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March 2000
Get Big or Get Out
Size matters in cyberspace. That fact, and the advent of faster, smoother Internet access, are fueling the recent wave of alliances of big media players.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
The Dotcom Brain Drain
Print journalists are heeding the siren song of the Internet.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Riding High
In November 1994, AJR reported on Editor Sandra Mims Rowe's ambitious plans for transforming Portland's Oregonian. A second look reveals a reinvigorated newspaper with a penchant for world-class enterprise reporting.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Evaluating The Toolbox
The public journalism movement has had a major impact on the way some news organizations approach election coverage. Which techniques have proven successful?   > read more
By  Philip Meyer
The Authenticity Beat
To the news media, the way presidential candidates interact with them has become an important tool for assessing character.   > read more
By  Craig Gilbert
The Search for Judy from Moody
Pursuing rumors about candidates' pasts can be tedious and unrewarding.   > read more
By  Pete Slover
After the Wall
Communication between newspapers' editorial and business sides is far more prevalent than in the past. That's not necessarily a bad thing.   > read more
By  Don Campbell
A Conspiracy of Silence?
The news media gave low-key coverage to a civil jury's finding that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed in a government plot--perhaps for good reason.   > read more
By  Ruben Castaneda
Beyond the Formula
Fire victims’ harrowing tales can be more compelling than just the facts.   > read more
By  John Lenger
Speed Melted the News, and Me
With virtual events, we had to get to virtual news.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Playing Too Much Defense
Candidates should open themselves up to the news media and the public.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Attack of the Killer Ads
Obnoxious, intrusive advertising is a growing problem on the Internet.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
A Marriage Made in Cyberspace
Will AOL Time Warner be the prototype 21st-century new-media company?   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
A Missed Opportunity
The Supreme Court backs away from a chance to clarify when national security trumps a FOIA request.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Targeting a Captive Audience
Mass transit passengers receive free copies of Philadelphia’s new daily.   > read more
By  John Morton
Close the Records or Lose the Money   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
Photographers Find Strength in Numbers   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
AJR Asks
What words or phrases are you most proud of working into a story?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
www.public-i.org
The Center for Public Integrity is beefing up its Web site, The Public i.   > read more
By  Kimberly Marselas
Too Good to Omit   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Rivalry Aside...   > read more
By  Jon Marcus
We’ll Just Do It Ourselves   > read more
By  Bonnie Bressers
Germans Cash In   > read more
By  Carter Dougherty
Artful Snippets on a Somewhat Noble Profession
Crusaders, Scoundrels, Journalists:
The Newseum’s Most Intriguing Newspeople

Edited by Eric Newton
Times Books
399 pages; $35   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Brief Tenure, Sudden Exit
After eight months as executive editor of the Daily Oklahoman, Stan Tiner is out of a job.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
A True Leader
Lee Hills was the quintessential newspaperman, and it’s memories of those qualities that the journalist, who died February 3 of congestive heart failure, leaves behind.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Shock Jock Slander?
A slander suit filed by a Blade staff writer in Toledo charges a WVKS radio host with making defamatory statements.   > read more
By   Unknown
Same Differences
Citing the familiar refrain of "differences with the publisher," Steven A. Smith resigns as editor of the Gazette in Colorado Springs.   > read more
By   Unknown
The Forecast: Way Cool
A cool front is sweeping across the Weather Channel, bringing more live coverage, a new set and funkier graphics.   > read more
By   Unknown
Listening to the Listener
After 23 years at the Washington Post and 12 in television, Juan Williams is ready for a full-time gig in radio.   > read more
By   Unknown
Giving Up Food
When Phyllis C. Richman began reviewing restaurants for the Washington Post in 1976, “we’d never heard of balsamic vinegar, and the top restaurants in town served canned vegetables."   > read more
By  Lori Robertson &  Carol Guensburg
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson