Stories I’d like to see

A New York Times home run, piggyback journalism, and hospital TV ads

By Steven Brill
April 16, 2013

1.   The Times hits a home run in the Bronx:

This item comes under the category of stories I loved seeing. On Sunday the New York Times did a front pager (continued on two full pages inside) by veteran reporter William Glaberson on the collapse of the criminal courts in the Bronx that was about as close to perfection in execution and impact as journalism can get.

Cheney’s heart, CVS and privacy, and Wal-Mart’s guns

By Steven Brill
April 17, 2012

1. Who gives out hearts?

In exploring whether former Vice-President Cheney might have received preferential treatment when he got a heart transplant recently, many of the reporters covering the story referred to what the New York Times called “a national system that tracks donors and recipients by medical criteria.” Two doctors were then quoted as saying, as one put it: “It is not possible to game the system.”

Hoop academics, judging the GSA, Latin healthcare

By Steven Brill
April 10, 2012

1. Hoop academics:

What’s one year of classes at the University of Kentucky really like for basketball stars?