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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

Unhealthy Alliances Between Hospitals and TV Stations

SPJ award goes to a courageous news director

We were pleased to see that the Society of Professional Journalists has given an ethics award to Glen Mabie, the... More

McCain’s Health Proposals Under the Microscope, Part V

Does he really have a way to control costs?

This is the fifth and final entry in a series examining John McCain’s health proposals and how they have been... More

Are the Dems Wimping Out?

Platform leaves wide open space for the special interests

Big health care news was made over the weekend as builders of the Democratic platform began hewing their planks, including... More

McCain’s Health Proposals Under a Microscope, Part IV

Selling insurance across state lines—cheaper premiums or skimpy benefits?

This is the fourth entry in a series examining John McCain’s health proposals and how they have been covered in... More

Comparing Ohio and Ontario by the Numbers

The Beacon Journal points to better health stats in Canada

A Laurel to the Akron Beacon Journal and reporter David Knox for a well-done piece showing that, healthwise, the Buckeye... More

Battle For the Grassroots

Campaign for an American Solution vs. Health Care for America Now

Timothy Noah over at Slate succinctly summed up the impending war over health reform. The lines of battle will be... More

McCain’s Health Proposals Under the Microscope, Part III

How will the sick obtain coverage?

This is the third entry in a series examining John McCain’s health proposals and how they have been covered in... More

McCain’s Health Proposals Under the Microscope, Part II

Who’s making the medical decisions, anyway?

This is the second entry in a series examining John McCain’s health proposals and how they have been covered in... More

McCain’s Health Proposals Under the Microscope

Ending employer-based insurance as we know it?

This is the first entry in a series examining John McCain’s health proposals and how they have been covered in... More

One Step Forward, One Step Back

The AP gets it right on universal coverage, but new code words loom

Score one for the Associated Press! We at CJR have been posting for some time about the misuse of the... More

Where Have All the Doctors Gone?

Finding out would make a good story for the summer lull

Despite all the campaign chatter about reducing health care costs by sending folks to the doctor more often for preventive... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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