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May 2003
The Television War
Unparalleled access and breakthroughs in technology produced riveting live coverage of the war in Iraq. But how complete a picture did TV deliver?   > read more
By  Jacqueline E. Sharkey
Close to the Action
After being shut out in previous wars, journalists had extraordinary access to the fighting in Iraq. While not without downsides, the Pentagon’s embedding plan paid big coverage dividends.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Inside View
Washington Post correspondent and AJR contributor Peter Baker covered the war in Iraq from the super-secret Combat Operations Center, the war room where Marine officers managed their troops and weapons. After initial skepticism, he came to see major plusses in the embedding program, and witnessed a profound change in the relationship between journalists and the military.   > read more
By  Peter Baker
Online Advances
The Internet lagged far behind television and newspapers as a primary source of news about Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the conflict witnessed a number of milestones for Web journalism.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Pundits for Hire
Retired generals- turned-paid military analysts were constant on-air presences during the war in Iraq, the latest example of the expert-on-retainer trend in TV news. Supporters say this is a good way to enrich viewers’ understanding of major stories. But some critics argue that there’s a serious downside.   > read more
By  Alina Tugend
The TV Battalion
Did the retired generals go too far?   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Thinking About the (No Longer) Unthinkable
When news breaks, the journalistic instinct is to respond quickly and in force. But are the rules different when the news is a chemical, biological or radiological attack?   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
A Special Place
New Hampshire’s 22,000-circulation Concord Monitor is a rarity, a small, independently owned newspaper that encourages its reporters and photographers to think big. It has earned a reputation for producing first-rate journalism--and lots of talent for larger papers.   > read more
By  Susan Q. Stranahan
Rushing to Judgment
Sometimes a pause is something less than a quagmire.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
In the Zone
The Pentagon’s embedding plan was a winner for journalists and their audiences.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Scoop on Kids
How will today’s kids access news when they grow up? Look at how they use the Web.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Ambiguities of War
How governments label prisoners, and journalists, affects how they will be treated.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Who’s Buying?
Sorting out the potential suitors of Freedom Communications’ properties   > read more
By  John Morton
Digital Deception
How damaging is the threat of manipulating photos to the credibility of photojournalism?   > read more
By  Cheryl Johnston
A Medical Information Crackdown
Police reporters nationwide are finding that getting hospital information isn't as easy as it used to be.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Playing War
A show, inspired by coverage of the war in Afghanistan, satirizes television news.   > read more
By  Michael Duck
A Changing Profession
A new study finds journalists are older and more satisfied than in the past.   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Wanted: Someone to Go Down in the Perfect Storm
Long-suffering States News seeks reporters undaunted by the prospect of a "hazardous journey."   > read more
By  Sofia Kosmetatos
No Scuds, Many Studs   > read more
By  Jill Rosen
Giving Reporters the Bird
Bloomberg's latest recognition tactic is pink, plastic and stands on one leg.   > read more
By  Michael Duck
Stocks Are Down and Al Jazeera’s Out
After the Arab network aired controversial footage, the New York Stock exchange and NASDAQ gave Al Jazeera correspondents the boot.   > read more
By  Janet Kolodzy  Wade S. Ricks
GOP’s Got Green Thumb for Astroturf
Faux "grass roots" letter-writing campaigns are spreading like weeds thanks to the Internet.   > read more
By  James E. Casto
The Roots of Inspiration
The Changing South of Gene Patterson: Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960-1968
Edited by Roy Peter Clark and Raymond Arsenault
University Press of Florida
312 pages; $24.95

Anyone Can Grow Up: How George Bush and I Made It to the White House
By Margaret Carlson
Simon & Schuster
320 pages; $25   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Conflicts of Interest
San Francisco Chronicle tech columnist Henry Norr is fired after he participates in an anti-war rally.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Sudden Opportunity
Tom Curley leaves his presidency at USA Today for the president and CEO job at the Associated Press.   > read more
By  Michael Duck
The Dean Departs
After 35 years in the same job, Lee Giles retires from WISH-TV.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Living the Life
Beverly Jackson takes an executive position with MediaNews Group.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Tying It Together
Longtime editor Edward Wasserman is named Knight Chair in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
High Hopes
After the short stint of its last editor, Ms. magazine appoints Elaine Lafferty to the top editorial post.   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Around and About
Billboard, Denver and the New York Times   > read more
By  Kathryn S. Wenner
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Jill Rosen