You might say the media have missed both sides of the Nelson story: the political story—his insurance connections and what they might say about the positions he takes—and the people story—the importance of the CLASS Act to changing the way Americans receive and pay for long-term care, and how it can be fixed in the legislative process to answer the CMS actuary’s legitimate concerns. Here’s a solid news package all rolled into one. Dot connection! Dot Connection! Dot Connection!
07:00 AM - December 7, 2009
The Most Underreported Health Reform Story
And the senator from Nebraska
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.