Columbia Journalism Review
From the Columbia Journalism Review:
Fox reports, Fox decides: An internal Fox News memo leaked to Media Matters shows the conservative news network reminding employees to shape their language in ways that would undermine the Democratic argument for health reform. Joel Meares reports.
Crowd power in Minnesota: Lauren Kirchner reports on how Jeff Severns Guntzel, proprietor of MinnPost’s The Intelligencer blog, employs his readers to help locate stories hidden in vast reams of data and information.
Off the Hamster Wheel: Two years after the site’s launch, Global Post is changing the way it does business in order to produce fewer stories, but stories with more impact. A nonprofit arm to fund special projects is part of the plan. Lauren Kirchner interviews Executive Editor Charles Sennott.
Social Security, Real People: In the seventh of her series, Social Security in the Heartland—an effort to see how changes and reforms in the system might affect ordinary Americans, and to try to get the press to do more of that too—Trudy Lieberman interviews Judy Love of Champagne-Urbana, who has thoughts about what raising the retirement would do to women like her.