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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

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part VI

Real people and the candidates’ plans

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

McCain Under the Microscope

A major news outlet takes a look at his health plan—finally!

In his column Tuesday, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert peered into John McCain’s health plan, something we have been... More

Which Little Piggy Got Left Out?

What Elizabeth Edwards said about John McCain’s health plan

The big question of the campaign yesterday: Was Barack Obama referring to Sarah Palin or the policies of John McCain... More

A Laurel To NPR

Strong coverage on health care issues

NPR has done some fine health reporting recently, the kind that we hope will spur others to do similar stories.... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part V

Real people and the candidates’ plans

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

Bad News, Bad Story

How about some clarity from the AP?

I know news stories are getting shorter. But an Associated Press health care story last week did a disservice to... More

Dissing Elizabeth Edwards

The media miss the real story—her health care message

Charlotteobserver.com ran a piece Sunday written by a reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer that criticized Elizabeth Edwards. Her... More

McCain Surrogates Take To The Press

Shame on the Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News should have known better than to run a news story last week that was essentially an... More

Postscript on Harry and Louise

Health reform takeaways from the convention

On Monday, I mentioned the latest television commercial featuring Harry and Louise—the infamous TV couple who periodically take to the... More

The Obamas and the Chicago Hospital Controversy

What it really says about health care

As excitement mounted for the Democratic convention at the end of last week, The Washington Post published one of those... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

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