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April 2001
The Reporter and the Hit Man
Len Jenoff told Nancy Phillips that he had arranged the murder of a rabbi's wife--at the rabbi's request. But the confession was off the record. What should she do?   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
The Real Computer Virus
The Internet is an invaluable information-gathering tool for journalists. It also has an unmatched capacity for distributing misinformation, which all too often winds up in the mainstream media.   > read more
By  Carl M. Cannon
Going Deep
Can a magazine featuring serious, long-form writing not only survive but make money in an era of celebrity and sound bite? The owner of The Atlantic is betting heavily that it can.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Apartheid's Aftermath
More than a decade after Nelson Mandela emerged from prison, South Africa's news media are embroiled in a bitter dispute about race. Do black people continue to receive second-class treatment from the nation's newspapers?   > read more
By  Keith Woods
Whither the Guild?
The Seattle setback is the latest reflection of the declining clout of the Newspaper Guild. Can new initiatives strengthen its hand?   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Newsman with a Cause
Charles Jackson worked tirelessly to get people of color onto the staffs of America¹s newsrooms.   > read more
By  Eric Newton
On Message
George W. Bush has been a schmoozer par excellence with the reporters who have covered him regularly. He's also a disciplined politician determined to control the media agenda.   > read more
By  Wayne Slater
My Night as a Bounty Hunter
A writer's search for a fugitive and the truth about his would-be captors.   > read more
By  Patrick Rucker
Profits Without Honor
Sky-high margins during a downturn come at a steep price.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Across the Great Divide
Students and teachers alike learn lessons at a training conference for Serbian journalists.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Hit Me, View Me
Confusing terms make it difficult to track traffic on the Web.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Point, Shoot and Ask
Does television hurt its coverage by using "one-man bands"?   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
A Delicate Balance
The Napster ruling underscores the importance of protecting both the free flow of ideas and copyright.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Don’t Slash and Burn
Newspapers need to practice good journalism, even in tough financial times.   > read more
By  John Morton
Burying News on the Op-Ed Page   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Fuzzy Math   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The Pitch from Public Utilities   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
The Ax Watch   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
War-Torn Woodstock   > read more
By  Carolyn Taschner
In the Trenches: Running on Sandals   > read more
By  Stephanie Doster
Are You Inexperienced?   > read more
By  Jason Garcia
First and Last in a Series   > read more
By  Ananda Shorey
Two Bombs Later, Still Publishing   > read more
By  Julie Goodman
Add It Up
You knew AOL Time Warner was a big media conglomerate. But did you know how big?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Not Easily Retired   > read more
By  Amy Coffee
Starting the Same Paper Twice   > read more
By  Jennifer Larson
Disintegrating into Dust
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

By Nicholson Baker
Random House

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

Walking on Principle
Jay T. Harris quits his job as publisher of the San Jose Mercury News.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner &  Lori Robertson
Addicted to Ink
Pete Hamill returns to NY Daily News; Jim Dwyer leaves for NY Times.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson &  Kathryn S. Wenner
Landing in L.A.
Steve Lopez, the Time Inc. editor-at-large returns to the life of a newspaper columnist, this time at the Los Angeles Times.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson &  Kathryn S. Wenner
Boston Breakup
Radio talk show host Christopher Lydon leaves WBUR after contract dispute.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
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