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January/February 2001
How They Blew It
A behind-the-scenes look at the television networks' dismal performance on election night.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Polled Enough for Ya?
News organizations subjected their audiences to a relentless barrage of polls during the campaign. Sure, everyone wants to know who's winning the horse race, but to many this seemed like overkill.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Playing Favorites?
As usual, there were howls of biased coverage during the 2000 presidential campaign. But often the tone was set by the actual dynamics of the race--and the ubiquitous polls.   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
Palm Beach Follies
Jockeying for position with the national media, worrying about her chad and longing for a real meal--the Palm Beach Post's new civil courts reporter recalls life in the midst of the whirlwind.   > read more
By  Kathryn Quigley
The Pulse of Paradise
After a new owner rescues it from a near-death experience, Honolulu's aggressive Star-Bulletin gears up for a battle against Gannett's dominant Advertiser.   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
Where Women Rule
The all-female leadership team at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune jokingly refers to its empire as "Amazonia." Does gender make a difference when it comes to management style and newsgathering?   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Raise Your Right Hand
My friend, the poet laureate of inaugurals   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Stop the Madness
It's past time for networks to stop calling states before the votes are counted.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Defying Election Law
Canadian programmer posts vote tallies on the Web before polls close.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Failing Grade
Most network campaign coverage was shallow and poll-driven. And then there was Election Night...   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
A Victory for the Public
A Montana court says settlement terms can't be kept secret.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Giving It Away
Will free circulation experiments pay off for dailies?   > read more
By  John Morton
A Glimpse of The City's New News Scene
San Francisco Papers   > read more
By  Susan F. Rasky
Ode to the Alternative Press
Poets turn to journalism to earn a living.   > read more
By  Victor D. Infante
Laying It on Too Thick?   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
E-mail Avalanche   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Duped by the "Do-Gooders"?
Checking out sources who claim to do good deeds   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
Two-Paper Portland
New twice-weekly paper to compete with Oregonian.   > read more
By  Nora Koch
Playing at Peeping Tom
Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture

By Clay Calvert
Westview Press

288 pages; $25   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

The Electronic Times
Paper names Michael Oreskes as assistant managing editor and director of electronic news.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Homeward Bound
New editors named at St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Orlando Sentinel.   > read more
By   Unknown
Island Ire
Reporter sues Hawaii governor after losing her job   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
California 24-7
Former CNN executive to launch statewide cable news network.   > read more
By   Unknown
Taking Over
The owner of the Boston Herald completes his takeover of Community Newspaper Co. and installs a new editor.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson