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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 18, May 4

All about AP's Planned Online Wire
Opening a "new page in AP's history," president and CEO Louis Boccardi introduced the news cooperative's prototype for an online service that will be member newspapers later this year. AP Wire is a 24-hour multimedia site on the World Wide Web, where...
Avoiding Pitfalls with Confidential Sources
The recent business Week prior restraint litigation presented another unfortunate case of a news organization being hauled into court on a moment's notice to defend the confidentiality of its sources. Although sound journalism did triumph in the end,...
Big Ideas for Smaller Papers
Every year, the Newspaper Association of America asks newspapers to submit money-making eymaking ideas that proved successful, to be included in the Big" Ideas for Smaller Markets Newspapers" session at the organization's convention. This year, the...
Carrier Ruled to Be Employee
IN A DECISION contrary to a series of newspaper victories on the issue, the Nebraska Supreme Court has needed that a carrier, badly injured on the job, was an employee and thereby entitled to workers' compensation. The court decided in favor of the...
Dateline - the Poor House?
A SHOCKING NUMBER of new journalism graduates will start out in the profession making salaries lower than the official poverty level, according to a new study. The findings come from "Winds of Change," a yearlong study of the current state of journalism...
Fellow Creators Pay Tribute to Bombeck
It seems like everyone who knew Erma Bombeck thought she was as good a human being as she was a writer. Which was pretty darn good. "As a person, she was tops," said "Dear Abby" writer Abigail Van Buren of Bombeck, who died April 22 at the age of 69....
FoI Data on the Internet
When you open the newspaper, there's a good chance you'll find stories about school officials debating a new policy, a city councilman calling for increased police patrols or how the county commission voted on a budget amendment. There are many ways...
Frank Daniels III Leaves NandO.Net
Frank Daniels III has left the online company he founded to head up his own software publishing company As executive editor of the Raleigh, N.C., News & Observer, he started NandO.net, which went live on Feb. 15, 1994. "If I look at the last 10...
Knight-Ridder Settles Suit
A libel lawsuit involving a $24 million judgment against the Philadelphis Inquirer, has been settled. The case was originally filed against the newspaper in 1973 by Philadelphia attorney Richard A. Sprague. Lawyers for the Inquirer and Sprague declined...
Learning from the Newsroom
Newspaper purchasing managers could learn a lot from their newsrooms, a purchasing expert says. "Use the skill sets that newspapers traditionally have developed. Take some lessons from your investigative reporters and how they pull things together,"...
Martz Says NAA Goals Achieved
OUTGOING NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION of America chairman Uzal Martz told publishers this week that over the past year, the organization has met the goals he set out to accomplish, adding the membership is "now experiencing the full potential of the merger...
NCN Makes Some Strides
One year after it was formed, New Century Network has named a permanent chief operating officer, altered its mission slightly, and put its prototype national network of local newspaper affiliate Internet sites online. Lee deBoer, 43, who spent 18 years...
Rockwell Sells Graphic Systems
Rockwell international's press manufacturing unit will return to private ownership and resume doing business under the Goss trade name. In the midst of the Newspaper Association of America's annual Publishers Convention last week, Rockwell announced...
Shutdown in San Francisco?
The long-rumored demise of the San Francisco Examiner could take place in "about a week," the San Jose Mercury News reported in its April 27 issue. According to the story by San Francisco-based staff writer Miranda Ewell, a deal has been cut to shut...
Single Width, CTP for Flexo, Too
Executives from two Lee Enterprises businesses updated the Newspaper Association of America's Operations SuperConference on two new flexo printing products in use at two Lee dailies. Bill Johnson, publisher of the Mason City, Iowa, Globe-Gazette until...
Six-Day, Free Tab Making Progress
A NEW PALO Alto, Calif., daily has survived nearly six months and its owners believe it can go the distance. The newspaper has gone from a start up of eight pages to 16-20, and a press run of 6,600, up from an initial 3,000. The Palo Alto Daily News,...
Sturm Offers Advice to Publishers
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF America president and CEO John Sturm told newspaper publishers this week that there are three critical areas on which they must focus. "We must strengthen the connection with our readers. We must fine tune our operations. And...
The Classified Ad Challenge
Is there A future for newspaper classifieds? The answer is "yes" - that is, if newspaper act now to keep up with the times, and work to change current trends. "Classified in Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities," a presentation by Gregg Jones, copublisher...
The Necessity of Lobbying
LOBBYING IS CRUCIAL to the continued economic well-being of the newspaper industry, according to the president of a public affairs firm that trains people to do just that. Sheila Tate, president of Powell Tate, said she was aware of the "sacred" division...
Twister Rips Newspaper Town
A HOWLING TORNADO ripped through parts of western Arkansas last week, leaving a trail of death and widespread devastation in its wake. At the newspaper offices of the 44,000-circulation Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., power was knocked out...
What James Fallows Needs: A Good Local Newspaper
When Iowa farmers make their way to the party caucuses, you know the campaign has begun. Between now and November, I will interview perhaps 200 candidates for the legislature, Congress, governor and other state offices. I'll sit through local and state...
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