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Sugar, Sugar

Credit to Florida newspapers for stellar reporting on U.S. Sugar deal

A Credit to the Florida press for its reporting on the state’s agreement to buy nearly three hundred square miles... More

Who Invented Facebook?

Credit to Rolling Stone’s reporting on the Facebook genesis saga

A Credit to Rolling Stone for its unauthorized history of the popular social-networking site Facebook. The driving question: Whose idea... More

Foreclosure Phil Gets Fingered

Credits to Mother Jones and the NYT

A Credit to Mother Jones for an excellent piece by David Corn on former Sen. Phil Gramm’s role in deregulating... More

The Master Builder?

Debit to Metropolis for its story on construction at the WTC site

A Debit to Metropolis for giving us occasion to repeat ourselves, yet again, about ground zero: The rebuilding project is... More

A Fawning “Facetime”

Debit to BizWeek and Maria Bartiromo

A Debit to BusinessWeek for lobbing softball questions at Chrysler CEO Robert L. Nardelli, in one of Maria Bartiromo’s “Facetime”... More

Graphic, Not Very Novel

Debit to Portfolio’s illustrated history of Bear Stearns

A Debit to Portfolio for an experiment that doesn't quite work: a brief illustrated history of the collapse of Bear... More

Have Some Money, Senator!

Credits to the WSJ and Portfolio for exposing secret politico loan program

A Credit to The Wall Street Journal for exposing the existence of Countrywide’s special loan program for politicians. Countrywide Financial... More

Credit Crisis? What Credit Crisis?

Debit for Fortune’s puff piece on KB Home

A Debit to Fortune for a piece on KB Home’s new business strategy: build smaller and charge less, in line... More

Mazel Tov, Namibia

Credits for the WSJ and New York’s CW11

A Credit to the WSJ for an interesting front page story by Steve Stecklow on former Comverse Technology CEO Jacob... More

NYP Scoops Competition. Again.

Is the Chrysler Building on the block?

A second Credit today to the New York Post for a nice scoop on the possible sale of a large... More

NYP’s Refreshing Outrage

Cuozzo tears into ground zero nonsense

A Credit to the New York Post for some righteous anger about still more delays at the World Trade Center... More

Bad Credit! Bad!

Business Week exposes credit industry’s arbitration scheme

A Credit to BusinessWeek for a damning cover story revealing that the major arbitration firm for credit card disputes heavily... More

Journal’s Blame-the-Borrower Boondoggle

Piece joins a list of shameful stories on this “phenomenon”

A Debit to The Wall Street Journal for the latest twist on blame-the-borrower reporting, and labeling it one of the... More

Repent, You Lazy Spendthrift!

David Brooks has a ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ Moment

A Debit to The New York Times for David Brooks’s column identifying America’s spending habits as a “moral” problem, and... More

Chronicle Credit

Going deeper to point out banks’ loan enigma

A Credit to The Chronicle of Higher Education for some insightful analysis of the government’s rescue plan for the federal... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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