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Top 20 under 40

December 9, 2003
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Presstime magazine lauds “young” newspaper people of accomplishment. Just what the hard-chargers of our industry need: One more reason to lament not getting a raise this year.

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S.F. Chron last paper on earth to paginate

December 8, 2003
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They were still doing paste-up at the San Francisco Chronicle when I moved to the Bay Area in 1999. Now the paper has finally made the jump to pagination. Dan Frost writes about the changes: The Chronicle this year installed a nearly $8 million digital pagination system, becoming one of the last major daily...

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Former Tampa Trib reporter dies

December 6, 2003
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Frank Ruiz, 57, was a longtime business reporter who left the Trib in 2000. I remember the byline but never knew him when I was there. Here’s a link to his consultancy business.

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Ouch

December 5, 2003
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Romenesko had this yesterday: Dancer we said was dead actually is alive. Now get this: The obituary was based on one in The Daily Telegraph of London on Nov. 29. The Times was unable to confirm her death independently and, through reporting and editing errors, omitted attribution. What kind of ship are they runnning...

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Put the toaster away

December 2, 2003
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American Journalism Review reports on the latest readership research about what gets people to read the paper: Perhaps the most noticeable single theme is optimism. While full of sobering data and often critical of newspapers, the studies are strikingly upbeat. The project’s kickoff report in the spring of 2001, the first of dozens, signaled...

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Heads up, Knight Ridder folks

December 1, 2003
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Registration is coming to your Web sites, so get yourself mentally prepared for a fresh round of aggravation.

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A flash of joy at the Sun-Times

November 20, 2003
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Steve Rhodes says they were singing “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” around the newsroom at the Chicago Sun-Times, with the publisher ousted and Conrad Black defanged… But the newsroom is also tinged with trepidation. For one thing, though Black has been reduced to the role of ?nonexecutive chairman,? and though the investigation of...

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Seeing what you wanna see dept.

November 18, 2003
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Pentagon reacts to right-wing newsies who think they know more than the folks on the ground in Iraq.

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Publishing industry humor

November 18, 2003
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Satirical (I suppose) look at candidates to be the next editor of the New York Times book section. I was going to post an excerpt but none of them are remotely funny.

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Proof that good triumphs over evil

November 18, 2003
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Conrad Black resigns. Hollinger stock soars.

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