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February/March 2005
Under Fire
Journalists have been barraged by a spate of subpoenas to identify confidential sources and court decisions ordering them to comply. Investigative reporting could suffer if more ensue. Can the media fight back? Does the public care?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
In Control
The Bush administration has perfected the art of tightly controlling information. And it has paid no price for its disciplined, on-message, my-way-or-the-highway approach. The press might want to get used to it--this may be the template for future presidencies.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Dj Vu
In an eerie echo of the past, the American news media have drastically underplayed genocide in Sudans Darfur region just as they did a similar catastrophe in Rwanda a decade ago. But some individual journalists have done outstanding work.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Travels with Arnold
Covering Arnold Schwarzenegger can be fascinating--and frustrating. The popular actor-turned-California-governor is a phenomenon, not simply a political figure. Critical stories that would cause big problems for most public officials are apt to find little traction outside the world of political insiders.   > read more
By  Gary Delsohn &  Margaret Talev
The Ombudsman Puzzle
The relationship between the public and the media is troubled. It seems logical for a news outlet to assign someone to listen to audience concerns and analyze its news coverage. So why are there so few ombudsmen?   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
Letter from Baghdad: What a Way to Make a Living
Without a steady paycheck or an expense account, freelancers in Iraq spend their savings, stay in bring-your-own-sheets hotels and face increasingly dangerous working conditions--all for love of the story.   > read more
By  Jill Carroll
Correction   > read more
Dear JOUR371
A valentine, and some advice, for 18 terrific journalism students   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Breaking All the Rules
CBS document fiasco is a textbook case of how not to do journalism.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
News la Carte
An increasingly popular online tool lets consumers control their media diet, receiving headlines and summaries in a single location.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Evening News Blues
The nightly newscast needs an overhaul, not just tinkering.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Not So Privileged
A federal judges ruling is bad news for the media.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Another one bites the dust?
The possible sale of Pulitzer�s newspapers puts a former newsman in a nostalgic mood.   > read more
By  John Morton
Quitting Kabul
The U.S. media presence in Afghanistan continues to dwindle.   > read more
By  Kim Hart
Follow the Stat
A much-criticized Time magazine estimate of the number of people who enter the country illegally takes on a life of its own.   > read more
By  Ben Winograd
Stockpiling Journalists
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson lures lots of experienced, underpaid reporters to his staff.   > read more
By  Leanne Potts
AJRs 2004 Undistinguished Media Awards   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Which Came First?
High-quality newspapers tend to be profitable. But its not clear whether excellence creates profits or stems from them.

The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age
By Philip Meyer
University of Missouri Press
280 pages; $24.95 paperback   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

The Player-Coach
Everett J. Mitchell II takes the helm at the Tennessean.   > read more
By  Dorcas Taylor
Emulating Enron   > read more
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A Real Pioneer   > read more
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Getting the Picture   > read more
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