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Articles from Vol. 125, No. 40, October 3

Back to the Mediator
Negotiators for the Boston Globe and its employee union will resume talks under federal mediation following the union's lopsided vote rejecting a "final" management offer. Spokesmen for both the Globe and the 1,100-member Boston Globe Employees Association...
Black Colleges Look to Improve J-Schools
Black colleges are devoting increasing attention to their journalism programs. Behind this new push is a growing organization of black college journalism educators, and growing industry support. For example, Freedom Forum recently granted $80,000...
Busy Agenda Ahead for NNA
Tonda F. Rush, the new chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Association, has a busy agenda for the coming months but three objectives are particularly on her mind: fighting a myriad of growing governmental battles, improving communication...
Changes at Du Pont Camex
In August, George White left the company he had co-rounded with Thomas G. Hagan 18 years ago, and all but the newest products also may be leaving the firm. A week before its effective date, Du Pont Camex announced the Aug. 31 retirement of its senior...
Cincinnati Enquirer Names Woman in Rape Lawsuit
Forging a new - but narrowly defined - policy, the Cincinnati Enquirer is publishing the name of a woman who claims in a civil lawsuit that she was gang-raped by a dozen current and former Cincinnati Bengals football players. In two columns explaining...
Corporate Chemistry: When Large Chemical Companies Acquire Publishing Systems Vendors
Most sources contacted by E&P about the fate of Du Pont Camex products said that the real question is how Du Pont's actions fit into the larger picture of its direction in serving the publishing industry -- especially in view of the fact that it...
Election '92 Media Report Card
I have been traveling the country a great deal recently. Working as a media consultant, I keep getting asked the same question over and over: How well are the media covering this presidential election? To date, I have felt any answer is risky. It...
Gay Newspaper Sues over Confiscation of Papers
The San Francisco Bay Times, a gay and lesbian newspaper, has filed a civil rights suit in federal court against the city of San Francisco and its former police chief over the alleged confiscation of thousands of copies of the paper from newsracks....
Just a Matter of Time: Unions Confident That Zuckerman Will Acquire New York Daily News
Mortimer Zuckerman, who owns U.S. News & World Report and real estate, is all but guaranteed to be the next owner of the New York Daily News. Zuckerman, 55, edged out rival bidder Conrad Black, chairman of the Canadian-based publisher Hollinger...
Legit Complaint or Publicity Stunt? Alternative Paper Accuses San Jose Mercury News Employees of Stealing Bulk Copies from Its Racks
Officials of the Metro, an alternative newspaper in San Jose, have accused the San Jose Mercury News employees of stealing bulk copies of the tabloid from its racks. Metro president and executive editor Dan Pulcrano said he has filed complaints...
Many Comics Getting Up in Years
The 10 most widely syndicated comics have an average age of 26.5 years, while the five most popular average 33.4 years. About three dozen strips and panels are more than four decades old, with many predating World War II and a handful stretching...
Newspapers in New Zealand
The New Zealand Newspaper Publishers Association believes that the industry now has stabilized after the shock of losing two metropolitan dailies in less than a year. Phil O'Reilly, executive director of the 94-year-old association, said none of...
One-Man Performance
Parade editor Walter Anderson is planning to use the verbal to benefit the visual. In a fund-raiser for two literacy organizations, Anderson is slated to give a one-man performance of original stories called Talkin'Stuff on Oct. 19 at Washington,...
Pols Trail Press This Time
For this outing the nasty pills will remain in the closet. The 1992 presidential campaign is in the home stretch and, horrors, the candidates, not the press, are the shirkers. Since early summer, print, television and radio coverage has been light-years...
Price War
With its daily cover price still 35, the Chicago Sun-Times is launching an aggressive promotion against its more expensive rival. In print, radio and tv ads, the Sun-Times is hammering the Tribune for increasing its daily cover price from 35 to...
Sports Clerk Charged in Child Porn Case
A Chicago Sun-Times sports department employee has confessed to arranging, and sometimes videotaping, more than 150 sexual encounters for male high school athletes, the Cook County state's attorney's office says. At a bond hearing for Peter Anding,...
Truth in Advertising in Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods has drafted a stiff set of guidelines that call for literal truth in advertising on everything from going-out-of-business sales to manufacturers' claims. "If you' re going out of business, go out of business,"...
Wirs Sentenced to Time Served
Peter Wirs was scheduled to be released from jail Sept. 30 after a county judge sentenced him to four to 23 months on a $25,000 bad check charge arising from his fanciful efforts to publish two daily newspapers in York, Pa. York County President...