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Audit D.C. Notes: Collender on reconciliation; WSJ on stalled jobs

--Stan Collender shows why he’s considered one of Washington’s brighter budget bulbs, with a Roll Call column that explains why... More

Lessons in Rahmology

The arc of a who’s-up, who’s-down story

The Washington Post gives White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel the page-one attention that befits this big personality with... More

Perspective, Please, on China

The New York Times added to the unstoppable-China meta-narrative over the weekend with an interesting report from the country’s industrial... More

A Few Sour Notes In National Journal’s Chamber Piece

National Journal goes in a good direction this week, with a long look at a powerful Washington institution that gets... More

On Bad Times, Times Does Good

With the unemployment rate hovering near 10 percent and a staggering 6.3 million people jobless for six months or more—the... More

Some Stimulus Coverage More Stimulating Than Others

On the year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, figuring out good ways to cover the stimulus is... More

A Grecian Formula for Globalized News

The New York Times had a strong Sunday story about Wall Street’s role in masking the Greek debt that is... More

Bond Market Blow-Ups

If another reminder is needed that we should all pay more attention to the bond market, the Greek debt crisis... More

Target-Rich Environment

We’re all for flood-the-zone coverage of the budget, so a tip of The Audit’s green eyeshade to The Wall Street... More

Running the Numbers on Obama’s State of the Union

It is nice to know how many times President Obama’s State of the Union address was interrupted by applause (eighty-six,... More

Audit D.C. Notes: Take a bow, NYT; LAT on foreign bonds; a WSJ tweak, etc.

What with the jumble of spending freeze/deficit projection/debt commission/federal budget/State of the Union coverage out there, it wouldn’t surprise us... More

Freeze, Framed

Hello, my name is Holly, and I’ll be your fiscal-and-economic-policy-coverage media critic here at The Audit. Would you like freeze... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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