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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

Turning Point: Health Care

He said/she said is bad medicine. Time to dive in to analysis

This is part six of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election’s general campaign. Links to the... More

How Not to Cover a Speech

In health care, challenge the bromides

The Roanoke Times ran a story on Friday about Barack Obama’s campaign kickoff in Southwest Virginia. It’s the kind of... More

Inside the Insurers’ Bag of Tricks

Two newspapers take a hard look

Back in February we praised the Los Angeles Times and its reporter, Lisa Girion, for tailing California’s big health insurers... More

Watch the Democrats, Part II

The Hill’s skeptical story still stands

A story in The Hill a few weeks ago, which we reported on, offered some grim comments from members of... More

No More “Socialized Medicine” — Part II

The New York Times gets it right, too

Even before The Associated Press declared that John McCain was wrong when he called the Democratic candidates' health plans socialized... More

Do Dems Want Health-Care Reform?

Some hedging in the halls of Congress

Health care reform won’t happen no matter how forcefully the candidates push unless Congress goes along. While the Democratic contenders... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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