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Articles from August 1

Bias Numbers: Less Than Meets the Eye?
With charges of media bias, left and right, flying faster than ever, a Pew survey on newsroom attitudes released on May 23 was certain to intensify the conflict. Indeed, its section on journalists' political beliefs almost produced hysteria. For some...
Big Deal: Teamsters and GCIU Join Hands
Back in their 1920s heyday, the Wobblies preached "One Big Union." Now that the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) has finally picked a merger partner, the newspaper industry is almost there. Labor law expert Charles T. Price, a former...
Editorial: Counting on Honesty
Our first reaction upon learning that circulation numbers were fudged at Hollinger International's Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune Co.'s Newsday and Hoy was: Don't these guys read their own newspapers? These post-bubble days in America may go down in...
E&P Technical: Putting New Ideas to Work
Though Nexpo 2004 had a good turnout, with the Newspaper Association of America reporting almost 300 exhibitors and at least 10% greater attendance than last year, casual observation suggested fewer overseas visitors than in years past at its formerly...
Late, but Not Lost
A lengthy report in the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader on July 4 examining the paper's failures in covering the local civil rights struggle of the 1960s gained nationwide attention, but John Voskuhl, assistant managing editor for projects at the paper,...
Meet 'Joe Moderate'
When 54% of national journalists and 61% of local journalists decline the labels "liberal" and "conservative" and identify instead as moderates, according to the Pew Center, what are they really saying? It's possible, I suppose, that they're all Joe...
'Newsday' Suit Claims Several Distributors Got Down in the Dumps
The class-action lawsuit brought by advertisers against Newsday and Hoy, which alleges elaborate schemes timed and coordinated by many people, is worthy of its own Rube Goldberg diagram. Filed on Feb. 10 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District...
Newspapers Are Sooo Lame, Says Columnist
When the widely syndicated Kathleen Parker recently wrote a column saying newspapers are boring, did she worry about biting the hand that feeds her? "I never worry about who I'm going to offend, because I'm always offending somebody," she replies....
News People
CALIFORNIA Timothy J. Gallagher has been named president and publisher of the Ventura County Star. He has served as editor and vice president since 1995. Joe R. Howry has been promoted to editor and vice president. He has been the Star's managing...
Practice What You Teach, Long Island
It was pure journalism satire, held appropriately last April Fool's Day, on the stage of the HBO Theater in midtown Manhattan. There was David J. Steinberg, president of Long Island University (LIU), posturing as a protector of the First Amendment...
Queer Eye for the Straight Newsroom
With marriage for same-sex couples one of the hottest social issues in this year's presidential campaign, newspapers may face dilemmas about who can cover the topic. Earlier this year, the San Francisco Chronicle was embroiled in controversy when it...
Syndicates: Columnists Learn the Joy of E-Mail
When national Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) members met in New Orleans in June, informal conversation periodically focused on the "Big E-asy" -- also known as e-mail. The consensus was that e-mail has mostly helped their craft, and E&P...
The Liberal Media: Myth or Reality?
Michael Rowett may be the last Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter anyone expected to leave for a job with the Democratic Party. Just four years ago, Rowett broke the story that several members of a state ethics committee investigating President Bill...
Tossing out a Few Numbers
As summer neared, the circulation side of the newspaper industry went through its own version of the Jayson Blair or Jack Kelley newsroom debacles. On June 15, Hollinger International announced that the Chicago Sun-Times had been inflating its circulation...
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