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Articles from February 6

5 Years Ago: When the Press Helped Colin Powell Sell the War
On February 3, 2003, a New York Times story was topped with: "All Aboard: America's War Train is Leaving the Station." Naturally, the world--and the media commentators--anxiously awaited Secretary of State Colin Powell's appearance at the United Nations...
AP's Wrapup of Wild 'Super Tuesday' Action
One of the states in the big Super Tuesday balloting yesterday that just would not swing to one column or another, in either party, was Missouri. Finally, the networks and The Associated Press called it for John McCain. AP also called it for Hillary...
As Comics-Page Action Nears, a Participant Discusses Cartooning Diversity
Of the African-American cartoonists taking part in this coming Sunday's comics-page action, Stephen Bentley has been in syndication the longest. Bentley started the "Herb and Jamaal" strip in 1989, when there were only a handful of comics by non-white...
Craig Ferguson Was Third Choice for White House Correspondents' Dinner Host -- Who Couldn't Do It?
Late night TV host Craig Ferguson was not the first choice to host this year's White House Correspondents Association dinner. But WHCA President Ann Compton, who picked Ferguson, still expects his appearance to bring a fresh take on issues to Washington's...
Is Media Missing 'Bias' Issue in Obama-Clinton Contest?
Last month, I took some heat, and praise, for suggesting that there might be something to the idea that Obama was upset in New Hampshire partly due to his race. It seemed suspicious that the exit polls, in such a small state, were so far off, lending...
McClatchy Chief Looks Ahead -- but What about Yahoo?
During an uncertain economic period that is offering no relief to newspapers hammered by declining home sales, department store woes, and a slowdown in hiring, McClatchy plans to focus on the Internet to push the company through a turbulent 2008. ...
McClatchy Reports Profit -- but Also Takes a Charge
McClatchy Co. swung to a profit following losses a year ago on the sale of its Minneapolis newspaper, but the publisher also said it would take a charge to reflect a sharp decline in its stock price. The company's operating results continued to...
Online Director Tips Hat to -- Newspapers in Print
I am a daily subscriber to the Detroit Free Press. Although I work in "new" media as the director of web services for a large company in Detroit, I still think daily newspapers matter in the continuing conversation Americans must have to continue free...
'Super Tuesday': There's Got to Be a Morning After
At least one state, New Mexico, was still undecided on the Democratic side, but finally this morning the dust was starting to settle from Super Tuesday -- but sure to be kicked up within hours as the two races for the nominations continue in a rush....
TRAIL MIX: 'Super' Campaign Nuggets from Newspaper Blogs
Hillary Clinton had a big win in the crucial and delegate heavy state of California, and the exit polls show why. Andrew Malcolm at the L.A. Times' Top of the Ticket had this to say: "Despite the best efforts of Sen. Barack Obama including advertising,...
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