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July/August 2002
Closer to Home
Long relegated to the margins, foreign news has experienced a modest resurgence since September 11. But much of the coverage has focused on the war on terrorism and the Middle East. Will the blackout return after the crises ebb?   > read more
By  Stephen Seplow
Days of Rage
News organizations have been besieged by outraged critics accusing them of unfair coverage of the violence in the Middle East. Are they guilty as charged?   > read more
By  Sharyn Vane
Preparing for Battle
American news organizations lag behind some of their European counterparts when it comes to providing survival training and drafting safety guidelines for war correspondents. A group of journalists is pushing to narrow the gap.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Rule of What?
What’s the source of that old “rule of thumb” that says newspapers should have one newsroom employee per 1,000 circulation? And is it valid?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Unsung Hero II
They’re behind the scenes, not on the screen or on the air. Here’s a look at some of Washington’s outstanding but unheralded broadcast journalists, as well as some online all-stars.   > read more
By  Nina J. Easton
Our Hour of Need
Two vivid reminders of the importance of journalistic scrutiny   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Mideast Miasma
Is there a tilt in the coverage?   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Journalistic Blogging
Mainstream news organizations could steal an idea or two from blogs.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Body Count
Want to know why local TV news is thin? Just look at the number of staffers.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
No Sense of Humor
A libel charge against satire? Now, that’s a joke.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Talking Wall Street Blues
As recent events emphasize, money trumps ethics on the Street.   > read more
By  John Morton
How Much Is Too Much?
Journalists debate merit of using graphic Daniel Pearl murder images   > read more
By  Doug Brown
When You're a Jet
Sports reporter experiences life on the other side of the field   > read more
By  John D. Solomon
Move Over, Ken, It's Ernie Pyle
Famed war correspondent becomes an action figure   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Snapshot of the Future
Programs helps photographers adapt to new mediums   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
A True Legend in American Journalism
Ralph Emerson McGill: Voice of the Southern Conscience
By Leonard Ray Teel
The University of Tennessee Press
559 pages; $50 hardcover, $24.95 paperback   > read more
Book review by  Jack Nelson
Journalism with a Conscience
People’s Witness: The Journalist in Modern Politics
By Fred Inglis
Yale University Press
416 pages; $29.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
A Ringmaster Retires
Editor Emeritus William German ends a 62-year career at the San Francisco Chronicle.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Shake It Up
As Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Ron Martin retires, Managing Editor Julia Wallace wins the top job and Executive Editor John Walter resigns.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Hutton at the Helm
The Detroit Free Press promotes Managing Editor Carole Leigh Hutton to head the newsroom after the death of Executive Editor Robert G. McGruder.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
In the Mix?
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff gives up full-time foreign reporting for the anchor desk on “World News Tonight Saturday.”   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Just Fine
After being passed over for the editor’s job, Pam Fine resigns as managing editor of Minneapolis’ Star Tribune.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Speakin’ of Spokane
Editor Steven A. Smith departs Salem, Oregon’s Statesman Journal to become editor of Spokane, Washington’s Spokesman-Review.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Weathered Changes
Meteorologist Bob Kudzma signs off after more than three decades of forecasting Pittsburgh weather for KDKA-TV.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Net Loss
Merrill Brown, founding editor of, steps down after six years.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen