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About Anniversary Stories: Katrina Two Years Later

How long should newspapers continue to cover the anniversaries and milestones related to major events that occurred outside their geographic areas?


That was the question asked by a talented young journalist who also happens to be the daughter of a … Read more

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Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007

Murdoch Moves Recalled: Will Dow Jones Fare Better?

I know the feeling.

What feeling, you ask?

That sickening ache in your belly
when you hear the news: Rupert Murdoch has bought your newspaper.

Been there, felt that, choked down
the sadness and, as dozens of others did at … Read more

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What’s in a Name?

It was a funny segment. Mike and MikeGreenberg and Golic — were calling the National Spelling Bee for ABC; so why not do a Sports Center Bee on ESPN with competition between the two Mikes?

They would have … Read more

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Monday, Apr. 16, 2007

The Voice of a Lion, Echoes of an Old Fight

My first ASNE convention was 37 years ago in San Francisco. Take a moment and attempt to get your mind around the changes we have seen in our industry since then.

Quite a challenge, isn’t it? Looking back will leave you breathless.  Looking ahead … Read more
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Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007

Fighting for the First Amendment

What follows are Favre’s opening remarks to
a First Amendment summit held
earlier this month in Washington, D.C., by the American Society of Newspaper
Editors:

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First Amendment, it has been said, is a Constitutional minefield. And today we
may … Read more

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007

A Call for Conscience Journalism

These are dark days for the Fourth Estate, days when Americans trust auto mechanics more than journalists, days when crazed lawyers host news programs, days when people refuse to believe what they read in their newspapers but believe any babble … Read more

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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007

Remembering Our Gifts: Recalling a Career in Newsrooms

The gift-giving season has passed and now we are in the resolution-making phase of the year. But why shouldn’t we just combine the two and resolve to remember the gifts we have been given, whether they are new or old?… Read more

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006

Revitalizing Community Journalism

As I talk to editors in our troubled industry, I find that they are looking for evidence of credibility, authority and ability in their new hires. No one wants to take a chance. Stakes are too high on thin staffs … Read more

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Monday, Oct. 09, 2006

Going Home, a Year Later

The first anniversary has come and gone, but the scars left
by Katrina are still ugly blotches all over my hometown, Bay St. Louis, and the
neighboring cities on what was the beautiful Mississippi
Coast.

Most of the skeletons of … Read more

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In memory of Anna Politkovskaya

She told me once in an interview, “You know, I recently met the love of my life. But I need to bring this war to the end first. It is my war.”

Anna Politkovskaya, an award-winning Russian journalist, was … Read more

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