Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 128, No. 25, June 24

Accord Close in Groundwater Contamination Case
AFTER FIVE YEARS of environmental testing and legal, political and regulatory wrangling, the Orlando Sentinel looks to be only a few weeks away from reaching a settlement with the city and state on the cleanup of groundwater contaminated by trichloroethylene....
Another Way to Go Online
KNIGHT-RIDDER INC. has bought a stake in Landmark Communications Inc.'s InfiNet, an Internet access provider that seeks to put newspapers online. Neither company said how much Knight-Ridder paid or how much of InfiNet it got. The new partnership expands...
Becoming an Online Correspondent
WE WENT LOOKING for information and got our old job back, but with a modern touch. We slid from a past in print media into the age of electronics and computers with an ease that came as a surprise to a couple of retired newspaper people. We had spent...
Beveled-End Cores in Baltimore
WITH WEB BREAKS during unwinding resulting in average downtime of half an hour, newspaper printers view them as a major concern, especially when printing two daily editions. With a tiny window for printing, 30 minutes can mean the difference between...
Bomb Making on the Internet
AN AMENDMENT TO the Senate anti-terrorism bill, which was passed June 7, makes it illegal to distribute information about bomb making if the disseminator knows or intends the bomb will be used in a criminal act. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Dianne...
Card-Operated Newsracks
DESPITE SOME SUCCESS in Europe, card-operated newspaper vending machines have gotten a chilly reception stateside. Newsracks that accept cash cards are being tested in small numbers at U.S. papers, but results have been largely disappointing. For the...
Converting to Offset
THE SECOND-BIGGEST daily newspaper still using letterpress presses is drawing up plans to convert to offset printing in a new, $60 million, state-of-the-art production plant. Larry Perrotto, president and chief executive officer of American Publishing...
Cyberspace Sin Fronteras
BIENVENIDOS A LA autopista informativa. Cyberspace is taking on a Spanish accent as increasing numbers of Latino journalists are going online for investigative projects, historical background, statistical research -- and the Internet's unique ability...
English-Language Jewish Weekly May Go Daily
FORWARD -- THE NEW York City English-language Jewish weekly with roots in the legendary Yiddish Daily Forward (Forverts) -- may go daily itself in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Yiddish Forward on April 22, 1997. The Forward Association...
European Systems Paginate U.S. Newspapers
THREE YEARS AGO, a pair of European vendors brought publishing systems software to the U.S. One, heavily promoting at ANPA/TEC its own text and image, input and output capabilities for advertising and editorial, was expected to announce its first U.S....
FTC Revises Proposed Rules for Telemarketing
THE FEDERAL TRADE Commission has substantially revised its proposed rules for telemarketing, eliminating or revising many of the issues that could have been trouble for newspapers. The original proposals from the FTC, intended to combat telemarketing...
GMA Unveils Two New Inserters
BOASTING FASTER, EASIER inserting of larger packages, GMA headed into Nexpo '95 with orders in hand from seven newspapers for 20 of its new SLS-2000 inserters, most with or framed for two jacket hoppers. The first to ship will be among three going to...
Heritage Buys Huber Printing Ink Division
J.M. HUBER CORP. has sold its printing ink division to Heritage Inks International Corp. The Edison, N.J., manufacturer of newspaper and corrugated packaging inks was the family-owned corporation's first business, begun well over a century ago in Brooklyn,...
Mayhem Online
LAWMAKERS AGREE THAT the First Amendment does not protect someone who falsely yells "Fire" in a crowded theater, but now they are asking whether the Constitution protects someone who yells "Fire" online. The Oklahoma City bombing has brought to the...
New Age Newsracks
AS NEWSPAPERS RACE headlong into cyberspace, one of their more mundane operations is also going electronic: newsracks. Soaring newsprint prices are driving sales of electronic coin mechanisms and sophisticated data retrieval systems, vendors say. Newspapers...
New One Order/one Bill Service
NATIONAL ADVERTISERS AND their agencies have one more option for multi-newspaper planning and buying with the start up this week of the American Newspaper Network (ANN). ANN functions as a wholly-owned service of American Passage Media Corp., a Seattle,...
Newsgathering Tool of the 1990s
COMPUTER-ASSISTED Reporting (CAR) has become the newsgathering tool of the 1990s. Online news research, reporting using online commercial services and the Internet, and news stories based on original database analysis by reporters are no longer ideas...
Ohio's Top Court Protects Column
A CLEVELAND PLAIN Dealer column chastising a state senate candidate for "gay bashing," "hate mongering" and deception is opinion and is protected by the state constitution, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled. The majority opinion interprets Ohio's constitutional...
Prepress Training Center
SYMBOLICALLY CLOSING ONE era and inaugurating another, the Toronto Globe and Mail has transformed its old composing room into a permanent prepress training facility. The Technical Training Centre, officially dedicated late last month, is equipped for...
Press Orders Large and Small
TWO YEARS AGO, press manufacturers showed up at Nexpo with seriously sagging sales and plunging press prices. The newspaper industry was still crawling out of its deepest recession in a half century, and business for those who sell its costliest equipment...
Prodigy to Appeal State Court Decision
PRODIGY WILL APPEAL a state court decision holding the company liable for the content of its subscribers' electronic messages. New York Supreme Court Judge Stuart L. Ain, in Mineola, ruled that Prodigy acted substantially as a publisher in allowing...
Questions Answered, Questions Raised by Nine-Month Old NNN
ALMOST NINE MONTHS after its inception, the Newspaper National Network (NNN) has answered a number of questions about the newspaper industry. For many small-circulation newspapers, it has raised many more. NNN's mandate is simple: sell ads for newspapers...
Raising Computer Literacy in Newsrooms
A PLAN FOR the newsroom to raise the computer literacy levels of all reporters could be set up in five stages. Several people have offered such ideas. The proposal below was influenced by discussions by Raleigh News & Observer computer-assisted...
Thinking out of the Box
UNTIL RECENTLY, THE process associated with researching, buying and implementing a new editoral or classified system was a fairly straightforward, if unsettling, matter. Typically, you went to trade shows and kicked the tires of the few systems touted...
Trends in Computer-Assisted Reporting
THE COMPUTER AGE of reporting is swarming over daily newspaper newsrooms. Online news research using commercial services and the Internet, database analysis and other forms of computer-assisted reporting (CAR) are no longer something news managers should...
Venturing Online: Protecting You and Your Product in Cyberspace
When publishers enter cyberspace, media law issues take on a new dimension. It's not that the types of legal issues change because the information sources and the publication medium are electronic. Reporters must still respect copyrights, and publishers...
Writer Wants to See What Is Going Right
JOURNALISTS SEEK OUT bad news via sources such as court dockets, police blotters and emergency-room records. "But when something goes right, we learn of it by accident," said William Raspberry, who received the National Society of Newspaper Columnists'...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.