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May 1999
The Crucible
Reporting on their own ethnic groups can be an excruciating challenge for minority journalists. Does it bring about better coverage?   > read more
By  Gigi Anders
On Top of His Game
Life is good for Dan Patrick, the widely respected host of ESPN's franchise "SportsCenter." He's playing a key role as the all-sports network strives to fend off a challenge from Rupert Murdoch's upstart Fox Sports Net--and Patrick's old teammate Keith Olbermann.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
The Olbermann Factor
Broadcast journalism programs are filled with young men who want to be TV sportscasters. It will take more than arch oneliners to get them there.   > read more
By  Chris Tuohey
The Chiquita Aftermath
A reporter's dishonesty scarred the lives of colleagues and tarnished a newspaper. Now a new editor strives to repair the damage at the Cincinnati Enquirer.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Body Slam
An expose of the University of Minnesota basketball program draws howls of protest from readers--and Gov. Jesse Ventura. Should news organizations let public sentiment determine when they run a story?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The State of The American Newspaper
The Selling of Small-town America

Hometown dailies are trading like used cars at an auction. Where’s the cash coming from? Would you believe a leveraged- buyout king, Alabama’s state pension fund and Warburg, Pincus?   > read more
By  Mary Walton
The Battle For Facts Continues Amid War
Officials have worked to limit reporters since Vietnam.   > read more
By  Reese Cleghorn
A Gift That Keeps on Giving
When a reporter burns a source, as Michael Gallagher did, journalism itself suffers lasting consequences.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Making Of a Satellite Behemoth
DirecTV’s purchase of PrimeStar would mean domination of the direct broadcast industry.   > read more
By  Douglas Gomery
Attracting Young Talent to The Web
Newspaper sites can learn from incentives offered by new media companies.   > read more
By  J.D. Lasica
Reporting A Story or Breaking The Law?
A freelance writer faces jail time for receiving child pornography.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
A Looming Threat to Newspaper Advertising
Online shopping is growing fast.   > read more
By  John Morton
Online Access to the War Zone   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Cracking Down on Western Journalists   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Embattled B92   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
AJR Asks
AJR poses the conventional “what-books-are-you-reading” question to book editors and reviewers, specifying that’s books for pleasure, not work.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
More Sports Sundays   > read more
By  Mary Louise Schumacher
The Not-all-that Good Ol’ Days   > read more
By  William J. Eaton
Research or Child Pornography?   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Remembered and Revered   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
A Tawdry Tale Bereft of Heroes
Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story

By Michael Isikoff
402 pages; $25   > read more
Book review by  Thomas Kunkel

Defending Horse-Race Coverage of Elections
The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections

By Martin Plissner
The Free Press
240 pages; $25   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

A Detached Yet Revealing Look at the Times
The Times of My Life and My Life with The Times

By Max Frankel
Random House
546 pages; $29.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Times to Listen
The L.A. Times gets its first readers' representative. Narda Zacchino, the paper's associate editor and vice president, steps into the role.   > read more
By  Jennifer L. Goodale
Knighted and Riddered
San Jose Mercury News Editor Jerry Ceppos goes corporate.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
King of the Endowments
Maxwell King takes his public service calling in a different direction: The former Philadelphia Inquirer editor becomes executive editor of the philanthropic Heinz Endowments.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Back From Exile
New York Daily News’ Sunday editor hires once-stellar, then-tarnished Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle to pen his opinion once a week.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Deal Him Out
David Hall, editor of Cleveland’s Plain Dealer since 1992, leaves the paper to “step back and take a wider view.”   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Music Writin’ Blues
“Shocked, surprised, disappointed” are the words Richard Harrington uses to describe his feelings upon learning of his dismissal from the Washington Post’s pop music beat.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Faces in TV
After three years as vice president and news director of NBC affiliate WXIA-TV in Atlanta, David Roberts moves back to his native Detroit.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Print People
The star-crossed reign of Jesse Washington at the hip hop magazine Blaze comes to a sudden end.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Hear Ms. Roar
Once again women-owned and proud of it, Ms. magazine relaunches with its April/May issue.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
No Vintage Whine
A successor to News Mait, the newspaper employee online gripe center, is off and gossiping.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson