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September 2001
Let the Good Times Roll
After years of turbulence and trauma, the Los Angeles Times regains momentum under new leadership and ownership.   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
Treasure or Torture?
The long, ambitious series is a staple of contemporary American newspapering. Some represent public service journalism at its finest. But are too many of them ego-fueled tree-killers that turn off readers?   > read more
By  Dawson Bell
Why Series Matter
They can play a critical role in helping readers understand their world. But they have to be done right.   > read more
By  Sandra Mims Rowe
Gail's Forces
Columnist Gail Collins, a decidedly untraditional pick, takes over the editorial page of the New York Times, succeeding the fire-breathing Howell Raines. What's Collins all about, and what does her selection mean for that influential piece of real estate?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Satellite Extravaganza
Television networks provide hundreds of storiesto their affiliates each day to use on their mushrooming local newscasts.This has caused profound changes in the way viewers receive their news.   > read more
By  Steve M. Barkin
Seeing the Sites
So startups are going belly-up. That doesn’t mean that online content is dead. Far from it. Squarely here to stay are newspapers, nearly all of which have developed some online presence in recent years to expand their brand of newsgathering. We’ve talked to the online operations of six newspapers--some big, some small, from different areas of the country--to find out about what they’ve built in a relatively short time. (The veterans, after all, have been at this for a whopping five years or so.) What’s popular? Who’s reading? And is the print side still suspicious? Read on for a snapshot of what’s going on behind the screens.   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
Himalayan Heretic
International journalism organizations rally to support Nepal’s embattled Maoist editor.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Appreciation: Katharine Graham
A Great Newspaper Owner   > read more
By  Haynes Johnson
That’s “Mr. Boyle” to You
Job applicants using e-mail can get a little too chummy.   > read more
By  Patrick Boyle
The View from Down Under
International news isn't necessarily foreign.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Better Times
The once trouble-plagued L.A. Times is back on track.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
I Want My Breaking News
Some Web sites are offering news alerts to subscribers, with mixed results.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
News for Sale
Advertisers' influence is seeping into television news.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
A New Threat
A ruling in a Massachusetts wiretapping case could inhibit the media’s oversight of the government.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Doing It Her Way
Katharine Graham defied Wall Street by investing in the Washington Post Co.’s future.   > read more
By  John Morton
How the Chandra Levy Saga Took Off   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Taking It to the Editorial Page   > read more
By  Brad Reagan
Ken Burns on Journalism
His 10-part, 17-and-a-half-hour series “Jazz” received media coverage before, during and after its airing in January. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns--whose previous work includes series on the Civil War and baseball--has both used the press for research and appeared in the press as subject matter. AJR editorial assistant Christopher Sherman talks with Burns about his views of journalism.   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
Challenging the Tennessean   > read more
By  David M. Frey
Water, Water Nowhere   > read more
By  Lonnie Shekhtman
Oregon Controversy: Owning It All   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
Staged Letters   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
Shifting from Dollars to Sense
Taking Stock: Journalism and the Publicly Traded Newspaper Company

By Gilbert Cranberg, Randall Bezanson and John Soloski
Iowa State University Press
212 pages; $49.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

The Donald Has Left the Building
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Donald C. Drake leaves after 35 years.   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
Bon Voyage
Travel editors are embarking on new journeys.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Green Mountain Boys
Vermont’s two leading newspapers, the Burlington Free Press and the Rutland Herald, name new top editors.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Meade Makes Headline
Chicago’s WMAQ-TV anchor Robin Meade win-wins   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Trib’s Loss Is Illini’s Gaines
Renowned investigative reporter Bill Gaines leaves the Chicago Tribune newsroom after 38 years to become the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Illinois.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Identity Crisis
San Jose Mercury News projects reporter Jim Dyer resigns after the paper publishes a statement from Executive Editor David Yarnold explaining that Dyer violated the paper’s ethics policy while researching a story.   > read more
By  Christopher Sherman
Canadian Connection
Veteran Canadian radio correspondent Dick Gordon scores the slot as host of WBUR-FM’s “The Connection” in Boston.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
So-Called Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
NTV Responds   > read more
By  Boris Jordan