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Articles from June 26

Boston Globe-Al Warning: Columnists Have to Do Better
Editor tells column group about steps his paper took to avoid a repeat of last year's fabrication scandals Last year, Patricia Smith and Mike Barnicle were fired for fabricating material in columns they wrote for The Boston Globe. Since then, what...
Co-Editors Herald a Small Town Revolution
For three years, the editor of The Sylva Herald & Ruralite, a 7,000- circulation North Carolina weekly, commuted to work from a city 40 miles away. Editorials, when they ran, were lifted from The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and The News & Observer...
Controversial Photo Draws Support from Readers
When editors at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times decided to run a graphic and haunting photograph of a man dying of lung cancer on June 15, they braced themselves for the usual round of calls from readers upset with the picture. Instead, when the...
Dallas Morning News Brings Advertising Account In-House
After a 15-year collaboration, The Dallas Morning News has ended its agency-of-record relationship with DDB Needham Dallas and is taking its advertising account in-house. The Dallas Morning News executive who decided to cut loose DDB Needham Dallas...
Editorial Cartoonists Tackle Race, Gender, Religion at Convention
E ditorial cartoonists gathered last week to discuss the big issues, including gender, race, religion, and (office) politics. Most creators attending the June 16-19 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) convention in Chattanooga,...
Express-News Spams Itself over Spurs E-Mail Debate over Team Boosterism Clogs System
A suggestion that employees decorate their work areas to support the Spurs pro basketball team touched off such a furious and crowded e-mail debate at the San Antonio Express-News that the technology director was forced to pull the plug on the system...
Gannett's Ethics Code: Here's How to Back It Up
In the same week that Congress voted to allow public schools to post the Ten Commandments on their walls, Gannett Co. issued its Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms. According to the King James Version of the Bible, Moses came down from...
iMac Ads Top $19 Million; Sales Top 1.15 Million
As sales of Apple Computer Corp.'s iMac desktop computers remain on the upswing, newspaper inserts are an integral part of the advertising campaign for the colorful desktop with the New Age look. The computers, which have a suggested retail price...
Network Security's No Mystery at Nexpo : Safeguarding Newspapers' Nervous Systems by Jim Rosenberg
Plan, protect, and maintain were the messages of the three sessions of a two-day "Demystifying Networks" workshop at Nexpo '99 in Las Vegas earlier this month. The workshop drew on the know-how of managers and business partners of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution....
New Machines Stacking Up
For all the attention given shaftless presses, computer-to-plate imagers, and automated palletizers, the hottest piece of iron on the newspaper production floor may very well be the humble stacker. Suddenly, it seems, every major packaging center...
Newspaper Companies Are Forecasting Rosy Financials for the Second Half of 1999
The business of newspapers Newspaper financials printed in black ink Newspaper companies are forecasting rosy financials for the second half of 1999, banking on continued low newsprint prices, ad revenue growth, and expense controls. Executives...
Papers Dive into Portal Strategy
The portal craze has taken the industry by storm. It's even driving competitors in the print world, like Knight Ridder and A.H. Belo Corp., to cooperate online. Major newspaper chains are diving into the portal strategy -- in some cases by partnering...
Puckish Morning News Scores Stanley Cup Final Tally Makes It into All of Its Editions
When the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup championship in a triple- overtime final game that didn't end until 1:30 a.m., the late finish forced area newspapers to either deliver some papers late or withhold some game details -- like the final score....
Readers Angered by Gay Abe Story
More than a month after The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., published a story that largely debunked a claim that Abraham Lincoln was homosexual, readers in the Old Railsplitter's hometown are still mad as hell. "It's been ugly. I...
The Associated Press
Laura A. Myers to news editor for national security and international affairs from newswoman in the Washington bureau. Deborah Hastings to national writer for AP News/features based in New York from newswoman for the AP's Los Angeles bureau. ...
Wall Street Goes Hollywood : The Journal: `We're Ready for Our Close-Up, Mr. DeMille'
The newspaper that used to advertise itself as "The Daily Diary of the American Dream" is now teaming up with dream-makers in Hollywood. The Wall Street Journal has hired one of Tinseltown's top talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), to...
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