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Articles from August 14

Belo B-Ball Buy Sparks Controversy in Dallas
When Dallas-based Belo, parent of The Dallas Morning News, bought a $24- million minority stake in the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise and a planned sports arena, some reporters complained of an appearance of a conflict of interest. The grumblings...
CTP: Fast Flatbeds from Krause, K&F
Platesetter manufacturers continue competing on speed, pushing more machines to the three- or four-plate-per-minute mark. Unlike other imagers shown or announced at Nexpo '99 in June, flatbed models demonstrated by two vendors were new working products...
Examiner-Chronicle
San Francisco braces for creation of news juggernaut The San Francisco area, wealthy and already teeming with media outlets, is bracing for more competition. Now that the family-owned San Francisco Chronicle has been sold to New York-based Hearst...
For Mike Burbach, It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Some Dramatic Headlines to Run When the Year 2000 Rolls Around
"If things go wrong, it's news. If things don't go wrong, it's news. It's news one way or the other," says Burbach, editor of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer. While Dec. 31, 1999, is still 139 days away, newsrooms are already gearing up to cover...
J-Schools Facing September Exams
College journalism students in the graduating class of 2000 return to campus in another week or two. Fresh from the summer and engrossed in the heady early days of senior year, few of these aspiring reporters and editors will pay much attention to...
New CEO at Freedom Comm
Freedom Communications, whose flagship newspaper is The Orange County (Calif.) Register, picked the head of its magazine group as its fifth CEO, effective Oct. 1. Sam Wolgemuth, 56, succeeds James Rosse, 67, who has said he would retire seven years...
New York Daily News Goes to Market
Supermarkets make Page One in unusual marketing deal When a New York supermarket chain launched a major remodeling of nearly half its stores last year, it never expected the project to become front- page news. But, thanks to an unusual marketing...
Nothing but Net: Ex-Print Strip Will Be Sold to Web Readers
Wiley Miller pulls `Homer' comic from newspapers and prepares to charge people to see it on his site Wiley Miller is switching "Homer" from print syndication to an Internet comic sold directly to individual readers. The move is unusual -- and...
Obituaries
Harley R. Bierce, 58, who shared in a Pulitzer Prize won by The Indianapolis Star for exposing police corruption, died Aug. 3 while on a mountain-climbing trip in Colorado. A school teacher before becoming a reporter at the Star, Bierce in later years...
Olympic-Size Lawsuit
Snafu has The New York Times on a slippery slope The New York Times has asked a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Utah state lawmaker over a photograph the paper published linking him to the scandal-plagued bid by Salt...
PrePress since Chapter 11
Monotype Systems Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is handling sales and marketing for PrePress Solutions Inc., since Monotype's owners took a controlling interest in the Billerica, Mass., output systems developer. Financial troubles at the firm formed...
PressPoint Adds Titles, Retail Outlets
PressPoint, the New York-based provider of transmission, printing, and ad sales for "global editions" of daily newspapers around the world, has lengthened its roster of publishing clients and added retail sales to its existing distribution, mostly...
PR Web Site Provides Common Ground
Business Wire's searchable index of news releases and company statements helps reporters get information quickly and painlessly Twenty years ago, when I was a city editor, up to an hour of my day would be spent sorting the latest foot-high stack...
Science Institute Hosts Journalists and Sources
Summit affords both sides a rare chance to meet PASADENA, Calif. -- California Institute of Technology scientist David Goodstein, with a doctorate in physics, is being peppered with questions about the mapping of human DNA by a group of journalists...
Staff Changes in Newspaper Industry
CONNECTICUT Richard J. Mederios to advertising director of The Hartford Courant from display advertising director at the daily. Mederios will be responsible for all non-classified advertising operations. Robert Briere to display advertising director...
Taking Big Al's Show on the Road
First Amendment's P.T. Barnum brings his act to points east, west, north, and south There it stands, parked at Philadelphia's Penn's Landing waterfront, in the shadow of the historic Ben Franklin Bridge: a mobile news shrine to both freedom of the...
The Perils of Friendship
Gore-y details of early career end up in campaign video Nashville Tennessean editor Frank Sutherland's decision to appear in an Al Gore campaign video on the vice president's career drew criticism from a number of journalism veterans, prompting...
There's Still Time for Y2K Planning
For newspapers that haven't gotten around to deciding how they are going to cover the Year 2000 computer glitch, there's still some time left to develop a plan, say two top Y2K experts. Steven C. Davis, a Year 2000 consultant who co-wrote "Y2K Risk...
U.S. Speaking with One Voice
New Department of State unit draws fears, critics Seeking to spin its message effectively overseas, the Clinton administration is creating a new U.S. State Department unit that will release information from different federal government agencies...
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