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Conrad Fink papers

Conrad Fink papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Conrad Fink papers
Creator: Fink, Conrad C.
Inclusive Dates: 1961-2011
Language: English
Extent: 23 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0003
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Before coming to the University of Georgia, Conrad Fink worked for the Associated Press where he rose from reporter to vice president and secretary of the Associated Press. He retired from professional journalism in 1977 and began teaching at UGA in 1983. Fink wrote 11 journalism textbooks on subjects ranging from editorials and sports writing to newspaper management. He held the William S. Morris Professor of Newspaper Strategy and Management chair at the school and was a UGA Senior Foundation Fellow. Fink taught newspaper management and strategy, contemporary American newspapers, public affairs reporting, media ethics and editorial writing.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials that Conrad Fink either created or collected during his lifetime of news reporting and teaching journalism at UGA. Included are numerous articles that he summited to the Associated Press (AP) while covering Asia during the mid-1960s along with general interest stories about the U.S. written for the AP during the 1980s to 2000s. There is information about various newspapers around the country, their daily workings and the owners of these papers. There are also documents (1977-2011) related to the classes that Fink taught and the speeches that he presented along with galleys, reviews and other materials connected to books that he authored. In addition, the collection holds a large amount of both his professional and personal correspondence dating from the 1980s to 2011.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 20 series.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Conrad Fink papers, UA0003, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG: 2-18


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Associated Press
News agencies -- United States.
Newspaper columns.
Newspapers.
Students -- Correspondence.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Georgia. Records and correspondence
University of Georgia. School of Journalism
University of Georgia. Students

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Associated Press Stories from Asian UN

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11Associated Press Stories from Tokyo, 1961-1962
12Associated Press Stories from Tokyo, Saigon, Hong Kong, Macao, 1962
13Associated Press Stories from Tokyo, Saigon, Djakarta, 1962
14Associated Press Stories from Tokyo, Djakarta, Seoul, Pusan, Misamari (India), Tezpur (India), 1963
15-6Associated Press Stories from Tokyo, Seoul, 1963
17Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, Bombay, Rawalpindi, Okinawa, Bario (Malaysia), 1963-1964
18Associated Press Stories from Katmandu, Bombay, New Delhi, 1964
19-10Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, 1965
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21Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, 1965
22Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, Nong Khai (Thailand), 1965
23Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, 1965
24-6Associated Press Stories from New Delhi, 1966
27Associated Press Stories from Saigon, Tokyo, 1961-1964
28NBC Correspondence, 1965-1966
29News Story Drafts, 1965-1966
 

2. Associated Press 1980 and City Newspapers A

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31Anchorage, Alaska, 1983-1992
32Anderson
33AOL-Time Warner Merger, 2000
34AP , 1980-1982
35AP , 1983
36AP , 1984
37AP , 1985-1986
38AP , 1987-1989
39AP , 1990-1991
310AP , 1992-1997
311AP , 1998-2000
312AP , 2001-2009
313-14Athens, Georgia, 1982-2005
315Atlantic, 1983-1986
 

3. City Newspapers/Owners B-D

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41Baltimore, 1981-2004
42Bass, Robert, 1990
43Black, Conrad, 1991-2004
44Block, William, 1981-1993
45Bloomberg, 1995
46Boston, 1982-2005
47Buffett, Warren, 1983-1998
48Capital Cities, 1981-1995
49CBS, 1987-1988
410Central Newspapers, 1982-1998
411Charleston
412Charlotte, 1989-1998
413Chattanooga, 1998-1999
414CNHI (Community Newspapers Holdings Inc.), 1998-1999
415Chicago, 1982-2006
416Cleveland, 1981-1995
417Columbus, Georgia, 1985-1997
418Columbus, Ohio, 1991
419Copley, 1982-1992
420Cox Enterprises, 1987-2004
421Dallas, 1981-2004
422Decatur, Alabama, 1997
423Denver, 1981-2001
424DesMoines, 1978-1995
425Detroit, 1982-2005
426Dow Jones I, 1982-1989
427Dow Jones II, 1992-2003
 

