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Graft Alert

Saturday, August 04, 2001

The free gifts publicists dish out to journalists who cover new films, TV shows, and music have always left critics in an ethical quandary. So, in an attempt at full disclosure, one critic began posting a list of the gifts he received at the end of his column. Brooke talks ...

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Changing of the Editorial Guard

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Two of the most influential newspapers in the nation are getting new bosses for their editorial pages. How will new editorial leadership affect the national debate? Host Brooke Gladstone talks to the newly named Editor of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Pages, Paul Gigot. Host Bob Garfield talks to incoming ...

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Buyouts

Saturday, July 21, 2001

Newspapers across the country have been trimming their staff lately, thanks to a slower economy and a drop in ad revenues. But some papers’ CEOs are too clever to simply lay off their employees: instead, they’re offering voluntary contract buyouts to older, better-paid writers dreaming of early retirement. Monica Brady ...

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Katherine Graham

Saturday, July 21, 2001

The Washington Post’s Katherine Graham died this week at 84. Mrs. Graham inherited a failing paper and turned it into one of the most prestigious dailies in the country. Hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone discuss her impact on the American newspaper industry.

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Tom Grant

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Tom Grant’s 14 years as a TV reporter in Spokane, Washington have convinced him of one thing: he’s better off writing for newspapers. The award-winning journalist speaks with Bob Garfield about his former career and the switch from broadcasting to print.

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New Editor at the New York Times

Saturday, May 26, 2001

The old guard is out and the er…old guard is in? Joseph Lelyveld hits retirement age this year and has opted to hand over the reins of power a few months earlier than expected and Howell Raines, a 20-year veteran of the paper has been picked as his successor. Bob ...

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Q & A

Saturday, May 26, 2001

At a time when publications are trying so hard to differentiate themselves in the media marketplace, it is difficult to pick up a magazine or newspaper these days without seeing some sort of brief question and answer format. John Solomon looks into the craze.

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Scott Shuger

Saturday, May 19, 2001

In a fiercely competitive news industry, giving credit for a scoop is a touchy topic. Host Bob Garfield talks to Slate.com’s Scott Shuger about why newspapers hesitate to report stories they do not break.

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Ethnic Press

Saturday, May 19, 2001

While New York City has long been known for its ethnic restaurants, advertisers have just started to take notice of its ethnic newspapers. On The Media’s Amy Eddings reports.

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British Tabloids

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

In Britain, tabloid newspaper culture extends far beyond news reporting. When the aging fugitive Ronnie Biggs, infamous for his role in the “great train robbery,” left Brazil and returned to England, it was a tabloid newspaper, not a law enforcement official, that brought him home. From London, On The Media’s ...

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San Francisco Newspaper War

Saturday, March 31, 2001

When the owners of the San Francisco Examiner bought the rival paper the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chronicle’s new owners brought the Examiner’s staff along with it. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Phil Bronstein, former editor of the Examiner and current executive editor of the Chronicle, about whether San Francisco ...

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Sentenced By the Press

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Judge Richard M. Markus recently invited the local papers to advise him on the sentencing in an Ohio corruption case. He says opinions printed after the event are like endorsing a candidate after an election. Bob takes the Judge to task on his unconventional methods.

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Enquirer Scoops

Saturday, March 03, 2001

These are glorious times for tabloids. "The hottest publication right now is The National Enquirer," said the Washington Post this week. Two big scoops in six weeks... first about Jesse Jackson's love child, and second uncovering that Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother had been paid for securing a presidential pardon. Brooke ...

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Spying on the Times

Saturday, February 24, 2001

Back in March 1999 the New York Times ran a series of articles on a man suspected of passing nuclear secrets to China. That man was Wen Ho Lee; the charges never stuck and the paper was left with its tail between its legs. How is the paper of record ...

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Sorry From Boston

Saturday, February 24, 2001

The Boston Globe apologised last week for reporting facts passed on to the paper by the police department in the case of the double murder of two Dartmouth professors. Matt Storin, Globe editor, answers Brooke's question; did the Globe really need to say sorry?

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When Fox Attacks: Jesse Jackson

Saturday, January 27, 2001

Fox News and the New York Post say they’re watching Jesse Jackson's finances for any sign of impropriety. So far they haven't found anything. But that hasn't stopped the Post from running innuendo-laden columns and the network from interviewing the authors of those columns on the air. On The Media ...

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