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Here you can read profiles and articles about journalists working in the 21st century news business.

How Walter Cronkite and Merriman Smith told the World of Kennedy's Assassination
How Walter Cronkite and Merriman Smith told the World of Kennedy's Assassination

Bringing Up Baby to be a Beatles Fan
Jere Hester's new book "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family"

As Sandy Swamped New York, Daily News Staffers Struggled to Put Out the Paper
As Sandy Swamped New York, Daily News Staffers Struggled to Put Out the Paper

At 80, Dan Rather Still Wants a Life in the News
An Interview With Dan Rather

Fasting for 20 Days? Steve Hendricks Did it, Then Wrote About it
Steve Hendricks Writes About his 20-day Fast in Harper's Magazine

Video Journalist Gets Inside Nairobi Mall During Terrorist Attack
Video Journalist Gets Inside Nairobi Mall During Terrorist Attack

Advice for Freelancers: Get a Book Published, Then Write for Big Magazines
Author Steve Hendricks Offers Advice for Freelance Writers

'Born Into Brothels' Director Zana Briski Returns to her First Love: Photography
A Profile of Photographer Zana Briski, Director of Born Into Brothels

Wall St. Journal Sportswriter Imagines Life as a 'Replacement Reporter'
Sportswriter Imagines What Would Happen if there Were Replacement Reporters

Journalists Remember Sept. 11, 2001
Journalists Remember Sept. 11, 2001

10 Years Later, Pondering the Meaning of Sept. 11, 2001
10 Years Later, Pondering the Meaning of Sept. 11, 2001

Christopher Hitchens, a Writer's Writer
Remembering Christopher Hitchens

Esquire Magazine Writer Chris Jones Talks About Profiling Roger Ebert
A Dream Assignment, But Also Nerve-wracking

Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Stories About Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post

A Gift for Philly Sports Fans: Legendary Columnist Bill Lyon is Back
After Retiring from the Inquirer, Lyon is Writing for a New Sports Website

Review: Born Round, by Frank Bruni
Th New York Times Reporter Recounts His Lifelong Struggle With His Weight

Working Journalists
So you're thinking about aiming for a career in journalism, but not sure if it's the job for you? Here's a chance to hear from professionals in the field about what it's like to be a journalist on the front lines of the 21st century news business.

Celebrating The Life of Walter Cronkite
The death of Walter Cronkite signals not just the loss of one of America's great TV journalists but also the end of an era in which the big three TV networks dominated the country's media landscape and this the national dialog. Here are articles celebrating the life and accomplishments of the man who was the most-watched news anchor during one of the most tumultuous times in the country's history.

Remembering Walter Cronkite, the Greatest Anchorman in TV News
Remembering Walter Cronkite, the Greatest Anchorman in TV News

Sportswriter Sielski Pens a Book About Athletes Who Went to War
An Interview With Sportswriter Mike Sielski, Author of "Fading Echoes."

From Low Pay to Layoffs, A New Site Reveals The Stuff Journalists Like
Stuff Journalists Like - From Low Pay to Layoffs, A New Site Reveals The Stuff Journalists Like

Ex-Foreign Correspondent Sennott Starts World News Website
Charles Sennott criss-crossed the world as a reporter for The Boston Globe, covering the kinds of calamities that foreign correspondents cut their teeth on - wars, terrorist attacks, insurgencies and civil unrest. Now he's started a website focused on producing in-depth features and enterprise stories from around the world.

TV Historian Michael Wood Got His Start As a Reporter
Michael Wood, whose documentary “The Story of India” is currently airing on PBS, is best known as the globe-trotting historian who has enlightened and entertained viewers about everything from the Trojan War to Shakespeare to Alexander the Great. But Wood actually began his career as a local TV reporter in his native England, covering crime, nuclear power and strikes by Yorkshire miners.

A Q&A With Film and TV Critic Troy Patterson
A Q&A With Film and TV Critic Troy Patterson

Cronkite's Influence and Excellence as an Anchor Will Never Be Matched
Walter Cronkite was anchor in an era when the television landscape was dominated by CBS, NBC and ABC. Moreover, he helmed the most-watched newscast at the network whose news division was considered first among equals, the one whose legacy included the likes of Edward R. Murrow.

Working Journalist: Maureen Fan
Life As Beijing Bureau Chief of The Washington Post

Working Journalist: George Andreassi
Life as a Newspaper Reporter in Florida

Working Journalist: Chris Krewson
An Interview with Chris Krewson, Editor of Variety.com

Working Journalist: Mark Saxenmeyer
Life as an Investigative Reporter for Fox TV in Chicago

Working Journalist: Rob Davis
Covering the Environmental Beat at a Nonprofit News Website

Working Journalist: Mike Sielski
A Sports Columnist in Suburban Philadelphia

Working Journalist: Steve Wartenberg
Covering The Business Beat at an Ohio Paper

Working Journalist: Bill Reed
Life As The Travel Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Working Journalist: Carol McLeod
Reporting at a Community Weekly

Working Journalist: Corky Siemaszko
Pounding Out Punchy Prose On a Tight Tabloid Deadline

Working Journalist: Diane Goldie
Editing amNewYork

Working Journalist: Michael Rushton
A Roving Editor at an Online Sports Wire Service

Working Journalist: Carolyn Per
On the Job As a Special Projects Editor

Working Journalist: J.D. Mullane
Life as a columnist & blogger

Working Journalist: Eric Redner
Life as a writer/editor for Sports Network.com

Freelance Journalist: R. Kurt Osenlund
Life As a Freelance Film Critic for Several Publications

In an Age of Cable News Shoutfests, Recalling the Legacy of Walter Cronkite
In an Age of Cable News Hysteria, Recalling the Legacy of Walter Cronkite

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