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Posts on ‘May 18th, 2006’

Another Reason Why Big Journalism is in Trouble

The New York Times, at the tail-end of a report about a new editor for Time, notes a more serious transition.: Donald Barlett and James Steele, two investigative reporters who have chronicled the vicissitudes of the American economy for Time magazine since 1997, have lost their jobs in a budget squeeze. The reporting duo, who […]

Freedom of Information: For Everyone

Earlier this year a Houston Press reporter drove 1,683 miles in Harris and its surrounding seven counties, visiting 63 school districts to test for compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, which is designed not just for reporters like me but for everyone. Here’s his story, called “Needling the Haystack.” Quite instructive.