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June/July 2010
A Cram Course in Fact-Checking
Arizona State journalism students check out the veracity of the claims of the state’s political candidates.   > read more
By  Morgan Gibson
Speaking for BP
A former Alabama sports columnist talks about his move from journalism to representing the oil giant in the wake of the mammoth Gulf spill.   > read more
By  Adam Kerlin
Cleaning Up Comments
When readers spot offensive online comments on Gannett Web sites, Pluck Media Solutions jumps into the fray.   > read more
By  Alexis Gutter
Time to Slow Down
The lessons of the Shirley Sherrod fiasco   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Going Long
There's a substantial online audience for compelling, in-depth journalism-- and that's a good thing.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Keeping Track
A new initiative to hold California’s gubernatorial candidates accountable for their campaign trail pronouncements.   > read more
By  Morgan Gibson
Back to Chattanooga
Two months after the paper he edited in Virginia won a Pulitzer, J. Todd Foster returns to the town where his career began, this time as executive editor.   > read more
By  Abby Brownback
Cappuccino and Citizen Journalism
A New Jersey news blog moves its newsroom into a coffee shop.   > read more
By  Abby Brownback
On the Border
Despite the danger, the Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado investigates violence and corruption along the border between the United States and Mexico.   > read more
By  Karen Carmichael
Tracking the Junkets
A new Web site will keep a close watch on government travel.   > read more
By  Abby Brownback
Young Guns
Iowa journalism students do the digging at a new center for investigative reporting.   > read more
By  Abby Brownback
Capital Flight
Watchdog reporting is at an alarming low at many federal agencies and departments whose actions have a huge impact on the lives of American citizens.   > read more
By  Jodi Enda
Abandoned Agencies
The number of news organizations covering federal agencies has fallen since 2003.   > read more
By  Jodi Enda
Looking Up
Despite the massive gloom and doom of recent years, some media executives and analysts see brighter days ahead for digital advertising on news sites. The iPad could play a big role.   > read more
By  Bret Schulte
Going Respectable?
The National Enquirer got high marks for its powerful, solidly reported exposés of the bad behavior of John Edwards and Tiger Woods. But much of the supermarket tabloid’s day in and day out coverage falls far short of basic reporting and editing standards.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Playing Defense
News organizations are plotting strategies to protect journalists threatened for their tough reporting in regions dominated by organized crime.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Protecting Journalists
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project has begun a push to implement safety policies in newsrooms where journalists are at risk for the work they do. Here are some of the guidelines.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
No Comment
It’s time for news sites to stop allowing anonymous online comments.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Beneath the Tattoos
Despite the stereotypes, Millennials represent a huge opportunity for news organizations.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Let the Sunshine In
Network news must become much more transparent.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Challenging the Incumbent
It’s very tough to go up against an established newspaper on its home turf.   > read more
By  John Morton
Determining the Future of Local News in D.C.
Allbritton's TBD is poised to to join Washington's crowded news market.   > read more
By  Karen Carmichael
A Web-Centric Approach To Traditional Journalism   > read more
By  Abby Brownback
A Commitment to Investigative Reporting...
...pays big dividends for a small Virginia daily.   > read more
By  Stephanie Gleason
Bold, but Not Always Convincing

Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism

By W. Joseph Campbell

University of California Press

256 pages; $24.95 paperback
  > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

The Real McCoy
A Hall of Fame baseball reporter heads to the bench after his beat is called due to lack of funds.   > read more
By  MacKenzie Cotters
Enlightened Editors   > read more
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