Press coverage of the proposed reg has been minimal, perhaps owing to the media’s holiday slowdown, or perhaps the issue’s potential for political controversy has run its course. A few outlets picked up the Times’s piece, but there was nothing like the media frenzy that struck in the summer of 2009. The government may simply start paying docs for counseling, or there may be a new round of death panel hysteria. But one thing is clear: the administration intends to use more rule-making procedures. That’s part of American democracy. Campaign Desk will be watching in the new year for media reports on what it is up to.
11:51 AM - January 7, 2011
Death Panels Make a Comeback
And pose some larger questions for the press
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The New York Times’ replacement for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
“Newsweek published an article which even Goodman admits is not completely compelling on its own terms”
Why True Detective’s finale was all that mattered
Q&A with the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger
Stunning timelapse of Yosemite National Park
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.