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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 34, August 26

Civil Rights Official Praises and Criticizes Cartoonists
WHILE MANY POLITICIANS these days seem to think discrimination is dead or not worth worrying about, plenty of editorial cartoonists believe otherwise. They were thanked for that by Deval Patrick, assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of...
Controlling Cyberporn
MATERIAL THAT WOULD not be printed in a family newspaper is making its way into American homes via the Internet. But like the newspaper, controlling cyberporn raises numerous First Amendment questions when the government attempts to regulate who controls...
CWO&O in Pact with Southam Marketing Unit
CRESMER, WOODWARD, O'MARA & Ormsbee (CWO&O) has assumed U.S. advertising sales responsibilities for Aditus, the corporate marketing and sales arm of Southam Inc. Aditus formed in 1993, represents all of Southam's 17 daily newspapers in Canada....
Distribution Center on Wheels
IN THE PREDAWN blackness, a truck pulls to a halt at a street corner, the driver clambers to the cargo area, then tosses one newspaper bundle after another to the sidewalk, where they bounce to rest in a jumble. The truck drives off, and the bundles...
Federal Judge Kills 'Checkbook Journalism ' Law in California
A FEDERAL JUDGE killed what remained of the so-called "checkbook-journalism" law spawned from the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The first half of the 1994 California statute barred jurors from selling their stories. This part was struck down in May by...
FT Unveils Calif. Print Site
THE LOS ANGELES sky was grey, but on the terrace of the Bonaventure Hotel the prevailing color was pink as the Financial Times kicked off its West Coast printing operation and news bureau. The champagne was pink, as was the press kit, and the London-based...
Hey, Not So Fast Writing off Those Family-Owned Weeklies!
EVERYONE HAS A right to express an opinion. But, oh my, I jumped to attention while reading in a recent Shop Talk at Thirty (May 27, 1995) this statement: "Certainly, the day of the independent family-owned newspaper is over." I take strong exception...
Key Atex Integration Job: Merging New Owner's Technology
JUST MONTHS AFTER becoming a unit of the Norwegian software firm Sysdeco Group AS -- its third owner in three years -- Atex Publishing Systems is using tools from its new parent to develop a customized production tracking and information management system...
Monitoring Reporters' Incomes
A PROPOSAL BY Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) requiring journalists to disclose their sources of outside income in order to get Senate press credentials has taken another step forward. Just before the Senate recessed for its August break, Byrd introduced...
'Over'/'Committed' Due to Persistence
MICHAEL FRY KNOWS what it's like to succeed and fail in the competitive, fickle world of syndication. The difference for him was as deceptively simple as finding an idea that was commercial enough for a syndicate to sell to newspapers. "Then you have...
Sounding an Alarm: World Press Freedom Committee Says United Nations Declaration Could Spell Disaster for Press Freedom in Developing Countries
THE WORLD PRESS Freedom Committee (WPFC) is sounding the alarm over a United Nations declaration that WPFC says could spell disaster for press freedom in developing countries. The declaration -- called a Platform for Action -- will be presented at the...
Tass Goes Capitalist
RUSSIA'S TASS NEWS Agency (Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union) is in the vanguard of a freedom of the press movement that has been sweeping across the largest republic of the former Soviet Union for the past several years. Tass, the Russian counterpart...
Top 20 Problems in Production
AMONG THE CUSTOMARY Nexpo seminars and workshops covering new technologies, productivity and other workplace matters, this year's program included sessions on nuts-and-bolts issues of printing. Directing his remarks primarily to offset shops, Raymond...
When the Earth Is Moving, There Are No Safe Bets
So.... The Mouse has roared. The CBS eye has blinked. The Internet is so hot, the president of Netscape, a tiny, unprofitable venture that makes World Wide Web navigators, was $244 million dollars richer by the time the market closed on his company's...
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