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October/November 2008
Not Over Yet
Online Exclusive » But you wouldn’t know that from much of the coverage of the presidential campaign.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
"Open to Offers"
Online Exclusive » Media critic Rachel Sklar plots her post-Huffington Post course.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
Tabloid Time
Online Exclusive »  Former Houston Chronicle White House correspondent is excited about her new gig, covering the president for the Washington Examiner.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
Trying Again
Online Exclusive »   Media groups will renew their push for a federal shield law when the new Congress convenes.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
Judge Throws Out Libel Suit Against AJR Writer
Online Exclusive »    Hearing is set on the issue of legal fees.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
The war in Afghanistan has heated up significantly, even eclipsing Iraq as far as danger to American soldiers is concerned. But you’d never know it from the meager coverage by many news organizations.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
The Transformation of NPR
Long defined by its radio programming, National Public Radio is reinventing itself as a multiplatform force.   > read more
By  Jennifer Dorroh
The Elite Newspaper of the Future
A smaller, less frequently published version packed with analysis and investigative reporting and aimed at well-educated news junkies that may well be a smart survival strategy for the beleaguered old print product.   > read more
By  Philip Meyer
Charticle Fever
Bite-sized combinations of words, images and graphics called charticles are in vogue at a number of American newspapers. And they are not necessarily the enemy of compelling narrative.   > read more
By  Dane Stickney
Language Barriers
The New York Times’ handling of Jesse Jackson’s crude remark about Barack Obama rekindles the debate about how news outlets should deal with coarse language.   > read more
By  Beth Macy
Don’t Blame the Journalism
The economic and technological forces behind the collapse of newspapers   > read more
By  Paul Farhi
Clarification   > read more
By  AJR Staff
A Dizzying Pace
Journalism schools race to keep up with dramatic changes in the field.   > read more
By  Lee Thornton
Searching for Sarah Palin
Why the media’s intense scrutiny of the GOP vice presidential candidate is essential.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Measuring Across Platforms
NBC uses a new index to determine the total size of its audience.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
What Would Murrow Do?
Half a century after he castigated the broadcast industry, problems persist.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
No Takers
The market is glutted with newspapers, but buyers are hard to come by.   > read more
By  John Morton
Newsroom Gloom
Interns watch newsrooms shrink, but many still seek newspaper careers.   > read more
By  Tim Collie
Catching Up
Although they have a long way to go, news organizations are beginning to report with more sophistication about transgender issues.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
To Friend or Not to Friend?
Should reporters befriend their sources via social media?   > read more
By  Steven Mendoza
Women Covering War

On Their Own: Women Journalists and the American Experience in Vietnam

By Joyce Hoffmann

Da Capo Press

442 pages; $27.50   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

A Campaign Trail Neophyte Who Scooped the Pros   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
Instilled with Excitement   > read more
Polarized Media   > read more
By   Unknown
Distorted Bio   > read more
By   Unknown
Don’t Forget Us   > read more
By   Unknown
Capital Cutbacks
Since 2005, newspapers have eliminated more than 40 regional reporter staff positions through layoffs, buyouts and attrition. The newspapers and newspaper companies that have cut back include:   > read more
By  AJR Staff