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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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