It would be cool if some New York media outlet took on insurance rates as a beat and followed what will happen to all those rate requests the state now has to approve. Sebelius said in her letter to AHIP last week that the feds had just given the states more money “to strengthen the review and transparency of proposed premiums.” Hey, that’s a good thing, at least in theory. It’s up to the media to take a look and check it out in practice.
09:40 AM - September 14, 2010
A Rate Increase for James Windus
Where is the New York media?
Entitled to better reporting - There’s a wider (and increasingly urgent) Social Security story out there—beyond the Beltway and deficit talk
Squeezing Time Inc. dry - Time Warner prepares to dump a dangerous debt load on its publishing spinoff
Covering Sandy Hook, one year later - The town is asking reporters to stay away, but many victims’ families have started speaking out
The future of longform - A conference at the Columbia Journalism School explored the craft’s digital prospects
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Details about how Pierre Omidyar’s new venture in news will be organized
“The Stream might be on the wane but still it dominates. All media on the web and in mobile apps has blog DNA in it and will continue to for a long while”
Rob Ford, the gift that keeps on giving
The products that changed the digital industry
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.