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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

Harry and Louise Are Back Again

But the media miss the important subtext

Fred Mogul, a health reporter at WNYC, called to discuss the latest Harry and Louise comeback. The infamous duo appeared... More

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part IV

Real people and the candidates’ plans

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

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part III

Real people and the candidates’ plans

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

Health Care on the Mississippi, Part II

Real people and the candidates’ plans

This is the second in a series examining how the candidates’ health care proposals will affect ordinary people and how... More

Health Care on the Mississippi

Real people and the candidates’ plans, Part I

This is the first in a series examining how the candidates’ health care proposals will affect ordinary people and how... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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