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Covering the TARP Inspector’s Report

CJR's Greg Marx notes that coverage of the report from TARP Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky was all over the... More

Weiss Takes on the Limits of Press Power

Gary Weiss has an interesting post up at his Web site on the limited power of the press. Someone emailed... More

The $1 BusinessWeek Story

We haven't weighed in on BusinessWeek since news emerged that McGraw-Hill is seeking to unload the magazine. But I read... More

NYT: Where’s Obama’s Manufacturing Plan?

The New York Times is good this morning to point out that the Obama administration doesn't have a plan for... More

Getting the New Journal (Mostly) Right

Mark Potts has a good post at his Recovering Journalist site on The Wall Street Journal under Murdoch. Which is... More

The WSJ Spotlights Working Class Woes

The Wall Street Journal puts the woes of the working class front and center (on page one) today, using the... More

The Deal’s Audit Gotcha

Trade-mag editor falsely implies that we pull punches at CJR

Anyone who's read half an Audit post would find it laughable to think that we bow down to Wall Street.... More

The Daily Show Gets Jim Cramer Again (and Bernie Goldberg)

But they’re not alone in their credulity on former baseball-star Lenny Dykstra

If you haven't seen Jon Stewart's evisceration of former-baseball-star-turned-investment-guru-turned-bankrupt Lenny Dykstra, as well as some of his fawning admirers in... More

Ugly Numbers on Toxic-Asset Prices Signal More Trouble

I've long called for more reporting on a critical question in the financial crisis: how much the toxic assets clogging... More

NYT’s Ben Stein Hawks Misleading Credit Score Site

Felix Salmon is right: What's a New York Times business columnist doing in an ad for a company that uses... More

Fortune Looks at Automated Trading After a Code Theft

It's been a week and a half since news broke of the computer-code theft at Goldman Sachs threw the automated-trading... More

Goldman Sachs to the Forefront

Rolling Stone, a computer-code theft, and boffo profits focus attention on the bank

The Goldman Sachs story is just getting bigger, and I get the sense it may be AIG time for Goldie.... More

Bloomberg Gets a Scoop on a Too Big to Fail Tax

Bloomberg reports today that the Obama administration—or at least parts of it—are planning to levy fees on giant financial institutions... More

The Times on the Real Unemployment Crisis

The New York Times David Leonhardt this morning shines a spotlight on the real conditions in the labor markets—ones that... More

Audit Interview: James L. Bothwell

The author of a definitive ‘94 GAO derivatives report talks about industry pushback and financial-press complacency

A few months back, The Audit's Elinore Longobardi took a a long look at how the press failed in its... More

Time Gets the Stimulus Wrong

I wrote yesterday that The Wall Street Journal had been too accommodating of White House spin on stimulus spending. Today,... More

Obama Spins New Stimulus Spending Line into the WSJ

The Journal this morning regurgitates some abject spin from the White House on the economy. It's clearly part of a... More

Journal: Option ARMs Doing Worse than Subprime

The Journal has an interesting little news story this morning on option adjustable-rate mortgages, reporting that these time bombs now... More

Bloomberg’s Weil Asks the Right Questions on Goldman

Jonathan Weil zeroes in on the incredible statement by the prosecutor in the Goldman Sachs code-theft case that if Goldman's... More

Slate Takes on the Prosperity Gospel Peddlers

Slate is good to take a fresh look, in the second year of the financial crisis, at the "Prosperity Gospel,"... More

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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