Special advertising sections for BusinessWeek: E-Health; Broadband Technology; Storage; and Business Intelligence.

Supplements for CMP's Network Computing magazine: a column on technology and user issues involving Windows NT; special reports on Storage and Gigabit Ethernet; and Wiring Reports on Wiring Troubleshooting and Using Cable Contractors.

Other CMP projects: a print package for Microsoft to identify the fastest-growing Windows software vendors; customized Web sites for clients, including one for Lucent on telecom/data/cable convergence and one for Microsoft on Office2000; and The Remote Sites project, which included a slide presentation for vendors and the sales team outlining the editorial rationale and a copy of the Web site for the product's launch.


Investigative Pieces

  • "The Balancing Act: How Safe Is Action Park?" as it appeared in The New Jersey Herald in 1986. At the time, Action Park was one of the nation's largest aquatic amusement parks and it had a well-deserved reputations for causing injuries. But how many? How serious? And was it usually the park's fault or customers' faults? Our report detailed hundreds of serious injuries including four deaths plus illegal use of underage workers to run the rides, favoritism from state inspectors and a laundry list of repeated safety violations.

  • "The Child Support Struggle," published in 1985 by The New Jersey Herald. This package looked at the challenges of single parents trying to get government enforcement of child support payments and established that resources were remarkably limited.

  • "United Telephone: Lower Rates, But At What Cost?" This New Jersey Herald package was a response by readers who had complained about the services from the local phone company. When compared with other phone companies, our package established that complaint rates were much higher than normal and the level of service, product and support were far lower.

  • "Community Service: Punishment Or Judicial Convenience?" Every now and then, the unofficial fourth estate fills in a void left by government bureaucracy. Community Service is an alternative sentencing approach that allows judges to order convicted criminals to perform services to help the community as part of their sentence. But this New Jersey Herald package established that no one was supposed to check to see if orders issued by courts were ever carried out. Big surprise: they often weren't. Many of those sentenced never showed up for assignments, assignments were often given that directly contradicted judges' orders and some of those court orders themselves were suspect, such as one judge who convicted a woman of shoplifting and then ordered her husband who was accused of no crime nor was he involved in his wife's crime to perform the community service of several hundred hours of maintenance work.

  • "Crime Statistics: Their Inaccuracy Is Criminal" This series, published by The Daily Record and reported on by the Associated Press, tried to identify how much truth was behind the legendary crime statistics released periodically by the government. The way the reports officially dubbed the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) were compiled make their accuracy an all-but-impossible goal. Conflicting and confusing definitions of crimes had various police departments answering classification questions quite differently, making the compiled results meaningless.

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