4. City Newspapers/Owners F-J

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51Financial Times, 1997
52Fox, 1986-1995
53Gainesville, Georgia, 1984-1990
54-6Gannett, 1978-2004
57Gannett: 89 Papers and Still Counting by John O'Brien, 1982
58Gatehouse, 2007-2008
59Gaylord, 1994
510Gillett, George, 1983-1990
511Green, Leonard, 1997
512Grimes, Millard, 1982-1999
513Groups (Newspaper), 1981-1984
514Gwinnett, 1985-1998
515Harte-Hanks Communications, 1982-1999
516Hearst, 1982-1997
517Hackensack, New Jersey, 1982-2000
518Hollinger, 1998
519Honolulu, 1992
520Houston, 1982-2001
521Ingersoll, Ralph II, 1982-1990
522Joint Operations, 1982-1983
523Journal Register, 1997
 

5. City Newspapers/Owners K-M

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61-2Knight-Ridder, 1982-1988, 1982-2006
63Landmark, 1981-1990
64Las Vegas, 1999
65Lee Enterprises, 1997-2005
66Little Rock, 1982-1991
67-8Los Angeles, 1982-1992, 1982-2002
69Louisville, 1982-1986
610Macon, Georgia, 1983-2003
611Madison, Georgia, 1996-1997
612Marietta, Georgia, 1983-1995
613McClatchy, 1985-2003
614Media General, 1982-2001
615Media News , 1997-2002
616Meredith Corporation, 2002
617Miami, 1982-2000
618Milwaukee, 1982-2003
619Minneapolis, 1975-1997
620Monitor (Christian Science Monitor), 1983-2004
621Murdoch, 1981-1987, 1981-2003
 

6. City Newspapers/Owners N-R

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71Nashville, 1991-2001
72NeSmith, Dink, 1988-2003
73Newhouse, S.I., 1981-2003
74New Orleans, 1984-2002
75Newsday, 1983-2003
76New York News, 1981-2000
77New York Post, 1982-2004
78-9New York Times , 1978-1990
710Newspaper Acquisitions, 1981-1984
711Oakland, 1983-2003
712Oklahoma City, 1982-1995
713Orlando, 1992-2001
714Palm Beach, 2004
715-16Philadelphia, 1981-2004
717Pittsburgh, 1978-2002
718Portland, 1989-2001
719Providence, 1990
720Raleigh, 1990
721Reader's Digest, 1981-1986
722Red and Black, 1993-2006
 

7. City Newspapers/Owners S

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81Sacramento, 1984-1994
82St. Louis, 1983-2001
83St. Paul, 1983-1994
84St. Petersburg, 1985-2004
85Salt Lake, 1997
86San Antonio, 1984-1993
87San Diego, 1990
88San Francisco, 1993-2004
89Savannah, 2004
810Scripps-Howard, 1982-2006
811Seattle, 1988-2003
812Shaw, Ray, 1985-1995
813Singleton, Dean, 1986-2004
814Tampa, 2004
815TCI (Tele-Communications Inc.), 1996
816Thomson, 1979-2000
817Time, Inc., 1982-1997
818Times Mirror, 1982-2000
819Toledo, 2001
820Trenton, 2001
821Tribune, 1982-2000
822Turner, 1982-1996
823Washington Post, 1981-2002
824Washington Times, 1981-2002
825Williamsburg, 1983-1984
 

8. Newspaper Industry

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91Cost Control, 1978-1982
92-3Electronic Home Delivery, 1980-1986
94Freedom, 1982-2003
95Geographic Zones, 1981-1983
96Interest Zones, 1982-1983
97Jewel, Richard (Libel Suit), 1997-2001
98Other Competition, 1988-1995
99PM vs. AM (Afternoon vs. Morning Papers), 1981-1984
910Postal Rates, 1982-1984
911-12Production, 1981-1988
913Promotion, 1981-1989
914Promotion - Newsletter, 1983-1984
915Suburban v. Metro, 1980-1984
916Sundayers, 1982-1983
917Total Market Coverage, 1980-10-01 - 1984-03-03
918Unions, 1976-06-25 - 1984-09-19
919Videotext, 1989-12-15 - 1991-09-02
 

