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Articles from May 1

Aggressive Plans Unveiled as NAA Publishers Meet
Alive and well. That was the overarching message from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) to the more than 1,200 newspaper publishers and industry leaders who gathered at the historic and elegant Hotel del Coronado overlooking the Pacific...
Cigarette Ads Up in Smoke
The New York Times bans cigarette advertisements The New York Times will no longer print cigarette ads after May 1, according to newspaper officials, who say the decision is based on the simple premise that tobacco is unhealthy. "We don't want...
'Coke Is It!': Anxious Newspapers Hire Coca-Cola Marketing Guru
NAA hopes Sergio Zyman, who doubled Coke's sales and stock price, can discover a way to stop the circulation slide The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) has hired Sergio Zyman, the marketing guru behind Coca-Cola's resurgence, as the mastermind...
Declaration of Chapultepec
A key free press document for the Americas For journalists and free press advocates throughout Latin America, 1999 brings not only another World Press Freedom Day, but the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Chapultepec. When...
Denver News Overload
Colo. newspapers deal with two big stories at once When word leaked out that Denver Broncos legend John Elway was planning to retire just days after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history stunned a Denver-area high school, editors at local newspapers...
Editors Press NATO
Left unsatisfied after Pentagon meeting Two weeks after President Clinton promised newspaper editors more information about the NATO military attacks in Yugoslavia, Washington D.C. bureau chiefs say things have eased up slightly, but not enough...
For a Top 10 List, Ask Price, Not Letterman
Even before USA TODAY and its regular statistical snapshots of America, we journalists have always been hungry for lists. The favorite soft drinks in the nation. The hottest video rentals. The richest people. The busiest airports. The most dangerous...
Hispanic Market Strong in S. Fla
With regard to your story "Hispanic Media Flourishes" (March 13, p. 24), there are several errors and incorrect information about our publications (El Nuevo Herald and The Miami Herald) and the Miami market. The table entitled "Top 5 Hispanic Markets"...
Innovations in News: Often a Foreign Affair
When asked what innovations will most benefit the newspaper industry in the years to come, editors and publishers around the globe name the Web and multimedia applications first. That's the word from an international newspaper consulting firm that...
More Strong Postings
Lower newsprint, higher ad revenue for news cos. Publicly-held newspaper companies continue to post higher revenues in the first quarter of 1999, reflecting lower newsprint prices and higher advertising revenues. Editor & Publisher will update...
NAA Launches Brand Effort for Classifieds
In an effort to fend off increasing competition over online classified advertising, the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) unveiled a national branding effort for online classifieds. The announcement was made April 26 during the NAA Annual Convention...
Naming Names: The Blame, the Shame
Jon Craig did not blink. Mike Gallagher did. Separated by hundreds of miles, a couple of days, and a different journalistic ethic, a stark contrast played out in two Ohio courtrooms in early April. On one side of the state, Craig, a statehouse...
New Products to Create,sell, and Transmit Ads
Using the Web to access ideas and art for spec ads and to deliver and manage ads in any format The World Wide Web plays a central role in two very different offerings for ad departments. Each goes well beyond its most obvious production- side file-delivery...
NY Daily News' Ups and Downs
It was three days of ups and downs at the New York Daily News, especially in the newsroom and advertising department. On Sunday, April 11, the tabloid's upscale neighbor, The New York Times, published a lengthy report suggesting financial problems...
Pathfinder Loses Its Way
Time Warner will shut down Pathfinder.com, the media behemoth's gateway to its properties, including Time.com, Fortune.com, People.com, and CNN.com, instead allowing each individual brand to make its own way on the Internet. Pathfinder.com was...
President Ford Addresses NAA
Former President Gerald R. Ford last week told the annual convention of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) that he supported the use of ground troops in Kosovo. "I think we ought to put ground forces in, work with the air [war], and try...
Press Freedom: Who Is Watching the Watchers?
This has been a remarkable century for press freedom. From hot type, the yellow press, and governments that operated in secrecy as a matter of unquestioned routine have come live TV coverage of faraway wars, professional journalists who agonize over...
Reporter Avoids Subpoena for Notes, E-Mail
A Bay area freelance journalist whose notes were subpoenaed last month by lawyers defending the California state prison system (see this issue's cover story) will not have to turn over the information after all. Under an agreement reached April...
Rwanda, Kosovo Lost in O.J., Monica Turmoil
Holbrooke riles Overseas Press Club awards dinner United Nations Ambassador-designate Richard Holbrooke says the media overcovered President Clinton's impeachment, Monica Lewinsky, and O.J. Simpson while underreporting the emerging crises in Rwanda...
Shooting, Elway Hit Net
Denver Web users go online in record numbers Traffic at Denver-area newspaper Web sites hit record levels in the days following the high school shooting in nearby Littleton, Colo., and the retirement announcement expected from Denver Bronco's star...
SOURCE of TROUBLE
Subpoenas: a potent legal weapon When Christine Biederman was grilled by lawyers for a software company who wanted to know who gave her internal e-mail messages, she gave the journalist's equivalent of name, rank, and serial number. In other...
SPJ Says No Way for Now
Door still open for Indianapolis campus as site for HQ As the arduous process of selecting a new Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) headquarters drones on into its third year, one of the two finalists is growing weary of the process. The...
The Business of Newspapers
It takes three years to build a Village Three years after its switch from paid to free distribution, New York's Village Voice is proclaiming the move a success. The weekly alternative's mostly free distribution is 250,000, almost double the pre-switch...
This Q&A Was Reprinted
with the permission of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (www.rcfp.org.): Q. What is a subpoena? A. A subpoena is a notice that you have been called to appear at a trial, deposition or other court proceeding to answer questions...
USA Weekend Launches Redesign
USA Weekend magazine is seeking to court Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers with a redesigned cover and more emphasis on lifestyle topics such as health, personal finance, and technology. The redesign, which launched with the April 23-25 issue, changed the...
Who, What, Why, When, Where Am I?
One reporter wonders what ever happened to the traditional news lead Returning to the American news market after more than two decades abroad was something akin to being suspended in time and waking up in a Brave New World, where editors no longer...
Why Online Journalism Is a Great Career Choice
This column comes from a speech made recently at Colorado State University. I graduated from CSU's journalism program 21 years ago, and obviously, a lot has changed about journalism in that time. I have a fairly traditional print news background with...
World Press Censored by 'Stealth'
Freedom House survey reveals subtle attacks, overall decline in press freedom Press freedom around the world is on the decline, according to a survey of 186 nations by Freedom House. The survey found press freedom was reduced to some degree in...
World Press Censored by 'Stealth'(2)
Freedom House survey reveals subtle attacks, overall decline in press freedom Press freedom around the world is on the decline, according to a survey of 186 nations by Freedom House. The survey found press freedom was reduced to some degree in...
World Press Day Is Born
Rising out of UNESCO's controversial history Journalists around the world celebrate World Press Day next week as they fight to preserve the right to cover conflicts like the one in Yugoslavia. The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) recently...
World Press Day Is Born(2)
Rising out of UNESCO's controversial history Journalists around the world celebrate World Press Day next week as they fight to preserve the right to cover conflicts like the one in Yugoslavia. The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) recently...
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