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Articles from October 30

Bias Charge Leveled at 'Times'
Claiming The New York Times has published pro-Israeli coverage of the recent Middle East situation and ignored violence against Palestinians, a coalition of pro-Palestinian groups planned to protest outside the Times' Manhattan headquarters Friday...
Boycott of 'Sun-Times' Begun
Editorial prompts Arab-American act Charging that the Chicago Sun-Times has ignored and misrepresented their community, several groups of Arab Americans declared a boycott of the tabloid and have claimed success in getting Arab-American-owned stores...
Campaign Confidential
Main event isn't the only event The nation may be focused on the presidential election, but there are plenty of legislative and gubernatorial campaigns to claim the attention of the public -- and reporters. In Minnesota, newspapers are feasting...
Canny Candidates Display Drawings
They reprint editorial cartoons on campaign Web sites and in political literature - and don't always ask permission As Election Day nears, candidates are running for office and rerunning editorial cartoons. Politicians, who use cartoons with or...
Cover Ads Raise Profits, Hackles
Gannett the biggest fish in bottom (of page) feeding frenzy With constant pressure to grow revenue, more ad directors are looking at their newspapers' front pages and seeing dollar signs. Since USA Today began running one-inch strip ads across...
'Daily Mail' and 'Metro' in Offset and Flexo
AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST NEWS flexo site, Associated Newspapers' Harmsworth Quays Printing, which produces the Daily Mail and other dailies, Phil Dimes, chief of the quality-assurance labs, sought out his papers' readers, ad agencies, and accountants...
Domestic-Partner Benefits in Place
D.J. plans a healthy new year Six of eight Booth Newspapers Inc. papers also set to start providing such benefits to its employees The number of newspaper companies that offer domestic-partner benefits is growing, with New York-based Dow Jones...
Epitonic.com Music to a Writer's Ears
Especially those of one covering the contemporary sound beat Cutting-Edge Music. Now, I'm not going to suggest that you wouldn't know the difference between punk rock and hip-hop or between techno and breakbeat. But let's say that someone else in...
Executives Argue the Case for Flexo
Offset comparisons: Community size, consumables, costs Flexo-printed newspapers no longer fear that vendors will leave them high and dry. Because the large commercial flexo market, notably packaging, continues to grow, said Frank Anthony, it supports...
Featuring Full-Page Ads in 228 Dailies
Talbots' big buy bolsters brand Talbots, the Hingham, Mass.-based retail chain, made its biggest newspaper buy ever with an Oct. 27 branding campaign of full-page, color ads in 228 dailies. In addition, the group plans to announce a Dec. 26 clearance...
'Journal News' Egg-Cites Patrons
Nothing's finer than a promo in the diner Place mat lays it on the table: Easy-to-digest marketing It's a classic example of food for thought. Marie Smyth had just joined Gannett Co. Inc.'s Journal News in New York's well-to-do Westchester...
LATS Urged to Can Columnist
CAIR doesn't care much for Cal Thomas It considers the tone of a column 'inflammatory towards Islam' An Islamic group upset with a Cal Thomas column has urged the Los Angeles Times Syndicate (LATS) to drop Thomas. "The entire tone of the column...
Name Game in Miami
If it is to remain worthy of its name, a newspaper cannot shop that name just anywhere. In j-schools, journalism reviews, newsrooms, and professional associations, the taboo against mixing personal, political, or business agendas with newspaper...
Newspeople
INTERNATIONAL Robert McCartney, foreign editor of The Washington Post, has been named managing editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. He succeeds Walter Wells. McCartney, who joined the Post in 1982, has held a variety of positions,...
Nowhere but Up
Optimism abounds at the 'Los Angeles Times,' with scandal behind it and a new owner. But might recent events foretell another rough patch? It's just an office, but sometimes small things say a lot. When John Puerner, publisher of Tribune Co.'s...
Obituaries
Barbara Kaplan 57, Died Oct. 17 FORMER REPORTER AND EDITOR AT THE SAN DIEGO EVENING TRIBUNE A tough yet unassuming journalist who became the first woman assistant managing editor at the Tribune, Barbara Kaplan died Oct. 17 of lung cancer....
'October Surprise 2000': Major Metros for Bush
The old switcheroo a common theme in early newspaper endorsements of the presidential candidates The Seattle Times backed liberal Democrat Bill Bradley for president during this year's primary season, and four years ago it chose Bill Clinton. So...
Shoptalk
HELP WANTED: A FEW GOOD PROOFREADERS Credibility in copy editing comes not with amateurs but with pros, so the solution to the problem industrywide resides in hire power Editors of at least two newspapers have asked readers to volunteer their...
The World According to APME
Editors manage to have opinions on this, that, and just about everything War in the Middle East! Roiling stock markets! Terrorist attacks! Mets- Yankees Subway Series! Biotech taco shells! Rising newsprint prices! Bush? Gore? Nader? Nobody? It...
Under the Gun
A TOUGH PHOTO SHOOT PAT ARNOLD, SISKIYOU (CALIF.) DAILY NEWS, OCT. 21 Call it beginner's luck. Pat Arnold of the Siskiyou Daily News in the rural Northern California city of Yreka had only been on the job 14 months and admittedly is a better...
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