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Articles from January 15

A Job to Die For
NO MORE CRAPS FROM THIS GUY David Hawley knows when to hold and when to fold. The St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press reporter who broke new ground in 1992 with what he calls the first weekly newspaper column devoted to casino gambling, played his final...
Cipriano Settles with the 'Inky'
A highly unusual libel case -- a reporter sued his own editor -- ended this month when Ralph Cipriano, who covered religion for The Philadelphia Inquirer, agreed to settle the lawsuit with his former employer for an undisclosed amount. Philadelphia...
Denver JOA: 'Full Speed Ahead'
Business as unusual in Mile High City U.S. Attorney Janet Reno's approval last week of the joint operating agreement (JOA) between The Denver Post and the Denver Rocky Mountain News was as surprising as winter snow in Colorado. Reno found the...
Disability Discrimination Charged
'Lexington Herald-Leader' target of suit The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader allegedly withdrew a job offer it made to a prospective employee after discovering the man had HIV, the virus that is believed to cause AIDS, according to a lawsuit filed...
Energy Crisis 2001
Now - as in the 1970s - readers fuel the demand for reliable information When the term "energy crisis" was coined in 1973, members of the media were caught in an unenviable situation: their public, and their editors, were demanding reliable information...
Et Cetera
MARY BETH PACER WAS PROMOTED TO senior account executive-news & features for Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services. ... Feb. 1 is the entry deadline for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists' annual writing contests for print and online...
Film STRIP
As studios and theater chains promise ad cutbacks, newspapers look for ways to make their movie business boffo again A little over a year ago, when 1999 ended in a blaze of cinematic fireworks, it passed into history as a banner year for the movie...
Finis for Fun and Games as Online Layoffs Mount
Newspapers rethinking their place in the dot-com world as many decide they must pull back As the recent spate of online layoffs by several major newspaper companies shows, marketplace realities are setting in fast. Last week, the New York Times...
Hud Site Offers Lots for One to Build On
'Homebuyer's kit' provides a keystone for real-estate rookies Home ownership is part of the American Dream, so what could be a better addition to a newspaper's mission than helping readers make this dream come true? A noble goal, but let's be...
Inaugurating Access
If President-elect Bush truly wants to be a 'unifier, not a divider,' then he and his Cabinet must improve on their media pasts During his presidential campaign, George W. Bush by all accounts was a charmer with the media. In contrast to Al Gore,...
Inquiring Reporter: Movie Times They Are A-Changin'
For film fans, central San Diego is a kind of Cinema Paradiso. Within a five-mile radius of the region's major shopping area nearly 100 theater screens await moviegoers. Many have ultracomfy seats, neon lighting, and armrest cup-holders for sodas and...
Media Convergence Faces Tech Barrier
'Sneakernet' helps companies surmount the high hurdles For all the talk about the challenges of overcoming corporate cultural resistance when newspapers merge their newsrooms with broadcast and online news partners, it turns out the biggest barrier...
Newspeople
MASSACHUSETTS Richard Daniels has been named president of the Globe Newspaper Co., which publishes The Boston Globe, effective Feb. 16. Daniels will succeed William B. Huff, president since 1998, who is retiring early to pursue other interests....
New Treatment for Old News?
Recycling method on track for mill testing Color new de-inking process green all the way around Hassan El-Shall hopes to help the environment -- and papermakers' and publishers' pocketbooks. Associate research director at the University of Florida's...
N.J. Scribes Launch Byline Strike
A byline strike began last week at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J., by members of The Newspaper Guild who are protesting management contract offers, including a pay proposal that one union leader described as "laughable." Ron Leir, a 29-year...
Obituaries
Elene C. Brown 48, Died Jan. 4 COLUMNIST AND FEATURES WRITER FOR THE DAILY LOCAL NEWS IN WEST CHESTER, PA. Brown, a reporter for the Local News since 1989, died of cancer. The Chester County native's stories provided in-depth, intimate portraits...
Seattle - Who Won? Who Lost?
The Seattle Times' seven-week strike may be over, but the bitterness lingers like day-old coffee. Despite gaining no wage increases -- above those on the table when the walkout began -- and seeing up to 25% of striking Pacific Northwest Newspaper...
Shoptalk
TWO SURE THINGS IN LIFE: DEBT AND TAXES Collection and customer-service departments should be two sides of the same coin For newspaper collection-department supervisors Teresa Wollan and Dale Gefner, the two sure things in life are debt and taxes....
We Work, Ergo(nomics) We Are
OSHA rules hit the books Tuesday As the ergonomics maven for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), Donald Hensel is a busy guy, traveling to different newspapers to lend advice on how to load bundles, stuff inserts, or type stories with the...
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