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December 2000
Superhire 2000
Today's ideal journalism recruit should have a firm grasp of the basics, Web savvy, TV presence--and be able to write really, really fast.   > read more
By  Cynthia Gorney
New Courses for New Media
J-schools are tapping talent from other departments and from online newsrooms to teach survival skills for today's fast-evolving media landscape. But there's still a heavy emphasis on the fundamentals.   > read more
By  Chris Harvey
Resurgent Radio
Satellite and Internet radio are about to jump-start a medium that has lagged behind the information explosion.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
Slimming Down
Layoffs, buyouts and other cutbacks are taking place in newsrooms across the country as publishers deal with weakening ad revenues, rising newsprint prices and an ever-present demand for profits.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Local Heroes
The Firestone/Ford Explorer story was broken not by a major newspaper or network but by a Houston TV news investigative team. It took a long time for federal safety officials--and the national media--to catch up.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Feeling the Heat
When the subjects of negative coverage commit suicide, news organizations are apt to find themselves targets of intense public scrutiny--and anger.   > read more
By  Jacqueline Soteropoulos
Smoke Screen
Reporters covering the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk struggled to penetrate a barrage of disinformation that hearkened back to the unlamented Soviet era.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
The Greatest Scoop I Never Had
A Maine newspaper reporter recalls the decision not to publish a story about George W. Bush's DUI arrest.   > read more
By  Ted Cohen
Blowing the Call
The networks' election-night debacle is a vivid reminder that hunches aren't news.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Called for Traveling
Subsidized trips for travel writers: a bad practice.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Shrinking Local News Audience
TV tries to win back vanishing viewers.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
You Want Politics? You Got It
Separating the useful from the useless online.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
When Rights Collide
Is it OK to broadcast private conversations that were illegally intercepted by others?   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Ray of Hope
Can buying up suburban dailies and weeklies save No. 2 papers in metro markets?   > read more
By  John Morton
Election Night
This One Goes into Overtime   > read more
By  Lori Robertson &  Jennifer Larson
A Late-Breaking Campaign Skeleton
Bush's DUI arrest   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Small-Town Parade   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
Held Hostage   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
Mideast Bias?   > read more
By  Nora Koch
No More No-Frills Newscasts   > read more
By  Natalie Pompilio
Reporters Who Know the Business   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The Dark Side of Corporate Journalism
Drive-By Journalism: The Assault on Your Need to Know
By Arthur E. Rowse
Common Courage Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Peace at Last?
A new agreement moves Detroit's long and bitter labor strife closer to a conclusion.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Alive and Kicking
Canadian publisher David Black buys Honolulu Star-Bulletin.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Gonzo Online
Hunter S. Thompson joins ESPN.com as a weekly columnist.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Come Together
John F. Oppedahl leaves the Arizona Republic to become publisher and chief executive of the new San Francisco Chronicle.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner
Election Edition   > read more
By  Lori Robertson