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October/November 2006
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Online Exclusive » An online start-up lures two top political journalists.
Posted Nov. 21, 2006   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Judgment Calls
How top editors decide whether to publish national security stories based on classified information   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
The Pulitzer Cartel
Four large papers, long dominant in the Pulitzer sweepstakes, have tightened their stranglehold on the competition in the current decade. Why is that the case, and is there a better way?   > read more
By  Donna Shaw
The Limits of the Parachute
Many news organizations rushed reporters from far-flung locales to the Middle East when fighting erupted between Israel and Hezbollah. But there’s no substitute for coverage by correspondents based in a region and knowledgeable about its history and culture.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Cuba Countdown
Coverage of Fidel Castro’s illness and handoff of power underscores the challenges of reporting on the secretive regime and the island’s future.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Embracing Change
British dailies are trying a variety of new approaches in an effort to survive and thrive in a new media landscape. Are there lessons here for U.S. papers?   > read more
By  Frances Stead Sellers
Online scoops
In the era of convergence, the notion that newspapers would be “scooping themselves” by posting exclusives first is passé. But are there exceptions to this rule?   > read more
By  Donna Shaw
After months of saturation Plamegate coverage, the media couldn’t work up much excitement when the person who revealed Valerie Plame’s CIA role was identified.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Knight Moves
And the birth of a new institute for the future of journalism   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Artful Disguises
Sultans of spin masquerade as amateurs on citizen media Web sites.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Doing It All
Having the same person report and shoot the stories may save money, but at what cost?   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Self-Inflicted Wounds
Newspapers are grappling with real—and serious—problems, but they also have contributed to their own decline.   > read more
By  John Morton
News Councils Revisited
The Knight Foundation tries to jump-start a little-used media accountability tool. Just don’t call them watchdogs.   > read more
By  Bobby Carmichael
When a Reporter Becomes Part of the Story   > read more
By  Andrew H. Vanacore
Floundering at the Post   > read more
By  AJR Staff
When good people use bad grammar   > read more
By  Hallie C. Falquet
NSF: Not So Fast   > read more
By  Alia Malik
Take 2   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Quotes   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Giving a Forgotten Visionary His Due
The Man Time Forgot:
A Tale of Genius, Betrayal, and
the Creation of Time Magazine
By Isaiah Wilner
352 pages; $26.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Burgeoning Bureau
David Westphal oversees the melded McClatchy and Knight Ridder Washington operations.   > read more
By  Raechal Leone
Two Sides to Every Story   > read more
Unsung Heroes   > read more
Corporate Ownership   > read more