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A FOIA find for CPI: Government study identified inflated payments in Medicare Advantage

March 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
Fred Schulte of the Center for Public Integrity has been covering concerns about waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare Advantage program since last June. His latest story suggests that the federal government has been aware of problems for a lot longer than that—and it reminds us why reporting on Medicare, which has largely fallen out of the news cycle,...

4 lessons about Millennials and news

March 16, 2015 - 1:13pm
Millennials care about current events. That statement shouldn’t be news. But a study released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, confirms as much about the first generation of digital natives. Eighty-five percent of respondents said that “keeping up with the news is at...

Everyone who shares information should take ethical responsibility for it

March 16, 2015 - 11:00am
When Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly came under attack for embellishing his reporting experience in the Falklands War, Sally Quinn, widow of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and a friend of O'Reilly's, said something fascinating. "O’Reilly is an entertainer and everything he does is totally subjective, including his memories," Quinn told The Daily Beast. "Lighten up, everybody." O'Reilly is...

Don't forget to mention climate change

March 16, 2015 - 6:50am
Two weeks ago, The New York Times published an article detailing the results of an investigation into Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, an aerospace engineer who’s published several papers questioning the link between human emissions of greenhouse gases and global warming. Soon, it was revealed, has received more than $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry over the course of the last...

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