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December 1996
Across the Great Divide
The skyrocketing salaries of professional athletes and the sometimes smothering crush of journalists in the locker room have created a widening rift between sports reporters and the people they cover.   > read more
By  Michael Sokolove
Doing It All
The Chicago Tribune is one of the few papers with reporters devoted exclusively to its online version. Staffers cover stories, take pictures, operate video cameras and create digital pages.   > read more
By  Christopher Harper
Designer Papers
Design experts have revolutionized the look of America's newspapers. Color photographs, informational graphics, digests and teasers dominate front pages everywhere. But is the result too much homogeneity and too little surprise?   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
When to Go Long
An admirer and practitioner of narrative journalism is pleased that long stories are back in vogue. But, he warns, not every topic lends itself to such treatment, and not everyone can write long.   > read more
By  Jon Franklin
Spelling Out What You Don't Know
When you can't nail down an aspect of a story, is it a good idea to share that information with readers and viewers?   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Writing to Feel Alive
"One writes in order to feel: That is the fundamental mover." – Rita Dove, "The Poet's World"   > read more
By  Walt Harrington
A Struggle: Will Tribal Journalists Be Free?
The power of the purse is hard to overcome.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
There They Go Again
When politicians start blaming the media for their problems, it's usually a good indication that they're toast.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Tune In: Radio's Still a Big Player
And like television, the industry is rapidly consolidating.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Reluctant Witnesses for the Prosecution
Journalists shouldn't be compelled to testify about conversations with their sources.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
In This Case, Less May Be Best
Do readers prefer newspapers with narrower pages?   > read more
By  John Morton
The Murky World of Economic Journalism   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
The Dicey World of Helicopter Journalism   > read more
By  Jim Upshaw
The Heady World of Beer Journalism   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
An Online Source of Journalism Sources   > read more
By  Leah Kohlenberg
The Tense World of Jail Journalism   > read more
By  Dominic Ali
An Absolutist in an Age of Moderation
An Enemy of the State:
The Life of Erwin Knoll

By Bill Lueders
Common Courage Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Taking Control   > read more
By  Shannon Robertson
Bylines   > read more
By  Suzan Revah
Cliché corner   > read more
By  Suzan Revah