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April 2003
High Anxiety
Americans made a panic-fueled run on duct tape and plastic sheeting in the wake of government terrorism warnings. Sure, the media were merely the messengers, but many news organizations could have reported this story with more context and less hype.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Girding for Terror
News organizations are making contingency plans to keep operating during an attack and to protect staffers who have to cover it. In the post-September 11 world, every journalist is a potential war correspondent.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Everybody Wins
Fox News Channel and CNN are often depicted as desperate rivals locked in a death match. In fact, the cable networks aren’t even playing the same game. There’s no reason they both can’t flourish.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
The Crowded Bus
Cable TV, the Internet, a massive media presence and a front-loaded primary schedule have dramatically changed the pace and tenor of presidential campaign coverage. There’s no such thing as “off-Broadway” anymore.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Public Radio Paradise
Welcome to the mythical state of Jefferson, a swath of southern Oregon and northern California that once tried to secede from the U.S. and is home to Jefferson Public Radio, the nation’s largest regional public radio broadcaster.   > read more
By  James V. Risser
In Harm’s Way
The importance of war reporting   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The Terror Threat
In scary times, context and precision are key.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Click and Send
Posting photos from readers and viewers can broaden coverage while engaging the audience.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Local News, from 600 Miles Away
“Centralcasting” saves money but could impair coverage.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Censorship at 75 Cents a Copy
Deputies who bought up papers to suppress critical stories may have violated the First Amendment.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Meeting Marketplace Challenges
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch does it right.   > read more
By  John Morton
Journalism Vs. Jingoism
Was Dan Rather's controversial interview with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein propaganda for an enemy or a patriotic act?   > read more
By  Jacqueline E. Sharkey
The Other Side of Ernie Pyle
Spicy letters from the revered war correspondent reveal some of the inner turmoil he experienced on the battlefront.   > read more
By  Maureen Hayden
A Race for Freebies
A media trip to the Daytona 500 shows that things might have gone a tad too far when it comes to free goodies for reporters.   > read more
By  Rich McKay
Glossy Life Lessons
A Northwestern University program gives magazine students firsthand experience in launching a new title.   > read more
By  Sofia Kosmetatos
Covering All the Bases
Magazines have discovered an effective sales tool in swapping out covers.   > read more
By  Kevin Skaggs
The Case They've Waited For?
High school journalists challenging a censorship decision await a court ruling that could end up giving student writers more protection.   > read more
By  Lisa Watts
Guide for Danger
A new handbook aims to help journalists stay safe while covering hostile overseas situations.   > read more
By  Michael Duck
Poignant Lessons and Savvy Advice
Survival Guide for Women Editors
American Press Institute
51 pages
Free at   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Top-Level Turnover
John F. Oppedahl is out and Steven Falk is in as president and publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Her Own Shop
Carolina Garcia lands the executive editor’s job at California’s Monterey County Herald, after five years as managing editor at the San Antonio Express-News.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Back in the Water
Former CNN anchor Lou Waters goes local, reporting for Tucson’s KOLD-TV on the war on Iraq and its effect on area residents.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
TV Too
The New York Times’ Judith H. Dobrzynski adds television to her résumé, becoming CNBC’s managing editor for business news.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Sad Day
A battle with cancer forces Ronald D. Clark to give up his job as editorial page editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Never Slow Down
At 85, Herb Klein announces his retirement as editor in chief of Copley Newspapers.   > read more
By  Tamara El-Khoury
Blue No More
More than a year after they were fired from USA Today for messing with a piece of sculpture at Gannett Co. headquarters, three women journalists are doing just fine.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner