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September 1999
Shifting Into Overdrive
The newsmagazines scrambled big time after learning close to--and in one case after--deadline that John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane was missing.   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
An Uncertain Future
Can George magazine stay in business without its founder?   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
A Ticket To Hell
That's what powerful reporting can mean for Africa's embattled journalists, who face harsh reprisals from government and rebel factions in many of the continent's countries.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
The Old-Fashioned Way
There's no hyping up or dumbing down at Wichita's KAKE-TV. Its thoughtful, straightforward approach to local news is attracting national plaudits.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
The Death of the JOA
City by city, paper by paper, an experiment aimed at saving newspapers is withering away.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Ventura Highway
When it comes to the news media, Minnesota's high-profile governor takes a my-way-or-the-highway approach. Has that led to softball coverage?   > read more
By  Jack B. Coffman
State of The American Newspaper
Then and Now

Softer news, fewer quirks and twice the space: A major new survey reveals how papers have changed--for better and worse.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
A Harsh Landscape for Journalism
The lofty ideals of the American media can seem awfully remote to Bosnia’s beleaguered reporters and editors.   > read more
By  Rosemary Armao
A Good Teacher Can Last Forever
Carl Stepp has a reach that is national, and like a deep spring.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
When Too Much is OK
Some big stories merit saturation coverage.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Punishing the Ethically Challenged
A Chattanooga station’s sales pitch spawns calls for industry sanctions.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
Media Giants Create Web Gateways
"Portals" provide local news, shopping, chat rooms and more.   > read more
By  David Carlson
Cracking Down on Covert Media Taping
California’s highest court rules ABC was wrong to secretly record a telepsychic’s conversation.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Reflecting Their Diverse Audiences
Savvy newspapers cater to immigrants with non- English editions.   > read more
By  John Morton
Too Much Cheerleading on the Editorial Page?
An editorial page editor's efforts to bring a retired aircraft carrier to Tampa have prompted questions about a newspaper's proper role.   > read more
By  Tricia Eller
Adding Low-watt Stations to the FM Dial   > read more
By  Kevin McNulty
The Bucking Bronco Beat   > read more
By  Tricia Eller
AJR Asks: What is your favorite Web discovery?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Saying Adios to UPI’s Spanish Wire   > read more
By  Martin McReynolds
The Daily Media Dish Online   > read more
By  Kimberly Marselas
A Go-between Guy   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
One of the Originals   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Two Papers, One Tiny Town   > read more
By  Tricia Eller
The Columnist Vs. the Cop   > read more
By  Jon Marcus
Familiar Terrain, Important Insights
Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media

By Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
Century Foundation Press
193 pages; $24.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Using the Web on the Beat
A Journalist’s Guide to the Internet: The Net as a Reporting Tool
By Christopher Callahan
Allyn and Bacon
126 pages; $21

Find It Online: The Complete Guide to Online Research
By Alan M. Schlein
Facts on Demand Press
506 pages; $19.95   > read more
Book review by  Tom Boyer

Back to School
A Chicago Sun-Times columnist heads to a teaching job in the inner-city schools.   > read more
By  Tricia Eller
Too Close For Comfort?
A.H. Belo Corp's purchase a small stake in the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks and its initial story on the development trigger upheaval in the newsroom of the company's flagship, the Dallas Morning News.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Trading Places
Jane magazine throws a contest to allow winning readers to switch jobs with its editor in chief, Jane Pratt.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Another One Bites the Dust
The Indianapolis News is scheduled to fold October 1, after 130 years.   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Globe Gets a New Publisher
Boston Globe staffers suddenly found themselves with a new publisher July 12 when the New York Times Co. fired Benjamin B. Taylor, replacing him with a Times vice president, Richard H. Gilman.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Here and There
Jonathan Landman, editor of the New York Times' Week in Review, steps up as Metro editor.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson