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May 2002
The Priest Scandal
How old news at last became a dominant national story ...And why it took so long   > read more
By  Carl M. Cannon
Bullying the Press
The Israelis have taken a very tough, sometimes violent, approach toward journalists covering the country’s aggressive response to the wave of suicide bombings by the Palestinians.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
On Their Own
The Pentagon’s secrecy policy has not only severely restricted access to unfiltered information about the war in Afghanistan, it has helped create an especially risky environment for the working press.   > read more
By  Peter Baker
Premature Obit
The nightly newscast, indeed network news itself, is on the way out: That was the tenor of much of the coverage of the Letterman-Koppel brouhaha. Here’s why that conclusion is so wrong.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Romancing the Source
The reporter-source relationship can blossom into something more intimate and more troubling, as evidenced by the Suzy Wetlaufer-Jack Welch affair. But other types of close ties between journalists and newsmakers can also pose nettlesome problems.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Maybe Not
Many commentators declared an end to the age of irony after September 11. Editorial cartoonists and humorists did take a patriotic break from criticizing the U.S. government. But the lull didn’t last long.   > read more
By  Alina Tugend
Unsung Heroes
They don’t get the celebrity treatment and the TV pundit gigs. But many lesser-known Washington journalists are doing sterling work in the shadows.   > read more
By  Nina J. Easton
What Do Readers Really Want? Respect
And shorter stories about redheads...   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Revising the Prize
Shaking up the Pulitzers based on one year’s results is a bad idea.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Advertorial with a Twist
The Laramie Project Archives is a revenue model worth talking about.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Root of All Network Decisions
ABC News’ crown jewel faces a formidable enemy: the almighty dollar.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Tailwind Lessons
Finding truth and context in wartime is a tough job.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Pretty in Khaki
The Wall Street Journal spruces up its pages with color and consumer news.   > read more
By  John Morton
Should the Pulitzer Rules Be Changed?
Some are wondering whether small papers stand a chance in the awards   > read more
By  Doug Brown
This Reporter's a News Machine
MIT invention aims to increase battle zone coverage   > read more
By  Fanen Chiahemen
Bad Play for a Great Photo
Freelancer appalled by use of her Palestinian children shot   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
Death Becomes Them
Obit writers convene to share art of their trade   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Newspaper Tax Strikes Out, Twice
Tax to build stadium doesn't get off ground in Minnesota   > read more
By  Burl Gilyard
Heartfelt Words About an Unforgettable Tragedy
Covering Catastrophe: How Broadcast Journalists Reported September 11, 2001

Edited by Allison Gilbert, Phil Hirschkorn, Melinda Murphy, Robyn Walensky and Mitchell Stephens

Bonus Books 303 pages; $24.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

A Perfect Fit
The Washington Post hires Pulitzer Prize-winning Buffalo News cartoonist Tom Toles to succeed the late, legendary Herblock.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Forever Young
Jane Scott, beloved octogenarian rock critic at Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, retires.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Time to Think
Former San Jose Mercury News Publisher Jay T. Harris is named a distinguished fellow at the Poynter Institute, where he will develop a program for senior media executives.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
It’s All Good
Lebanon, New Hampshire’s Valley News has a new managing editor--Jeffrey Good, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for the St. Petersburg Times.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Tackling Diversity
The St. Petersburg Times appoints former Clearwater bureau City Editor Sebastian Dortch to the newly created position of diversity officer.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Second Thoughts
Toledo’s WTVG-TV changes its plans to have the former mayor work as an investigative reporter.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Stories for Seattle
Katherine Pfleger leaves the Associated Press to join the Seattle Times as one of two Washington, D.C., correspondents.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen