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Articles from Vol. 128, No. 8, February 25

A Tale of Imprisonment, Torture
WHEN ASKED ON his asylum application what would happen if he returned to his home in Zaire, journalist Jean Bruno Kalala Mbenga-Kalao answered simply: "If I return home, I fear for my life. I am certain that I will be killed." Kalala's fear was well-founded....
Boston Phoenix, Nynex in Battle over Phone Listings
Nynex Corp. is trying to crack the whip over the use of telephone numbers listed in sexually suggestive newspaper personals. Last month, the Boston Phoenix filed a complaint in a Boston court, accusing Nynex of attempting to interfere with the weekly's...
British Law Gives Police Power Overphotographers
Photographers in Britain are in particular danger when covering violent demonstrations. The use by the police of legal powers to seize unpublished film in order to identify suspects has made the photographers the regular targets of hostile crowds. ...
Court Upholds Newsletter in 'Fair Use' Case
A FEDERAL JUDGE has dismissed a copyright infringement and defamation suit filed against a newsletter over its coverage of a speech delivered at a public relations conference. U.S. District Judge John S. Martin Jr. in New York ruled that Jack O'Dwyer,...
Des Moines Editor, M.E. Resign
JUST LAST SUMMER, Des Moines Register editor Geneva Overholser was counseling a convention of investigative reporters not to despair about the newspaper industry. "We are all kind of besieged by all the reasons to feel doom and gloom .... [O]n the other...
Filmless in Vancouver
BEGINNING NEXT MONTH, the Vancouver Sun and Province will stop supplying their photographers with film. Instead, each will be issued an AP News Camera 2000 digital camera and a high-end portable Macintosh, the Powerbook model 540c with color display....
Freelance News Photography
Freelancing can be a precarious existence or a lucrative one, depending on circumstances and an individual photographer's ability to market his or her services. Talent helps and will insure survival, but success mocks it, as in. other areas of journalism....
Improving Quality of Military Photography
America's armed services photographers, already equipped with the latest in camera and electronic equipment, are seeking to recover the skills of the legendary combat photographers of World War II and the Korean War. For this, they have enlisted the...
In Defense of the Pulitzer Prizes
THE PULITZER PRIZES are controversial "and probably always will be," but the process in selecting winners is pure and pressure-resistant, according to an insider. James Risser, a member of the Pulitzer board and two-time winner of the award, offered...
Ins and Outs of Employee Stock Ownership
In 1966, The Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph-Herald became one of the first daily newspapers in the world to use a double-wide Goss Metro offset printing press. Although the Telegraph-Herald expected a long and risky transition process, it was determined to...
Journalistic Feuding - Part II
Veteran baseball writer is undone by New York colleagues who trash his qualifications for hall of fame and turn vote against him; New York Post columnist comes to his defense Last week E&P reported that New York-area sports columnists had exchanged...
New Fast Films
The film war continues with Fuji and Kodak vying to dominate the newspaper market with new fast color negative films. Fuji Photo Film seems to have the edge with the photographers, if not with the people who buy the film, since its new 800 Super G film...
New Film Cameras and Equipment
Canon revives fixed pellicle mirror, adds power packs; Nikon improves N90, introduces N70 and 28TI; both companies offer new speedlights EVEN WHILE INTRODUCING digital cameras developed with the Eastman Kodak Co. and Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., Canon...
Recalling the Iwo Jima Press Club
"IT IS THE express desire of the Navy Department that a more aggressive policy in regard to press, magazine, radio and photographic coverage of military operations in the Pacific ...." Three-star Adm. Kelly "Terrible" Turner seemed embarrassed at what...
Shoot, Scan, Download and Edit
The centre daily Times in State College, Pa., circulates only 26,021 daily and 33,245 Sunday, but its photo operation is as sophisticated as those at many larger newspapers. Part of what makes this possible are the many hats that Pat Little, the newspaper's...
Some Posed Photos Pose No Problem
No news photographer could argue with the advisability of putting readers' faces in the paper. Nothing delights a photographer on an out-of-town assignment more than encountering somebody from back home in a picture situation. Most, however, would part...
Staged Photos
Newspaper photo desks and journalism schools are becoming increasingly sensitive to any tampering with reality in published photographs unless the manipulation or staging is obvious or explained in a caption. Ironically, at the same a time, a writer...
Street News May Fold
NEW YORK'S STREET News, once the model newspaper with the unique concept of empowering the homeless through their employment as paper vendors, will likely put its February issue to bed and say good night to Gotham. Suffering form a bad public image,...
Two New Families of Digital Cameras
Home to heavyweight championships, Las Vegas was a natural venue when the biggest names in cameras and film introduced competing products at the mammoth Photo Marketing Association conference and exhibition, held in the desert city earlier this month....
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