She has insurance through the university, and, like Paxton and Smale, her health benefits will eventually be cut. She didn’t seem to know about that. She sees some value in the reform law, but adds “I don’t like the mandate. I don’t see how it’s going to work. Everyone has a right to health care but it shouldn’t be forced.” Her solution: allow the state or the federal government to give people the choice of opting into Medicaid. Medicaid is good insurance, she explained. That would, of course, put the system on a path to a national health insurance system, an approach the pols and the stakeholders rejected last year.
11:09 AM - August 25, 2010
CJR Holds a Missouri Town Hall Meeting
Not many are wild about health reform
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
“[I]n this country, every barometer by which female worth is measured—from the superficial to the life-altering, the appreciative to the punitive—has long been calibrated to ‘dude,’ whether or not those measurements are actually being taken by dudes”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.