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March 1998
A Scandal Unfolds
A behind-the-scenes look at the repforting that triggered the most serious crisis of the Clinton presidency. Part One   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
In the Midst Of the Whirlwind
How jounalists scrambled to chase the Clinton-Lewinsky story.   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Standards Are the First Casualty
Once again coverage of a mega-story was dominated by rumor, innuendo, undersourced stories and snap judgements. Isn't there some way to break this pattern?   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
The Intervention Dilemma
A powerful Los Angeles Times series on the mistreatment of children by their drug-addicted parents spotlights an ethical quandary : When should journalists shed their observer status and go for help?   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
Pat Robertson's J-School
Regent University wants to train Christian journalists to counteract liberal media domination. But after completing the curriculum at the Virginia campus, many students conclude journalism is simply no place for a Christian.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
What It Was, Was News
But when the Congressional Budget Office announced that the federal budget had been balanced at last, many newspapers didn't seem to think so.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The News: It May Never Be The Same
The flashfire coverage of Clinton moves us into a new era.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
There must be some alternative to jettisoning standards every time a mega-story comes along.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Radio's Hot, and So Is Thomas Hicks
The little- known mogul and his partners own five or more stations in seven big markets.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
A Great Way to Strengthen Bonds
Online news publications should take better advantage of the Net's interactivity.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
If You Upset Me, I'll Pull My Ads
Miami's mayor is hardly the first official unhappy with coverage to make such a threat.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Newsprint Prices: Rising Again?
If they do, it will mean slower profit growth for newspapers.   > read more
By  John Morton
From Woodbury, New Jersey, to Prime Time
The meteoric rise of newspaper magnate William Dean Singleton.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Gravegate: "Scandal" Before THE Scandal
How the media covered allegations that the Clinton White House was securing plots in Arlington National Cemetary of big Democratic donors.   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
Officially Speaking
How many named names were among the dozens of sources in this 3,400-word article? Officially? Four.   > read more
By  Jeff Gillenkirk
Monitoring Web Users' Whims at CSMonitor
The Christian Science Monitor's Web site asks its readers what they want to see on the site.   > read more
By  Dianne Lynch
A Lewinsky Lexicon   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Marvelous Mini-biographies of Journalists
American Journalists:
Getting the Story

By Donald A. Ritchie
Oxford University Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Miami Vice
A Miami Herald editor opening the mail has a surprise encounter with a cache of cocaine.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Billings Bound
New Republic Publisher Joan Stapleton marries the mayor of Billings, Montana.   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
In the "Public Eye"
Derek McGinty leaves NPR to join CBS' "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel."   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Bylines   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Cliché Corner   > read more