- Newsmaker: Napster Cuts Deal With Recording Giant - Napster, the company that allows fans to swap music over the Internet for free, has stunned the recording industry again by making a deal with the conglomerate that owns BMG, one of the record companies that sued Napster for big money. Howard King represented Metallica and Dr. Dre in their independent suits against Napster. He talks about the deal's affect on record labels, musicans, fans and piracy.
- Reporter's Notebook: More Negative Coverage for Gore than Bush - The national press corps supposedly leans left, but a recent study shows that political news, even on the Internet, was overwhelmingly negative. Oddly, Gore got far more negative coverage than Bush. Amy Mitchell, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, explains why and speculates on what the study's results mean for educating future voters?
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