This chain reaction is yet another example of Washington’s herd journalism, which did little to illuminate the rate increase stampede. The subject cries out for serious and accurate investigation on the part of the press. The world can do without stories that show White House officials offering inane but quotable comments, Madame Secretary flexing her muscles, or advocacy groups trying to make headlines. Consumers like James Windus, whose rate increase story I tell in this story’s companion post, want answers—and fast.
09:34 AM - September 14, 2010
Sebelius Watch, Part V
The war of words with insurers continues
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
Can you tell the between content created by a software program and news written by a flesh-and-blood journalist?
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
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.