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January/February 2000
Safety First
There's a growing sentiment that TV news operations must be careful that their coverage of hostage situations and the like doesn't endanger lives.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Death in Vegas
The fatal drug overdose and the suicide of two respected staffers stunned the Las Vegas Review-Journal's newsroom. The way the paper covered the tragedies raised serious questions.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Going Live
Newspaper Web sites are increasingly providing staff-produced breaking news. Their local TV counterparts are lagging far behind.   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
The Best Investigative Reporter You've Never Heard Of
Robert Friedman has been way out front in coverage of the Russian mob in the U.S.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Details, Details
Meticulous, exhaustive reporting is as essential to compelling narrative journalism as sparkling prose.   > read more
By  Brad Reagan
Film Dour
“The Insider” reflects the public’s disenchantment with the news media. But it falls victim to some of the field’s flaws.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
The State of The American Newspaper:
Down and Out in L.A.

Mark Willes’ “new and improved” Los Angeles Times was going to be the model of the modern newspaper. It became instead a California bad dream. Here’s how it happened.   > read more
By  William Prochnau
A Contract with the Media
Journalists have an obligation to the people. What about the other way around?   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Many Words Later, Time To Pause
Roberts-Kunkel series on newspapers will echo into the future.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Leaping Before Looking
A San Antonio debacle underscores the perils of moving too fast   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Asking the Tough Questions
Debate over a controversial interview with Pete Rose puts the spotlight on sports journalism.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
Cloudy Crystal Balls
Predicting the media's future isn't as easy as it seems.   > read more
By  David Carlson
Don't Pop That Cork
The Food Lion verdict was hardly a total victory for the news media.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
The Emergence of Convergence
The Web drives alliances like the one between the Washington Post Co.and NBC.   > read more
By  John Morton
Toledo’s Blade Strikes Back   > read more
By  Adrianne Flynn
AJR Asks
What is your dream journalism job?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Small but Mighty Watchdogs   > read more
By  Kent German
Palm Proliferation   > read more
By  Rafael Lorente
Hitting the Right Buttons   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Some NPR Musical Moments   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Let Freedom Rock   > read more
By  Danielle Christophe
Get Real on the Net   > read more
By  Bo Smolka
Laptop Quarterback   > read more
By  Rebecca Gray
Managing from the Misunderstood Middle
Caught in the Middle: How to improve the lives and performance of newspaper middle managers

By Sharon L. Peters
Northwestern University Media Management Center
72 pages; $17   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Becoming the Boss
A San Jose Mercury News writer trades in her union-portected job to co-own and edit a Hollister, California, weekly.   > read more
By  Kent German
Ghostwriting for The Great One
Wayne Gretzky hung up his hockey skates last year, and now he has other stats to think about--like the word count on his syndicated hockey column.   > read more
By  Sean Mussenden
Trimming the Roster
Staff size falls but ratings inch up at Dallas' KTVT-TV.   > read more
By   Unknown
Going Solo
In the face of sagging ratings, Chicago's WBBM-TV appoints special projects and investigations reporter Carol Marin its solo anchor at 10 p.m.   > read more
By   Unknown
Taking It to TheStreet's newest catch from print journalism is Jonathan Krim, formerly AME at the San Jose Mercury News.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson  Carol Guensburg
Hall of Famer
A former editor of the weekly Montgomery County Sentinel is elected to the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association's Newspaper Hall of Fame.   > read more
By   Unknown
Moving Targets
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. founder Ralph Martin steps down as head of the uppstart company, and CFO Mike Reed adds CEO to his title.   > read more
By   Unknown
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson