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Articles from Vol. 125, No. 34, August 22

Blues in the Newsroom
Copy editors suffered "significantly higher" emotional exhaustion than reporters and were more prone to burnout, according to a study of 120 staffers at 10 dailies of varying size and publication schedules. Copy editors also were found to have higher...
Cops Fight Drugs - with Advertising: Ads Solicit Tips for Readers to Report Dealers; News Stories Also Attract Leads
If a newspaper wants to help fight drugs, writing articles may help more than donating ad space. That was the lesson learned when two police departments ran classified ads asking for information on drug dealers--and got strong response from news...
Hoosier Lottery Blacklists Paper
Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will not give advance notice of lottery events any more to the small Johnson County Daily Journal. To state lottery officials, it is a matter of treating all papers fairly. To the Daily Journal, it is an example of the...
'Informal' Talks Tried in Three-Month Pittsburgh Strike
In an effort to kickstart stalled negotiations in the three-month Pittsburgh newspaper strike, a federal mediator arranged a series of informal talks between both sides. These "exploratory talks," as they are being called, were held in Pittsburgh...
Microsoft Co-Founder Backs SureFind
The co-founder of a firm named "Company of the Year" by the Seattle Times Co. is putting his money behind a former Times reporter who has become a headache for his former employer. Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates rounded...
Notes from the Front Lines: What Journalism Students Need
As a former full-time college journalism faculty member, I have seen the future of the profession. I have prepared aspiring journalists for the "real world" in lecture rooms and computer laboratories. As a second-time-around, born-again, nearly...
Out of the South into Syndication
Several well-known writers were born or lived for a time in Monroeville, Ala., including Truman Capote, novelist Mark Childress, and Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird fame. "That's an extraordinary number of literary figures for a city with a...
Readin', Writin', An' J-School
Former newswoman Tina Lesher, who teaches college-level journalism, has a problem she shares with colleagues: students who do not read and who write poorly. "It's sad to even have to discuss it," she lamented on a panel, "Teaching Writing to Students...
Reilly Replaces Thomas in Cybergraphic Coup: Still a Shareholder, Co-Founder Thomas Starts His Own Firm
The board of directors of Cybergraphic Systems, headquartered in South Melbourne, Australia, has ousted Les Thomas as chief executive. Last month he resigned as managing director of the parent company and two weeks later was replaced as president...
Stepping Out: Gay Journalists Meet Openly to Debate Their Struggles, and Roles, in the Media
While some of the most famed gay journalists around debated pressing issues of the day, an obscure young newsman raised his hand in the back of the hotel ballroom. Waves of heads turned to look, as he asked in a soft voice a question that cut through...
Targeting 'Tweens': Chicago Tribune's KidNews Goes after 9- 13-Year Old Readers
In a bold move to attract pre-adolescent readers- those "tweens" aged 9 to 13 -- the Chicago Tribune is rolling out a new weekly section it concedes may not be welcome in some homes. "Some parents are not going to be entirely happy with it. We anticipate...
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