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May 1998
State of The American Newspaper
Synergy City

Chicago’sTribune Co. is revolutionizing how it does business--but at what cost to its newspapers?   > read more
By  Ken Auletta
Rather Remarkable
With job security, a lucrative contract and rising ratings for his newscast, Dan Rather seems to have put the tough times behind him.   > read more
By  Chris Stoehr  David Zurawik
The Change Agents
Editor Cole Campbell and consultant Richard Harwood are in the midst of an ambitious effort to radically revamp the culture and approach of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Total Domination
When President Kennedy was struck down by an assassin's bullet on the streets of Dallas, UPI's Merriman Smith owned the story, trouncing the rival AP. Some view it as the finest deadline reporting of the century.   > read more
By  Patrick J. Sloyan
Coll Forwarding
Award-winning journalist Steve Coll makes his debut in newsroom management – as the Washington Post's managing editor.   > read more
By   Unknown
Dropping Out
A veteran reporter leaves behind the world of deadlines and new leads to experience life on a tiny volcanic island in the Caribbean.   > read more
By  Suzanne Gordon
Series On Newspapers Will Be Unique
Gene Roberts directs this unfolding inquiry.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
A Verdict Without A Trial
The Lewinsky episode provides a painful but important lesson.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Hold the Obits: The Networks Are Fine
Record ad rates reflect a very healthy business.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Keeping Online Staffers In Exile
Newspapers would be wise to integrate their Web journalists into the main newsroom.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
A "Sealed" Document In a Public File?
A clerk makes a mistake, and a judge holds a newspaper and reporter in contempt.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Small Dailies Are Dying In California
Zoned editions of large city papers stamp out small stand-alone papers.   > read more
By  John Morton
A Promising Rookie Challenges SI
ESPN launches a sports magazine.   > read more
By  Bo Smolka
A Big Exclusive — And a Big Backlash
In an appearance on"60 Minutes," former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey charges President Clinton with sexual misconduct.   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
Olbermann's "Big Show" Gets Bigger
Keith Olbermann's news show on MSNBC focuses heavily on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Prestigious Pictures at the Washington Post
The Post dominates the Picture of the Year competition.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Job Tips From a Grumpy Old Editor
A veteran editor tells young journalists how to snag that first job.   > read more
By  Clark Walworth
The Virtuosos of Spin Control
Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton
Propaganda Machine

By Howard Kurtz
The Free Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
From WSJ to TNR
Dana Milbank joins The New Republic as a senior editor.   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
They're Fine with ABC
Paul and Holly Fine, an award-winning husband and wife production team, leave CBS to join ABC.   > read more
By  Corey Howell
Bylines   > read more
By  Debra Puchalla
Cliché corner   > read more
Letters to the editor about "Orphans of Addiction"   > read more
By   Unknown