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August/September 2007
Getting What He Wants
Online Exclusive » Murdoch nears victory in his quest for Dow Jones.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Stepping Up
Online Exclusive » How TV’s Tom Snyder taught a valuable lesson to a young newspaper reporter   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Justice Delayed
Many in the media jettisoned caution--and the presumption of innocence--in their coverage of an alleged rape by Duke lacrosse players, and were too slow to correct the record as the case unraveled. But some journalists distinguished themselves with skeptical and incisive reporting.   > read more
By  Rachel Smolkin
Star Tribulations
In short order, Minneapolis’ Star Tribune has experienced an ownership change, two rounds of staff reduction, a top-to-bottom newsroom reorganization--and its publisher is being sued by its archrival in St. Paul, where he used to work. Editor Nancy Barnes is banking on beefed-up suburban coverage and enhanced online offerings to bolster the embattled paper’s future.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Distorted Picture
Thanks to Photoshop, it’s awfully easy to manipulate photographs, as a number of recent scandals make painfully clear. Misuse of the technology poses a serious threat to photojournalism’s credibility.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
The End of the Affair
Squeezed for profits, newspapers send their staff film critics packing. Is this sound cost-cutting or a missed opportunity?   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
The View from the Woods
And getting a new perspective   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
A Fond Farewell to a Great One
AJR’s managing editor joins USA Today.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Cluttered Web
In their efforts to boost advertising, newspaper sites are junking up their home pages.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Over the Line
The questionable tactics of “To Catch a Predator”   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Dow Jones Dilemma
Is it a good idea for corporate America to own the Wall Street Journal?   > read more
By  John Morton
Locked in Limbo
An Associated Press contract photographer has been incarcerated in Iraq by the U.S.—but not charged—since April 12, 2006.   > read more
By  Charles Layton
Cinematic Treats   > read more
Words to Live by   > read more
Quotes   > read more
Adding Al Jazeera
How the Qatar-based news channel made its way onto the airwaves of Burlington, Vermont   > read more
By  Shakuntala Rao
The News Media’s Woman Problem   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Shifting Sands   > read more
By  Kimberly Metzinger
Cliché Corner   > read more