Steven Brill talks about “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” his special report in the February 22 issue of Time magazine. It explores why health care costs in the US continue to rise, even as they compromise care and deepen our budget deficits. He spent 16 months working on the article, which is the longest in Time’s history.
Journalist Steven Brill discusses the battle over public school reform. Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools looks at the people and issues involved, from President Obama’s education reform policies, to activist parents, to billionaire funders, to state capitols, to teachers and teachers unions.
On Wednesday, Google refined a program to help struggling news organizations limit readers' unpaid access to some news content. It's called the "First Click Free" program, and it means news consumers may be asked to register or subscribe once they've clicked on the website of a particular news outlet through Google News more than five times per day. It's all part of the continuing shakeup over whether or not reading news online should continue to be (mostly) free. For a look at what this might mean for those of you who get most of your news online, we talk to Steven Brill, the founder of Journalism Online.