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Articles from November 1

Battle for Bentonville
Wal-Mart has been very, very good for newspapers in its own neck of the woods, but not because the behemoth retailer headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., throws much advertising their way. Publishers in its Northwest Arkansas neighborhood say they get...
Bloggers Say Blah?
Remember James Guckert, a.k.a. Jeff Gannon, the male prostitute-turned-conservative blogger-turned-White House briefing regular? When he emerged on the scene last winter as the White House correspondent for GOP-connected Talon News.com, his ability...
Detroit Shuffle Causes Some Key Changes in JOA
When Gannett Co., Knight Ridder Inc., and MediaNews Group rearranged the ownership of six dailies in four states this summer in a newspaper version of musical chairs, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News at first said little publicly about how...
Editorial: What You Don't Know
Through the summer and into the turning of the leaves -- aspen or otherwise -- the twists and turns of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's Javert-like obsessive pursuit of Matt Cooper and Judith Miller focused public attention on journalists and the...
E&P Technical: New Home in New Hampshire
Seacoast Media Group, publisher of the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald, has broken ground for a 70,000-square-foot headquarters at a 61/2-acre site at Pease International Tradeport (formerly Pease Air Force Base). The Ottaway Newspapers unit leases the property...
E&P Technical: New Process, Press Plant
Flexography bought Fort Wayne Newspapers Inc. a lot of time to keep printing in the same plant with much of the same equipment.Next year, however, the Indiana joint operating agency will see construction of a building that will move its printing from...
Evening the Score
For years, publishers have relied -- often to their detriment -- upon the metric of paid circulation. But circulation for the core product has been on a long, steady decline, causing some to suggest that print is on its way out. The industry has...
Handing over Notes Is a Major Misstep
Our notes are our most precious possessions. We scribble our perceptions about the people we interview on dinner napkins, on the edges of articles we've used for background, on the backs of cards, in lined reporters notebooks. Our notes are our proof...
How Liberals Warp the Minds of Journos
Are journalism-school faculties hotbeds of liberalism, and should colleges take affirmative- action steps to address this? John Tierney, the self- described libertarian/contrarian columnist for The New York Times, certainly thinks so -- or so he said...
In Iraq, a Voice of Truth
"Soldiers are constantly surprising me," says Tom Lasseter, 29, the longtime Baghdad correspondent for Knight Ridder, in early October, shortly after getting off a helicopter from a five-day embed with a 3rd Infantry Division sniper team. Their mission...
News People
ALABAMA Allen Parsons has been appointed publisher of the TimesDaily in Florence. Parsons most recently was executive editor and associate publisher of the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C. Tammy Leytham has been named editor of The Selma Times-Journal....
Newsroom Layoffs Cut Closer to the Bone
The newspaper industry has been through tough periods that require staff reductions, most notably after the dot-com bust. But what makes this go-around so different is how close the axe is to the newsroom and how deep it may cut. In mid-September,...
New Tome Hails the Best Editorial Writers
Who are the greatest editorial writers of all time? Michael Gartner, who won a Pulitzer for editorial writing in 1997, names his top four as Horace Greeley, Henry Watterson, William Allen White, and Vermont Royster in a book published in October that...
'New York Times' Foodies Visit Big Easy, Post-Katrina
To cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, The New York Times sent into New Orleans the sort of sizable cadre of reporters and photographers expected of the paper -- along with Kim Severson, a food writer from the Dining section. Barbara Graustark,...
Syndicates: The Art of Cartoon Success, Post-2000
With newspaper feature budgets tight and older comics taking up lots of space, it's tough for fresh material to break into the funny pages. Sales of most new strips and panels grow more slowly these days, according to King Features Syndicate Editor...
The 'Dean' Still Laying Shoe Leather
It was November 1955 when David Broder first came to work in Washington, D.C. With less than three years of daily newspaper experience, he approached his new job at Congressional Quarterly with a simple plan: do the reporting. Fifty years later,...
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