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October 2001
Meeting the Challenge
Under wrenching circumstances, the American news media covered the horrific events of September 11 impressively and valiantly.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
"We have a breaking story..."
The trauma of September 11 began unfolding for many Americans on the network morning shows.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
"The cloud rolled toward us, and we had to run."
A Washington Post reporter recounts the tumultuous first hour after the World Trade Center bombing.   > read more
By  Barton Gellman
"The simple act of getting to work was an ordeal."
As local reporters scrambled to cover the biggest story of their lifetimes, they encountered massive obstacles while trying to navigate New York City.   > read more
By  Alina Tugend
An Unforgettable Picture
When he took his much-showcased photo of people hanging out of the World Trade Center's burning tower, Jeff Christensen had no idea just how powerful an image it was.   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
The Biggest Story
A firsthand look at how the Chicago Tribune geared up to cover the carnage of September 11, 2001   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Getting the Picture
Television photojournalists shot dramatic footage at the bombed-out Pentagon. They were capturing history. They know they will pay an emotional price.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Bailing Out
Thanks to lucrative buyout offers and stock options, some top newspaper editors are walking away from their jobs prematurely. Some are driven off by fierce profit pressures, while others are just ready for second careers.   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
The End of the Digital Gold Rush
In chronicling the dizzying rise and fall of the Bay Area's online journalism economy, a San Francisco writer realizes that she has lived the story.   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
With a heavy emphasis on government, foreign affairs and culture, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” is television’s bastion of long-form serious news and civil dialogue.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Loose Lips
Offensive comments in a magazine interview stir up a variety of woes for Hollywood’s editor-player.   > read more
By  Catherine Seipp
Evil in Real Time
Watching an unimaginable tragedy unfold   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Rising to the Occasion
The trauma of September 11 underscores journalism's vital role.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Charging for online content may not be as poor a strategy as it's often depicted.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Behind the Lens
A documentary reveals how local TV news is made--and it’s not always easy to watch.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
What’s in a Name?
The outcome in the Vanessa Leggett case could affect a journalist’s privilege.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Going Local
A new breed of free papers springs up in cities with already-established dailies.   > read more
By  John Morton
Not So Easy to Turn on New York Times TV   > read more
By  Janet Kolodzy
Over the Transom   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Paper Buildings
Could we possibly start seeing the words “posh” and “newspaper offices” in the same sentence?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Chung vs. Condit
ABC’s Connie Chung won the battle of the get, landing an interview with U.S. Rep. Gary Condit. Her half-hour, unedited talk with Condit on August 23 marked the first time the public could see the California congressman respond to questions about his relationship with Chandra Levy and what he might know about her disappearance on April 30. AJR Assistant Managing Editor Lori Robertson talked with Chung about the interview.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
...And Counting   > read more
By  Lonnie Shekhtman
It’s My Source and I’ll Sue If I Want To   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
A One-Man Grad School   > read more
By  Laura Castañeda
It Was All About Sex
One Scandalous Story: Clinton, Lewinsky, and Thirteen Days That Tarnished American Journalism
By Marvin Kalb
The Free Press
288 pages; $25.00   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Bayward Bayless
Outspoken sports columnist Skip Bayless resigns from the Chicago Tribune after nearly three-and-a-half years, citing frustration with format changes at the paper, and sets up shop at the San Jose Mercury News.   > read more
By  Shannon Canton
He’ll Bee There
David Holwerk, one-time editorial page editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, gives up his job as editor of Duluth, Minnesota’s News Tribune to return to leading the editorial page, this time at the Sacramento Bee.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Back in Business
McGraw-Hill, publisher of BusinessWeek magazine, lands former CNN business news athlete Bill Tucker as host and managing editor of its new syndicated Sunday morning half-hour television show, “BusinessWeek.”   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
General Commentator
Retired Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark, former supreme allied commander in Europe, joins CNN as a military analyst.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Bennett Goes Bluegrass
The Lexington Herald-Leader gets its second female top editor, as Amanda Bennett, former managing editor/enterprise at Portland’s Oregonian, takes up where Pam Luecke left off.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Back to the Beltway
Mother Jones re-establishes its presence in the nation's capital by hiring investigative journalist Bill Hogan as its Washington editor.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
President Pressley
Members of the National Association of Black Journalists elect Condace Pressley as the organization’s fourth woman president.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Around & About
ABC News snags Time reporter Tamala Edwards for its White House beat, where she joins chief White House correspondent Terry Moran.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliche Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson