SCOTUS Media #Fail: When Getting the Scoop Means Getting it Wrong

This morning, the country waited with baited breath for the SCOTUS decision—especially certain beat reporters. Within minutes of the announcement, CNN and Fox had posted the news online, tweeted it, and announced it live on television: Obamacare is shut down! Except, it wasn’t. A few minutes later, the SCOTUSblog announced that the health care bill […]

More Money Can Cause More Problems for Political Donors

Originally published in the April 2012 issue of PRWeek. We heard a lot about the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election, but this year’s campaign is equally so. For the first time in more than a century, corporations and unions are able to donate as much money as they like to help a candidate […]

When it Comes to Health Reform, Passions Run Deep

As the Supreme Court gathers to hear the first of three days of arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as: PPACA; ACA; Obamacare; and, a variety of other pejorative names), journalists, health policy experts, elected officials, and motivated activists are eagerly gathering outside the Court. Some are interested in the […]

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