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Chat replay: covering pot when recreational use is legalized

As states move to lift local bans on marijuana use, reporters and editors are increasingly faced with the question of how to cover the drug as more than a crime story. Communities where pot is legal are faced with a complex set of issues like preventing underage access to the drug, appropriately regulating the supply chain, determining where growers … Read More
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How to tap into patient reviews of local hospitals

If you haven't examined how your local hospitals performed in the latest Medicare surveys, you're missing out on some important stories with high likely readership. Jordan Rau of Kaiser Health News joined us for a chat on how journalists can use the surveys. The surveys, one of the first parts of the Affordable Care Act, probe patient attitudes on such … Read More
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Restoring trust after big mistakes like CBS' Benghazi whopper

When a newsroom makes a big mistake, it's a sign that something in its newsgathering process went awry. With trust between journalists and the audience they serve so fragile, it's crucial that newsrooms take significant and swift action after major mistakes. In this chat, we'll talk about what CBS could do after significant doubts emerged¬†about the veracity of a source … Read More