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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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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