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1 November 2013 Comments Off

How I became the dullest part of the health reform story

As a longtime journalist, I’ve always wanted to be on the front of The New York Times. It finally happened Friday, but it wasn’t a report I edited or wrote. I was a subject in a story about Americans whose health insurance policies were being discontinued as a result of the Affordable Care Act and [...]

17 April 2013 Comments Off

Balancing speed and editorial judgment

There’s a great piece by Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking, on how his organization balances speed and editorial judgment. Like many, I use Twitter as my “wire service” when news breaks–and it’s much faster than the wire services I’ve worked for, Reuters and The Associated Press. However, as was clear in the Boston [...]