Are the News Media Soft on Bush? That much-ballyhooed
hasn’t been nearly
as tough on President
Bush as it was on his
predecessor. One key
reason: Bush’s controversies
have involved policy rather
than personal peccadilloes, and
the media have a much bigger appetite for the latter. But does
the weapons of mass destruction
flap presage a shift?
> read more By Rachel Smolkin
Baghdad Urban Legends How come so many people think weapons
of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, or
that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11 attacks? Are the news media to blame?
> read more By Lori Robertson
Bureau of Missing Bureaus Although television
networks have closed many
of their expensive foreign
outposts, executives say they
can cover the world just as well by dispatching reporters from central hubs. But critics say the shuttered offices come at a steep cost
to the public. What is the
future for foreign
news on TV?
> read more By Lucinda Fleeson
State of The American Newspaper G.A.s for the World Foreign correspondents
were once trained specialists who focused on specific countries or regions. Not after 9/11. They’re now likely
to be dispatched to cover conflicts virtually anywhere--and national and metro reporters are frequently thrown into the mix.
> read more By Stephen Seplow