But recent reports...
First Contract Reached since '95 Detroit Strike
Composing room employees represented by International Typographical Union (ITU) Local 18 were to vote Sunday on the first contract agreement to emerge since 2,500 workers from six unions walked off their job at Detroit's daily newspapers in the summer...
From Novelty to Mainstream
David Noack (daven@mediainfo.com) is associate editor for mediainfo.com AVERAGE AMERICANS ARE TURNING WEBWARD FOR THE NEWS The Web is becoming a more popular place for news retrieval. Meanwhile, the Web's integrity as a reliable source is growing....
Go Tell It on the Web -- Later
Companies whose stock trades on the NASDAQ market may not release information on their Web sites before disclosing it via conventional news outlets, according to a new rule. Current rules require companies to disclose to the traditional news media...
Journalists Affidavit against White House Aide Stirs Ire
A journalist's affidavit that White House aide Sidney Blumenthal leaked denigrating comments about Monica Lewinsky at a private lunch -- an account at odds with Blumenthal's deposition in the presidential impeachment trial -- drew anger and condemnation...
Judge Dismisses Cookie Lawsuit
Scrappy Tennessee newspaper continues to fight for access to city government's computer files A Tennessee judge has dismissed an alternative newspaper's lawsuit seeking access to electronic "cookie" files housed on a municipal government's desktop...
Letters
Fact vs. Fiction Arnaud de Borchgrave ought to get his facts straight ("Turnaround artist de Borchgrave focuses UPI on 'critical stories,"' Jan. 30, P. 14). There was no UPI when he was married on his lunch hour. He must have been working for the...
Making Money Online
Peter M. Zollman (pzollman@aol.com) is a consultant in interactive media based in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is lead author of Editor & Publisher Co. Research Reports on Interactive Media, and a frequent contributor to mediainfo.com. HOW NEWS...
New Owners: Coming Soon to a Newspaper near You
Revolving door of newspaper ownership spins at record pace Newspapers, mainly the small ones, are changing hands at a wild gallop, a study shows, and observers see no end in sight. A study by newspaper broker Dirks, Van Essen & Associates says...
Newspapers Must Retain Credibility
After all these years, many traditional newspaper people still aren't comfortable with the Internet. What makes them cringe isn't just the nerdy looking youngsters in new media departments or the Web's reputation as a 24-hour sexfest -- although those...
Obituaries
STANFORD CHEN, 51, former reporter and opinion-page editor of The Oregonian in Portland, died of cancer Feb. 4. In 1987, he helped found the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association where he served as chapter secretary and national...
Profitability Will Dominate Interactive Newspapers '99
Included in the discussion are the battle to protect the $17-billion classified industry, the local portal strategy and the ongoing legal battles over content. While the online newspaper industry continues to evolve at a kinetic pace, the lexicon...
Puerto Rico's Governor, Aides Not Immune to Daily's Lawsuit
El Nuevo Dia won a significant round in its civil rights suit against Puerto Rico's governor and seven top aides when a federal appeals court ruled that they may be sued for trying to punish the newspaper for its coverage by canceling $6 million in...
Push to Pass Uniform Corrections Act
Printing corrections in papers reduces libel, yet only one state uses it A proposed law that would entice newspapers to print corrections by reducing their exposure to libel lawsuits has been enacted in only one state since being introduced more...
SRC Produces Cluster Maps for Thomson Buys
The central Wisconsin newspapers, a Thomson Newspapers cluster or Strategic Marketing Group (SMG), is using a new Internet tool to help it plan a new Sunday edition. The three-paper SMG, which includes the Stevens Point Journal, Marshfield News-Herald,...
The Old Rules Don't Apply on the Web
Steve Outing (steve@planetarynews.com) is the president of The Content Exchange. He writes the Stop The Presses! column three days a week at http://www.mediainfo.com. Interactive Newspapers '99 Steve Outing will moderate the panel, "Transactional...
Tracking Down an E-Mails Origins
James Derk is new media editor for The Evansville Courier & Press and computer columnist for Scripps Howard News Service. His e-mail address if you don 't know already, is jderk@evansville.net. (No spam please.) A GUIDE TO TRACKING DOWN MYSTERIOUS...
TV for TMS, No TV for LATS as Listings Firm Is Acquired
Tribune Media Services purchases company and Web site that have a marketing agreement with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate Tribune Media Services has purchased a TV listings firm, putting a wrench in the Los Angeles Times Syndicate's (LATS) plan...
While Sex May Sell, There Are Limits
A newspaper advertisement, which featured a scantily-clad Tyra Banks promoting the recent Victoria's Secret Wall Street cyber-fashion show, was a bit too revealing for The Wall Street Journal. The full-page, black and white ad, which ran on Feb....
Why J-Schoolers Ignore Newspapers
Krasnow, (brucek@sfnewmexican.com), city editor at The New Mexican in Santa Fe, teaches journalism at the College of Santa Fe. And how enlightened management can rekindle a new generation's interest in newspaper journalism There are some terrific...
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