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Articles from April 8

As Petraeus Testifies: How Press Helped Bring Him the 'Surge'
With Gen. David Petraeus testifying before Congress today, it is worth pointing out that the media, just as in the run-up to the war, is complicit in the current "surge" debacle. Back in early January 2007, I labeled the press "surge protectors,"...
Details on Wide 'Seattle Times' Cuts Emerge: Layoffs and Closing Bureaus
The Seattle Times, claiming the effects of continued declines in advertising revenue, confirmed plans, which leaked yesterday, to cut nearly 200 staffers, more than half through layoffs, the paper reported Tuesday. It also plans to close two suburban...
Downie Assesses Pulitzer Sweep for 'Post': Why This Year?
Is it irony or just today's newspaper reality that The Washington Post won nearly half of the Pulitzer Prize journalism awards on Monday -- its most ever -- just a week after launching its second buyout in less than two years? Executive Editor Leonard...
GateHouse CEO Reed Got Bigger Bonus, Less Stock in Loss-Making 2007
In a year when GateHouse Media Inc. lost $231 million, CEO Michael E. Reed received a bump in his bonus to $350,000 for 2007, but he was granted far fewer restricted stock units than in 2006. With a base salary of $500,000, Reed's cash compensation...
ImpreMedia Will Be Primary Content Provider for MySpace Latino Soccer Site
ImpreMedia, the big print and digital Spanish-language publisher, said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to become the primary content provider for "TodoFutbol," a Latino community devoted to U.S. and Latin America soccer news and information. ...
PULITZER WINNER: Weingarten's Subway 'Stunt' Wins Him Feature Prize
Gene Weingarten won this year's Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for a Washington Post Magazine story about a famous violinist playing at a D.C. metro station. But he's also a humor columnist. That was apparent in a prepared Pulitzer comment he...
So You Want to Write A Book? Here Are Some Tips
Because I have written eight books for respectable publishers, and because I have been affiliated for more than 30 years with the group Investigative Reporters & Editors, I receive lots of calls for advice from journalists who also want to be known...
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