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  America's Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry Wednesday, January 14, 2004  
'Rants & Raves' Offered
"Rants & Raves," the column by cartoonist/comics historian R.C. Harvey, is now available via paid subscription. - January 13, 2004

New Syndication Guide Offered
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists has published a second edition of its "Syndication Guide." - January 13, 2004

Every 'Peanuts' To Be Reprinted
Fantagraphics Books plans to chronologically reprint every "Peanuts" strip in a 25-volume series. The first book, covering Charles Schulz's 1950-52 comics, is scheduled for April 1 release. - January 12, 2004

AMU Buys Atlantic Syndication
International syndication company is purchased - January 12, 2004

Lopez to Receive Lifetime Award
Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez will receive the 2004 Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists this spring. - January 12, 2004

N.M. Papers to Substitute 'B.C.' Comic Strip
(AP) Two New Mexico newspapers won't be running an upcoming installment of the caveman comic strip "B.C." because it makes a potentially insensitive pun on a Chinese name, the newspapers' publisher said. - January 10, 2004

Buchwald Honored for Talking About Depression
(AP) Humorist Art Buchwald is being honored for talking openly about depression. - January 05, 2004

'USA Weekend' Prints Unintended Racial Slur
'USA Today' Explains Kelley Flap
Worcester's First Union Contract Expected This Week
Journalists Arrested After Criticizing Zimbabwe Prez
Will London's Tab Experiment Affect U.S. Broadsheets?
Welcome to the New 'E&P'
Fewer People Read Newspapers for Election News
Two French Journalists Freed in Pakistan
'USA Today' to Explain Kelley Flap in Tues. Edition
Could Freeman Return to 'NY Times?'

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Should Comics End When Creators Die?
Cartoonists debate whether or not strips should be passed down to successor artists, and also comment about 'Peanuts' reruns - by Dave Astor - January 08, 2004
Prosecutor Will Probe Leak to Novak
Plus: Conflict, KRT, Sherffius, Breathed, Abby, More - by Dave Astor - December 31, 2003
Mixed Reaction to Early 'Opus' Strips
Plus: An Interview With Berkeley Breathed, More - by Dave Astor - December 18, 2003
Readers Watch Out for 'Dykes' Comic Strip
Plus: Cartoonist Resigns, Major Year-End Package, More - by Dave Astor - December 11, 2003
A Poll Model for Comics Sections?
Plus: MacNelly, 'Marmaduke,' Ombuds Talk Strips - by Dave Astor - December 04, 2003

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Gay Artist Gets Presidential Nod
Barry Goldwater and John McCain didn't make it, but another Arizonan did when Mike Ritter was elected president -- of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). He also has the rare distinction of being an openly gay staff cartoonist at a mainstream daily.

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O'Neal Joins United
Ron D. O'Neal has joined United Media as syndicate regional sales manager. He was previously vice president and Western regional manager of the Newspaper Relations Group for Parade Publications.

Three Promoted at KRT
Fred Povey has been named director of Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service (KRTNS) and Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News (KRTBN).

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'Sun' Shakeup Shows Tribune's Heavy Hand
Baltimore Business Journal

Editor Sees Israel Beyond the Headlines
Rocky Mountain News, Denver

728 Corrections: Sign of Trouble or Healthy Paper?
Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram

Andy Card: 'It's Not Our Job to Be Sources'
New York Daily News

Howard Kurtz: How the Press Decides Winners
The Washington Post

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