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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

Memo To Health Care Reporters

Explain what the terms “national” and “universal” really mean, and what Obama’s plan really does

Too many recent health care stories have been confusing the terms “national” and “universal,” and using the term universal to... More

At Last: A Good, Issue-Driven Health Care Story

The Catholic Courier makes things clear for readers

Too often during this campaign season health care stories have failed to explain the real issues in health reform. Oh... More

Please, ABC, Tell Us What This Story Is About

Another Obama flip-flop? Or just a plan that insurers will support?

A Dart to ABCNews.com for a muddled mess of a story that may be interesting to Beltway health cognoscenti, but... More

More Questions About Massachusetts Health Care

And some fine coverage from the State House News Service

Kudos to Kyle Cheney of the State House News Service for a wicked good piece published in the Belmont (Mass.)... More

Grassroots Support for Single Payer

Some in the media find their rallies worthy of coverage

Crossing what has become the acceptable boundary for discussion about health reform, the media turned out last Thursday to cover... More

What Are the Odds for Health Reform?

Betting against the house: the medical industrial complex and its political allies

Warning flags are up again! Despite all the well-documented problems people have in getting insurance, staying insured, getting care that... More

A Tale of Two Visions — For Health Reform

McClatchy newspapers miss the story line

Earlier this week, Publius, a blogger at Obsidian Wings, took McClatchy’s Washington bureau to task for a story that described... More

The High Cost of Health Care

Do journalists deserve some of the blame?

What the heck, you may be asking, do journalists have to do with the soaring costs of pharmaceuticals or a... More

On Health Care, a Warning from the States

Big talk of reform dried up in the legislatures

The news from the states about reforming health care is less than promising. You might even call it grim, foreshadowing... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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