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November 2002
The Metamorphosis
The past 25 years have brought vast changes in the technology and corporate structure of journalism. Along the way, the definition of news and the expectations of news consumers and producers have been dramatically altered.   > read more
By  Marc Fisher
"How Did I Do This Before Google?"
The relationship between newspapers and computers got off to a shaky start, but it was destined to go the distance. What are the ramifications?   > read more
By  William Prochnau
Going Live
The transition from film to videotape wasn't just about technology. It altered the style, pace and content of TV news.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
"Bang, Bang, Bang"
Whether it's on your favorite top-40 station or NPR, radio news is a much faster-paced affair than it was in the past.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Finding a Niche
From ferrets to tattoos: Specialization is the name of the game in today's crowded magazine world.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
We've Only Just Begun
Now a firmly entrenched part of the media landscape, online journalism is poised to confront the next generation of challenges.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Life and Times of AJR
Back in the 1970s, a lowly grad student named Roger Kranz had a crazy idea and a VW bug. The rest is history.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Into the Spotlight
An FBI search of his home catapulted an obscure bioweapons expert named Steven J. Hatfill into national prominence as a "person of interest" in the anthrax investigation. Was this Richard Jewell all over again?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Help Wanted
Newspapers are finding it increasingly difficult to fill top-level editing positions.   > read more
By  Don Campbell
A Call to Action
We need a national commission to examine the news business.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
A Milestone and a Challenge
As AJR turns 25, the field it covers and loves is at a crossroads.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Out-of-Towners
For many local news sites, a good chunk of readers don’t live around here anymore.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Let It Snow
Just lay off the incredibly hyped “storm tracker” coverage and give it to us straight.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Testing the System
Should journalists who break the law while gathering news be prosecuted?   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Consolidation Nation
There could be a lot of newspaper shuffling if the FCC drops its ban on cross-ownership.   > read more
By  John Morton
Sniper Coverage: How Big to Play It?
Journalists debate the appropriateness of non-stop sniper coverage   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Pentagon Access: Extra Defensive
The Pentagon cracks down on who gets press passes   > read more
By  Luciana Lopez
Singing Sopranos
Headline writers can't refuse a crack at mob references   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Poised for Battle
New organization offers support for journalists covering the military   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
End of an Era
The near-death experience for a long-lived D.C. writers' organization   > read more
By  Jim Anderson
Talk the Talk, Yo
Could Headline News be starting a trend with its 'slang dictionary?'   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Election Fallout: Revenge, Texas-Style
Rep. Dick Armey plays the heavy with Texas' Belo   > read more
By  Kelly Heyboer
It Was a Woman’s Job, Too
War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

Random House
294 pages; $24.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Betting on Her Future
The Washington Post's Katherine Boo wins a genius award.   > read more
By  Carla Correa
Tough Choices
National Public Radio cuts investigative reporter Daniel Zwerdling's job in a money-saving move.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Can't Quit It
After a year in academia, Chris Peck will return to the daily news business as editor of Memphis' Commercial Appeal.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Lure of the Lone Star
Keven Ann Willey departs the Arizona Republic to become editorial page editor of the Dallas Morning News.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
More to Say
A Vermont television station hires former ABC News correspondent Barrie Dunsmore to deliver weekly commentaries.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Fresh Start
Six months after an embarrassing scandal drove out its former editor, the Harvard Business Review selects Thomas A. Stewart to be its new editor.   > read more
By  Christine E. Hines
Detroit Wheels
Thom Fladung leaves the Akron Beacon Journal to return to the Detroit Free Press as managing editor.   > read more
By  Sarah Schaffer
The Sportin' Life
Penn State University launches a Center for Sports Journalism and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is right behind.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen