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March 2001
Ethically Challenged
Yet another spate of episodes of plagiarism and fabrication is raising concerns about the state of journalism. But a tougher and more candid approach to enforcing standards is also part of the picture.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
No Poaching!
News organizations tend to be outraged when other outlets follow up their investigations and fail to acknowledge groundbreaking work. But is there anything wrong with chasing a good story?   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
Can Salon Make It?
With rapid-response news instincts, provocative (if predictably liberal) political commentary and lots of sex, is the Web's preeminent independent venue for journalism. But is there a business model to keep it alive?   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
The Battle of Salt Lake
The management team running the Tribune thought it was on the verge of buying the paper from AT&T, but it was outflanked by Dean Singleton. Now the managers are suing their new owner, who they claim is a stalking horse for the Mormon Church--which owns the rival Deseret News. Call it the JOA from hell.   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
Middle Man
When longtime Seattle Times reporter Ross Anderson went on strike in November, he found himself at odds with a paper he loved, a wife he loved (a nonunion editor at the paper) and a Guild he was ambivalent about. As he struggled to make sense of it all, Anderson kept notes of his experiences.   > read more
By  Ross Anderson
Positive Reviews
An AJR/Ford Foundation poll finds readers are not as downbeat about their local newspapers as they're often believed to be.
Funding for this poll and article was provided by the Ford Foundation as part of its program initiative "Fair Play: Building Trust and Credibility in the News Media."   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
A School for the New Century
An entrepreneur makes a major investment in journalism's future.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
At the Crossroads
Overly aggressive cutbacks by newspapers during the downturn will hurt them in the long run.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Retooling Online News
They may be losing money, but shrinking dotcoms won't fade away.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Talk to the Box
TV uses video kiosks to gather a different kind of news.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Privacy for Sale
Should courts decide who can take pictures of celebrity weddings?   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Seattle Strikes Out
The Newspaper Guild is the big loser in the aftermath of the Times/Post-Intelligencer walkout.   > read more
By  John Morton
The Media Get Kicked Out of Class   > read more
By  Amy Reiter
Aiding a Surrender
Colorado TV news anchor helps Texas fugitives turn themselves in.   > read more
By  Ananda Shorey
This Paper House   > read more
By  Madelyn Rosenberg
Paper Sues to Silence Cyber Attacks
Former city councilman accused of slandering gay editors of California weekly.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Ethics Hotline
Loyola University Chicago provides service for journalists with ethical dilemmas.   > read more
By  Jason Garcia
WCBS Picks Many Partners
New York television station hooks up with U.S. News & World Report and others to improve coverage.   > read more
By  Amy Coffee
Retiring the Realist   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
A Treasure Trove of Tabloid Tales
“I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!”— A Colorful History of Tabloids and Their Cultural Impact

By Bill Sloan
Prometheus Books

255 pages; $25   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Seeing Red in Orange
Texas editor protests ad placed in sports column.   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
Newsday News
Reporter Roy Gutman heads to Newsweek; editors John Mancini, Debby Krenek and editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman join the staff.   > read more
By   Unknown
The L.A. Times Shuffle
City Editor Bill Boyarsky, other long-timers to leave.   > read more
By   Unknown
Changing Rules
Old-school sports writer Tom McEwen leaves the Tampa Tribune after a 40-year career.   > read more
By  Jason Garcia
White House Shooting
L.A.Times photographer joins White House staff.   > read more
By   Unknown
Basement Beat
Investigative ace Eric Nalder defects to the San Jose Mercury News.   > read more
By   Unknown
Editor Update
Editor news from across the country, including a new job for former Cincinnati Enquirer Editor Lawrence K. Beaupre.   > read more
By   Unknown
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Getting It Right
THIS IS AN OPEN LETTER from Professor Gorney to the students at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.   > read more
By  Cynthia Gorney