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October 1996
Independent's Day
One by one, family-owned newspapers have been gobbled up by chains. But Frank Blethen is determined to maintain family control of the Seattle Times. Can he pull it off?   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
Tales From the Trail
Journalists recall unforgettable moments of high drama and low comedy in presidential campaign coverage.   > read more
By  James McCartney
No Problem
Liberal magazines have all but ignored eithical controversies engulfing the Clintons.   > read more
By  Ken Silverstein
Walking a Tightrope
Journalists covering Wall Street have to be particularly careful to avoid conflicts of interest.   > read more
By  Kara Newman
Going to Extremes
Off-the-record word that Richard A. Jewell was a suspect in the Olympic bombing was enough to trigger a full-scale media frenzy. Some restraint would have helped.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Bridging the Gap
Professional journalists and journalism educators should join forces to strengthen both of their domains.   > read more
By  John Maxwell Hamilton &  Ralph Izard
Does It Matter, This Campaign?
Journalists seem unsure about how to make it interesting, or whether it is.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Just Say No
Richard Jewell-style feeding frenzies aren't inevitable.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
In TV, The Big Get Bigger
Consolidation of station ownership is the legacy of the new communications law.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
The Public Has a Right to See
The news media should have access to President Clinton's Whitewater deposition.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
The Taming of Killer Newsprint
Prices are heading down, and that's good news for publishers' bottom lines.   > read more
By  John Morton
Another Campaign Star Turn   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
A Resurrection in Arkansas   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Nothing Stale About This Parody   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
Customized Reports on Campaign Spending   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Farm Club to the Stars   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Vast Troves of Information About Information
The Sourcebook of State Public Records
The MVR Book, Motor Services Guide
The Sourcebook of Online Public Record Experts

All published by the Public Record Research Library, BRB Publications   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
A New Steward   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Bylines   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
Cliché corner   > read more
By  Suzan Revah