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By Dean Starkman Nov 5, 2007 at 04:00 PM
Um, the business-press is talking to itself again. Coverage of this morning’s forced resignation of Charles Prince, Citigroup’s chairman and... More
By Dean Starkman Oct 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM
The New York Times beat the world with a story by Jenny Anderson and Landon Thomas Jr. that says Merrill... More
Nocera on Fox Business News; New York Magazine piece on Gawker; WSJ on an Iraq corruption probe, and more.
By Dean Starkman Oct 22, 2007 at 03:45 PM
The New York Times's Joe Nocera is funny and perceptive in his column over the weekend in which he reviews... More
DJ’s promising future will benefit not an independent newspaper company, but News Corp. shareholders and Rupert Murdoch.
By Dean Starkman Oct 18, 2007 at 10:42 AM
Dow Jones & Co. reported its third-quarter earnings this morning, and, really, as a shareholder, I couldn't ask for better... More
With video, charts and well-chosen words, the business press catches readers up on a spiraling crisis
By Dean Starkman Oct 17, 2007 at 03:30 PM
Non-business press readers are probably asking themselves whether they should be worried about the ongoing crises in the housing and... More
By Dean Starkman Oct 10, 2007 at 03:56 PM
On the subject of business-news coverage of Citigroup and suprime lending, Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times reminds... More
By Dean Starkman Oct 8, 2007 at 01:20 PM
Editors from major dailies on both coasts wrote to say I blasted with too wide a blunderbuss last week in... More
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
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.