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It's the economy, stupid

Hidden in the intro to this BusinessWeek article — ostensibly about the health-care industry — is an jaw-dropping nugget of information. See if you find it:

If you really want to understand what makes the U.S. economy tick these days …

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Love Thy Neighbor


I had covered the groundbreaking of the minaret — the first to be built in St. Louis. The mayor had been there to praise pluralism and throw a little dirt around for the cameras… Now I wrote a second story, which was maybe twelve column-inches …

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The Wire; David Simon's quest; journalism and the city

Over the last three weeks or so, I watched the first four seasons of HBO's "The Wire", catching up in time to watch the fiifth and final season, which is airing now. The fifth season focuses on a fictionalized version of the Baltimore Sun and the role …

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The media in Iraq

Here's an interesting survey about the demographics and opinions of journalists currently working in Iraq. CJR has a good summary; I find their intro paragraph fascinating:

A new survey of twenty-nine Western news outlets with reporters working in Iraq …

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On coverage

From CJR:

That shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, since coverage of the Schiavo case has consistently skewed toward the emotional over the factual. And that has been to the advantage for those who want Schiavo kept alive. Most stories feature dueling …

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