Take the Money and Talk Debate simmers over celebrity journalists' mammoth speaking fees. Time recently banned staffers from taking them. Critics assert they hurt credibility. But some who accept honoraria resent the assault on their free market rights.
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Are Journalists "Elitist"? Some of the big names in Washington and New York are, no doubt. But as in other fields, most journalists are foot soldiers carrying out decidedly unglamorous tasks.
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Kissing the Newsroom Goodbye Leaving the newspaper business to make more money is a time-honored tradition. But today new factors – a sense of shrinking opportunities prime among them – are contributing to the exodus.
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"How Do You Feel?" It's the assignment reporters dread: interviewing the victims of tragedy. Supporters of the practice say it puts a human face on disaster and offers therapy for the grieving. Critics say such reporting is insensitive, exploitative and unnecessary.
> read more By Fawn Germer