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Articles from Vol. 131, No. 33, August 15

Adding Color and Control
European firms ride ware of North American expansions SEVERAL LARGE DAILIES across North America are in various stages of adding color towers, even entire presses, to printing operations that also will sport new control systems. In the process, several...
But Did Barnicle Steal Stolen Jokes?
DID MIKE BARNICLE steal a stolen joke? At least one of the jokes the Boston Globe columnist was accused of lifting from comedian George Carlin's 1997 book Brain Droppings has been used by so many comics over the year that its provenance is murky, to...
Electronic. Subscriptions A Tough Sell
The idea of automatically extracting payments from customers' credit accounts gets a cool reaction ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS (ESP) may herald the future, but they will be a tough sell for small newspapers, judging by the reaction the idea received...
Frank Language in Comics: OK or #*&+%!@#?
Cartoonists, syndicate executives and newspaper editors discuss the pros and cons of using candid words -- which are appearing more frequently in the funnies NOPE, THE F-WORD hasn't appeared in a mass-audience comic strip. But several cartoonists are...
Monica Day: Dream and Nightmare for Photographers
Many news photographers had waited seven months for this day. They had good positions, clear weather and fine light. Monica stepped into full view Then, the unexpected happened. MONICA S. LEWINSKY'S 8:15 a.m., Aug.6 arrival at the federal courthouse...
New Classified Ad Standards Needed
As more newspapers pool the classifieds from their print editions into large online databases, they're encountering serious compatibility problems The cryptic language long required by print newspapers for classified ads is thwarting the most powerful...
Reporter's Digital How-To Scouting out Road Delays
Famed map maker is your guide at http://www.randmcnally.com Road construction Can play havoc with newspaper readers and reporters alike. Consider: * When you send your reporter and photographer on a four-hour trip into the boonies halfway across the...
Reporter Sues His Editor for Libel and Slander
After Philadelphia Inquirer editor Robert Rosenthal suggested to the Washington Post that Inquirer reporter Ralph Cipriano was biased, Cipriano filed suit. Now he's been suspended. A PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reporter who charges that he was forced to "water...
Saying No to Anonymous Source Stories
BECAUSE TIME AND distance make no difference in the ever-accelerating news cycle of the wired world, we are often told, newspapers must either leap blindly into the latest media feeding frenzy - or starve their readers of news. But it may be that publishing...
Spending Spree for Printing Plant Upgrades
It's a bull market for ink and paper as newspaper publishers invest megabucks to enhance their printing capabilities DESPITE DIRE WARNINGS about the future impact of the Internet and other digital technologies on the newspaper industry; that industry...
The Perils of Polling and How to Avoid Them
Hart is a managing editor at the Oregonian. (jackbart@news.oregonian.com) DURING ONE SIX-MONTH period, I 700 of the stories my paper published in the main and local news sections contained some reference to polls or surveys. I suspect we're more typical...
Wire Service Stories Shunned
Newspaper refuses anonymous-source Lewinsky articles from AP and NYT CHARGING THAT THE Associated Press and New York Times wire stories "did not meet our standards," the Riverside, Calif., Press-Enterprise declined to run either organizations' coverage...
WSJ and USA Today Wage Circulation War (of Words)
WSJ issues a report claiming circulation figures 4.1 % higher than those of ABC auditors. USA Today says if it used similar methods, it could report a circulation of 2 million plus. A RECENT REPORT on circulation has opened a rift between the Wall Street...
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