- Making News: EU Summit Aims for a Unified Voice on Iraq
From NATO to the Arab League, the question of war or peace in Iraq has divided international alliances. This weekend's massive public protests put further pressures on world leaders. Today, the European Union begins an emergency summit in Brussels. Xan Smiley has been following it all for Britain's Economist magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Survey Finds Smaller Stations Fare Better in Local TV News As more local TV stations are bought up by massive, corporate conglomerates, what is the impact on local news? That-s one of the questions facing the Federal Communications Commission as it considers further broadcast deregulation. So FCC Chairman Michael Powell has requested empirical evidence. The Project for Excellence in Journalism has responded with a report on local TV news. Tom Rosenstiel is the Project-s director.
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