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June/July 2006
Surrounded by Singleton
Scooping up the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times gives Dean Singleton a mammoth cluster of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area and poses a significant challenge to the San Francisco Chronicle.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Hanging Tough
It’s crucial for the news media to stay resolute in the face of attacks from the Bush administration. Posted July 10, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Give Me a Break
It’s hard to work up much sympathy for the Chandler family members who are roughing up Tribune Co. management.
Posted June 15, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
AJR Sweeps National Press Club Press Criticism Awards
Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin wins in the body of work category, and senior writer Sherry Ricchiardi receives honorable mention. Senior writer Susan Paterno wins in the single-entry category for her exploration of the Gary Webb saga.   > read more
The Full Phil
The untimely death of a towering figure Posted June 14, 2006   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Pre-Internet Thinking
Why would the New York Times take a first-day approach to the Zarqawi story? Posted June 9, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Paint It Black
Little-known Canadian newspaper magnate David Black acquires Jack Knight’s first paper. Posted June 8, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Adapt or Die
As newspaper companies confront a challenging future, they are increasingly viewing their trademark print product as the engine driving a diverse “portfolio” that embraces other “platforms” such as Web sites and niche publications. Is this a strategy for survival?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Remaking the Front Page
As they struggle to stem the circulation decline, newspapers are taking new approaches to what they put on page one.   > read more
By  Donna Shaw
By the Numbers
Television has always relied on ratings to know what people are watching. Now newspapers can get statistics showing which stories on their Web sites attract the most attention.
Will those numbers heighten the tabloidization of America’s newspapers?   > read more
By  Jube Shiver Jr.
Rocketboom!
Episodes of a fast-growing, low-budget online newscast emanating from a cramped Manhattan apartment are viewed more than 300,000 times. Do Rocketboom and similar videoblogs pose a threat to the future of television news?   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Return of the Sob Sisters
Newspapers have fallen in love with long narratives about fatal illnesses and disfiguring ailments, particularly when they involve children. Many readers respond powerfully to these emotional sagas that, like the work of the sob sisters years ago, often offer lessons in spiritual stamina and redemption.   > read more
By  Stephanie Shapiro
Fighting Like Tigers
A conference explores how to protect sources in a hostile legal and political climate.   > read more
By  Jessica Meyers
Moving Boldly
Online Exclusive » Katharine Weymouth quickly makes her mark as the Washington Post's publisher.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Moving Boldly
Online Exclusive » Katharine Weymouth quickly makes her mark as the Washington Post's publisher.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Have a Little Faith
At last, the mainstream media get religion.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Getting Over Ourselves
The media landscape has changed irrevocably. Let’s accept it, and fight to preserve what truly matters.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A False Rivalry
They may not realize it, but print and online journalists have a common cause.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Breaking the Mold
Katie Couric’s shift to solo network news anchor represents a milestone for women—and an opportunity to attract new viewers.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Disappearing Act
The Bush administration is going to great lengths to hide information that once had been public.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
The Tragedy of Public Ownership
Newspapers have paid a steep price for going public.   > read more
By  John Morton
Celebrating the News
A new and expanded Newseum, set to open next year in a prime D.C. location, will honor the First Amendment and what’s right about journalism.   > read more
By  Jessica Meyers
A Call to Arms   > read more
By  John Carroll
“This Is Why I Do This in the First Place”   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Style Wars in Cyberspace
Copy editors take to the blogosphere.   > read more
By  Coral Davenport
Take 2   > read more
By  AJR Staff
The Long and the Long of It   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Quote Box   > read more
By  AJR Staff
A Memoir - and a Career Manual
A Memoir—and a Career Manual Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer’s Life
By Ira Berkow
Ivan R. Dee
304 pages; $26   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Cliché Corner
When President Bush shook up his staff this spring, journalists and Democratic politicos reached a consensus: He was simply “rearranging the deck chairs.”

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Correction   > read more
Clarification   > read more
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