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  • Future of Public Radio
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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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  • Issues in Journalism
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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 news…

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  • Journalism Sources and Secrecy
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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 sources. They discussed…

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  • Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy
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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…

    135 views
  • Journalists Privilege
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    Journalists' Privilege

    Federal prosecutors and journalists discussed the issue of reporters' privilege and the ability of journalists to protect confidential sources. Matt Cooper detailed the case against him to reveal…

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  • Ethics in Journalism
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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 reporting is…

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  • Journalism and the War on Terrorism
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    Journalism and the War on Terrorism

    Participants talked about American journalism and how well it had served the public interest in the wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were…

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  • Public Affairs Reporting
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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 Headlines and Bottom Lines
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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 profits, and the influence of business…

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  • Pulitzer Prize Awards
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    Pulitzer Prize Awards

    Ms. Overholser, the chair of the Pulitzer selection committee, talked about the selection process and the history of the awards and her job at the Washington Post. She also took audience…

    45 views
  • Column Writing
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    Column Writing

    Ms. Overholser talked about issues that concern modern day journalists and advice on some of thos issues. She talked about the effect that profit demands have on the newsrooms and the lack…

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  • Regaining the Public Trust
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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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  • Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Award
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    Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Award

    Ms. Overholser spoke about journalistic ethics. She focused on the current debate over how the Society’s ethics code should be changed. She also pointed out how these and other changes can…

    31 views
  • Whitewater Investigation
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    Whitewater Investigation

    Congressman Leach discussed the Whitewater investigation, why it should be a public concern, and if Congress has anything more important to do. He said that Whitewater is essentially about…

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  • Doonesbury Meets The Simpsons
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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 comic strip…

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  • Whos a Journalist Talk Show Sensationalism
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    Who's a Journalist? Talk Show Sensationalism

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

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