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Freeze, Framed

Hello, my name is Holly, and I’ll be your fiscal-and-economic-policy-coverage media critic here at The Audit. Would you like freeze... More

Holly Yeager is CJR’s first Peterson Fellow

The Columbia Journalism Review is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly Yeager as its first Peterson Fellow, covering news... More

The Devil in the Details, Part V

The disabled still must wait for Medicare

Every lobbyist swarming Capitol Hill these days knows that, when it comes to legislation, the devil is always lurking in... More

What’s the Impact of Citizens United?

Some scholars argue the biggest changes may have already happened

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling yesterday in Citizens United v. FEC, overturning the federal ban on corporate spending in elections,... More

Re-examining Massachusetts Health Care

Post-election comments from the MSM miss the boat

Wednesday on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Richard Parker, who lectures at Harvard’s Kennedy School, talked about his son’s hockey coach,... More

Another Read on Health Care Politics

Do voters want better care—but only for themselves?

As the attempt to suss out the meaning of the Massachusetts Senate election continues, Alec MacGillis weighs in today with... More

Disastrous Comparisons

Haiti is not New Orleans

Last week, as the story about the earthquake in Haiti became the story of the relief effort in Haiti, opinion... More

Mixed Messages in Massachusetts

Still looking for meaning in the Brown-Coakley results

Now that the counting’s over in Massachusetts and the crying’s begun for Democrats, with a conservative Republican poised to take... More

Obama the Essayist

The president’s Newsweek piece didn’t deliver much for readers

In a brief note at the end of his column last Friday, Slate’s Jack Shafer asked why Barack Obama would... More

Pre-game Prognostications

The press looks for meaning in the Massachusetts Senate race

There are few things political journalists enjoy more than playing up a big event, pontificating on its meaning, and speculating... More

Health Care and the Massachusetts Senate Race

What’s bothering folks up there, anyway?

When President Obama came to Massachusetts to rally the troops for Martha Coakley Sunday, he had little to say about... More

Who Was at the Table?

A clever lobbying tactic from the insurers

No one can ever call the insurance lobby stupid. Last fall a pro-reform advocate was positively gleeful when she told... More

Regulating Health Care Archive

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

Below, you will find links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Regulating Health Care” series, in descending order. 03/08/10: Regulating... More

One-Way, Wrong Way

The underwear bomber didn’t actually buy a one-way ticket

Earlier this week, Justin Elliott had a great piece at TPM Muckraker exploring how the notion that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,... More

Regulating Health Care

Insurers and hospitals in Massachusetts snub the regulators

The pols and the advocacy groups have told us for months that health reform is supposed to produce tighter regulation... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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