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July/August 2000
Reader Friendly
Their futures uncertain, newspapers are undergoing a profound change in the way they carry out their missions.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Risky Business
More than at any time in recent memory, newspaper editors are leaving their jobs--voluntarily or involuntarily--without another one in sight. The changing nature of the business has made the coveted top newsroom position a precarious perch.   > read more
By  Susan Paterno
The End of the Line
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom was hungry for leadership when Cole Campbell came to town in 1996. But the editor, with his penchant for outside consultants, endless meetings and management jargon, lost the allegiance of too much of his staff. Something had to give.   > read more
By  Alicia C. Shepard
Bad Blood
Bitter and deep-seated rivalries come to the fore in a legal battle over the future of the Chronicle and the Examiner.   > read more
By  Susan Rasky
Golden Oldies
Some rock critics have been plying their trade for decades. Can fiftysomethings relate to hip-hop and Limp Bizkit?   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
Rechanneling Their Energy
As the once-mighty TV consultants fall from favor with their clients, they're finding new opportunities overseas and in the world of new media.   > read more
By  Carol Guensburg
Maybe You Can't Have It All
One newspaper editor decides work and child rearing don't mix, and opts for more time with the kids. But she hopes to return to the newsroom.   > read more
By  Amy Dunkle
A College and a Magazine
Maryland's J-school and AJR have come of age together.   > read more
By  Thomas Kunkel
The Milwaukee Angle
Washington honors a journalist who steered clear of its worst aspects.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Behind the Curve
Local TV stations aren't posting much real news on the Internet.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Hype doesn't match reality in online video, where slow images and out-of-sync sound are routine.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Wisdom from Across the Pond
American judges could learn from the British when it comes to cases involving confidential sources.   > read more
By  Jane Kirtley
Life After the War
Denver's JOA allowing both papers to publish in the morning may ensure the health of each.   > read more
By  John Morton
An Exclusive with a Price
Some exclusives--such as the merger between United Airlines and US Airways--come with a price. Are they worth it?   > read more
By  Sinéad OBrien
Connecting Native American Students to Journalism
Camps for high school students try to interest this minority group in careers as journalists.   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
May Sweeps
Local TV's Quest for the Ratings   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Ignorance Is Bliss   > read more
By  Craig Gilbert
AJR asks copy editors: What are your grammar pet peeves?   > read more
By  Bridget Gutierrez
Difficulties Abroad
CNN Meets the Turkish High Council   > read more
By  Laura Peterson
A Passionate Message from Death Row
All Things Censored

By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Seven Stories Press
303 pages; $29.95   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Changing Beats
A long-time police officer joins Knight Ridder's Washington bureau to cover federal law enforcement.   > read more
By  Lacy Papai
Red Ink Blues
Red ink catches up with a few online news organizations.   > read more
By  Lori Robertson
The Big Get Bigger
Thomson Corp. makes good on its declared intention to sell off daily U.S. newspapers.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
The Revolving Door
After a short stint working for Bill Bradley's presidential campaign, Richard Stengel returns to journalism.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
A Different Alternative
Former Chicago Tribune staffer Howard Witt becomes editor in chief of the weekly Washington City Paper.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Around and About
Former CNN producer April Oliver's suit against the cable network comes to an end as she settles the case.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
Cliché Corner   > read more
By  Lori Robertson