In an effort to inform people about the ongoing health care debate and to make reading legalese less boring, a group of voice-over actors has banded together to record all 1,018 pages of the proposed health care bill, HR 3200. Politico.com reports that at HearTheBill.org, you can hear breezy renditions of page-turning prose like, “Paragraph Two, in such state in such year, Subsection E, Medicaid coverage for Medicaid eligible individuals, Paragraph One, in general.”
01:20 PM - September 8, 2009
Listening to Legislation
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
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
A new collaboration will have top science journalists engaging with their readers at the subreddit r/science
Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.