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December 2001
The Anthrax Enigma
As they struggled to cover the bioterror scare, the news media had no precedents, no blueprints. Neither did their often-disagreeing sources. Did news outlets keep their audiences informed without unduly heightening the fear?   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Explaining the Rage
How well have the American media done in analyzing why much of the Muslim world seems so resentful of the United States?   > read more
By  Alina Tugend
Northern Exposure
A Washington Post correspondent traveling with the Northern Alliance finds covering the early days of the war against the Taliban to be part Hemingway, part Evelyn Waugh satire.   > read more
By  Peter Baker
Thunder on the Right
Conservative commentators have been exceedingly muscular in their pronouncements on how the United States should respond to September 11.   > read more
By  Nina J. Easton
Tactical Shift
Washington bureau chiefs have redeployed their forces to long-abandoned and newly created beats in the wake of the terrorist attacks.   > read more
By  Stephen Seplow
Small Paper, Big story
Hometown dailies across the country chased local angles in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.   > read more
By  Joan Hennessy
A High-Profile Debut
Interview by Alicia C. Shepard   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Starting Over
When David Black bought the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, he acquired little more than a nameplate and an editorial staff. In just over three months, he built a brand-new newspaper.   > read more
By  Lucinda Fleeson
The Hispanic Challenge
Newspapers across the country struggle to attract readers from America’s fastest-growing ethnic group.   > read more
By  Rosario Garriga
War Comes Home
Strange days create new challenges for journalists.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
In the Dark
Truth about the American war effort and the anthrax attacks has been an elusive target.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Disappearing Documents
The decision to halt online access to federal court papers is surprisingly understandable.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
In It for the Money
Maybe it’s not so bad if some TV stations drop local news.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
News or Propaganda?
Broadcasters who agreed to edit the bin Laden tapes should also be skeptical of U.S. government information.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Zapped, Not Thrown
Electronic delivery saves money but could limit public discourse.   > read more
By  John Morton
Just How Independent a Voice?
Voice of America strives for independence, not propaganda.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Au Revoir, Mademoiselle
As Mademoiselle folds, we look back on the headlines that set the tone for the magazine.   > read more
By  Shannon Canton
Journalists Are Still Wary of Online News
Study finds Internet news consumers are more inclined to trust traditional sources.   > read more
By  Chris Harvey
Doesn't Pass the Sniff Test
Nashville reporter jumps the gun with water plant safety report.   > read more
By  Lonnie Shekhtman
Media Smackdown!
Since he was elected, it's been war between the media and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Transforming a Nicaraguan Newspaper
The once-political La Prensa newspaper has undergone credibility-boosting changes.   > read more
By  Kris Kodrich
You Furnish the Legend, I’ll Furnish the Quote
Hearst's famous war quote most likely never happened.   > read more
By  W. Joseph Campbell
An American Success Story
By Denis Brian John Wiley & Sons 438 pages; $30   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Gone Fishin'
Chris Peck resigns after 19 years as editor of Spokane, Washington's Spokesman-Review.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Signing Off
CNN's "TalkBack Live" host Bobbie Battista bails out of the business after 26 years in TV news.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Quick Change
Sonja Sorensen Craig takes on the publisher's job at Salem, Oregon's Statesman Journal after 11 years as publisher of Minnesota's St. Cloud Times.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
A Better Offer
David B. Offer, who resigned as editor of Stars & Stripes after being ordered to kill a story, lands a job as executive editor of two community newspapers in Maine.   > read more
By  Hanah Cho
Not So Rosey in Philly
Robert J. Rosenthal resigns as editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer after disagreeing with the publisher over how to reverse falling circulation; St. Paul Pioneer Press Editor Walker Lundy is hired to replace him.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Heeding the Call
Ardith Hilliard becomes editor of Allentown, Pennsylvania's Morning Call after 12 years and a string of editing jobs at the Los Angeles Times.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen