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By Dean Starkman Oct 3, 2007 at 09:30 AM
A long time ago, before the turn of the century, subprime lending was a marginal business—economically, ethically, every way. The... More
Los Angeles Times , Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, Fox, CNN, MSNBC make common error in reporting Rather’s lawsuit
By Dean Starkman Sep 24, 2007 at 10:46 AM
Reminder to headline writers and reporters on the Dan Rather-CBS lawsuit story: He didn't file a "$70-million lawsuit" last week.... More
By Dean Starkman Sep 18, 2007 at 12:33 PM
Kudos to Keith J. Kelly of News Corp.'s New York Post who has more scoops this week. He says Larry... More
The WSJ and NYT underplay Greenspan role as “behind-the-scenes advocate” for invading Iraq. Woodward and Post get it right.
By Dean Starkman Sep 17, 2007 at 10:21 AM
In the second-to-last paragraph of a story on page A3 Monday, The Wall Street Journal says Alan Greenspan was "himself... More
Bloomberg Markets’s latest cover story and a Times piece perform a valuable service; Forbes and WSJ editorialists blow key Katrina fact
By Dean Starkman Sep 12, 2007 at 12:05 PM
When applying for a grant last year from George Soros's Open Society Institute to report on the insurance industry's response... More
By Dean Starkman Sep 4, 2007 at 11:56 AM
The New York Post's well-sourced Keith J. Kelly published a good item last week saying that a book idea floated... More
By Dean Starkman Aug 21, 2007 at 04:58 PM
The business press can always be counted on to explain in authoritative detail why we just lost a trillion dollars.... More
The WSJ editorial page launches baseless attacks on its competitors’ motives—it will fit right in at News Corp.
By Dean Starkman Aug 13, 2007 at 10:45 AM
And so Dow Jones & Co., once the proud lion of financial news, goes down instead like a jackrabbit shot... More
By Dean Starkman Jul 19, 2007 at 11:38 AM
It's on the Bancrofts now. That hard-bargaining Dow Jones & Co. board has agreed to sell the Bancroft's patrimony for... More
By Dean Starkman Jul 13, 2007 at 10:30 AM
Kudos and a smart salute to Sarah Rubenstein and the WSJ for a tough and intelligent story on Big Pharma... More
The Times lets unnamed “senior editors” and a “person close to Dow Jones management” nudge the Murdoch sale along
By Dean Starkman Jul 10, 2007 at 11:23 AM
This New York Times piece from Monday says an unnamed person connected to Dow Jones management and unnamed senior editors... More
Former long time Dow Jones director and executive James Ottaway, whose family owns 6.2% of the company’s super-voting shares, opposes News Corp.’s bid for the company and urges the controlling family to do likewise.
By Dean Starkman Jul 9, 2007 at 10:45 AM
If Dow Jones & Co.'s board agrees to a sale to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., as seems likely, the transaction... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 29, 2007 at 12:40 PM
The business press, I have to say, has done a terrific job vetting News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch as potential... More
#Realtalk: This isn’t another ‘golden age’ for print - But it is one for media
Social media in smaller markets - How three social media managers deal with smaller markets and more local coverage.
A rally for laid-off Sun-Times photogs - A protest Thursday morning drew about 150 picketers to the newspaper’s headquarters
Reporting, or illegal hacking - Scripps reporters are accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Exchange Watch: California Dreaming - Low healthcare premiums on the West Coast were trumpeted as a big, good-news Obamacare story. But: “Compared to what?”
One of the great reporters of his generation died Tuesday at 33. The stories he wrote, and the ones he didn’t live to write
Hastings was fearless and shook things up - especially with his McChrystal expose. The haters in the media couldn’t forgive him
Journalism is about finding flaws and magnifying them, and surely someone who would spill massive loads of state secrets must contain a few broken parts, right?
The inside-the-beltway publication’s go-to phrase
“Michael was angry … he was angry about things that weren’t right in the world. He was angry with war and with loss, and that drove his reporting.”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.