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May 2001
Dimming Beacon?
The effort to keep profits up during the economic downturn has led to belt-tightening throughout the newspaper industry. It's been particularly painful for Knight Ridder's Akron Beacon Journal, which suffered the first newsroom layoffs in its history.   > read more
By  Valarie Basheda
Leaving Readers Behind:
The Age of Corporate Newspapering

This article is excerpted from the book "Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Journalism," which is being published this month by the University of Arkansas Press.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel  Gene Roberts
Out of the Past
Forget glasnost and perestroika. Russia's harsh crackdown on the media is an unhappy echo of the Iron Curtain era.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Strange Bedfellows
A behind-the-scenes look at how some of the nation's top news organizations, normally fierce competitors, joined forces to recount disputed Florida ballots--while the Miami Herald conducted its own tally.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Bad Reaction
It's an assignment sure to wipe the smile off of virtually any reporter's face: the dreaded react story. Should these newsroom perennials be buried forever, or is there a way to make them meaningful devices for getting real people into the news?   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
Voices in the Wilderness
Completely overmatched by the Hollywood buzz machine, today's movie critics can do little to keep the masses away from insipid fare. But they can provide oxygen to the occasional art-house sleeper.   > read more
By  David A. Markiewicz
Frozen Out
Journalists must remember that politically incorrect views are entitled to an airing.   > read more
By  Mark Tapscott
Mr. Roberts' Project
And how it all too painfully anticipated the latest newspaper cutbacks.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
A Sacred Profession?
Not if almighty profits trump public service.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Virtual Wite-Out
Web sites need to think about how they fix their mistakes.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
From Silly to Shameless
With a few exceptions, the recent TV sweeps period brought out the worst in news coverage.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
A Faustian Bargain
Agreement on Earnhardt autopsy photos could lead to future press restrictions.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Why They Hit the Street
Newspaper companies that chose to go public are facing the consequences.   > read more
By  John Morton
On the Short End of the Alliance
Arkansas papers agree to an unusual cooperative arrangement.   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
How a Slew of Errors Made Page One
Sun-Sentinel apologizes for numerous mistakes on prosecutor's story.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
It's a Yak's Life
Furry Free Press mascot encourages kids to read.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Sports Survival   > read more
By  Charlie Tuggle
A Fine Critique, but What’s the Solution?
The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

By Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel
Crown Publishers

208 pages; $20.00   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Wired at Heart
Physicist-turned-journalist Chris Anderson becomes Wired magazine's new editor.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Anchor Adrift
Former Alabama TV anchor sues station for age discrimination.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
News Blackout
Mississippi station fires award-winning but low-rated news team.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
At a Price
Minnesota newspaper starts charging for some online content.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Save That Paper
Small New Hampshire daily shuts down, but is reborn as a weekly.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson