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August/September 2009
A New Foundation
Winter preview
The search for solutions to journalism’s crisis   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Filling the Gap
Web exclusive
California Watch, a new investigative reporting venture, is launching a beefed-up online operation.   > read more
By  Stephanie Gleason
Assignment AfPak
With the Obama administration making terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan a top priority, news outlets have stepped up their reporting presence in the region. It’s an extremely dangerous beat.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Risky Business
Pakistani journalists are trapped in the crosshairs of powerful factions in their homeland.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Build That Pay Wall High
Since there’s no indication that online ad revenue will ever be robust enough to support newspapers, maybe they’d be better off charging steep fees for online content or keeping material off the Web entirely and putting their emphasis on—gasp—that retro old print product.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
The Limits of Control
With journalists and their employers increasingly active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, news organizations are struggling to respond to a host of new ethics challenges.   > read more
By  Pamela J. Podger
Mastering Multimedia
It’s not enough to post some text and then simply throw some video into the mix. To keep readers’ attention and enhance the audience’s understanding, it’s critical that each ingredient in a rich multimedia stew is placed precisely where it makes the most sense.   > read more
By  Ronald A. Yaros
Three Icons Depart
Despite their obvious differences, Cronkite, Novak and Hewitt had something in common.   > read more
By  Kevin Klose
Daydream Believers
The persistence of myths underscores the need for relentless reporting.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Amateur Content’s Star Turn
The MSM’s ample use of unverified citizen material from Iran raises serious questions.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
So Old It Seems New
“60 Minutes” continues to focus on serious journalism—and it’s thriving.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Too Steep a Price
Newspapers must protect their integrity as they struggle to find new revenue streams.   > read more
By  John Morton
Don’t Mention My Name
Anonymous White House briefings have proven a stubborn foe for journalists trying to bring more transparency to government coverage.   > read more
By  MacKenzie Cotters
Journalism in Your Face
The award-winning Virgin Islands Daily News is committed to aggressive watchdog reporting.   > read more
By  Priya Kumar
Goodbye Without Leaving
A newspaper editor converts her investigative team into a nonprofit—with her former paper as partner and chief benefactor.   > read more
By  Priya Kumar
A Passion for News

Losing the News: The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy

By Alex S. Jones

Oxford University Press

256 pages; $24.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

The Real McCoy
A Hall of Fame baseball reporter heads to the bench after his beat is called due to lack of funds.   > read more
By  MacKenzie Cotters
He Won’t Miss Nossiter   > read more
Taking Issue   > read more
Silenced Voices   > read more