NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine -

Site holiday for a week – New site launches next week

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We won’t publish anything until November 29, when we introduce a new site with a new design and – more important – new functionality, including:

• ability for users to comment on the systematic story reviews

• story reviewers will be named, with links to brief bios

• better separation of our story reviews (systematic, objective, criteria-driven) from our blog posts (often more subjective, with opinions and perspectives – in the nature of most blogs)

• Chart for comparing how different news organizations have performed

Much of the change is driven by user feedback. So, thank you, and stay tuned.

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