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April/May 2006
The Philadelphia Deal
Local businessmen are buying the Inquirer and Daily News. They’re sounding all the right notes, but conflicts of interest loom. Posted May 24, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Party’s Over
It’s time to shut down the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Posted May 3, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
In Praise of Investigative Reporting
It’s not only important, it’s also good business. Posted May 1, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Winning Winners
A particularly impressive line-up of Pulitzer recipients underscores the enduring importance of the nation’s much-maligned newspapers. Posted April 17, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Confidentiality Crisis
How can journalists protect their sources—and themselves—in a hostile legal environment? Posted April 4, 2006   > read more
By  Jessica Meyers
Free at Last
Kidnapped journalist Jill Carroll is released in Iraq. Posted March 30, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Too Transparent?
It’s healthy for news organizations to be much more open about their decision making than they have been in the past. But in response to relentless pounding from bloggers and other critics, is the transparency movement getting out of hand?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Out of Reach
Extreme danger has made it very difficult for Western journalists to move around in Iraq. One casualty has been coverage of the lives of ordinary Iraqis.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
A View from the Embassy
A former press attaché at the American embassy in Baghdad hands out generally high marks to reporters covering embattled Iraq and explains why the situation is so difficult to penetrate for journalists and diplomats alike.   > read more
By  Robert J. Callahan
White Knights
Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau has distinguished itself with cutting-edge reporting on everything from Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction to coal mine safety. Sadly, many of its best efforts have been ignored by the national newspapers and the networks. New owner McClatchy says it admires the work and wants it to continue in a merged bureau.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Center Stage
The Internet has become an integral part of the way newspapers distribute their content, a phenomenon that’s only going to increase. AJR's senior editor takes a firsthand look at four papers’ Web operations.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Naming Names
Newsrooms are struggling with the dilemma of whether to use the names of illegal immigrants. Anonymous sources are under fire as threats to credibility. Yet identifying undocumented immigrants could lead to their deportation.   > read more
By  Lucy Hood
Online Opposition
In the face of the king’s crackdown on the news media, Nepal’s journalists are fighting back via the Internet.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Correction   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Clarification   > read more
By  AJR Staff
What You Don’t Know
The Bush administration’s penchant for secrecy   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The Knight Ridder Fade-out
A once-great newspaper chain reaches the end of the line.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Coping with Jerk Swarms
How should the mainstream media deal with abusive posts?   > read more
By  Barb Palser
For Sale
A Wisconsin radio station sells the naming rights to its newsroom.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Giving Offense
When religious beliefs, good taste and freedom of expression collide   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Transforming a Newspaper
Otis Chandler had a huge and positive impact on the Los Angeles Times   > read more
By  John Morton
Blocked Out
The Block family shutters its newspapers’ Washington bureau.   > read more
By  Jodi Enda
The Steve Smith Explosion   > read more
By  Robin T. Reid
Stern Watchdog
How Copley’s Marcus Stern exposed a corrupt congressman   > read more
By  Jessica Meyers
Into the Limelight   > read more
By  Jessica Meyers
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Take 2   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Quote Box   > read more
By  AJR Staff
An Intimate, Inside Look At Covering War
Tell Them I Didn’t Cry: A Young Journalist’s Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq
By Jackie Spinner with Jenny Spinner Scribner
288 pages; $23   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
No Morality Play   > read more
Truth Matters   > read more
Say “No” to Waivers   > read more
I Didn't Say It   > read more
Howling into Cyberspace   > read more
Art with an Agenda   > read more
Rethinking “Person of Interest”   > read more