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January/February 1999
White Noise
Polarized views, ample shouting and hardly any meaningful dialogue. Welcome to the high-decibel world of TV's pundit face-offs, which shed lots of heat but not much light on the Clinton/Lewinsky saga.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
The Mentor
Worlds away from the network news operation and metro newspapers he used to run, Michael Gartner molds young reporters at his 10,000-circulation daily in Iowa.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Confronting The Horror
Covering tragedy can create immense psychological stress for journalists. Sometimes it makes sense to get help.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Cracking Down
Yugoslavia's campaign against an independent media hearkens back to the Cold War era.   > read more
By  Jerome Aumente
Covering Kosovo's Carnage
The brutal conflict in the Serbian province presents daunting challenges for journalists, while Internet connections offer new opportunities.   > read more
By  Don North
The State of The American Newspaper
The Battle Of the Bay

Surrounded on all sides, the long-somnolent San Francisco Chronicle has declared war. The enemy it fears most? Knight Ridder. The grail? The lucrative suburbs.   > read more
By  Cynthia Gorney
Maryland Journalism Will Be... Just That
The next freshmen and grad students will find us new.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Getting Back To Basics
Journalism's fundamentals are more important than ever in today's exciting new media landscape.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Contract Clause Comes Under Fire
Broadcast executives fear removing the noncompete provision could cost them talent.   > read more
By  Lou Prato
A Late, Impressive Web Debut
Newsweek's site boasts excellent features, but it's short on interactivity.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Defamation Judgment Puts Onus On Media
A picture proves costly for a tabloid.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Roster of One-Paper Towns is Growing
JOAs are DOA in Evansville, Chattanooga and other markets.   > read more
By  John Morton
Is There an Echo Here?
With editorial cartoonists contemplating many of the same headlines day to day, similarities in their work are to be expected. But when do coincidences become a concern?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Putting a Price Tag on News Coverage   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Watergate vs. Monicagate   > read more
By  Stephanie Doster
Enhancing the Integrity of Electronic News   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
AJR Asks
If you weren't in journalism, what would you be doing?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Not-So-Serious Journalism   > read more
By  Chip Rowe
Celebrating the Speed and Power of Video
The Rise of the Image, the Fall of the Word

By Mitchell Stephens
Oxford University Press
262 pages; $27.50   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Living the Cops Beat
Pensacola, Florida, news anchor trades her press pass for an FBI badge.   > read more
By  Stephanie Doster
Klose to NPR
Long-time Washington Post staffer takes the reins.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Shedding Papers
Hollinger sells off a bundle.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
He Loves New York
The Washington Post's New York bureau chief jumps over to the Times.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Reeling in a Big One
Miami Herald Tropic editor, Bill Rose, goes to the Palm Beach Post.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Movin' and Groovin'
Dallas Morning News editor retires.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson