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Articles from September 26

Amish Woman Doesn't Need Electricity to Be a Columnist
As syndicated creators hurtle into the computer age, one continues to hand-write her column by lantern Light. She is Elizabeth Coblentz, an Old Order Amish woman with an eighth--grade education and more than 50 newspaper clients in 12 states. ...
Black Racks Create Salt Lake Headache
Enforcement of sticky news rack ordinance catches papers off guard To comply with a municipal ordinance, the Salt Lake City Weekly changed the color of its racks from red to black - not any black, the "flat" black the city demanded. But after...
Choosing the Perfect Lead from Many Styles
Hart is a managing editor at the Oregonian (1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201; jackhart@news.oregonian.com). Not too long ago several reporting team leaders at my paper raised an alarm about what they saw as an excess of soft leads on hard-news...
Color for a New MILLENNIUM
It is the ageless interplay of perceptions-the eye's and the mind's If newspapers could be colorized at the makeup counter of the department store, this is what the attendants, color palette and brush in hand, would be promoting: smoother shades,...
Connors Re-Enters the Mailroom Market
Returning to his former company's earlier business of remanufacturing inserters, GMA's founder now also offers technical and mailroom management training John F. Connors Jr. wants to sell your inserter -- again. Along the way, his new company...
Cutting a $475,000 School Deal in Denver
Rocky Mountain News defends its promotional sponsorship in face of First Amendment questions A pending agreement that would make the Rocky Mountain News a corporate sponsor of a suburban Denver, Colo., school district is drawing fire from newsroom...
Don't Just Illustrate Other People's Stories
Photographers should develop their own projects For those photographers and photo editors who don't want to just illustrate other people's stories, Dan Habib and Bill Ostendorf have some advice. Habib, photo editor of the Concord Monitor in New...
E&p Newspaper Stocks
E&P NEWSPAPER STOCKS Weekly stock prices of public companies with significant newspaper interests. 9/23/98 9/15/98 A.H. Belo Corp. [(NY).sup.+] 19.500...
Gallagher Guilty; Attorney Indicted
Mike Gallagher, former investigative reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, has admitted he illegally raided the Chiquita Brands voice-mail system while working on a critical series of articles about the company. The 40-year-old former newsman pleaded...
GOP Wants FBI Probe of Sex Stories
Republicans suspect White House used the press to disclose past infidelities by GOP members set to judge Clinton Republican House leaders have asked the FBI to investigate whether the White House played a role in the press revelation that Rep. Henry...
Inserts Outpace ROP as Revenue Source
Targeting, print quality cited as factors for sea change in newspaper business underpinnings For the first time since newspapers began collecting the data nearly two decades ago, advertising inserts leapfrogged run-of-press ads last year to generate...
Mainstream Media Support Tabloid
Court brief says verdict against Globe could jeopardize paper's First Amendment rights Media organizations are supporting a supermarket tabloid's appeal of a $1.75 million libel judgment over a book review that the court said- wrongly linked a Pakistani...
Newspeople
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHERS MOLLY WINKELMAN, owner of her own photography business, has been elected to the board of the Chicago chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. ARIZONA REPUBLIC GENE D'ADAMO, deputy director...
N.Y. Times Launches Classroom Site
Taking on USA Today's Classline, the Learning Network is a free resource for teachers, students and parents. Lesson plans and other features will draw on stories from the Times. Newspapers have always played at least a small part in the classroom,...
Obituaries
MARY JANE BODE, 71, former state representative from Austin, Texas, whose journalistic career spanned 30 years at six Texan newspapers, died of cancer Sept. 23. EDWARD GEORGE CLARK, 74, retired Associated Press reporter and editor, died Sept. 15...
Photo Archiving in a Digital Age
Some newspapers are donating their old prints and negatives to universities for storage while others refuse to part with any photos As photo archiving becomes more a question of storing digital signals than buying new filing cabinets, newspapers...
Readers Flock to Watch Clinton Squirm
Video testimony draws flood of traffic to Web sites, more special print sections The historic broadcast of President Clinton's grand jury testimony about his affair with then-White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky forced online news sites to strain...
Should Newspapers Abandon Film?
Tough decisions for photo departments in new era of digital cameras Digital cameras have become a common deadline tool in the nation's photo departments, but only a few newspapers have taken the additional step of abandoning film altogether. The...
Ultra Slimfest in L.A
Cuts are coming in la-la Land. Due to lower-than-expected advertising revenues, the Los Angeles Times has imposed a hiring freeze and will slim its pages to a narrower width. In addition, according to a joint letter from its CEO and editor, layoffs...
Vets Sue over Retracted Gas Story
Eleven Vietnam war veterans have sued Time Inc. and Cable News Network for libel and invasion of privacy over a June TV report, echoed in Time magazine, saying U.S. soldiers used nerve gas in an operation against defectors in Laos. Filed in U.S....
Where Is the Outrage?
The Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony the other day and, as usual, the inductee was honored not so much for carrying the hometown paper as for carrying the water of the newspaper industry. In this case, the Newspaper Association...
You Sure Can't Please Them All All the Time
I don't know Jennifer Humphrey's background, but she apparently knows the editorial side of things, because she hit the nail directly on the head in her piece titled "Stop Pandering to Reader Whims" ("Shop Talk" Sept. 5, p. 48). Even though I had...
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