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Borderless Journalism in Gaza

BBC, CNN-I, and Al Jazeera English offer nuanced coverage of Gaza war

CAIRO – In television terms, Gaza has been déjà vu all over again. U.S. television has been dominated by talking... More

Missing Children

The story behind the story on SCHIP

Last week, the House passed a long-awaited bill that would increase the number of kids covered under the State Children’s... More

Access Issues

NRO’s Gutmann says the media ban in Gaza was justified

On Jan. 6, The New York Times published an editorial called “Incursion into Gaza,” in which it argued for media... More

Live Blogging the Inauguration Live Blogs

Starting here around 11 AM

CJR staffers will be reading a selection of today's inauguration live blogs so that you don't have to, and will... More

Above the Fold: More Tortured Logic

Dick Cheney, Susan Crawford, Jim Lehrer, and “moving forward”

All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts....Actions are held to be good or... More

Hamas ≠ Nazis (or Hamas = Nazis?)

In some equations, proportionality does matter

"Who are the real Nazis?" read a recent op-ed headline in the Los Angeles Times. The column it announced, penned... More

Dart to the Florida Health News Service

Whose side is it on, anyway?

“Will Obama be able to kill popular Advantage plans?" Whoa! The headline sounded ominous and signaled that the new president... More

WellPoint Gets in Trouble with Medicare

Journalists should jump on this story ASAP

It’s not everyday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cracks down hard on one of its clients;... More

Stop the Ambulance Chasers!

Knowing a lot about Iraq doesn’t help you much in Afghanistan

Now that the war in Iraq is won, according to journalist-bloggers like Michael Yon, we can expect to see a... More

Health Care Flashpoints Archive

An archive of Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care Flashpoints” articles

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Health Care Flashpoints” series, in descending order. 06/29/09: Health... More

Above the Fold: What Would Dick Do?

Kaiser on Newsweek’s “What Would Cheney Do?” cover

With just seven days left in our eight-year-long national nightmare, nearly everyone is holding their breath while praying to their... More

A Headline Writer Gets Carried Away

A real plan, or a lot of sweet talk from Daschle and his Senate colleagues?

The headline on a New York Times story Friday piqued my interest and probably that of health care mavens who... More

Politicker Out

Political blog network shutters all but two sites

The Politico’s Michael Calderone brings the news that the battered Politicker network of sites is abandoning its last remnants outside... More

The Opinion Chorus on Gaza

What columnists and opinion writers argued, explained, and claimed this week

Fourteen days into the Israeli offensive in Gaza, opinion writers and op-ed columnists have spent no deficient number of inches... More

Gaza Blogroll

First-person accounts of the conflict in Palestine

As the foreign press continues to fight for access to the fighting in Gaza, personal blogs offers a glimpse into... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

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


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”

Bloggingheads

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