The Sad Saga of Gary Webb The hard-charging investigative reporter's career imploded in the wake of his much-criticized “Dark Alliance” series about the CIA and crack cocaine. But while Webb overreached, some key findings in “Dark Alliance” were on target--and important. Last December Webb committed suicide.
> read more By Susan Paterno
Lee Who? With the acquisition of Pulitzer Inc. and its flagship St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
little-known Lee Enterprises becomes the nation’s seventh-largest newspaper chain.
What’s the deal with the Iowa-based company?
> read more By Lori Robertson
A Bright Future for Newspapers Stop hanging the crepe. A contrarian argues that despite those discouraging circulation numbers, the old behemoths are well positioned to thrive in the new-media world.
> read more By Paul Farhi
A Grim Foreshadowing? The accounts of four Iraqis working for Western news organizations who say they were abused by American troops in January 2004 sound hauntingly familiar to the horrors of Abu Ghraib that emerged four months later. But the episode has received little media attention. The government denies that the soldiers acted improperly.
> read more By Jill Carroll