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Articles from Vol. 127, No. 2, January 8

A Challenging Assignment with Perks
ASK ETHAN BRONNER and Susan Sachs, and they'll tell you that covering the Mideast tinderbox is pretty much like any other challenging special assignment beat. But along with prestige and glamour come some nice financial perks. Bronner, 38, and...
Deciding Whether to Subsidize; New York Jewish Philanthropy to Decide Early This Year Whether It Should Continue to Subsidize a Single Jewish Newspaper
THE LARGEST JEWISH charity in New York will decide early this year whether it should stay in the newspaper business, its board of directors said. In a statement after its closed December board meeting, the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish...
Identifying Parents Who Rape Their Children
AN OVERWHELMING community response in favor of naming parental rapists in stories was a major factor in the Spokane Spokesman-Review changing its policy on the issue. Chris Peck, managing editor of the newspaper, recently planted the seed for the...
Kiss of Death?
ANOTHER JOINT OPERATING agreement -- and probably a newspaper -- will bite the dust Dec. 31, 1998, when a 50-year newspaper partnership expires in Evansville, Ind. E.W. Scripps Co., owner of the dominant Evansville Courier, has notified the privately...
Moral of Legal Action: Save Your Notes; Reporter Who Protected Confidential Source Is off the Hook - Just Barely
A LOS ANGELES Times reporter who protected a confidential source despite the possibility of a contempt citation and jail is off the hook -- but just barely. The informant, an Internal Revenue Service agent, recently agreed to let reporter Myron...
Newspaper Sues Real Estate Firms
Alleges that they conspired to keep real estate ads out of the paper and instead place them in a real estate agent association giveaway publication AS SCORES OF target and niche advertising vehicles continue to draw advertising revenue away from...
Political and Social Cartoon from Israel; 'Dry Bones,' by Ex-U.S. Resident Ya'akov Kirschen, Is a Comic That Has Been Compared to 'Doonesbury.'
HAVING YOUR COMIC described as "the 'Doonesbury' of Israel" might be heady praise for most cartoonists, but Ya'akov Kirschen is a little uncomfortable with the implication that he followed in Garry Trudeau's footsteps. "I didn't even see 'Doonesbury'...
Pulitzer Prize Winner Sues Her Employer
A PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING reporter at the Albuquerque Journal is suing the newspaper in federal court, charging sex discrimination in salary, assignments and opportunities for advancement. Tamar Stieber also alleges in the civil rights suit that...
The Transition Process and the South African Media
IT IS ALWAYS difficult for those who live through cataclysmic change to retain perspective and take a long-term view. We constantly have to remind ourselves that we are in the process of changing a system that has operated for some three and a half...
Two Newspapers Claim Right to Same Nameplate; Campus Newspaper Wants Community Daily to Drop the Name Daily Californian
NAMES MAKE NEWS but they also make controversy when two newspapers claim the right to the same nameplate. The University of California, Berkeley, on behalf of the campus newspaper, the Daily Californian, wants the Daily Californian, a community...
Wilkinson's Sex-Abuse Cartoon Causes Flap for Catholic Papers
IT'S PROBABLY FAIR to say Philadelphia Daily News editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson is not a favorite of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy. "They have blasted me time and time again for my stands on abortion and school choice that have not...
William Schanen III, Ozaukee Press, Port Washington, Wis
MORE THAN HALF a century ago, William Schanen II took a notion to start a newspaper in his hometown of Port Washington, Wis. Never mind that there were two other papers in the little town at the time. Never mind that Schanen's master's degree from...
Without One Wasted Word
American journalists pioneered the crisp English that sets current standards for the language. Gone are the days when polite society preferred prose padded with circumlocution and fancied up with Victorian curlicues. Today, we recognize tight writing...
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