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August/September 2008
Investigative Steamroller
Online Exclusive »   As he retires, Pat Stith reflects on four decades of exposing corruption   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
Welcome to Web 3.0
Online Exclusive »   Getting to Know the Semantic Web   > read more
By  James Sanborn
All the News That's Fit to Tweet
Online Exclusive » Reporters Embrace Microblogging   > read more
By  Laurie White
Bowing to the Inevitable
Online Exclusive »: MSNBC wisely drops Olbermann and Matthews as politics anchors.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Talking to Themselves
Online Exclusive »:   Rachel Maddow’s promotion reflects and reinforces the polarization so prevalent on cable and in the blogosphere—and in American politics.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Cable's Clout
With their obsessive single-topic focus, are the three 24-hour cable news channels setting the agenda for the rest of the media when it comes to the presidential campaign—even though most of the material they endlessly flog originates somewhere else?   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Handheld Headlines
News organizations are embracing content aimed at cell phones and other mobile devices as part of their survival strategy in the digital age.   > read more
By  Arielle Emmett
The Oakland Project
In an echo of the Arizona Project that investigated the murder of slain journalist Don Bolles in 1976, Bay Area news outlets, journalism schools and media groups have joined forces to complete the unfinished work of murdered Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
As embattled news organizations try to safeguard their futures with intensely local coverage, there is often a wide gulf between journalists and the communities they cover.   > read more
By  Will Bunch
Notice What You Notice
Stop obsessing about the depressing industry news on Romenesko and open your eyes to all of the amazing stories out there.   > read more
By  Beth Macy
More Than a Notion?
How Barack Obama is influencing our vocabulary.   > read more
By  Lee Thornton
An AJR Homecoming
Jennifer Dorroh is AJR's new managing editor.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
On the Go
What’s the outlook for mobile TV news?   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Win Some, Lose Some
Tribune’s editorial approach is as wrongheaded as its business ideas are refreshing.   > read more
By  John Morton
First Responders
Citizen media’s agility during the Iowa floods offers a lesson to traditional journalists.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Voice in the Wilderness
A retired journalist provides up-to-the-minute local news online in his rural Virginia county.   > read more
By  Kevin Rector
Politico Animal
A year and a half after launch, Politico lives up to the hype.   > read more
By  Lindsey McPherson
Blog Binge
More than 70 percent of the political journalists surveyed by communications firm Brodeur in May said they spent at least an hour per day reading blogs and other online media. AJR asked seven political writers and reporters to name their must-reads.   > read more
Going Long
A new quarterly bucks trends toward Web publishing and short-form journalism.   > read more
By  Melanie Lidman
Investigating His Own Dark Story
The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life. His Own. By David Carr Simon & Schuster 388 pages; $26   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
Welcome to the high-energy world of Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times Washington bureau chief, indefatigable blogger, Obama watchdog—and interviewing technique guru.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
The Future of Newspapers   > read more
Vanishing Iraq Coverage   > read more
Shameful Behavior   > read more