Anonymous Sources A flurry of inaccurate stories about O.J. Simpson based on unnamed sources has rekindled the debate over their use. Detractors say they hurt the media's credibility. Defenders say without them important stories would never be told.
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Out of Sight Producers are unsung, unknown – and essential to the success of television news-magazines.
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A Dying Breed The old-style city editor was tough and politically incorrect and sometimes cruel – but he usually delivered. He's giving way to people in suits who are better at strategic planning than covering fires.
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Small-Town Blues An E-mail message about “life on small-town
papers” posted to an online journalism group by R.D. Hohenfeldt of Missouri’s
Rolla Daily News:
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Keeping the Faith Adapted from the seventeenth annual Frank E. Gannett lecture, delivered by Los Angeles Times Editor Shelby Coffey III at the Freedom Forum in Arlington, Virginia, on November 2:
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