Lynn Caporale

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Lynn posted this story - Jul 11, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 24, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.9

1)I've added a link to a second AP story, focused on leaks from aging pipes that are buried and rarely inspected. 2) This turned out to be a 4-part AP story. It was followed up by a reporter's dream, at least some Senators proposing to investigate further. I have added a link to that AP report as well

Records show a recurring pattern: Reactor parts or systems fall out of compliance with the rules. Studies are conducted by the industry and government, and all agree that ... More »

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Lynn posted this story - Jun 24, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 22, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.6

Mark Bittman has been creating short videos of himself preparing simple recipes on the NY Times website. Now he is providing a deeply felt, outspoken commentary on important issues related to food safety that are ignored by most journalists. He is to be commended for finding an opening to take on an important, essential role .

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 21, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 21, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.3

Altman expects biofuels to be commercially viable without subsidies by the second h. The initiative has projects in 17 states to develop renewable jet fuel from ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 21, 2011
Lynn posted this story - Jun 21, 2011
Lynn reviewed this story - Jun 20, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.1

as word spread that Mr. Mohamed was being forced out, riots erupted in Mogadishu, Somalia’s bullet-riddled capital. Hundreds of civilians marched through the streets, ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 20, 2011
Lynn reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.7

Scientists have been warning about antibiotic resistance for decades, but the problem has become acute as the supply of new drugs has dried up. At a More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.0

This is incomplete in that it would be useful to know where/on what (other than political contributions) the top 1% are spending/investing the 40% of wealth that they control.

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 17, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.5

An important issue to add to the discussion in a year when states are struggling with difficult choices to balance their budgets, and drug-related violence has escalated to a dangerous extent in Mexico and is spreading in Central America.

in the 1980s President Ronald Reagan and Congress began to shift from balanced drug policies, including the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts, toward futile efforts ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 16, 2011
Lynn posted this story - Jun 16, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 16, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.6

In a memo dated June 7, Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan, set up an energy office to help commanders cut their use and make energy-smart choices. ... More »

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Lynn posted this story - Jun 16, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 15, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 12, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.5

Identifying clear solutions to significant problems (in this case, the spread of infections untreatable by antibiotics and the effect on medical costs), and the barriers that prevent implementing effective solutions (in this case, agribusiness lobbying) are an essential role of journalism. Today, Nicholas Kristof is one of the all too few journalists who plays this important role.

We need more microbiologists and other scientists in Congress.

Louise Slaughter, the only microbiologist in the United States House of Representatives, has been fighting a lonely battle to curb this practice — but industrial ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 11, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 11, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.0

This is a very brief AP report, yet it captures the key points of an important speech.

Clinton said the United States didn’t want foreign governments and investors to fail in Africa, but they should also give back to the local communities. ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 11, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 11, 2011

Here is an attempt at local reporting, a collaboration between the CUNY graduate school of journalism and the NY Times. This report, which reads like minutes of the meeting, certainly does not replace the investigative local reporting that the FCC report seeks, but it is an opening. Perhaps a better model would be a link to the minutes could be posted on the page, with a more in-depth analysis of one or two key issues as the journalistic component. One example of an issue of broad significance here, which demands more attention (and, incredibly, given its broad impact, has not been getting it from the NY Times and other NYC mainstream news media) include the local impact of the pending expiration of the rent stabilization laws

After posting a link to the FCC report lamenting the loss of local reporting, I found it interesting to come across this report of a community board meeting (representing a region of Brooklyn with just under 100,000 residents) on the website of the NY Times.

State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries all sent representatives from their respective offices to discuss ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 11, 2011
Lynn commented on this review – Jun. 10, 2011
Lauren Slavin
3.5
(NT Rating: 3.7)
Reviewed by Lauren Slavin - Jun. 10, 2011

This is a great start to a story that needs to explore the uprising of local sites like Patch and the downward slope of newsrooms because of budget cutbacks. But I think I'm only seeing part of a longer version, which I don't want to discount as not covering all its bases.

