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Articles from Vol. 146, No. 7, July

College Media Turns to Student Fees for Funding
With declining advertising revenue and rising printing costs, college newspapers around the country are experiencing the same struggles as their professional counterparts. University of California-Irvine's weekly student newspaper New University...
Critical Thinking: J-School Students and Industry Vets Tackle the Tough Questions
Q: As newspapers compete against bloggers and online publications to break news, should certain ethical standards be more relaxed (i.e. using anonymous sources)? A: Newspapers are competing with bloggers and other online publications, but this should...
Face to Face: Spreecast Connects People through Video Conversations
Facebook has status updates. Twitter has tweets. Social video platform Spreecast gets users to interact face-to-face. Launched in late 2011, the company enables users to create video broadcasts so people from across the globe can discuss current events,...
Fighting the Good Fight
We've been talking about ethics a lot this month, both in the office and in the pages of E&P. With Bloomberg News reporters having privileged access to Bloomberg financial terminals, university administrations seeking to silence student journalists,...
First Amendment Fighters Get Trigger-Happy: SPLC Hunt for Lawsuits Is Irresponsible
According to Allan Wolper in E&P's Hay edition of the Ethics Corner column, "The Student Press Law Center ... is searching for a student journalist to sue a state university for allegedly violating the First Amendment." He also says that Adam Goldstein,...
Fit to Print: A Look Ahead to Print 13
It may be difficult to believe it's been four years already, but once again it's time for the Print expo, taking place Sept. 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With more than 550 exhibitors, 70 educational sessions, and 60 co-located events expected,...
Goss Introduces High-Automation, Compact 2x1 Press
Goss Intl. launched a first-of-its-kind, highly automated 2xl web offset press for the production of newspapers, books, and semi-commercial publications. The Goss Magnum Compact press system boasts a range of design features packaged to deliver fast...
Home Page Overload: Newspaper Websites Need a UX Fix
As a young copy editor in the days when newspaper articles clattered off Linotypes, I sometimes went to the composing room to trim stories into the spaces allotted to them. This involved "editing" 14 inches of hot type into a seven-inch hole by...
Make the Right Call
The ubiquitous influence of smartphones continues to disrupt news media as devices become less about placing phone calls and more about integrating every aspect of daily life onto a pocket-sized digital platform. In 2012, Pew Research Center's annual...
On the Market: Syndicates Diversify to Meet Editors' Needs
For aspiring comic strip artists, columnists, and other content producers, newspaper syndication has always been a tough mountain to climb. With only a handful of new features picked up each year out of hundreds submitted, the odds are stacked against...
Small Size, Big Package: SCS Offers Shirt Pocket Server
You've heard of Apple and BlackBerry, but what about the Raspberry Pi? Designed and managed by Raspberry Pi Foundation and a group of Cambridge University professors, the Pi is a credit card-sized computer server that first shipped in February 2012....
Terminal News: What Did the Mayor Know, and When Did He Know It?
By definition, reporters are snoops, gossips, hungry for any tidbit of information, We frequent bars, parties, or even street corners in this pursuit, The maintenance men at the local public school are as important to us as the teacher. After all,...
Tumbling for Pageviews: Social Blogging Platform Helps Publishers Tap into New Audience
Tumblr, the popular social blogging platform that is home to more than 114 million blogs, has been in the news recently thanks to its $1.1 billion acquisition by media giant Yahoo. Despite all the coverage, and its growing importance among a loyal...
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