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Roy J. Harris Jr.

Keeping the beat

Great team projects usually result in the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but beat reporting pays dividends. Great team projects usually result in the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but beat reporting pays dividends.
By Roy J. Harris Jr.
April 5, 2008

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AS THE slide of advertising dollars and readers has forced newspapers to slash newsroom budgets, the natural targets for cuts tend to be the most expensive operations. Foreign bureaus went first. Lately, buyouts of seasoned reporters are raising new questions about the future of the historic backbone of great papers: "project" reporting, the type usually associated with Pulitzer Prize recognition. (Full article: 629 words)

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