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January/February 1998
Into The Fray
James Fallows wrote a searing, highly publicized indictment of contemporary journalism. Now, as editor of U.S. News & World Report, he's putting his ideas into practice. It's been an exhilarating, if bumpy, ride.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Getting the Picture
Women are coming to the fore in the long male-dominated field of photojournalism.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
A Stylish Start-up
A new monthly magazine called Capital Style made its debut in October. AJR takes a behind-the-scenes look at a magazine launch.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Without a Rule Book
Cyberspace presents journalists with an entirely new set of ethical dilemmas.   > read more
By  Dianne Lynch
A Natural Tension in A Year of Dialogue
Journalism is churning with reformist impulses.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Nicer, Sure, But Not Too Much Nicer
Journalists should lose the cynicism but not revert to the cozy ways of the past.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
L.A.: The TV News Trend-Setter
It's turned the "live interrupt" into an art form.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
Video Comes to The World Wide Web   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Keeping Jurors' Lips Sealed
A federal judge orders a jury not to grant interviews about its deliberations.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Expensive, Yes, But Well Worth It
McClatchy's acquisition of Minneapolis' Star Tribune should turn out to be a wise investment.   > read more
By  John Morton
Phantom Freelancers at the L.A. Times?
The paper's editorial business manger is charged with stealing $800,000 from his employer.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
The Grand Forks Herald's Road to Recovery
The North Dakota paper battles back after a massive flood.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Sweeping Away the Local TV News Series
TV news directors are abandoning the multipart series.   > read more
By  Patrick Rogers
Finding Grace in the Face of Tragedy
Letter from Pearl   > read more
By  Natalie Pompilio
Tennessee Officials and the Cookie Monster
A journalist battles to gain access to public records in Cookeville, Tennessee.   > read more
By  Don Walker
TV: Love it or Loathe it, We Can't Leave It
The More You Watch,
The Less You Know

By Danny Schechter
Seven Stories Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
The Inky Deconstructs Mogadishu
Mark Bowden of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes a month-long, chapter-by-chapter series on the Somalia battle.   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Bylines   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Cliché Corner   > read more