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April 2002
The Civilian Casualty Conundrum
Have American news organizations soft-pedaled the “collateral damage” of the fighting in Afghanistan? Or have foreign news outlets and academic studies grossly inflated the toll?   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
Dangerous Journalism
The death of Daniel Pearl, killed for political reasons far from the battlefield, and the attack on a convoy of correspondents much closer to the fighting underscore the hazards of covering the war on terrorism.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Keeping a Secret
The heritage of Daniel Pearl's parents   > read more
By  Alina Tugend
Taking Command
Martin Baron got off to a fast start as editor of the Boston Globe, honchoing a groundbreaking series on pedophile priests and aggressive coverage of the terrorist attacks. The former Miami Herald editor says he’s determined to improve the paper and raise standards. If the newsroom becomes a little uncomfortable, that’s OK too.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
If I Went Back...
Former top newspaper editors discuss what they would do differently if they got another chance to run a newsroom.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
The Art of Self-Defense
Media coaches show their clients how to cope with questions from the big bad press. Just what kind of tactics are they pushing?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Preparing for Disaster
Whether it’s terrorist attacks, hurricanes or school shootings, news organizations are much better off if they have detailed plans for covering catastrophe.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Generation Ignored
Medill’s Washington program learned that the media can reach young readers, if only they’d try.   > read more
By  Ellen Shearer
Midnight Madness
A discouraging episode for network news   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Being There
Reporting from the war zone--dangerous and essential.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Dot-Name Game
What’s in a URL? A lot.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Contractual Servitude
A handful of states have outlawed the dreaded noncompete clauses rampant in broadcasting.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
No Newsgathering, Please
In three incidents, photojournalists are told to keep out--and their film is confiscated.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
The Return of the Deal
A couple of newspaper acquisitions break the drought.   > read more
By  John Morton
Journalist or Diplomat?
New York Times column makes headlines, debate   > read more
By  John Bebow
She's Got the 'Survivor' Beat
Former cops reporter competes in TV reality show   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Lesson in Hard Knocks
Economy has newspapers cutting back on interns   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Stalking the Slooflirpa
Just-the-facts attitude shelved for some on April Fools' Day   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Words of Wisdom
The man behind the daily quote-of-the-day e-mails   > read more
By  Adrianne Flynn
Bad Hobbit
Columnist learns not to mess with movie criticism   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
No Good News About the News
The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril

By Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser

Alfred A. Knopf

292 pages; $25.00   > read more
Book review by  James M. Naughton

The Peripatetic Jim Bellows
The Last Editor: How I Saved the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency

By Jim Bellows

Andrews McMeel Publishing

368 pages; $28.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Smooth Succession
Gerald F. Seib replaces Alan Murray as head of the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Too Close to the Source
The revelation of an affair between the Harvard Business Review’s top editor and her interview subject roils the magazine’s staff.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
March Madness
A budget-cutting standoff at Portland, Maine’s Casco Bay Weekly ends with four of the paper’s five editorial staffers fired.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
The Wright Stuff
NPR’s Noah Adams takes a year off from cohosting “All Things Considered” to write a book about the Wright brothers.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
No Reel Complaints
Boston Globe film critic Jay Carr retires after reviewing some 10,000 films in his 45-year newspaper career.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Rich Opportunity
Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Rich Jaroslovsky leaves the paper where he started his career for a job with an investment firm.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
She’s Got the Beats
Karen Timmons is named managing editor of Scripps Howard News Service in Washington.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen