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Health Care Rationing Explained

The Syracuse Post-Standard dares to widen the debate

By now, most media accounts of the health proposals of John McCain and Barack Obama have grown stale and, frankly,... More

Now Who’s Crafting a Secret Health Plan?

Is Ted Kennedy really proposing socialized medicine?

Word comes from The Washington Times, in what the paper calls an “exclusive”, that Sen. Edward Kennedy has been secretly... More

Paging Dr. Gupta

How CNN’s doc misdiagnosed McCain’s health plan

Perhaps CNN’s in-house doctor, Sanjay Gupta, ought to stick to things medical. Gupta’s attempt to explain John McCain’s health plan... More

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tries to Redeem Itself

A better job on health care, but still a ways to go

As part of an ongoing series examining what the candidates’ plans might mean for Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution took another... More

Who’s Cutting What in Medicare?

A missing campaign issue suddenly surfaces

All of a sudden last week Medicare zoomed atop the list of acceptable campaign talk. It started with an early... More

And Now From the Heartland….

KOLN/KGIN tries to explain health care

You could say it wasn’t the greatest story, but, hey, a TV station taking a crack at health care is... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part IX

Real people and the candidates’ plans

This is the ninth and final entry in a series that has examined how seven people who live in the... More

Health Care on the Mississippi Archive

Links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s series

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care on the Mississippi” series, in descending order.... More

Let the Crystal-Balling Begin

More red meat needed from the Associated Press

“John McCain’s health plan would reduce the ranks of the uninsured by about 21.1 million people if fully put in... More

Dissecting the Health Care Debate

What the candidates said and didn’t say

Both John McCain and Barack Obama were expected to pound away at health care during last night’s debate, and, indeed,... More

Twelve Questions About Health Care for Tonight’s Debate

There’s more to talk about than taxing benefits

We’ve been pleased to see that health care returned to the candidate’s stump speeches this weekend. Maybe voters are beginning... More

Who Will Do the Best Job on Health Care?

Neither candidate, say 40 percent of the voters. What gives?

A friend of mine asked if I thought Joe Biden was spinning health care to the Democrats’ advantage during last... More

Stephanopoulos Snoozes, Public Loses

How about a little help for your viewers, George?

What was the public to make yesterday of the health care repartee between Governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Ed... More

Sarah Palin on Health Care

Media take note: How about a good game of connect-the-dots?

Ordinary hockey mom, ordinary woman, ordinary American! And like ordinary folks on Main Street, she has had trouble buying health... More

A Sensitive Look at the Uninsured

Health care documentary drives home the financial crisis

The people portrayed in the new documentary Critical Condition, which aired on PBS this week, are experiencing financial crises of... More

A Story That We’d Rather Not See

A cop-out at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution took the easy road on Sunday when it set out to enlighten readers about the health care... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part VIII

Real people and the candidates’ plans

This is the eighth in a series examining how the candidates’ health care proposals will affect ordinary people who live... More

In the Beginning

From a consumer movement to consumerism

Last year, New York’s state legislature, which has historically led the nation in passing pro-consumer credit legislation, approved a pair... More

A Laurel to the Columbus Dispatch

A newspaper gets real with real people

We at CJR have long urged news outlets to consider at how the candidates’ proposals will affect real people. To... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part VII

Real people and the candidates’ plans

This is the seventh in a series examining how the candidates’ health care proposals will affect ordinary people who live... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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