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  1. Darts and Laurels

    Darts & Laurels

    July 19, 2007 08:30 AM

    Laurel to the countless gatherers, makers, and consumers of news who over the years have brought to this column, along with their nominations, a shared regard for journalistic ideals and a spirit-lifting faith in the perfectibility of the craft.... Continue reading

  2. Darts and Laurels

    Darts & Laurels

    June 12, 2007 11:30 AM

    Laurel to the ethics committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, for refusing to tie the knot without a proper pre-nup. Last August, in apparent recognition of the ever-intensifying relationship between journalism and public relations, the SPJ’s president, Christine... Continue reading

  3. Darts and Laurels

    Darts & Laurels

    March 1, 2007 08:30 AM

    Dart to the Lowell, Massachusetts, Sun, for beclouded judgment. For its December 27 issue, the paper produced a special commemorative section celebrating the fiftieth birthday of Marty Meehan, its hometown congressman—fifty-six besotted pages of gushing articles about the “life... Continue reading

  4. Darts and Laurels

    Darts & Laurels

    January 1, 2007 08:30 AM

    Dart to the Eugene, Oregon, Register-Guard, for thumbing its nose at the news. Knocking down still further the ad-edit wall has been a series of ads for gamma knife surgery at Sacred Heart Medical Center. The ad on Sunday,... Continue reading

  5. Darts and Laurels

    Darts & Laurels

    November 1, 2006 08:30 AM

    Dart to the Palo Alto Daily News, for blindly toeing the local line. “Everybody,” as was noted on Slate’s August 11 roundup of “Today’s Papers,” “leads with the big, foiled terror plot in which twenty-four British men, mostly... Continue reading

  6. Bio

    Gloria Cooper

    Gloria Cooper is CJR’s deputy executive editor.

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