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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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