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Articles from March 1

AP Polls Journos, Readers on Sensitive Shots
It is the classic debate in every newsroom: Should we run the photo? And where? Associated Press Managing Editors took those questions to journalists and newspaper readers recently in an online survey that put each respondent in the editor's chair....
Count on the Numbers Guy
Reading a news story peppered with statistics and poll data can sometimes make you feel like you should have stayed awake back in calculus class. But don't be frazzled if the flurry of numbers throws you off -- that's where the Numbers Guy comes in....
Drawing Local Cartoons from Afar
With fewer newspapers employing staff editorial cartoonists, is Dale Neseman on the cutting edge of a new trend? That might depend on how many artists can draw 18 to 25 cartoons a week. Neseman, working from his western New York studio, creates...
Editorial: Cincy's Ironic Shield
It's always good news when a federal court protects the confidentiality of news sources by upholding a state shield law. Still, we wish we could feel happier about a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: Ohio's shield law...
E&P Technical: Operations Overhaul
Since the 1980s, The New York Times Co. has nearly halved the number of its regional dailies and acquired a second major metro and a mid-sized title nearby. Its big papers saw more sections and zones; its smaller papers spawned more free weeklies and...
E&P Technical: Sharing Equipment, Expertise
When The New York Times Co. last year began a press expansion to support 28 color page positions at all New York Times print sites, it didn't ignore its Regional Newspaper Group. The only regional title's pressroom that also prints the Times is...
Ethics Corner: One Black List That Shouldn't Be Short
They are a minority with a miniscule membership -- the black sports editors at America's 1,456 daily newspapers. And the journalists who want to join that tiny club remain victims of a mindset that once kept African-Americans from becoming quarterbacks...
Herb Raised Another Caen in San Francisco
When Christopher Caen agreed to pen a weekly column for The Examiner in San Francisco last summer, he made clear to editors -- and anyone else who would listen -- that they shouldn't expect a column like his father's. For nearly 60 years, the legendary...
Inside the 'Gannon' Case: How Blogs Broke It Wide Open
The Jeff Gannon affair has not yet morphed into a full-fledged political scandal, or retreated to the realm of embarrassing footnote, so this may be a good time to pause and reflect. At the center of the controversy: A man with no journalistic (but...
Lee Wins Prized Pulitzer, Now What?
Talking with analysts the morning after sealing the Jan. 30 deal to buy Pulitzer Inc. for $1.46 billion, Lee Enterprises Chairman and CEO Mary Junck repeatedly compared the purchase to the 2002 acquisition of Howard Publications. "This purchase is...
Letting the Blogs Out
John Robinson is an unlikely revolutionary. He's the establishment, really. For the last six years he's been editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C., where he's worked for two decades. And he certainly doesn't like the implication he's...
'Life' Goes on, but Not Yet at a Fast Pace
Only five months have passed since Time Inc. relaunched Life as a newspaper supplement, and already speculation about its long-term prospects abound. So far the publication has seemed a bit thin on advertising, but executives insist it's on the right...
Mogul Makes His Move
Why would a multibillionaire who owns a slew of businesses -- from fiber-optic communications to a professional hockey team -- want to launch a chain of free daily newspapers? For those who know Philip Anschutz, the Denver-based mogul who's been described...
News People
ALABAMA Mary-Allison Lancaster has been named managing editor of The Brewton Standard. Lancaster most recently was a staff reporter for The Islander in Gulf Shores. ARIZONA Jaynelle Ramon has joined the Arizona Daily Star as an online content...
Publisher in a Perfect Storm
Just as John Cruickshank is about to sit down and talk about his remarkable first 15 months as publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, an executive pulls him aside for a quick conference. It's something about City Hall, always an urgent subject in Mayor...
Syndicates: Tom Thornton Will Leave Stamp on Amp
When newspaper features spawn books, most readers think of three not-so-little words: Andrews McMeel Publishing. And when AMP President/CEO Tom Thornton retires at the end of 2005, he'll think of three decades of not-so-little growth for the company...
The Free Market
A funny thing has happened to newspaper readers: They're threatening to turn into the minority. Without making fresh, blatant appeals to younger generations, the business may not survive with its profit margins intact. It's the same reason Katie Couric...
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