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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Michelle bests Barack

Talk about his better half. It's FLOTUS trumps POTUS. Published April 2, 2009

Online journalists 'confident' in future

Online journalists have become cautiously optimistic about their place in the gloomy news media landscape, with 81 percent reasonably sure their Web sites can turn a profit, according to a survey released Monday by the Online News Association and the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Published March 31, 2009

Newspapers seek way out of hole

Lean times dominate the media landscape as newspapers around the nation tighten their belts and trudge forward. Published March 29, 2009

Bloggers say they'll pay for news

Bloggers could be the salvation of newspapers, according to a trends analysis by J.D. Power and Associates, a research group associated with publisher McGraw-Hill. Published March 24, 2009

Pope faces media backlash

Faith often gets short shrift in the news - unless a little sex and politics are thrown in. Published March 20, 2009

Terminology muddies financial waters

Clawback, zombie company, brickor mortis, stagflation. And don't forget the inimitable "I kill you later." Insider financial terms all. Published March 19, 2009

Girl Scouts nix cookie-hawking video

Wild Freeborn — an adorable 8-year-old Girl Scout — has caused considerable hubbub with entrepreneurial spirit and a little homemade video. Published March 14, 2009

Economic news pressures press

Alarming statistics, Bernard Madoff's shamefaced perp walk, big policy, political discord, tragic vignettes - in all its complexity, the nation's economy has provided a huge challenge to the press. Published March 13, 2009