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At a Glance
Paul D. Colford is a newspaper journalist who covered the media during the so-called "newspaper wars" that lasted in New York City from roughly 1985-2005. Colford wrote the "Ink" column for New York Newsday until 2000 and then joined the Daily News and launched the twice-weekly "Hot Copy" column, which focused mainly on NYC's publishing industries — newspapers, magazines and books.
The collection contains printed material on the Daily News, New York Post, New York Newsday and The New York Times. It includes — among other ephemeral ink — the final edition of New York Newsday (1995), staff memos, financial data, trade press analyses accumulated at NYN and the Daily News, and printed programs distributed at memorial gatherings for NYN editor Donald Forst, NYN columnist Dennis Duggan and columnist Murray Kempton. It also contains company directories, announcements regarding key personnel, and research files drawn from a vast array of trade publications.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Paul Colford Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann, December 2022.