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Weathering the Storm

Friday, July 18, 2008

Katharine Weymouth took the post of publisher for The Washington Post during a difficult time. Layoffs, a shrinking news hole and drops in circulation have created a grim climate for The Post and newspapers in general. Weymouth explains why she still has hope for her paper ...

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New Times at The Washington Times?

Friday, July 11, 2008

The new editor of The Washington Times John Solomon talks about his plans for the future of the paper, which he sees as an important part of the capital's media landscape. But writer John Gorenfeld, author of Bad Moon Rising, argues that the Times can't escape its origins in Reverend ...

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Left Out

Friday, June 13, 2008

When The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey asked readers what they thought of the paper, many said they thought it was too liberal. So editor Frank Scandale has embarked on a six month self-examination to find if they’re right.

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Hard Times

Friday, June 13, 2008

Perhaps no major U.S. paper has been under siege longer than the Los Angeles Times, and this week brought yet another insult. New York Times media reporter Richard Pérez-Peña has been covering this historic retrenchment.

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Vanishing Reviews

Friday, May 23, 2008

Book review sections around the country are facing fewer pages, shorter reviews and pressure to include best sellers. But does anyone care? Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times book section, does. He says book reviews are struggling for survival.

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Under Murdoch's Watch

Friday, May 02, 2008

Rupert Murdoch has had several months to exert influence over his new property, The Wall Street Journal. Many see the modifications to the paper and his grab for Newsday as a direct attack on The New York Times but Slate's Jack Shafer says the speculation is ...

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Oh No They Didn't!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Eight of Ohio's top newspapers are sharing content in a cooperative effort called the Ohio News Organization, or OHNO. The arrangement will allow the papers to sidestep the AP. Could this system be a lifeline for struggling news organizations? Is it the end of the scoop as we ...

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Breaking the Wiretap

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's been over two years since New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau broke the NSA warrantless wiretapping story with James Risen. In his new book, Lichtblau explains the Woodward and Bernstein-like tale of exposing the program that's still surrounded in controversy and mystery.

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Extra! Extra! We Still Want News

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual State of the News Media report and the state of the news is strong. There is an audience! Of course, the business model could use some work.

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The Price of Stability

Friday, December 07, 2007

During OTM’s trip to Russia last summer, it was quickly apparent that when you’re an American media-analysis show looking to talk about free-speech, not many media heavyweights in Moscow will speak with you. One who will is Vladimir Mamontov, editor-in-chief of one of Russia’s most important newspapers – ...

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Vanishing Reviews

Friday, November 23, 2007

Book review sections around the country are facing fewer pages, shorter reviews and pressure to include best sellers. But does anyone care? Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times book section, does. He says book reviews are struggling for survival.

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Moveable Type

Friday, October 26, 2007

The clanging noises of manual typewriters, teletype machines and rotary phones are long gone from the modern newsroom. But those sounds still exist in the New York Times' new building as part of a giant art installation called Moveable Type. Brooke talks with the artists and a big ...

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The Fire Next Time

Friday, October 26, 2007

The news this week was filled with images of devastating fires ripping through Southern California. But Mike Davis, author of Ecology of Fear, explains that fires, floods and other natural disasters, while newsworthy, are anything but new in SoCal.

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Picking Up the Pieces

Friday, October 12, 2007

This week a dozen-and-a-half news organizations formed the Chauncey Bailey Project – to continue the work of the Bay Area journalist killed in August. Editorial coordinator Robert Rosenthal says reporters will not be cowed into silence.

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Natural Selection

Friday, September 21, 2007

If you were one of the 227,000 paying subscribers to TimesSelect … well, you are no more. Paying, that is. Sometime early Wednesday morning you received an e-mail stating that the pay wall would be dismantled, effective immediately. Vivian Schiller, senior vice president of nytimes.com, explains why.

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Black and White and Red All Over

Friday, September 14, 2007

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of USA Today. Richard Curtis was there in the beginning, and he’s still there today. As graphics editor, he knows well the four-color look that helped the national paper make its mark.

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Ferry Tale

Friday, August 31, 2007

When the FBI wanted to track down two suspicious Seattle ferry riders recently, it first tried good old-fashioned investigating. But when the trail ran cold it released a photo to the local newspapers. Editor Suki Dardarian explains why the Seattle Times decided to print the image and join ...

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It's All Relative

Friday, July 27, 2007

Only one thing stands in the way of Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of Dow Jones and its Wall Street Journal: The Bancrofts. The family is a tangle of second cousins, complicated trusts, and divergent political views. WSJ reporter Sarah Ellison says their decision could come as early as

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Looking Good On Paper

Friday, May 04, 2007

Rupert Murdoch has made a serious bid for the Dow Jones Company. For years, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal has dismissed suitors, but analysts believe it may finally entertain offers. New Republic editor Franklin Foer explains what's at stake.

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Punctuation Infatuation

Friday, April 20, 2007

All the blame and none of the glory – that’s the life of a newspaper copy editor. So why become one? Let New York Times chief copy editor Merrill Perlman count the reasons.

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