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June 2003
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Times to Go

Raines, Boyd depart from the New York Times. Former Executive Editor Lelyveld returns as interim chief.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Media Mood Swings
When journalists wrote of a potential quagmire during the early fighting in Iraq, were they simply reflecting the realities of the battlefield and the views of active-duty and retired officers? Or did they make premature, facile judgments?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Whatever Happened to Afghanistan?
It's been relegated to the shadows since the media spotlight moved on. But whether the United States follows through on its commitment to rebuild the long-suffering nation has lasting ramifications for the war on terrorism and deserves journalistic scrutiny.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
All About The Retrospect
Jayson Blair charmed and dazzled the right people on his rapid rise from cocky college student to New York Times national reporter. But he left plenty of clues about the serious problems that lay beneath the surface.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
On the SARS Beat
Caution is the watchword for journalists involved in frontline reporting on the mysterious, highly contagious disease. Some editors are discouraging in-person interviews and implementing other health precautions to reduce the risks. Meanwhile, a debate swirls: Has the coverage been hyped or on target?   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Resurrection in Dixie
Five years ago the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Statehouse coverage was moribund. Today its nine-member bureau, the nation's third-largest contingent of capital reporters, provides readers with robust reporting on state government.   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh &  Charles Layton
Searching for Online Gold
Newspapers are trying a variety of methods to wring money from their Web sites. One increasingly popular approach is requiring visitors to register, in order to amass data to help boost advertising. But the paid-subscription model is losing favor.   > read more
By  Doug Brown
A World Without Journalism Reviews?
Like everyone else, AJR grapples with the recession.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The Jayson Blair Affair
Can the New York Times learn important lessons from its plagiarism/ fabrication scandal?   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Free to Blog?
Three journalists are told by their employers to cease their Web musings.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Maybe It's Not So Obvious
Everyone knows conflicts of interest taint credibility. So why do they keep cropping up?   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
No Campus Censors
Prior restraint acceptable in high school doesn’t apply to university publications.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Less of a Loss
The recent circulation numbers show a decline--but not much of one.   > read more
By  John Morton
Talking to the Wrong People
Salt Lake City journalists learn the hard way about lines that need to be drawn when big, tabloid news hits, and big, tabloid reporters start calling.   > read more
By  Cheryl Johnston
Defamation Twist
In New Jersey, an Asbury Park Press reporter turns the tables on the typical by suing a source for defamation.   > read more
By  Erik Sherman
The Price of Independence
It's not easy being a journalist in Cuba--the country ranks second in the world for jailed journalists and things are only worse after a crackdown this spring.   > read more
By  Rafael Lorente
Sticking It to the Man
The San Francisco Chronicle aims to improve its city one pothole at a time with its ChronicleWatch feature. City officials are less than pleased.   > read more
By  Michael Duck
Raucous Riffs on Rock
Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Edited by John Morthland Anchor Books 400 pages; $15   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Walking Off
Walker Lundy makes a surprise departure in Philly.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Moonrise
USA Today gets a new publisher, longtime Gannett man Craig Moon.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Breaking Through
Kent Ninomiya moves into a main TV anchor gig, one of the few Asian American men to do so.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Austin City Limits
Linda Austin heads to Fort Wayne, Indiana.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Really I Am
At age 73, Los Angeles TV journalist Jess Marlow announces his second retirement.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Baghdad Lad
Richard Engel jumps from ABC News to NBC, after his Iraq reporting wins kudos.   > read more
By  Sofia Kosmetatos
Healing a Newsroom
When the smoke cleared in Salt Lake, Nancy Conway was the Tribune's new editor.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Patriotic Coverage   > read more
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Not Doing the Job   > read more
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Fox Fan   > read more
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Good Dogs!   > read more
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