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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

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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