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1999 Stories by Cynthia Cotts

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  • Sue the Messenger, Part Two

    published December 28, 1999

    Here's a safe prediction for the new year: News and entertainment companies will become the targets of more and more lawsuits. 'Hit Man' and... More >>

  • Sue the Messenger, Part One

    published December 21, 1999

    A good journalist is always willing to take it on the chin, but in the LAST year, it seems, the fourth estate has become everyone's favorite... More >>

  • Sheehy’s Choice

    published December 14, 1999

    Can anyone still take Gail Sheehy seriously? With the publication of 'Hillary's Choice' this month, Sheehy has become suddenly ubiquitous,... More >>

  • Right-Wing Kingpin Gets Canned

    published December 7, 1999

    Some staffers refused to believe it when rumors started flying this weekend that 'New York Post' editorial page editor John Podhoretz had been... More >>

  • No Fems Allowed in the Fight Club

    published November 30, 1999

    By now, Hillary Clinton must know that running for office in New York is a blood sport. But has anyone told her that traditionally, no women are... More >>

  • Contradiction in the 'Times'

    published November 23, 1999

    Question: When is a newspaper correction not a correction? Answer: When the underlying premise of the story's lead has to be restated. Case... More >>

  • Sweetheart Deal, Bitter Wounds

    published November 9, 1999

    On November 3, the staff in the Los Angeles Times's newsroom went wild. That's when City Editor Bill Boyarsky read a letter addressed to... More >>

  • Synergy Goes South

    published November 2, 1999

    Last week’s announcement that Tina Brown had hired Bob Wallace as the new editorial director of 'Talk' sent shock waves through the magazine... More >>

  • Our Buds, Ourselves

    published October 26, 1999

    Wendy Diamond is playing it safe, judging by her slick new magazine, 'Animal Fair,' which is about celebrity pets and debuts November 2. From the... More >>

  • Leonard's Lips Are Sealed

    published October 19, 1999

    'One of the bidders is a brat-pack actor.' 'Times Mirror is in.' 'Yahoo! is out.' These were some of the rumors flying around last week, as the... More >>

  • Rise of the Vaccine Nation

    published October 12, 1999

    In the last decade, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry has spent billions of dollars to develop an arsenal of state-of-the-art, DNA-based vaccines,... More >>

  • Chasing the Dragon

    published October 5, 1999

    Last week, while guests of Fortune magazine's 1999 Global Forum were Busy partying in Shanghai, the forum was turning into a minor scandal... More >>

  • Exit Stage Right

    published September 21, 1999

    Last week, as the newspapers spilled tons of ink on the latest sparring between the Republicans and the Clintons, independent counsel Ken Starr... More >>

  • What? No Smoking Gun?

    published September 14, 1999

    It may have looked like just another worthy offering from the paper of record, but 'The New York Times"s page-one, column-one story on September 7... More >>

  • Gray Hair? Pink Slip!

    published September 7, 1999

    In recent weeks, as two thirtysomething editors were hired to replace two fiftysomethings at Condé Nast Publications (CNP), some observers... More >>

  • Too Hot for 'Harper's'

    published August 31, 1999

    In a month when the fashion magazines become swollen with hundreds of pages of advertising and fluff, the September issue of 'Elle' offers a... More >>

  • Château 'New York Times'?

    published August 24, 1999

    You can almost hear the corks popping at Times Company Digital (TCD), a subsidiary formed by The New York Times Company in May to consolidate all... More >>

  • 'We've Sold Out the Eyeballs'

    published August 17, 1999

    Profit-making was never the goal at Feed (www.feedmag.com). Founded in 1995, the magazine was... More >>

  • Bait and Switch

    published August 10, 1999

    In July, after Congress allowed the independent counsel law to expire, you barely heard a word out of Ken Starr. But last week, Starr's friends... More >>

  • Nation

    published August 3, 1999

    How Tina Met Eddie Fungus Among Us Sorry, Al More >>

  • The Son Also Rises

    published July 27, 1999

    Press Clips takes solace in the knowledge that the publishing business forgives and forgets, that it always gives a second chance to those who... More >>

  • Free Speech for Sale?

    published July 20, 1999

    At 6 p.m. on July 13, all hell broke loose at KPFA, the progressive radio station in Berkeley, California. Dennis Bernstein had just finished... More >>

  • Chomsky at the Bit

    published July 13, 1999

    On June 22, after flaming Jonathan Alter for two weeks on the subject of Noam Chomsky, Dennis Perrin challenged his opponent to a public debate.... More >>

  • Isle of White

    published July 6, 1999

    In the summer of 1948, during a heat wave, E.B. White came down from Maine and holed up at the Algonquin Hotel to write a piece for... More >>

  • In Styles

    published June 29, 1999

    These days, it seems every glossy magazine is trying to imitate the top-selling In Style, a Time Inc. mag that gives readers the illusion... More >>

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