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The Tennessean pushes for better healthcare

How one reporter helps readers see the effect of government policy on real people

Readers of Tom Wilemon's recent stories in The Tennessean could easily conclude Tennessee has once again declared war on... More

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Statehouse staffing is down, but it’s not all doom and gloom in Springfield

Veteran reporters say the press corps can still sniff out big stories in the Illinois capitol building

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Fresh off of his successful run for the Illinois governor’s office, Bruce Rauner took a victory lap... More

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How to report the narrow-network story

Unpacking a key issue of the new health insurance landscape

Before the second season of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges began, I suggested six angles for reporters covering... More

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The Boston Globe finally digs in to a big story

Recent standout coverage of a hospital expansion fight makes up for a patch of weaker reporting

The Boston Globe has, at last, dug into the big business-of-healthcare story in its state. In an important article earlier... More

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My take: The end of an era in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune say goodbye to talented journalists

MIAMI — The sad news out of Tampa just keeps trickling across my Facebook page. This week it was the... More

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A timeline of the #pointergate TV station’s defense (Updated)

There’s doubling down, there’s tripling down, and then there’s what KSTP is doing

You’ve heard all about #pointergate. And you’ve probably read or watched a few of the many, many, many pieces exploring... More

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Texas reporters fight for access to fracking facts

State regulators put barriers between journalists and scientists, reporters say

AUSTIN -- Earlier this month, the residents of Denton, Texas--located on one of the country's largest natural gas reserves and... More

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How two Florida reporters ‘watchdogged’ misuse of the state’s open-records law

Case highlights the media’s interest in monitoring how FOI laws are used

I teach journalism and media law courses at the University of Kansas, and part of my job is to help... More

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Why Wyoming’s press association is worried about a state privacy amendment

Fear that public officials would exploit a new right to conceal embarrassing information

The nation's least populous state may become the next battleground pitting a citizen's right to privacy against the public right... More

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Reporters shouldn’t overlook this aspect of Obamacare

Six tips for reporters looking to clarify subsidy reconciliation

As healthcare reporters begin to focus on Obamacare open enrollment, one major, but overlooked issue comes to mind. That's the... More

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The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs

Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other

Last month, The Virginian-Pilot announced it was laying off 32 employees, knocking its newsroom back by about a quarter. The cuts would... More

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What’s the state of local political news?

CJR contributors take up the question in a post-midterm dialogue

In the wake of last week’s midterm election and some ensuing commentary about the state of local media, CJR associate... More

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What can Jim Brady’s new site do for Philadelphia journalism?

Billy Penn targets a milliennial audience, with a focus on community-building

DETROIT, MI  — “Can it last?” That was the question we asked a year ago about AxisPhilly, an ambitious nonprofit journalism... More

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What political reporters learned from the Colorado midterm election

State’s top journalists dissect the 2014 campaign season during panel

DENVER, CO -- While the midterms are over here in America's favorite swing state, that doesn't mean reporters are taking... More

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A different approach to Veterans Day coverage

“The narrative of crazy veterans is probably overdone”

MIAMI, FL -- "A lot of [veterans] I know, especially the younger guys, are kind of tired of the woe... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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