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Nethercutt Has Grown Into His Role In House

George Nethercutt’s blue blazer, striped shirt and red power tie look good these days. Incumbency has begun to fit well on the shoulders of the Spokane adoption attorney who made …


Liberal Media Turning Off Audience

Ted Turner thinks you’re dumb. The CEO of CNN and mogul of other communications empires said in a recent speech: “The United States has got some of the dumbest people …


Idaho Press Club Awards

Here is a partial list of winners in the annual Idaho Press Club awards competition. Daily newspaper general excellence 1st Place: The Idaho Statesman 2nd Place: The Idaho Spokesman-Review 3rd …


S-R Wins Idaho Press Club Awards

The Idaho Spokesman-Review staff won two dozen awards in the recent Idaho Press Club awards. Staff members won first place awards in general news coverage, sports news coverage, editorial writing …


Cbs Denies Forcing Fbi To Rush Arrest

CBS News Friday denied a report that its decision to run a story about the FBI’s closing in on Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski forced the agency to detain Kaczynski …


Cameras In Courtrooms Serve Important Function One Circuslike Trial Is No Reason, In This TV Newsman’s View, To Take Away Americans’ Front-Row Seat To Their Legal System.

John Allison, 35, Spokane


Cbs Defends Decision To Spike Tobacco Story

CBS News defended Sunday its decision to spike a “60 Minutes” interview about the tobacco industry, saying the piece posed enough legal risks to justify blocking its broadcast. In a …


TV News’ Credibility Up In Smoke

After decades of watching Mike Wallace dish it out, you’d think it might be fun to watch him finally get nailed to the wall. But in the end it was …


Road To Irrelevance Is Trendy, Entertaining, All Downhill

Not too long ago, David Lawrence, publisher of the Miami Herald, circulated a memorandum to his staff that the Herald, flagship of the Knight-Ridder chain, intended in the future to …


Opinions Are Part Of Newspaper’s Job

Not long ago a letter arrived at the the newspaper accusing us of a variety of infractions. The front page, the writer complained, isn’t the whole truth. Editorials, the writer …


National Media Hits And Runs

Long after the national pack moves on to the next hot story, the local press is left to deal with the fallout from its offensive behavior. Sandpoint residents, particularly those …


Knight-Ridder Chairman Dies Of Brain Cancer

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Environmental Writers Win National Press Award

The Spokesman-Review’s work last year in environmental reporting and column writing has earned more national journalism awards. Staff writers Karen Dorn Steele and Jim Lynch earned the Robert L. Kozik …


S-R Business Section Wins National Honor

The Spokesman-Review was honored Thursday for the quality of its business section by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Sixteen newspapers of 65 that submitted entries were recognized. …


S-R Wins Top Award For Hanford Series Paper Also Receives 5 Prizes For Excellence In Photography

The Spokesman-Review has received national awards for exposing waste and mismanagement at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and for excellence in photography. The George Polk award for environmental reporting went to …


That’s Entertainment? Or Is It News? The Media Is Walking A Fine Line - Amd May Be Falling Off

The public discourse is way too shrill. Like folks in the movie “Network,” people are screaming out their windows to a churning world, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not …