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Articles from June 13

Cedar Rapids Flood Marks Editor's First Week on the Job
In just his first four days on the job, Editor Steve Buttry of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is overseeing what may be the most demanding story he will ever encounter at the paper. With flooding that has devastated the town and surrounding...
'E&P' Editor a Finalist for Molly Ivins Award
E&P Editor Greg Mitchell has been named one of six finalists for the MOLLY National Journalism Prize, named for famed writer Molly Ivins, for four columns related to the media and Iraq that he wrote for Editor & Publisher. The winner will...
German Papers Say 'Many Have Lost Faith in America' Because of Bush
With George W. Bush visiting Germany and other parts of Europe this week, German newspapers have been slamming the U.S. president in language stronger than most American dailies use. The Der Spiegel publication compiled some of the comments, which...
'Harper's' Now Questioning Bob Woodward's Speeches and Foundation
After criticizing Washington Post columnist David Broder Thursday for giving speeches to business groups, Harper's magazine writer Ken Silverstein now says Bob Woodward is doing much the same thing. Silverstein also writes that the Watergate reporting...
MediaNews Group Chain Voting on Union Today
One of those urging employees at a string of MediaNews Group papers outside San Francisco to cast ballots in today's union vote may be an unlikely get-out-the-vote source: Publisher John Armstrong. Armstrong, who oversees the nine-paper Bay Area...
Memoir on Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi of 'WSJ' Arrives in September
Farnaz Fassihi, whose frank e-mail on horrific conditions in Iraq in September 2004 caused a media sensation, has penned a memoir to be published in September by Public Affairs. It is titled, "Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in...
Tim Russert's Final MSNBC Report
Less than two hours before word of his death, by a heart attack, this afternoon, MSNBC on its web site posted a Q & A with the "Meet the Press" host concerning yesterday's launching of an Obama site aimed at fighting rumor and gossip. An excerpt...
UPDATE: Chicago 'Trib' Publisher Exits, Does Not Blame Zell
Chicago Tribune Publisher Scott Smith, 57, has announced his retirement, according to a memo to employees obtained by E&P on Thursday. It follows by less than a week revelations of major cutbacks coming up at Tribune papers, including page count....
UPDATE: Tributes to Tim Russert, Dead of Heart Attack at 58
Tim Russert, longtime host of NBC's "Meet the Press" has died suddenly from a heart attack. He was 58. The "breaking news" alert was carried about 3:30 p.m. at the top of The New York Times site with no details. Later it added that family members...
When Russert Testified against 'Scooter' Libby
In the wake of the passing of Tim Russert today, some will no doubt recall that he testified at the "Scooter" Libby trial -- but few, I would guess, can now remember what he said or why he was there. So here is a refresher, in the form of a portion...
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