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March 1999
Gatekeepers Without Gates
Is Larry Flynt America's assignment editor? Or are there ways new organizations can make reponsible decisions in today's frenzied freewheeling media world?   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Reversal of Fortune
Once known for its focus on management issues, the biweekly business magazine has beefed up its roster of writers, broadened its approach and emphasized storytelling. It's become a "hot book" in the process.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Open Your Mind
Preconceived notions too often stand in the way of investigative reporting, a New York Times editor warns.   > read more
By  Stephen Engelberg
Staying the Course
Preconceived notions too often stand in the way of investigative reporting, a New York Times editor warns.   > read more
By  Bill Roesgen
State of The American Newspaper
What Do Readers Really Want?

Market research is supposed to tell us, but often it’s confusing, contradictory or just plain wrong. Here’s why.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Thinkers Without Thoughts
Journalists have to overcome the deep-seated notion that they are simply observers and make better use of their reflective powers.   > read more
By  Betty Medsger
Newspaper Research Is on the Cheap
And we get about what we pay for.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
Slouching Toward Sanity
Mainstream journalism struggles to find a way out of tabloid hell.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Online, Papers Can Speak Volumes
Small and mid-size papers are making effective use of audio online.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
The End Of the Golden Age?
While their ranks continue to swell, TV newsmagazines' ratings are sliding.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Committing Fraud to Protect Privacy?
A judge rules a reporter erred in lying about reasons for seeking credit reports but finds the story was in the public interest.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Partnering To Improve Newspaper Profits
Singleton and Donrey join forces in California.   > read more
By  John Morton
Slate: Free at Last   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg  Chris Harvey
Tawk of the Town   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
An Online Trove of Statehouse News   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Controversial Tampa TV Story Goes to Court   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
AJR Asks
What’s your favorite journalism movie?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Naming Names in Colorado Springs   > read more
By  Jennifer L. Goodale
Hard Times for Thai Journalists   > read more
By  John Schidlovsky
A Readable, Multifaceted Autobiography
Reporting Live
By Lesley Stahl
Simon & Schuster
450 pages; $26   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Mano a Mano in Seattle
A head-to-head battle with the Post-Intelligencer looms.   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
A New Ohio Player
Troubled Cincinnati Enquirer gets a new chief.   > read more
By  Shanteé C. Woodards
Cable Converts
Harry Smith and Paula Zahn leave CBS.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
No Sleep Needed
Insomniac Arnaud de Borchgrave heads up UPI.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Money, Money, Money
The Charlotte Observer increases its commitment to follow the money.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Talk, Talk, Talk
A new D.C. public affairs cable network combines PBS programs and lots of talking heads reports.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Meeting Halfway
“We are at least partly to blame ourselves” for the rift between right-wing adherents and the news media.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
New Girl in Town
Chris Harvey moves into AJR's managing editor slot.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Journalism organizations changing in the upper ranks.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Life Imitates Art
From a newsroom drama on screen to the real-life drama of a newsroom.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Changing Places   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson