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ABC Fas-Fax for Top 25 Daily Newspapers
(For six months ended March 31,1999) Average Gain/Loss daily same period circulation last year 1. Wall Street Journal(m) (National edition) 1,792,452 -27,734 (- 1.5%) 2. USA Today (m) (M-Th) 1,739,294 +24,049...
Career Opportunities on the March: Strong Economy Opens Up Many Options
Keith Moyer wanted more responsibility and challenges in his role as an editor, and Gannett wanted to cultivate newsroom leaders. It was a perfect match. As a rising star in the company, he spent a few years here, a few years there, in all working...
Clifton Becomes a Plain Dealer
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland has hired Miami Herald executive editor Douglas Clifton as its new newsroom boss, replacing former Plain Dealer editor David Hall, who resigned two months ago after seven years at the helm. Clifton's hiring follows...
CTP Enters Large-Newspaper Market
Publishers of biggest dailies in U.S., U.K., Italy buy platesetters; Western Lithotech sells into Europe Purchase of eight computer-to-plate imagers for both of The New York Times production plants is not just a vote of confidence in the next step...
Dailies: Big Jump in Women
But minority percentage nearly the same, says survey The percentage of women at daily newspapers continues to grow in the last decade, while minority representation remains nearly unchanged, according to a survey released last week by the Newspaper...
Execs Expect Buying Binge to Continue
Newspapers mergers and acquisitions are expected to remain at or exceed 1998 levels in 1999, undeterred by factors that may slow activity in other media sectors. That's the conclusion of most newspaper executives surveyed by New York City investment...
Get the 411 on Rap Terminology
Often, the language of the streets is the language of music. At the beginning of this century, jazz began adding words to our everyday speech, from gig and jive to hip, pot, scat, and jam. Swing gave us cats, chicks, and jitterbugs cutting rugs,...
Giving Common Sense Its Day in Court
It must be spring fever: From sea to shining sea, America is in the grips of a sudden outbreak of prosecutorial and judicial common sense. The latest evidence comes from California, not normally considered an epicenter of clear thinking. After harassing...
High-Impact Style for Newcomers
As an ambitious newspaper executive, David McCollum, 52, has sought opportunities to advance his career. That was the case when he came from newspaper advertising in his native Oklahoma to be director of marketing at what is now The Express-Times of...
Internet and Plenty More
Reporter safety still tops summit issues Bogota, Colombia - The summit kicked off with the compelling, oratorical reading voice of Colombian Nobel Gabriel Garcia Marquez - recently returned to newsroom rank and file after decades dedicated to book-writing....
Journal, Daily News Ad Blitz
As circulations dip, newspapers react with new, humor-based ad campaigns The Wall Street Journal and the New York Daily News have launched new, humorous ad campaigns that seem to target readers outside their usual target audiences. A $15 million...
Kosova Voices, E-Mails, Messages
Where journalists and others can go for the latest information Even e-mail is breaking down as a way of getting information from inside Kosova. Trying to reach my family and friends there by telephone or e-mail is like calling a ghost town. As more...
Ky. Story Wrangle
The article by Allan Wolper on the legal battle waged by The News- Enterprise (in Hardin County, Ky.) against Hardin County Schools (E&P, April 17, p. 40) to obtain disciplinary records contained several factual errors. In the interest of space,...
Newspaper Stocks
Weekly stock prices of public companies with significant newspaper interests. 5/6/99 4/28/99 5/5/98 5/6/99 4/28/99 5/5/98 A.H. Belo Corp. (NY)+ 22.312 21.062 26.062 American Media Inc. (NY) 6.937 6.750 7.438 Central Newspapers...
Nexpo's Return to Las Vegas
Giant show features an A-to-Z of latest technology The newspaper industry began the decade by holding its annual technology trade show and conference in Las Vegas. It soon ends the decade and century by returning to the entertainment and gambling...
Oklahoman Teams Up against Tornado
When massive tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area Monday evening, tearing up neighborhoods and leaving miles of destruction and death, The Daily Oklahoman had been through this kind of disaster before with the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal...
Oliver Sues Source, CNN
Producer, fired over Vietnam story, seeks retribution April Oliver, a former CNN producer, is suing a confidential source she used in a broadcast alleging the U.S. dropped nerve gas on American defectors during the Vietnam war. "What do you do...
Publisher Admits Error
Akron police chief at center of controversy In a case of knowing but not telling, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal admitted that its publisher and police reporter had been told by the city's police chief that his wife claimed he abused her, but a...
Relocating Executives, Family-Style
Newspaper companies are showing a greater interest in the impact on the family of the relocated executive, recruiters say. The shift reflects a change across today's corporate culture. Donna J. Malinak, a New Jersey-based consultant with 20 years...
Relocating Executives, Family-Style (2)
Newspaper companies are showing a greater interest in the impact on the family of the relocated executive, recruiters say. The shift reflects a change across today's corporate culture. Donna J. Malinak, a New Jersey-based consultant with 20 years...
Sticking to the Web
Ad-tech keynoters discuss online advertising From rich media advertising to sticky applications to falling advertising CPMs or rising numbers of strategic partnerships and falling advertising budgets, the Ad-tech conference in San Francisco last...
Sulzberger Tells Newspapers How to Survive Digital Age
When Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and former Intel chairman Andy Grove talk about the imminent demise of newspapers, The New York Times Co. chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. listens. "They're serious guys demanding attention, and they've got...
Syndicate Sharing: Rivals Revel in Occasional Alliances
Recent deals include placement of non-United comics on United site What happens when you unite with United or become part of Universal's universe? It means rival syndicates cooperate in certain areas. During the past two months, United Media's...
Tornado-Chaser Catches One
For the last 25 years, J. Pat Carter has been chasing tornadoes, snapping pictures of their destructive power, but he has never come face to face with one. That all changed last Monday evening. "I just got home from work, and I turned the TV on,...
USA TODAY, Denver Papers Strong in ABC's Latest FAS-FAX Report; Sunday Circulation Slow
At the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, there is one newspaper-wide goal so imposing they call it B-HAG - short for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. The mission: Reach an average circulation of 400,000 for six days and 700,000 on Sundays. In the latest...
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