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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

A Laurel to the Philadelphia Inquirer

And its excellent series showing the plight of the uninsured

It’s easy now for the coverage of health care to slip into the tried and true—horse race accounts of who’s... More

Two New Story Lines for Health Care

A march to victory or a rollback of ambitions?

Dear members of the public, take your pick. Will major health care reform will happen, or will there be only... More

Huckabee on Health, Again

The preacher and his sermon

A year ago, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was out on the stump talking about health care and everything else.... More

Baucus Watch

A key senator on health reform holds a listening session

Sen. Max Baucus holds the keys to health reform. He’s chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; any health care legislation... More

Divining Medicare’s Future

CBS takes a crack at what’s in store for seniors

CBS has spent a good bit of air time telling viewers where the candidates stand on the issues. And, to... More

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

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


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”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

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