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    Future of Public Radio

    Participants spoke about the 40-year history of National Public Radio (NPR). Among the topics they addressed were the beginnings of NPR, how youth audiences feel about radio, Commenter Juan…

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    Who's a Journalist? Talk Show Sensationalism

    In this often boisterous session, journalists and talk show hosts debate the definition of “journalist” and the merits of alternative television news formats.

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    Journalism, Sources and Secrecy

    At a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest,” journalists participated in panel discussion on confidential…

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    Issues in Journalism

    A panel moderated by Norman Pearlstine talked about the future of the news industry. Among the topics they addressed were public perceptions of various forms of media, the state of the…

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    Doonesbury Meets The Simpsons

    The American Society of Newspaper Editors held a forum during their annual meeting to discuss the power of cartoons in American society. Mr. Trudeau, creator of the newspaper…

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    Corporate Trust Study

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released its new report titled “Restoring Trust in American Business.” The report examined the recent corporate scandals and includes…

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    Ethics in Journalism

    Mr. Ogletree moderated a roundtable discussion of ethical issues facing journalists. Among the topics they addressed were the military program to embed journalists in Iraq, how…

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    Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy

    Journalists talked about the state of news reporting and professional standards in journalism. They focused on granting anonymity to sources, media leaks by politicians and others, the…

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    Media Ownership Issues

    Witnesses testified about media ownership rules and a recent federal court decision leaving some local decisions to the Federal Communication Commission. They also talked about levels…

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    Sexual Orientation and Midterm Elections

    Participants talked about gay and lesbian issues in the 2006 midterm elections and the potential impact of election results on future campaigns, including the 2008 national…

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    Security and Privacy in the U.S.

    The Administrative Law Section held “The Great Debate of 2003: Security v. Privacy in the Post-September 11 Era.” The question was, “Resolved: On Balance, the United…

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    The Future of Diversity in Media

    Panelists explore how communities of color and culture have become a powerful force in pushing mainstream media for more representation and positive portrayals.

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    Media Credibility

    Mr. Ogletree moderated this discussion among members of Congress, journalists and journalism executives on media credibility. They examined why the public distrusts the news media…

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    Newspaper Headlines and Bottom Lines

    Participants talked about the ability of American newspapers to cover the war against terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of operating foreign bureaus, corporate…

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    Cheney Possible Presidential Run

    Former Secretary Cheney discussed his plans for the future and the
    possibility that he might run for the Republican presidential
    nomination in 1996. He answered editors' questions about a…

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    Media Coverage of the Congressional Races

    Participants discussed how the media should cover the 2000 campaign. They focused on the duration of the campaign and the difficulty of maintaining interest among readers. They…

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    Regaining the Public Trust

    After a panel on how public distrust of politicians, lawyers and journalists has continued to grow, Ms. Totenberg moderated a discussion of possible solutions to this trend. They…

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    Perot Campaign Speech

    Mr. Perot spoke about his campaign for the presidency. He discussed the problems in the government and his solutions. He also answered questions from a panel of newspaper…

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    Public Affairs Reporting

    Journalists and academics talked about various ways reporting had changed since terrorist attacks on the U.S., their experiences as journalists, and offered advice on training new…

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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Ms. Overholser and Mr. Bozell talked about current news stories of interest to them and took calls from viewers.

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