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June 8, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
In a move that speaks volumes about the future of the newspaper business, Times Mirror Co. has forced itself to sink or swim in the unknown multimedia future in which computer networks will play a larger role than ink and paper. The stock market initially reacted sourly as investors and analysts focused on the present--in which Times Mirror will cut its dividend and transfer its profitable cable business to a venture with Atlanta's Cox Enterprises in return for cash and stock.
March 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell urged newspaper publishers Friday to tell the story of U.S. diplomats and the work they do so Americans will support a foreign policy that "has us engaged" in the world. Powell said that one of his major missions will be to fight for better salaries, more secure embassies and more recognition for the men and women who work for the State Department.
November 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
The average circulation of U.S. newspapers held steady despite pressures of the business downturn and concerns over declining readership. Overall, the average daily paid circulation for the 807 newspapers reporting to the Audit Bureau of Circulations for the six months ending Sept. 30 fell 0.3% from the same period a year earlier, according to the Newspaper Assn. of America. Sunday circulation dropped 0.4%.
December 11, 1989 | from Associated Press
Newspaper publishers likely will match this year's modest earnings gains in 1990, as slow advertising revenue growth mutes the benefit of cheaper newsprint. Analyst projections of earnings growth ranging from 8% to 10% would mean next year's profits will be slightly below average for the newspaper business. Earnings gains of 10% to 12% are the average.
At College of the Canyons, student journalists have a name for student politicians: newspaper thieves. Student politicians have a name for the journalists: hacks. And they've taken to publishing their own protest paper. It's called The Truth. And you wondered why professional reporters and lawmakers can't get along. "There were attempts on campus to mediate," Dean of Student Services Glenn Hisayasu said with administrative understatement. "They didn't resolve their major differences."
A decision by Palestinian authorities to prevent the distribution of a pro-Jordanian newspaper in Gaza and Jericho raised a storm of protest among editors and opposition figures Friday. In the first instance of overt censorship by the newly formed Palestinian Authority, police seized all issues of An Nahar, a newspaper known for its pro-Jordanian leanings, when they were trucked into Gaza before dawn Thursday.
March 23, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Four newspaper racks containing pornographic publications have been removed from a Marina Drive sidewalk by their owner after city officials informed him that the vending machines violated city laws. The removal was cheered by residents and merchants on the street who had complained to City Hall soon after the machines appeared about a month ago. "They must have been (installed) during the dead of night," said Mayor Gwen Forsythe. "We would have seen it if they were put up during the day."
September 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Zimbabwe's High Court allowed the country's only privately owned newspaper to resume publishing after police shut it down. Judge Yunis Omerjee said the Daily News, which often has been critical of President Robert Mugabe, could resume operations pending the outcome of an application to register under tough media laws. Police shut down the paper last week after Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ruled that its publisher had not registered.
October 2, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The October issue of the Forum, a monthly newspaper for residents of the Orange Unified School District, may be the last unless trustees step in as publisher. Susan Waldrip, the district parent who founded the Forum, told trustees last week that her role as publisher takes too much time away from her family. Waldrip offered to continue reporting for the Forum, but suggested the district contract with a publishing company.
January 14, 1989 | United Press International
The NAACP on Friday suspended its role in a federal suit filed against the New York Times that accuses the newspaper of violating civil rights laws by publishing real estate advertisements that almost always portray whites as the potential buyers. Benjamin Hooks, the executive director of the National Assn.
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