Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Newspapers Publishing “Weekend Editions”

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All provincial, municipal, autonomous region and plan-listed city press and publications bureaus, all newspaper publishers:

In recent years, a considerable number of newspapers have successively started publishing “weekend editions”, “weekly magazines”, “monthly editions”, etc., this is a heartening phenomenon in the newspaper sector, but, in the publishing of a number of newspaper “weekend editions” (including “weekly magazines”, “monthly editions”, etc., similar hereafter), it has occurred that the purpose of the newspaper is deviated from, and relevant management regulations are not observed. Hereby, the following is notified in relation to the issue of strengthening management over newspapers publishing “weekend editions”:

I, Newspapers publishing “weekend editions” shall strictly implement the originally determined purpose for running the newspaper, the editing and publishing of “weekend editions” shall be consistent with the purpose of the newspaper, at the same time as strengthening the ideological nature, readability must be strengthened, pseudoscience, feudal superstition and content in vulgar taste must be stopped, vigorous, healthy and beneficial content must be used to enliven readers’ cultural lives and stimulate the construction of a Socialist spiritual society.

Newspapers publishing “weekend editions” shall obtain the agreement of the controlling department of the newspaper publishers, newspaper publisher controlling departments shall strengthen guidance over the publication of “weekend editions”.

II, The publication of “weekend editions” shall abide by the following provisions:

1. The wording “weekend edition” or other designations shall be clearly smaller than the title of the newspaper, if it is necessary that the masthead of the newspaper in question appears again on the layout of the “weekend edition”, the font shall be clearly smaller than that of the masthead on the front page, to indicate difference.

2. On the day that “weekend editions” are published, the name of the newspaper shall still be printed in the top position of every page (or the newspaper name is printed together with “weekend edition”, the top of the page may not just carry the title “weekend edition”.

3. According to the provisions of Article 2 of the “Provisional Newspaper Management Regulations”, the running of “weekend editions” shall be consistent with the daily running of the newspaper.

4. In all cases where the page number of the day that newspapers publish “weekend editions” is different from the normal daily page number (for example, normally there are four sheets, when publishing “weekend editions” there are eight sheets), “today x pages and x sheets” shall be indicated on the top of the newspaper’s front page, the sheet serial number of that day’s newspaper shall be uniformly and sequentially numbered (for example, 1, 2, …, 7, 8 sheets). The newspaper of that day shall be distributed as one whole, “weekend editions” may not have an independent price, and may not be independently distributed or sold.

III, Where newspapers use extra editions or extra numbers to publish “weekend editions”, modification procedures shall be conducted according to Article 37 of the “Provisional Newspaper Management Regulations”.

关于加强报纸出版“周末版”管理的通知
各省、市、自治区、计划单列市新闻出版局、各报社:

近年来,有相当数量的报纸纷纷出版“周末版”、“星期刊”、“月末版”等,这本是报业的可喜现象,但是,在一部分报纸“周末版”(含“星期刊”、“月末版”等,下同)的出版中,存在着偏离办报宗旨、未遵守有关管理规定的现象。现就加强报纸出版“周末版”的管理的有关问题通知如下:

一、报纸出版“周末版”应严格执行报纸原定办报宗旨,“周末版”的编辑、出版应与办报宗旨相一致,在加强思想性的同时,增强可读性,杜绝伪科学、封建迷信、低级趣味的内容,要用积极、健康、有益的内容活跃读者的文化生活,促进社会主义精神文明的建设。

报纸出版“周末版”应得到报社主管部门的同意,报社主管部门应加强对“周末版”出版的指导。

二、“周末版”的出版应遵守下列规定:

1.“周末版”等名称的字号应明显小于报名字号,“周末版”如需要在版面上重复出现该报报头的,其字号应明显小于头版的报头,以示区别。

2.出版“周末版”当天报纸各版的版面天头位置,应仍刊登报名(或与“周末版”刊名同时刊登),不得在天头位置只刊登“周末版”刊名。

3.根据《报纸管理暂行规定》第二条规定,“周末版”的开张应与报纸日常开张一致。

4.凡出版“周末版”当天报纸的版数有异于平日报纸的版数时(如平日为对开4版,出版“周末版”当天为对开8版),应在当日报纸头版报头位置标明“今日×开×版”,当日报纸的版别序号应按统一顺序标出(如1、2……7、8版)。当日报纸应作为整体一起发行,“周末版”不许单独定价,更不得单独发行、销售。

三、报纸利用增版、增期出版“周末版”的,应按《报纸管理暂行规定》第三十七条办理变更手续。

 

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