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July/August 2001
Moguls' Millions
Once you add up the salary, bonus, dividends and money from exercised stock options, the annual take of media company brass isn't too shabby.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
She's So Fine
Wall Street's media analysts have an impact on the way publicly held newspaper companies operate. Few are as high-profile as Merrill Lynch's Lauren Rich Fine.   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
The "Takeover" Threat
Newspaper executives say that the current wave of cutbacks are needed to keep profits--and stock prices--high. Otherwise,their companies may be swallowed up. Is that a likely scenario?   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Where Are the Watchdogs?
Today's Washington bureaus concentrate much more heavily on issues and themes than in the past. That's produced some sophisticated, provocative journalism. But is enough attention being paid to how the federal government spends our money?   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
Bully Factories?
A behind-the-scenes look at how researchers' disagreements, simplistic and sensational coverage and a host of other problems clouded public understanding of a major study of child care   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Interviewing the Interviewer
AJR's Thomas Kunkel turns the tables and asks the questions in a conversation with Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air."   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Hollywood Confidential
Suspended Hollywood Reporter columnist George Christy is a vestige of a bygone era in Tinseltown.   > read more
By  Catherine Seipp
The Accidental Spy?
A photojournalist, distressed that a "State Department" official has been examining his unpublished photographs, files a flurry of FOIAs in an effort to find out what's up.   > read more
By  Jeremy Bigwood
Targeting the Media's Anti-gun Bias
One journalist teaches his colleagues about guns by taking them to the shooting range.   > read more
By  Michael Bane
The Woman Behind the Microphone
Breathing "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The Conventional Wisdom Trap
Things are rarely quite as clear-cut as they might seem.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Brave Old World
Some online readers prefer   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Witnessing the Final Act
Broadcasters need to think through a decision to air an execution.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Government, Move Over
It's the public's right to decide if it wants to watch a criminal be put to death.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Getting in the Game
Newspaper companies hope to take advantage if the FCC relaxes its cross-ownership rules.   > read more
By  John Morton
No Follow-Up to the Hype?
Reports debunking the White House vandalism story were often played less prominently than the original articles.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
You Say Hemorrhage, I Say Attrition
Why are people leaving the Providence Journal?   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
How Pushy Is Too Pushy?
Florida TV reporter sued for invasion of privacy.   > read more
By  Natalie Pompilio
Attack Ads
Nashville's Tenessean goes on the offensive with the city's alternative weekly.   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
Neither Wind Nor Rain, Nor Hurricane...
Weather Channel reporters brave the elements and the "weather weenies."   > read more
By  Phil Kloer
Full Nelson
Investigative reporter Deborah Nelson leaves Post for the L.A. Times.   > read more
By  Lonnie Shekhtman
Life After Osborne
Longtime Morning News exec to retire.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Mentor in Motion
CNN's Evans leaves after 21 years.   > read more
By   Unknown
Not Funny
Controversy clouds Union-Tribune cartoonist firing.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Sending a Signal
The Austin American-Statesman creates a new position, AME/enterprise.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
"C" Change
CNN Headline News ready to launch its new edition Aug. 6   > read more
By  Marie Beaudette
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson