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A Laurel to the AP

For exposing one of Medicare’s biggest holes

The press has pretty much ignored Medicare over the past year, largely because the politicians have ignored it too. Media... More

Report from the Tupperware Circuit, Part II

The public vents, the press takes notice

Before Christmas, we urged the press to cover the community meetings called by Obama’s health chief Tom Daschle in order... More

Best of 2008: Trudy Lieberman

Lieberman picks her top stories from 2008

1) Health Care on the Mississippi By showing how real people would fare under the proposals of both candidates, the... More

Excluded Voices Archive

An archive of all entries in Trudy Lieberman’s “Excluded Voices” series

Here are the links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Excluded Voices” series, in descending order. 08/18/09: Excluded Voices -... More

Report from the Tupperware Circuit

A laurel to the Marion (Ohio) Star

On Friday, we urged reporters to attend the community listening sessions called for by Tom Daschle, the President-elect’s health chief.... More

Health Care Flashpoints

Whither the public plan option?

Over the next few years, health reform will succeed or fail based on a few major flashpoints that will shape... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part III

Special interest groups masquerade as ordinary citizens

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Only in America

Insurance for the insured who become uninsured

During the campaign, as the candidates sparred over health care, it became clear that the reform they had in mind... More

Did the Press Hear What We Heard?

The media bury some important news on Obama’s health plan

Barack Obama wants to do something about the health care mess, and soon. He said so at his press conference... More

Some Good Health Coverage at Local Papers

Laurels in El Paso, Dayton, and Colorado Springs

In an age when newspapers are supposed to be dying, and small papers are supposed to be dead by now... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part II

What lurks under the insurers’ gesture of friendship?

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Conseco Redux

What lessons does the Pennsylvania insurance mess have for health reform?

My colleague Ryan Chittum called attention this week to the maneuver by Conseco Senior Health Insurance Co. to rid itself... More

Baucus Watch, Part III

Montana reporter digs deep into the senator’s white paper

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

Let’s Hear It for Penalizing the Uninsured

The Daily Oklahoman passes along some suggestions

It would have been really, really nice had the Daily Oklahoman given a few more details about suggestions made by... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part I

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Who Will Be at the Table?

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Health Care Lessons From California

Arnold offers his wisdom on reform

Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Barack Obama a helping hand. While he hadn’t... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Baucus Watch, Part II

What’s really inside the senator’s health-care white paper?

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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