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When The Watchdogs Wear Tuxedos, Politicians Rest Easy

Media, politicians and celebrities mingled at the White House Correspondents Dinner — but Bob Garfield of On the Media stayed outside looking in. He says the WHCD is odd and ethically questionable.
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The Interesting Bits From Monica Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' Article

The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.
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After 6 Decades, 'Jet' Magazine Decides To Go All-Digital

The digest of black life is ending its print offerings after more than 60 years. The once-influential publication was an oddity: both ubiquitous and easily overlooked.
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After Six Decades As A Staple, 'Jet Mag' Ends Its Print Run

It's the end of an era, as the Johnson Publishing Company announced plans to cease printing Jet Magazine. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.
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Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.
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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.
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How A Disgraced Reporter Tested The Public's Trust In Journalism

New York Times rising star Jayson Blair was busted in spring 2003 for plagiarizing and making up stories. Filmmaker Samantha Grant's new documentary, A Fragile Trust, sheds light on the scandal.
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Extra! Read All About It: 'Girl Stunt Reporter' Turns 150

Nellie Bly of the New York World was one of the most famous "girl stunt reporters" of her time. Now, the first ever edited collection of her work is being released, in honor of her 150th birthday.
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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.
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Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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