November 25, 2005

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Almost three years into the war in Iraq and the debate over whether to go into that war is raging in the media. Why now? And, putting a new head on Beer.

House of Murth

Last week, Democratic Congressman John Murtha called for a resolution terminating U.S. troop involvement in Iraq. Amid an increasingly acrimonious debate on the Iraq war, his comments drew an extremely sharp reaction from congressional Republicans and the White House. Bob talks to Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News and ...

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Sum of its Parts

Federal use of the "mosaic theory" of classifying information, whereby otherwise individual pieces of unclassified information are deemed classified because when viewed together they take on added significance, has enjoyed a resurgence since 9/11. Brooke discusses the theory with David Pozen, author of a forthcoming Yale Law Journal article about ...

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L.A. Story

It's been five years since the Chandler family sold the Los Angeles Times to Chicago-based media conglomerate the Tribune Company. In that time, the paper has been viewed as a test case on how to reconcile journalistic imperatives with the bottom-line pressures imposed by a parent corporation. Brooke talks to ...

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Military Issue

A news photo is sometimes worth more than 1,000 words. The image of a napalm-burned Vietnamese child fleeing in terror, for example, resonates decades later in ways that millions of words never quite did. So what if such images were produced not by journalists but by the military itself? In ...

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Band of Brewers

Despite millions of dollars in television advertising, beer sales have gone flat in recent years. Meanwhile, market share for both spirits and wine has crept up. Bob Lachky, executive vice president for global industry development at Anheuser-Busch, is trying to organize the Beer Institute and other brewers into a media ...

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Revolution, Inc.

One year ago, the world witnessed what appeared to be a spontaneous uprising by angry voters in the streets of Kiev. But for months, Ukrainian activists had been carefully honing their message and tactics. They did it with the help of American-backed "uprising consultants" - veterans of opposition movements in ...

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Bummer Beat

There are journalism's stars, who consume most of the ink and the air time, and there are its grunts, who do most of the legwork and barely get a byline. Mark Stamey, formerly of The New York Post, was one of the latter. He walked the "bad-luck" beat, gathering facts ...

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