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October 2000
Collective Amnesia
Then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's stringent press restrictions and adroit spinning made accurate reporting on the invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War virtually impossible, eliciting cries of censorship from the outraged news media. But you'd never know it from coverage of Cheney the vice presidential candidate.   > read more
By  Jacqueline E. Sharkey
Black and White in Color
Thanks to deep, close-to-the-bone reporting, the New York Times' series on race in America offered three-dimensional portraits and remarkable insights into the nation's intractable dilemma. But was the focus too narrow?   > read more
By  Keith Woods
Low-power to the People
Political activists, music buffs and church groups are eagerly pursuing low-power radio licenses that will allow them to reach neighborhoods rather than regions. But commercial stations--and NPR--want Congress to slow down this bandwagon.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
The Question Man
Investigative reporter John Sawatsky has become a leading authority on the art of the interview. His conclusion: Too often we're asking all the wrong questions.   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
The Jersey Giant
The notion that people don't care about state government news has little currency at Newark's Star-Ledger, which has a 13-member Statehouse bureau. They have plenty of company: Trenton is the home of the nation's second-largest capital press corps.   > read more
By  Mary Walton
Keeping the Heat On
Twenty-five years later, newsroom diversity remains elusive.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Surviving Reality Television
Does pop culture belong on page one?   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Getting What You Pay For
Are low salaries driving top prospects away from TV news?   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Too Hot for the Web
Many news Web sites adhere to the taste standards of their old-media parents.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Hyper Over Hyperlinks
Must a city provide a link to an arch-critic?   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Robust Profits, Sagging Stock Prices
Why is Wall Street punishing newspaper companies?   > read more
By  John Morton
Readers Revolt: Get Mad, Write a 142-page Report
Pennsylvania residents, upset at their local paper, compile a 142-page report outlining their complaints.   > read more
By  Natalie Pompilio
Did Political Columnists Cross the Line?
Did two columnists who blasted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge have a conflict of interest?   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Test Your White House Press Corps IQ!   > read more
By  Eric Newton
A Magazine of Pride   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
Hitching a Story   > read more
By  Lori Silverstein
When to Make the Link
What are the guidelines for when to link to controversial groups mentioned in news stories?   > read more
By  Jon Marcus
Baby, You’re a Star   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The Never-ending Threat of Repression
New Code Words for Censorship: Modern Labels for Curbs on the Press

Edited by Marilyn J. Greene
World Press Freedom Committee
138 pages; free
(in reasonable quantities)   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Haile and Farewell
The Orlando Sentinel's editor steps down.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
No Interview for You
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tries to exert more control over one reporter.   > read more
By  Jennifer Larson
Not By Those Rules
Stars & Stripes Executive Editor David B. Offer cries censorship and hands in his resignation after being ordered to kill a story.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
A Major Investment
The Scripps Howard Foundation pumps money into Hampton University's journalism program.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
El Tiempo for Soccer
An English--and a Spanish--language TV station in the Dallas-Fort Worth area do a deal.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Back at the Plate
The Boston Globe is charged with an error after it prematurely retires Will McDonough   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Recruits and Training
Community Newspaper Company gets more proactive in an effort to attract and keep good journalists.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Executive Suite
Chicago Tribune Managing Editor Ann Marie Lipinski gets in line for the editorship at the paper   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson