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December 2006/January 2007
Online Exclusive » Two University of Chicago economists’ findings about the political slant of American newspapers are based on a linguistic version of “fuzzy math.”   > read more
By  Chris Adams
Tribune Tribulations
When the Tribune Co. acquired Times Mirror in 2000, it promised dazzling returns from the synergy between its newspapers and television stations in major markets. Here's why those bold dreams haven't been realized.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Behind Bars
An Iraqi working as a contract photographer for the Associated Press has been held--uncharged--by the U.S. military for seven months. The U.S. says Bilal Hussein has links to terrorists. The outraged AP implores the Pentagon to charge him or free him.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Santa Barbara Smackdown
A behind-the-scenes look at the turmoil that engulfed the Santa Barbara News-Press after owner Wendy McCaw and her top lieutenants flattened the wall separating the executive suite from the newsroom.   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
Editor's Note
Ampersand Publications LLC., owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press, on December 6 wrote to AJR about the article “Santa Barbara Smackdown” in the magazine's December/January issue. An attorney for AJR responded on December 27. Here is the exchange of letters.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Expect the Unexpected
Variety is the watchword at the post-Ted Koppel “Nightline,” a very different animal than its vaunted predecessor. Serious journalism remains, but there’s plenty of fluff in the mix.   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
On the Race Beat
Reporters covering the civil rights movement worked under dangerous, pressure-packed conditions—and confronted the limits of objectivity.   > read more
By  Gene Roberts  Hank Kilbanoff
Blogging Between the Lines
The mainstream media have fallen in love with blogs, launching them on everything from politics to life in Las Vegas to bowling. But does the inherent tension between the blogosphere’s anything-goes ethos and the standards of traditional journalism mean this relationship is doomed?   > read more
By  Dana Hull
Letter From China
How will China, hardly a bastion of press freedom, cope with an invasion of 20,000 foreign journalists for the 2008 Olympics?   > read more
By  Kathleen E. McLaughlin
Clarification   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Clarification   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Correction   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Tiers of Rage
The assault on the fortifications that protect the New York Times’ journalism   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Express Yourself
“No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.”
—Samuel Johnson
  > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
Helping the Audience
News organizations must do a better job of helping their audiences access their online offerings.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Secrets of Fox's Success
How Roger Ailes’ game plan created Fox’s cable domination   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
The Tribune Co.
The Tribune Co. turmoil doesn’t necessarily mean the company is history.   > read more
By  John Morton
Disruption in the Desert
Innovation is in full bloom at the Desert Sun.   > read more
By  Scott Shewfelt
Quran or Koran?
Newsrooms grapple with style standards for Arabic words.   > read more
By  Andy Zieminski
Take 2   > read more
The Antidote to Newspapers' Financial Woes?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Bridging the Gap
An online newspaper run by citizen journalists covers four New Hampshire towns often neglected by the mainstream media.   > read more
By  Andy Zieminski
In other Words, He Was Chastened?   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Off the Hustings   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Editors AJR can't envision wearing a brain hat   > read more
The Good Old Days of 2002
The American Journalist in the 21st Century
By David H. Weaver, Randal A. Beam, Bonnie J. Brownlee, Paul S. Voakes and G. Cleveland Wilhoit
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
304 pages; $32.50
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Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
The Mashup Man
An online innovator uses an ingenious fusion of imagery and databases to present information in exciting new ways.   > read more
By  Raechal Leone
Cliche Corner   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Standing Firm   > read more
Defending News Councils   > read more
Community Stalwarts   > read more
By Any Other Name   > read more
Whom Knew?   > read more