9. Selected AJC Stories

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101Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 1990-1991
102Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 1992
103Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 1993
104Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 1994
105Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 1995-1999
106Selected Stories from or about the AJC, 2000-2006
107American Press Institute, 2001-2007
108American Press Institute, 2007-2009
 

10. Cox Grant

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111Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 1989-1992
112Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 1997-1999
113Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2000
114Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2001
115Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2002
116Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2003
117Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2004
118Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2005
119Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2006
1110Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2007
1111Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, Budget, 2007
1112Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2008
1113Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, Budget, 2008
1114Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2009
1115Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, Budget, 2009
1116Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2010
1117Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, Budget, 2010
 

11. Cox Institute Morris Communications

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121Cox Institute Newspaper Management Studies Grant, 2011
122Cox Institute Newpaper Management Studies Grant, Budget, 2011
123Morris Communications, 1984-1990
124Morris Communications, 1991-1995
125Morris Communications, 1996
126Morris Communications, 1997
127Morris Communications, 1998-1999
128Morris Communications, 2000
129Morris Communications, 2001
1210Morris Communications, 2002
1211Morris Communications, 2003-2004
1212Morris Communications, 2005-2006
1213Morris Communications, 2007
1214Morris Communications, 2008-2011
1215Morris Communications Newspaper Strategy & Management Chair
 

12. Internships

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131Knight-Ridder Foundation Grant in Business Journalism, 1990-2006
132Gray Communications Plans for Internship, 1991-2003
133Internships, 1984-1986
134Internships, 1987-1997
135Morris Communications Internships, 1998-2006
136Morris Communications Internships, 2007-2008
137Army Internships, 2001-2004
138Army Internships, 2005-2007
139Bauer Award, 2001-2011
1310Fink Professional-in-Residence Program, 2003-2004
1311Foundation Fellows, 2007
1312Gannett Circulation Program, 2001-2007
1313McDougall, Pamela (Internship Support), 2007
1314McGill Lecture, 2006
1315McNeel, Harry (Harry Hodgson Fund), 2005-2007
1316NeSmith, Dink (Endowed Chair), 1997-2010
1317Wood, Chris (Endowment Proposal), 2005
1318Grady Fellows Tribute Evening, 2009
 

13. Class Material

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141Class Material - Acquisitions, 1978-1980
142Class Material - Acquisitions - Media News/Hearst/McClatchy Purchase of Knight Ridder, 2005-2006
143Class Material - Acquisitions - Media News/Hearst/McClatchy Purchase of Knight Ridder, 2006
144Class Material - Anti-trust, 1976-1984
145Class Material - Arts, 2008
146Class Material - Assignments/Checklists
147Class Material - Audience, 2008
148Class Material - Basics, 1992-2008
149Class Material - Command Performance (Leadership), 1976-1984
1410Class Material - Commentary, 2008
1411Class Material - Dollars, 2005-2009
1412Class Material - Ethics/Law, 2008
1413Class Material - Inside the Media, 1996
1414Class Material - Introduction to Print Media, 1994
1415Class Material - Law and You, 1981-1984
1416Class Material - Libel, 1981-1984
1417Class Material - Libel, 1983-1984
1418Class Material - Public Affairs I
1419Class Material - Public Affairs II
1420Class Material- Public Affairs III
1421Class Material- Public Affairs IV, 2008
1422Class Material - Science/Health, 2008
1423Class Material - Sports, 2008
1424Flagpole, 2008
 

14. Seminars-Center for Sports

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151Media Use and Readership of the Red and Black: Survey of UGA Undergraduate Students, 2000
152Management Seminars for College Newspaper Editors, 1992-2010
153Online Journalism Seminars, 2006-2007
154Ralph McGill Seminar on Journalistic Courage, 2007-2010
155Seminar Outline 2: Editing and Packaging the News
156Seminar Outline 3: Public Affairs and Beat Reporting
157Seminar Outline 4: Investigative Reporting/Writing
158Thomas, Jessica (Student Plagiarism Case), 2004
159Student Papers
1510Center for Sports Journalism and Society I, 2007-2009
1511Center for Sports Journalism and Society II, 2009
1512Center for Sports Journalism and Society III, 2010
1513Center for Sports Journalism and Society IV, 2010
1514Center for Sports Journalism and Society V, 2010-2011
1515The National Sports Daily, 1989-1991
 

15. Columns, Speeches

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161Column on Newspaper Management by Conrad Fink, 1989-1992
162Ethics Briefing by Conrad Fink
163The Atlanta Journal and Constitution: A Case Study by Conrad Fink, 1989
164Court Case: Macon Telegraph Publishing Company I, 1986-1987
165Court Case: Macon Telegraph Publishing Company II, 1992-1994
166Speeches/Speech Ideas, 1978-1983
167Speeches/Speech Ideas, 1985-1995
168Speeches/Speech Ideas, 1996-1998
169Speeches/Speech Ideas, 1999-2009
1610Correspondence , 1997-1999
1611Correspondence, 2000
1612Correspondence, 2001
1613Correspondence, 2002
 

16. Correspondence

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171Correspondence, 1998
172Correspondence, 1999
173Correspondence, 2000
174Correspondence, 2001
175Correspondence, 2002
176Correspondence, 2003 January-June
177Correspondence, 2003 July-December
178Correspondence, 2004 January-March
179Correspondence, 2004 April-June
1710Correspondence, 2004 July-September
1711Correspondence, 2004 October-December
1712Correspondence, 2005 January-June
1713Correspondence, 2005 July-December
1714Correspondence, 2006
1715Correspondence, 2007
1716Correspondence, 2008
1717Correspondence, 2009
1718Correspondence, 2010
1719Correspondence, 2011
1720Maps
1721Personal Correspondence, 1982
1722Personal Correspondence, 1994
1723Personal Correspondence, 1995
1724Personal Correspondence, 1996
1725Personal Correspondence, 1997
1726Personal Correspondence, 1998
1727Personal Correspondence, 1999
1728Personal Correspondence, 2000
1729Personal Correspondence, 2001
1730Personal Correspondence, 2002
1731Personal Correspondence, 2003
1732Personal Correspondence, 2004
1733Personal Correspondence, 2005
1734Personal Correspondence, 2006
 

17. Galleys

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181Writers Workbook, 1992-1993
182Media Ethics Galleys I, 1994
183Media Ethics Galleys II, 1994
184Media Ethics Galleys III, 1994
185Strategic Newspaper Management I, 1995
186Strategic Newspaper Management II, 1995
187Strategic Newspaper Management III, 1995
188Strategic Newspaper Management IV, 1995
189Writing That Persuades I, 1995
1810Writing That Persuades II, 1995
1811Writing That Persuades III, 1995-1998
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191Introduction to Professional News Writing, 1995-1996
192Bottom Line Writing I, 1999
193Bottom Line Writing II, 1999
194Sportswriting I, 2000
Sportswriting II, 2000
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196Sportswriting III, 2000
197Sportswriting IV, 2000
198Sportswriting V, 2000
199Sportswriting VI, 2000
1910A Philosophical Approach to Journalism Ethics -Review, 2007
1911What Does It All Mean, 2008-2009
1912What Does It All Mean - Background Material, 2007-04-21 - 2009-01-19
 

18. Publications

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201Bottom Line Writing, Reviews
202Inside the Media, Advertisements
203-4Inside the Media, Photographs
205Inside the Media, Reviews
206Introduction to Magazine Writing, Reviews
207Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Advertisement
208Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Correspondence about introduction
209-12Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Correspondence about full work
2010Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Correspondence about full work
2011Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Correspondence about full work
2012Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Correspondence about full work
2013Introduction to Professional Newswriting, Reviews
2014Media Ethics, Reviews
2015Sportswriting, Reviews
2016Strategic Newspaper Management, Advertisements
2017Strategic Newspaper Management, Reviews
2018Writing Opinion for Impact, Reviews
2019Writing to Inform and Engage, Reviews
2020Miscellaneous articles, programs
 

19. Resume, Photos

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211Conrad Fink Resume, 1982-2011
212UGA Service Record, 1999-2002
213-4UGA Service Record Documentation, 1982-2005
215Photographs, 1984-2008
216Mobile from office
217Awards
218UGA- Grady Department Affairs
219UGA Grady Departmental Affairs, 1983-1999
2110UGA Grady Departmental Affairs, 2000-2007
2111UGA Grady News
2112UGA Miscellaneous
2113Miscellaneous