Wednesday, October 01, 2014. Last Update: Wed 1:03 PM EST

The Second Opinion

aetna.trudy.1.28.13.jpg

The Big Boys: Aetna’s dubious rationale
for raising rates

Needed—a closer look at insurers’ sob stories

This is the second of an occasional series of posts called "The Big Boys," which will examine how the media... More

laurelrevisedhomepage.png

A kids’ magazine takes on obesity

A laurel to ChopChop

Every now and then a throwback to the legacy media comes along and reminds us that not all of... More

trudy.muscle.1.17.jpg

The Big Boys: hospitals and their pricing muscles

Three newspaper investigations show that consolidation leads to higher costs for patients

This is the first of an occasional series of posts called "The Big Boys," which will examine how the media... More

RickScott.jpg

USP Notes: Medicaid expansion edition

Some solid coverage helps keep the debate within the realm of facts

As governors around the country deliver their annual addresses and legislatures prepare to convene, one of the key policy stories... More

fluntz.jpg

The Frank Luntz script for Congressional Republicans

A guide to phrases journos should look for (and scrutinize)

In advance of a House Republican retreat this week, wordsmith Frank Luntz again offered his recipe for GOP political success,... More

healthcareProfits.jpg

Healthcare and the profit motive—do they work well together?

Eduardo Porter asks a big question in the Times

It was refreshing to see Eduardo Porter, in his Economic Scene column last week in The New York Times, call... More

obamacare.jpg

Fast-tracking the truth in IPAB coverage

How to cover a key ACA provision without making misinformation worse

One of the most underrated political stories of the next year is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also... More

laurelrevisedhomepage.png

The realities of long-term care in America

A Laurel to PBS’s Need To Know

Last week’s fiscal cliff deal hammered the last nail in the coffin of the CLASS Act, a part of... More

skin.trudy.jpg

Medicare Uncovered: the pain from ‘skin in the game’

A report puts a hole in the plan to make people pay more

This is the first of a series of occasional "Medicare Uncovered" posts that will look at how the media are... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.