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  1. Behind the News

    The Times Falls Short in Philly

    June 28, 2005 04:44 PM

    Starting this fall, Philadelphia public schools will require all entering high school freshmen to take a course in African-American history. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, both national and local officials say they know of no other district that imposes such... Continue reading

  2. Behind the News

    Lotts of Coverage, But For Whom?

    June 23, 2005 04:45 PM

    Today's Washington Times featured an article suggesting that Democratic Senator Richard Durbin's recent comparison of guards at Guantamano prison to Nazis did not get nearly as much coverage as Trent Lott's little slip-up three years ago at... Continue reading

  3. Behind the News

    Dumbing It Down Takes Some Smarts

    June 23, 2005 12:57 PM

    If you've seen the movie "Philadelphia", you probably remember Denzel's trademark line: "Explain it to me like I'm a six-year-old." Sounds easy enough, but we dare you to try it. Go ahead, flip through today's newspaper, pick out a... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    In Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinel Flies Close to the Ground

    June 21, 2005 01:20 PM

    By Samantha Henig Saturday marked the end of a seven-part series in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looking at Milwaukee's school choice program -- the longest-running voucher program in the country. As controversies about charter schools, vouchers, and test-based accountability... Continue reading

  5. Blog Report

    Banding Together for Mukhtaran Bibi

    June 16, 2005 05:15 PM

    In Psych 101, we learned that when there is an emergency, it's not enough to yell "Somebody please get help!" Humans, with our tendency to shy away from danger or responsibility, will simply ignore the call to action, opting for... Continue reading

  6. Politics

    Peeved President or Master Fund-Raiser?

    June 15, 2005 05:36 PM

    President Bush went on a whirlwind money-making extravaganza yesterday, first raising $1.5 million at a fundraiser in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, then speaking at a convention of the Pennsylvania Future Farmers of America before heading down to Washington, D.C. for an... Continue reading

  7. Behind the News

    Risky Business

    June 14, 2005 05:22 PM

    Note: This post has been substantially updated in a subsequent note from CJR Daily's editor. They get the money. They get the glamour. They get the private dressing rooms with their names on the doors and the backstage passes... Continue reading

  8. Politics

    Do You Know What Your Kid Is Learning?

    June 13, 2005 03:58 PM

    A study released on Friday found that U.S. newspapers fail to pay attention to issues surrounding early childhood education. Commissioned by the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Columbia University's Teacher's College, a team of researchers... Continue reading

  9. Behind the News

    At Last: Problems You Don’t Have!

    June 9, 2005 06:04 PM

    Looking for a little schadenfreude-style self-esteem boost? Look no further than the brand new Thursday Styles section in the New York Times. Don't be confused by the big bold word "Styles" up there at the top; this section... Continue reading

  10. Behind the News

    Why Are All Those Young’uns Wearing Earphones?

    June 8, 2005 04:02 PM

    Just when you thought the iPod beat was all but played out, the Washington Post adds another piece to the mix. Linton Weeks' tale (headlined "Go-Go-Go Beat: From Elevator to Anywhere, There's No Stopping the Music") leads with an... Continue reading

  11. Behind the News

    Two Times and a Journal Look at Class in America

    June 5, 2005 10:52 AM

    Each for its own reasons, three of our major newspapers decided within months, and even days, of one another to publish a major series exploring class in America. It started with the Los Angeles Times and its "New... Continue reading

  12. Bio

    Samantha Henig

    Samantha Henig was a CJR Daily intern.

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