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The Times on Murdoch; The New Yorker on Murdoch; The WSJ on Murdoch and the Bear Stearns bailout;Lawrence Summers’s Op-Ed in the FT.
By Dean Starkman Jun 25, 2007 at 11:01 AM
Business-press readers get even more reasons to oppose a Dow Jones sale to News Corp. from The New Yorker's rundown... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 21, 2007 at 04:03 PM
You can't tell the players without a scorecard, and today The Audit will spell out where the economic interests of... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 13, 2007 at 11:41 AM
The WSJ did a story last week on the explosive growth of state-owned insurers of last resort. This is a... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 6, 2007 at 04:11 PM
One of The Audit's numerous sources in the business press passes along the following letter by Peter Dreier, a politics... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 4, 2007 at 10:32 AM
Business-press readers and family therapy buffs alike will get a kick out The Wall Street Journal's Saturday story on discussions... More
By Dean Starkman Jun 1, 2007 at 11:37 AM
The Audit can't resist the two-column, paper-leading story (badly underplayed on the Web) by Saskia Scholtes, who got hold of... More
By Dean Starkman May 21, 2007 at 07:04 AM
We believe facts are facts and that they are ascertainable through honest, open-minded and diligent reporting. We thus believe that... More
The Wall Street Journal’s parent has been paying outsized cash dividends, to the primary benefit of the controlling Bancroft family, instead of reinvesting to keep the company independent of Murdoch and other predators.
By Dean Starkman May 10, 2007 at 02:44 PM
“Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson has announced an ambitious pilot program to radically reshape the welfare system in his state. If... More
Rupert Murdoch’s “reassuring” e-mail about a live offer for the Wall Street Journal’s parent creates a journalistic fiasco. Thanks, Rupert. We feel better already.
By Dean Starkman May 8, 2007 at 04:49 PM
Well, we can stop wondering whether The Wall Street Journal would allow Rupert Murdoch to screw up its editorial judgment.... More
The business press accepts insurance industry assumptions that are utterly bogus—and, yes, it matters a lot.
By Dean Starkman May 3, 2007 at 10:10 AM
You know me as The Audit, a mild-mannered, bespectacled, some would say underachieving critic and interpreter of the business press—just... More
16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines
Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl
The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift
The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?
Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“The core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text”
The nation’s top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak
Andrew Sullivan on the new Slate+
The French economist gives the American left a sturdy framework for its economic ideas
Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.