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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

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


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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