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Missing Children

The story behind the story on SCHIP

Last week, the House passed a long-awaited bill that would increase the number of kids covered under the State Children’s... More

Dart to the Florida Health News Service

Whose side is it on, anyway?

“Will Obama be able to kill popular Advantage plans?" Whoa! The headline sounded ominous and signaled that the new president... More

WellPoint Gets in Trouble with Medicare

Journalists should jump on this story ASAP

It’s not everyday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cracks down hard on one of its clients;... More

Health Care Flashpoints Archive

An archive of Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care Flashpoints” articles

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care Flashpoints” series, in descending order. 06/29/09: Health... More

A Headline Writer Gets Carried Away

A real plan, or a lot of sweet talk from Daschle and his Senate colleagues?

The headline on a New York Times story Friday piqued my interest and probably that of health care mavens who... More

The TV Doc as Surgeon General

Whose interests will Sanjay Gupta promote?

The president-elect has paged CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and asked him to be the next surgeon general, a position that... More

Who Will Be at the Table Archive

Links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s series

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Who Will Be at the Table” series, in descending... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part IV

The docs have escaped media scrutiny—so far

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

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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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