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June 1997
News Lite
Network newscasts are turning away from traditional hard news in favor of entertainment, tabloid topics and news you can use. Is this an abdication of an important agenda-setting role, a desperate strategy for survival--or both?   > read more
By  James McCartney
Family Values
Newsrooms, notorious for their long hours and demanding schedules, are finding ways to make life more manageable for journalists with children via job-sharing, on-site day care and telecom-muting. But some are more family-friendly than others.   > read more
By  Chris Harvey
Fade to Black
When it comes to managing the news and keeping the press in the dark, the movie industry is in a league of its own.   > read more
By  Sharon Waxman
Extra Credit
The saga of four jailed Chicago men cleared of murder charges by a crusading professor and three female students made great copy. Far less attention was paid to the question of how the men could have been convicted and why they had to languish in prison for nearly two decades.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Readers, Editors Diverge On Ethics
A Charlotte experiment gives us something to think about.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
The Lessons of "Dark Alliance"
An editor makes the best of a bad situation by taking responsibility for what went wrong.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Covering The Routine For TV Stations
MVN provides video of accidents, fires and ribbon-cuttings for five Houston outlets.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
Time to Freshen Up Online Newspapers
Breaking news, not just recycled stories from the print product, will be essential.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Hiding the Identity of Potential Jurors
When do privacy concerns override the right to know?   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
In Praise of Young Guns   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Well, At Least They Like The Ads
A new survey shows newspaper readers think more highly of the advertising than the news coverage.   > read more
By  John Morton
Publishing Despite Hell and High Water   > read more
By  Carolyn Melago
"I Thought the Pope Had Died"   > read more
By  Kathy Kiely
Pulitzer Prizes for Online Journalism?   > read more
By  Ernest Sander
Everyone's a Journalist   > read more
By  Massie Ritsch
Memo to Writers: Don't Whine, Just Write
The Writer's Home Companion:
An Anthology of the World's
Best Writing Advice, from Keats
to Kunitz

Edited by Joan Bolker
Henry Holt   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Spring Backward
WMAQ's Carol Marin resigns in protest of the station's hiring of Jerry Springer   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
You're So Money
L.A. Times staffers complain about the paper's salary and raise policies   > read more
By   Unknown
A Premature Obit
The San Francisco Examiner celebrates its continuing publication   > read more
By   Unknown
On the Infobahn
Online content from Salon magazine will be syndicated to newspapers   > read more
By   Unknown
Now He Is the Hype
Rapper Chuck D. joins the Fox News Channel   > read more
By   Unknown
Cliché corner   > read more
By  Suzan Revah