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August/September 2003
Is McClatchy Different?
The Sacramento-based company, with its hip, high-profile CEO and no-layoff policy, has positioned itself as an alternative to the typical approach to corporate journalism. Does it deliver the goods?   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
Miller Brouhaha
The New York Times' Judith Miller has been pummelled unmercifully for her reporting on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But coverage of this murky subject has hardly been the finest hour for the news media in general.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Down with Top-down
The New York Times and Salt Lake Tribune implosions underscore the perils of the top-down management style. Is a more enlightened approach to running newsrooms on the horizon?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Important if True
Despite periodic spasms of concern over discredited stories relying on unnamed sources, the practice of granting anonymity has survived and thrived. Will the Jayson Blair episode reverse the momentum?   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Salt Lake Blues
A behind-the-scenes look at how an ill-fated deal with a tabloid cost two Salt Lake Tribune reporters their jobs, toppled the paper�s editor and caused the Tribune major embarrassment.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Upon Further Review
Support for the First Amendment has rebounded as time has elapsed since the shock of the September 11 attacks.   > read more
By  Ken Paulson
Letter from the Balkans: An Underreported Horror Story
Writing about the sex-slave trade is a dangerous assignment.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Correction   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Surf City
Using technology to enhance the presentation of news   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Wanted: One Good Ombudsman
Naming one would be a smart step indeed for the New York Times.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Does the Net Counter Consolidation?
How the Web may or may not live up to the FCCs diversity of choice claim   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Big Get Bigger
The FCC makes a misguided decision.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Releasing the Vince Foster Photos
The high court will decide whether the publics interest trumps privacy concerns.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Post-Scandal Assessment
The New York Times will recover just fine.   > read more
By  John Morton
Jessica Lynchs Story: A Little Too Perfect?
The Washington Post grapples with accusations that its coverage of Jessica Lynch came closer to government propaganda than the truth.   > read more
By  Steve Ritea
News Judgment Bogey
A reporter learns the hard way that not everyone has the movie "Caddyshack" memorized.   > read more
By  Dan Wilcock
Cant Beat the Meat
Headlines that result after a Pittsburgh Pirate takes a bat to an Italian sausage.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Errors on Air
If newspapers and magazines are expected to correct mistakes, what about television?   > read more
By  John D. Solomon
Journos Go Clubbin
Young journalists establish an organization in which they can network and freely discuss business issues.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Overexposure 101
This is the story of how one freelance journalist and adjunct professor--who has nothing to do with the New York Times--ended up on air at multiple radio stations talking about the Times crisis.   > read more
By  Michael J. Jordan
PBS Adds Flash
Gwen Ifill and Bryant Gumbel to traverse the country in search of "flashpoints" for their newest venture.   > read more
By  Dan Wilcock
Down to the Wires
Unipress: United Press International Covering the 20th Century

By Richard M. Harnett and Billy G. Ferguson
Fulcrum Publishing
368 pages; $50   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Comfortable Fit?
Though the Philadelphia Inquirer has had its share of recent issues, some hope that new editor Amanda Bennett will get things back on track.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
A New Day for Newsday
Long Island's Newsday recently said goodbye to Editor Anthony Marro who had been with the paper for almost 35 years.   > read more
By  Sofia Kosmetatos
A Choice for Troubled Times
The New York Times chooses Bill Keller to take the paper's helm after Executive Editor Howell Raines resigns in a firestorm ignited by the Jayson Blair scandal.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Clich Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Staffing the Statehouses   > read more
More on Jayson Blair   > read more
The Concord Monitor   > read more
Low-Paying Jobs   > read more
Online Issues   > read more