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July/August 1999
Covering The Big One
Responding to major events is a critical challenge for news organizations. Here's how the Denver Post reacted to the shootings at Columbine High School.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Beyond Total Immersion
There's got to be a better way to deal with news events like the Columbine shooting, a television veteran argues.   > read more
By  Ginger Casey
Out Front
Starting in October, USA Today will carry small ads at the bottom of page one. Will other papers follow its lead?   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
It's a Wonderful Life
"This American Life," Ira Glass' innovative public radio program, is in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
Playing Catch-up
America's newsrooms, long behind the technology curve, are stepping up efforts to plug reporters into the Internet. The PC influx is already paying big reporting dividends.   > read more
By  Tom Boyer
The Wrong Lessons
A producer of CNN’s retracted Tailwind broadcast staunchly defends the story and assails a critic’s proposal for handling controversial reports on the military.   > read more
By  April Oliver
State of The American Newspaper
Capital News

One year later, reporting ranks are up in 24 statehouses.   > read more
By  David Allan  Sinéad OBrien
State of The American Newspaper
Newspaper Monopoly

Chains are proclaiming “location, location, location” as they swap properties for geographic dominance.   > read more
By  Jack Bass
The War And How Not To Call It
It was better to be contrarian than certain.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Spend the Money, Go The Distance
It's critical for newspapers to invest in their news operations to help stem the worrisome circulation decline.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Phone Giant Elbowing Into Cable
AT&T could become the nation’s cable colossus.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Citizens As Budding Writers And Editors
Seniors, teens bring personal experiences to Web publishing   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Skirmishing Over Freedom Of Speech
A judge reluctantly denies a hospital’s request to block a CBS news segment from airing.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Bad News About Newspaper Circulation
The lastest numbers are cause for concern.   > read more
By  John Morton
To Tell or Not to Tell   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Caught in the Middle   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
A Coalition of Color Convenes   > read more
By  Janet Burkitt
Viva Less Sports   > read more
By  Jennifer L. Goodale
Paid to Eat   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
From the Battleground To the Suburbs   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Hanging In   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Bra Banter in Philly   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Separation of Church and Press?   > read more
By  Kevin McNulty
An Enjoyable Memoir--And an Inspiration
Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times

By Helen Thomas Scribner
415 pages; $26   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Back to Iowa
A Serving of humble pie accompanies Ken Fuson as he returns to the Des Moines Register after nearly a three-year hiatus spent writing for the Baltimore Sun.   > read more
By  Tricia Eller
Selling Out in San Francisco
Chronicle Publishing Co. has decided to put its holdings, including one of the country's last major family-owned papers, on the market.   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
A Painful Decision
Times Mirror chieftain Mark H. Willes says it was painful but necessary to relinquish his role as publisher of the Los Angeles Times after 20 months.   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Job security just wasn't in the stars for an Austin American-Statesman news clerk who got creative with the syndicated "Joyce Jillson's Horoscope."   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Mission Improbable
SF Weekly touts itself as a successful prankster and brands San Francisco’s mainstream media guilty of press-release journalism in the process.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
A Blast from the Past
"Roseanne Roseannadanna" returns.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Hamill’s New Gig
Pete Hamill joins yet another New York publication--no, not another tabloid; this time it’s the distinguished New Yorker.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
New Nightly News
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions joins the New York Times, WNET in New York and WETA in Washington in developing an alternative to the traditional 11 p.m. newscast.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson