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Articles from April 17

AOL Digital City on Top
For now, powerhouse AOL Digital City tops the traffic list, by reaching 8.1% of the Internet audience a larger reach than both Sidewalk (3.4%) and CitySearch (3.1%) combined in January, according to Media Metrix of New York. Digital City launched...
ASNE's Three-Year Rule
Clinton promises to open up flow of NATO information, speakers underscore implications of the Digital Age Newspaper editors are often accused of being so preoccupied with getting out "The Daily Miracle" they never take the long view of what they...
Boom in 'Boondocks' Client Papers as Comic Strip Sets Start-Up Record
The Boondocks" will enter syndication April 19 with more clients than any other comic in the 29-year history of Universal Press Syndicate. Aaron McGruder's total of about 160 newspapers surpasses the start-up lists of "Doonesbury" (begun in 1970),...
Can't Beat 'Em
The Hartford Courant acquires its feisty rivals The Hartford Advocate, the alternative weekly that for a quarter century has parodied, taunted, and skewered The Hartford Courant, the city's only daily, will be sold to the Courant, pending approval...
City Guides Look to E-Commerce Pg.39
The competitive city guide business isn't just about arts and entertainment listings anymore. As city guide companies search for profitability and loyal users, they're incorporating more e-commerce into their sites. Evan Neufeld, senior analyst...
Color Again for the Daily News?
New York's Daily News is prepared to give color another try. But while its keyless offset presses were retrofitted with new inkers, very little color has appeared since the tab carried New York Jets green late last football season. After six months,...
Commentary
The New York Times Maureen Dowd raced to a computer to check the Web site announcing the Pulitzer Prizes to make sure her award for distinguished commentary wasn't a joke. She had heard rumors all week that she was going to win but didn't believe...
Criticism
Blair Kamin Chicago Tribune Blair Kamin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, asked if Editor & Publisher would call his father, the former editor and president of The Daily Register in Red Bank, N.J. "I grew up in his newsroom,...
Editorial Cartooning
David Horsey Seattle Post-Intelligencer David Horsey was vacationing with his wife and two children when the Seattle Post-Intelligencer told him to return to the newsroom immediately. Horsey flew back to Seattle to discover he had won the...
Editorial Writing
The (N.Y.) Daily News Rep. Charles Rangel, a confidant of President Clinton and one of the country's most influential African American politicians, is tired of being targeted by the New York Daily News editorial page. "I have never known anyone...
Feature Writing
The Wall Street Journal As an Afro-American, I have a special insight into my community, says The Wall Street Journal's Angelo Henderson. "Some reporters shy away from the idea of being ghettoized in the newsroom. But the story I did was not about...
First Comic in Three Years to Reach Four-Figure Clientele
Bill Amend's 'FoxTrot' hits 1,000-paper mark during its 11th year FoxTrot" has become the first comic in three years to crack the coveted 1,000-client mark. It joins an elite group of 16 other comics out of 220 currently distributed by major...
Letters
Problems with consolidation I'd like to tack on an addendum to your article "Threats to newspapers in the 21st century A top problem: papers' own arrogance" (referring to a symposium Editor & Publisher Co. held concerning our redesign, Sept....
Lost in America
Serb journalists virtual exiles in U.S. while war rages Sitting in the offices of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in midtown Manhattan last week, Nikola Djuric's unshaven face registered both shock and resignation as he spoke of his...
National Reporting
The New York Times Jeff Gerth, whose 1992 expose of the Clinton family's role in a savings and loan scandal made Whitewater as much of a household name as Watergate, orchestrated The New York Times series which uncovered the sale of American aerospace...
New Paper's Caper
Berkeley Daily News' debut issue ran other papers' ads Just hours after its debut last week, a new daily paper in Berkeley, Calif., faced its first controversy when it was revealed that the publication had lifted classified ads from three competing...
New Reader-Friendly Design in Detroit
The Detroit Free Press combined a bit of its past elegance with a touch of new, more sophisticated style to create a redesigned paper that is set to debut on Monday, April 19. The new look includes the same number of sections and space, but with...
News Photography
The Associated Press Sayyid Azim, Dave Caulkin, Brennan Linsley, John McConnico, and Khalil Senosi shared in the news photography Pulitzer. The AP spotlighted the work of 13 of its staff photographers in a 20-print presentation of the political...
NJ Public Access Hassle
Results found by separate probes from NJ papers 'When it comes to getting access to public records in New Jersey, good luck. It's all a matter of what government agency is contacted and what kinds of records are being sought. That was the key...
No Lucky Penny, Contrary to AP Local Report
The Associated Press clarified a story about a supposed half-million dollar penny that sent people digging in vain through change jars and caused a stir in the coin expert community. The Feb. 25 story, filed from Boise, Idaho, tells of a local...
Ohio's 'Goofus and Gallant'
In courtrooms at opposite ends of Ohio just a couple of days apart this month, newspaper journalism witnessed its own version of "Goofus and Gallant," the comic strip in Highlights for Children that contrasts a boy behaving badly with one comporting...
Polk Awards Commemorated
A half-century after CBS newsman George Polk died covering a civil war in Greece, foreign correspondents covering war face the same issues of censorship and violence. At an April 13 panel discussion to commemorate the 50th year of the George Polk...
Press of Atlantic Records Investigation
A four-month investigation by The Press of Atlantic City found that getting access to public records in New Jersey can be an exercise in futility and denial. The results of a canvass of local government agencies, which was conducted by 30 Press...
Severe Subpoena Action
Calif. atty. general seeks copy of book contract, as well as notes, other documents from journalist A California journalist, who is an outspoken critic of a state policy restricting media access to prisoners, has been ordered to turn over 10 years'...
Shoppers, A.M.'S Growing
Latest E&P Year Book figures show signs of health The newspaper industry, reflecting the growing early-bird habits of the American people, saw the number of morning papers expand to 721 as of Feb. 1, compared with 705 at the same year-earlier...
Shop Talk at Thirty
Is the SASE out of date? Returning an unwanted submission is becoming an uncommon practice I'm as angry as a simmering volcano. And I don't want to take it anymore! But it appears that I, and dozens of other freelancers, well may have to. What...
Slain Serbian Newspaper Owner Buried
Amidst a gathering of more than 2,000 people, a major critic of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was buried April 14, after being shot in the head and the back by two gunmen April 11, according to The Associated Press. Slavko Curuvija, Serbian...
Small-Town Newspaper Re[thorn]ects Big-City Newspaper Problems
The story begins nearly three years ago with a fist fight over a teenage romance gone sour that explodes into a nasty brawl and riot needing carloads of police. Students are arrested and suspended, a teacher is threatened, and residents wonder...
Traveling for a Twang, for Scat, or Rhythm
If you listen closely, you can detect the sound of travel editors and writers across the country scratching their heads right about now. With spring comes the call for another round of features about sights and sounds for vacationers, day- trippers,...
Wanted: Coppy Editers Who No They're Stuff, Good (Hurry!)
To James Denley, the good news is that a copy editing position in the newsroom is finally being filled. The bad news is that it took seven months. Denley, the editor of the 40,000 circulation Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News, says that while he's been...
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