- Making News: US Changes the Guard in Iraq
In Iraq, there is regime change of a different kind today. Former State Department official Paul Bremer has arrived to take over from retired General Jay Garner as America-s top civilian administrator. David Rennie, who reports from Washington for London-s Daily Telegraph, addresses the symbolic shift from a military to a civilian leader, and US expectations in the ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction.
- Reporter's Notebook: Jayson Blair and the New York Times' Mea Culpa He was an up-and-comer, a roving national correspondent assigned to major stories, until yesterday, when the New York Times admitted that Jayson Blair was a fraud. The front-page mea culpa studies 73 stories, finding 38 -unreliable,- with factual errors in 17, plagiarism in 6. In 29 occasions, Blair claimed to be reporting from places he-d never been. Keith Woods, who teaches reporting at the Poynter Institute, examines journalism's latest ethical breach.
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