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November 2000
Rush to Judgment
The New York Times uncritically embraced the outlook of investigators in its breathless coverage of the Wen Ho Lee case. As a result, the nation's premier news organization tarnished not only the scientist but also its own reputation.   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
Talking the Talk
As the nation's Hispanic population continues to grow rapidly, speaking Spanish is becoming an increasingly crucial skill in America's newsrooms.   > read more
By  Gigi Anders
Language Barriers
What guidelines do news organizations use when it comes to publishing or airing offensive language?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Crunch Time
Besieged by competitors, its audience shrinking, CNN shakes up its management team. But can its new leaders, all CNN insiders, find a bold new way to regain momentum?   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Yo! Read This!
The Philadelphia Daily News is a gritty tabloid with great sports coverage, attitude-laden headlines and a perfect feel for the tough town it calls home. But Editor Zack Stalberg wants more: He wants the paper to be a civic crusader.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
He's with the Band
How close to a source is too close?   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Difficult Times
The New York Times explains itself.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Vast Wasteland
Local news is increasingly hard to find on commercial radio.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Second-class Citizens
Olympic officials unfairly shut out online journalists.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Courting Trouble
The legal system is no place to sort out editorial disputes.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Suburban Sprawl
Reaching readers outside the city remains a vexing challenge for major metro papers.   > read more
By  John Morton
Late Night with Al and Dubya
Television talk shows have become mandatory stops for presidential candidates.   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
Media High   > read more
By  Greg Simmons
The Wrath of Bobby Knight Fans   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Football, Academically Speaking   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Too Trite and So True   > read more
By  AJR Staff
The Island-hopping Miami Herald   > read more
By  Suzanne Gordon
Call Again Later   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The Media Go to Camp   > read more
By  Jennifer Larson
Not Too Young for News   > read more
By  Nora Koch
Fighting Back Against the Media
Screened Out: How the Media Control Us and What We Can Do About It

By Carla Brooks Johnston
M.E. Sharpe

232 pages; $29.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Briefly...   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Boston Shoot-out
The Boston Herald, the scrappy, underdog competitor of the Boston Globe, added some muscle to its fight in September by purchasing a chain of suburban papers to compete head-on with the Globe for readers beyond city limits.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Belt-tightening Time
Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News offer buyouts.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Father and Daughter
Mike Wendland--the Mr. Tech of Detroit--takes his computer know-how to the Detroit Free Press.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
And Then There Was One lets viewers choose new anchor.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Bo Knows
He’s only the second Washington Post publisher who’s not a member of the Graham family, and the first to have an unpronounceable name.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
A New Alternative
Creative Loafing Inc. keeps it in the family, but also takes on a new, more traditional partner.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Speaking of Family
There’s just something about newspapers for the Hanson family of Alabama, which has held the reins of Alabama’s Birmingham News since 1910   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Hola Havana
Tracey Eaton prepares to open up the Dallas Morning News' Havana bureau.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Dotted Out
Count Novix Media among the dotcom casualties of 2000.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Around and About
Tom O’Hara goes from sunny Florida to snowy Cleveland   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson