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2004 Stories by Cynthia Cotts

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  • The War According to Sinclair

    published April 27, 2004

    Editor's Note: Last night a janitor found the following memo in a dumpster inside the headquarters of Sinclair Broadcast Group in Hunt Valley,... More >>

  • In Hack Heaven

    published April 27, 2004

    If you are depressed about the decline of journalism, and cannot get too excited about the Google founders who are soon to be billionaires, hark... More >>

  • How the War Looks

    published April 20, 2004

    It's a journalist's job to accurately describe how things look, and that job is especially difficult in wartime. The first step is to gather... More >>

  • Behind the Pulitzer

    published April 6, 2004

    The New York Times Company has been unusually quiet about the Pulitzer it won last week, perhaps because it's humiliating to win just one after... More >>

  • Asian Logroll

    published March 30, 2004

    Given that it had gone on for a week, you'd think the Amanda Hesser bashing would have died down by last Wednesday. That's when The New York... More >>

  • Facts, Schmacts

    published March 23, 2004

    It's hard to tell who is more in denial these days, Howell Raines or Jayson Blair. In a 20,000-word memoir that appears in the May... More >>

  • California, Ho!

    published March 16, 2004

    One of the most famous New Yorker covers of all time is a Saul Steinberg cartoon, "View of the World From 9th Avenue," published in 1976.... More >>

  • PBS Gets Picky

    published March 9, 2004

    In a recent Nation cover story, Christian Parenti described hanging out with insurgents in Iraq. That got the attention of producers on... More >>

  • Blind on Blind

    published March 2, 2004

    Sometimes the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Really. What appears to be a conspiracy is harmless oversight. This happens in... More >>

  • Pomp or Protest

    published February 24, 2004

    By law, the New York Police Department must allow protesters within "sight and sound" of the Republican convention scheduled to take place at... More >>

  • Friedman's Complaint

    published February 17, 2004

    If you're an online gossip columnist, it's easy to make trouble for a mainstream reporter, and that's what the flamboyant Roger Friedman has done... More >>

  • Blog of Fear

    published February 10, 2004

    Last fall, Columbia Journalism Review ran a cover story hyping the impact of... More >>

  • Adieu, Tiny Lawsuits

    published January 27, 2004

    The cause of the Lingua Franca freelancers continues to gain momentum at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan—where it is evolving... More >>

  • Department of Corrections

    published January 20, 2004

    In the January 19 New York Observer, Ron Rosenbaum posed a slew of questions about how print and online media should approach the difficult... More >>

  • Religious Conversion

    published January 13, 2004

    If you read a lot of gossip columns, you already know about the party at Tina Brown's apartment on January 14, where The Week magazine gave... More >>

  • Lingua Bancarupta

    published January 6, 2004

    About 30 editorial freelancers who contributed to the now defunct Lingua Franca and University Business magazines are being sued in... More >>

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