Is most of this story missing due to the new paywall system? Ironic: The place J-school students are trying to learn how to be better reporters isn't affordable to J-school students. Or most journalists for that matter. How can the industry change if it's not even helping itself?

Disclosure: Lauren is involved in this story as a friend (review not included in overall rating). Help
Lynn Caporale Comment:

After reading these comments, I posted a URL with links that work for me, or at least as far as I’ve explored them:
http://www.fcc.gov/info-needs-communities#download

Lynn posted this story - Jun 10, 2011
Lynn reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.0

Because those newspapers serve as tip sheets for local television reporters and for reporters on the national level, the cutbacks have had “ripple effects throughout the ... More »

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Lynn posted this story - Jun 7, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.2

Having analytical staff, to educate line officers on the extremists, is critical.…This is definitely one area” where more effort is warranted by More »

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Lynn posted this story - Jun 7, 2011
Lynn posted this story - Jun 7, 2011
Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 7, 2011
Lynn reviewed this story - Jun 6, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.5

An essential story that has taken too long to be written---a look under the surface at the origin and history of Fox News.

As a political consultant, Ailes repackaged Richard Nixon for television in 1968, papered over Ronald Reagan’s budding Alzheimer’s in 1984, shamelessly stoked racial ... More »

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Lynn commented on this review – Jun. 6, 2011
Roland F. Hirsch
1.0
(NT Rating: 3.7)
Reviewed by Roland F. Hirsch - Jun. 5, 2011

This blog post has no obvious journalistic merit. It is a personal puff piece. And the author starts out with the false claim of having won a Nobel Prize, which of course he didn't. There is no "Nobel Prize in economics", as everyone except this person knows. That piece of self-promotion right away makes this whole piece untrustworthy. He repeats the lie four times, in the title, at the beginning and twice in the middle!

Lynn Caporale Comment:

Mr. Hirsch’s confusion comes from knowing that there was no Nobel Prize in Economics in Nobel’s will, but not knowing that the Nobel Foundation administers an economics prize, as explained here;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Memorial_Prize_in_Economic_Sciences

Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 5, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.7

This is a brief analysis of a major challenge facing the Federal Reserve, combined with a description of comments by a key Senator opposed to the author's confirmation, comments which reveal ignorance of the issue.

Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the committee, has questioned the relevance of my expertise. “Does Dr. Diamond have any experience in conducting ... More »

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Lynn posted and reviewed this story - Jun 5, 2011
Lynn reviewed this story - Jun 1, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.5

Krugman is making an important distinction between two issues that have been confused. In challenging himself and others to focus more on mechanisms to lower unemployment, he points out that people who see no way to improve the situation are treating political barriers as if they demonstrate limits of economic policy. In other words, Krugman is advocating a discussion of potentially effective economic solutions, whether or not they appear to be politically feasible, as a necessary first step to address the problem of high unemployment of skilled and experienced workers. In particular, he points to the flawed arguments conflating the failure of political action with the unavailability of possible solutions..

we could have W.P.A.-type programs putting the unemployed to work doing useful things like repairing roads — which would also, by raising incomes, make it easier for ... More »

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Lynn reviewed this story - May 31, 2011
Lynn's Rating
4.8

Indirectly, this points to a an ongong problem with Meet the Press--- We do not need talking heads babbling their opinions and predictions (which, if you look back in time, typically turn out to be wrong). What we do need is a thoughtful analysis of the numbers and implications by substance-oriented people. Failing that, at least the producers could balance their panels.

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Lynn reviewed this story - May 26, 2011
Lynn's Rating
3.6

This is a simple news report. Sometimes it's important for journalists simply to show up. I am amazed at how little attention this war on our southern border gets in the US media, especially since it appears to be enabled both by drug use in, and assault weapons smuggled from, the US. This report comes at the story from the local level, focused on the displacement of people from their homes .

Buenavista police chief Othoniel Montes Herrera said he has neither the manpower nor the armament to patrol rural areas frequented by drug gangs. Sending ill-armed officers ... More »

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