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July/August 1998
Taking Down The Sheriff
Lots of readers were skeptical when Miss Jean and Ole Goodloe started running stories about corruption in the Sheriff's Department in their 7,125-circulation Alabama weekly. By the time it was all over, the sheriff was in federal prison.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
I Can Explain
A growing number of editors believe explaining the rationale for controversial decisions to readers and viewers can help strengthen credibility.   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
A Matter Of Trust
A new Gallup Poll shows Americans have more confidence in TV news than print, trust the nightly newsmagazines more than the network newscast (and the print news magazines), believe CNN--and don't rely on the Internet for news.   > read more
By  Frank Newport  Lydia Saad
Who Do You Trust?
Deciding whether to pick up an explosive story based on anonymous sources from another news organization can be a vexing problem for newspapers and television news operations.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
This Magic Moment
While writing is a craft, flashes of inspiration are critical to making it special. Here's how some excellent writers position themselves to enhance communication with The Muse.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
State of The American Newspaper
Missing The Story at the Statehouse

State governments are doing more than ever. So why are newspapers paying less attention?   > read more
By  Charles Layton  Mary Walton
Depleted Capitals   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Yes, Moms Can Be Great Editors
Interaction with the community is often more valuable than endless hours in the newsroom.   > read more
By  Jan Schaffer
Shameful Neglect In Covering The States
No stories there? Look again, editors.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
A Weekly's Wonderful Work
An Alabama newspaper doesn't let local opposition derail an important investigation.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Cable TV Rates: Not A Pretty Picture
Skyrocketing bills cause concern in Washington.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Putting An Entire Community Online
Some small papers have had big success on the Internet.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
"Private" Data That's Awfully Public
The Arizona Supreme Court says school districts don't have to release teachers' birth dates.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Can High Profits and High Quality Coexist?
Some executives say journalistic excellence is the key to a strong bottom line.   > read more
By  John Morton
Newsroom Informants Dish the Dirt Online
Journalists from around the nation weigh in about their newsrooms at the News Mait.   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
A Reporter's Tale: When Doing the Job Could Mean Jail
North Carolina reporter Kirsten Mitchell is found in contempt of court for looking at a sealed document mistakenly placed in a public court file.   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Press Accountability, Hawaiian Style   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
An Online Tribute to a Fine Reporter
A Web site honors the late Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Robin Clark.   > read more
By  Lillian Swanson
A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose
The Los Angeles Times protests after Peter H. King defects to McClatchy and continues to use "On California" as name of his column.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
A Journalist Who Was Larger Than Life
William Randolph Hearst:
The Early Years, 1863-1910

By Ben Procter
Oxford University Press   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
A Familiar Indictment of Today's Newspapers
"News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Century"
By Pete Hamill
Ballantine Publishing Group   > read more
Book review by  Pete Hamill
Life After Roone at ABC News
David Westin replaces the legendary Roone Arledge as ABC News' main man.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Libin Large
Scott Libin goes from the Poynter Institute to Minneapolis' KSTP-TV5.   > read more
By  Jeremy Bond
Bylines   > read more
By  Lori Robertson  Debra Puchalla
Clich Corner   > read more