Having a business owner make this crucial point was an effective technique. Sinclair’s comments were more engaging than having a policy wonk raise the same concern, which is what too many news outlets have done. Businessmen on Main Street have a huge stake in the outcome of the legislation. We will be watching for more installments in The Gazette’s series, and continue to urge the press to tell how the legislation will affect not only Main Street businesses, but everyone else in town. Remember Long’s observation: “The public doesn’t know anything.”
11:24 AM - January 7, 2010
Kudos to The Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette
For localizing the health reform story
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Matt Yglesias watched every Star Trek movie and every episode of every TV show in the franchise
The press and Congress are asking the wrong questions
A video that appears to show Toronto’s mayor smoking crack is being shopped around by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade
The threat of even grander leaks
HD footage from the World Trade Center’s new spire
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.