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By Elinore Longobardi Jun 11, 2008 at 08:07 AM
A Credit to Money for publishing an intriguing and informativechart of housing data—including the change in the foreclosure rate over... More
By Elinore Longobardi Jun 9, 2008 at 07:50 AM
A Debit to Fortune and columnist Elizabeth Spiers for getting too aglow about nuclear power—and propagating the industry's spin. With... More
A glaring and common mistake on housing; more good NYT work on foreclosures; Portfolio (heart) Big Pharma, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Jun 2, 2008 at 08:20 AM
A Debit to just about everybody for constructing a piece of housing news that doesn’t stand up. We learned from... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 20, 2008 at 01:08 PM
If beat reporting were a softball game, the Daily News would be soundly beating The New York Times—at least in... More
Deconstructing mortgage industry nonsense; yet another dumb Silverstein story; Marketwatch’s fact void, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi May 19, 2008 at 10:58 AM
A Credit to the Los Angeles Times for excellent reporting that shows conventional wisdom—that a significant number of homeowners are... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM
A Debit to Fortune for journalistic laziness and reckless stenography in its interview with Aetna CEO Ron Williams in which... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 5, 2008 at 10:05 AM
A Credit to Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times for something she declined to take credit for herself. Morgenson’s... More
For WSJ, less is less; FT plays Boswell again; NYT unwinds ratings snarl; contrarian runs amok, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM
WSJ cuts muscle A Debit to The Wall Street Journal—and we mean to the institution itself, not the reporter—for... More
Plus: Undue credit-taking at the WSJ; Wilson Quarterly’s wise look at schools; Variety’s empty Olympics coverage, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 21, 2008 at 11:33 AM
A Debit to The Economist for a special report on how digital technology is making us “nomads.” You may recall... More
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 14, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Credits to Fortune and The Nation for broad but incisive pieces that explain the credit crisis and the economic slump.... More
Plus: Names, please?; too easy on boards; vivid scenes from Calcutta; and an east Texas courthouse, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 7, 2008 at 12:00 PM
Debits to Dow Jones and Bloomberg for being a bit too rah-rah after a big stock rally on Tuesday. In... More
Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star
Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily
Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics
Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance
The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”
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.