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June 1998
Breakthrough On The Web
Salon's savvy blend of old and new media strengths has made it an online journalism pacesetter.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Blackout on the Dial
In much of the world of commercial radio, news has become an elusive commodity.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine
Many editors now feel that readily acknowledging mistakes can help strengthen credibility.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Too Much Information?
A profile of an illegal alien in Raleigh's News & Observer led to the man's arrest. Should the paper have revealed his name, workplace and immigration status?   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
State of The American Newspaper
Endangered Species

As the newspaper industry consolidates, the ranks of independent newspapers are thinning. Something special is being lost.   > read more
By  James V. Risser
News of Public Life Can Be Dull Stuff
But does it need to be, and what's the price we pay?   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
As Good and As Bad As It Gets
An outstanding Baltimore Sun series and misguided live TV coverage in Los Angeles take us to extremes.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
When TV Stations Venture Online
Local news is key, some executives say.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
The World Wide Web Never Forgets
The Net's awesome memory raises troubling privacy issues.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Will The Ticket To Ride Be Torn Up?
Some courts are troubled when journalists accompany the police on their rounds.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
A Move Fraught With Symbolism
Knight Ridder leaves Miami and heads for Silicon Valley.   > read more
By  John Morton
L.A.'s TV News: Pulling Away from Live Shots?
Los Angeles stations air live coverage of suicide, and a controversy ensues.   > read more
By  Patrick Rogers
The Sun Breaks the Silence on Shipbreaking
The Baltimore Sun wins a Pulitzer for its series on shipbreaking, a little-known business in which companies break up retired Navy ships for scrap metal.   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Score One for the Little Guys of Riverdale
The 14,000-circulation Riverdale Press wins a Pulitzer for its editorials.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
"It's the Story That's Most Important"
Columnist Mike McAlary of New York's daily News wins a Pulitzer.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
What in the World Was NBC Thinking?
NBC's "Today" airs a silly series called "Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?"   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Reporting From the World's Danger Zones
Looking for Trouble: One Woman, Six Wars and a Revolution
By Leslie Cockburn
Anchor Books   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Shattered Glass at The New Republic
How fabricating author Stephen Glass was brought down.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Hello Again
Mark Miller returns to Newsweek.   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Bylines   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Cliché corner   > read more