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Hints of an Explosive Wall Street Story from FT’s Tett

There's an interesting bit of reporting buried deep in this good Gillian Tett column in the Financial Times last week... More

No Jump for Nomura in the Journal

This Journal story on Nomura Holdings upping its U.S. presence is a bit off. First of all there's the headline:... More

Fortune: The TALF Plan Has Wall Street Salivating

The TALF bailout is coming online, and Fortune takes a good look at exactly how it works for the big... More

Deposed Trump Looks Very Bad in the Journal

The Wall Street Journal has a hilarious story today using Donald Trump's lawsuit against The New York Times editor Timothy... More

Globe Pension-Insurer Story Gets Juicy

Remember that pension insurance fund story I said to watch a couple of months ago—the one broken by The Boston... More

WaPo Sees an Incipient Trade War with Canada

The Washington Post reports that the trade-war issue, which flared up briefly after "Buy American" clauses made it into the... More

WSJ’s Weak Hedge-Fund Story

This Journal story today is frustrating. Investors in a fund run by hedge-fund impresario James Simons are ticked off that... More

Bloomberg’s Weil Keeps the Goldman Settlement Story Alive

The press mostly stuffed the big news the other day that Goldman Sachs agreed to a $60 million settlement with... More

So That’s Why the Press Won’t Cover Elizabeth Warren!

NPR badgers oversight panel chair over her legitimacy

A couple of times in the last few months I've taken the press to task for ignoring the Congressional Oversight... More

WSJ “Hears” Another False Note from Wall Street

The Journal has a solid "Heard on the Street" this morning about how all the TARP carping by banks doesn't... More

Kindle Is Just Another Way for Papers to Lose Money

I wrote the other day about why the Kindle—at least in its current incarnation—isn't going to save the newspaper industry.... More

But Will the Bankers Go Galt?

The Journal scoops that Obama is formulating a broad plan to regulate pay in the financial industry to make sure... More

WSJ: Conflicts at Goldman

The Journal's piece on conflicts of interest at Goldman Sachs's commercial real estate funds is a good look at yet... More

The Times Overdraws on Community Banks

I wanted to like this New York Times story today on small banks and how they've far outperformed their bigger... More

Goldman Settles Mortgage Probe, But the Press Buries It

Seems to me that the press is underplaying the news that Goldman Sachs agreed to a $60 million settlement with... More

Kicking the Tires at The New York Times Company

Fortune has some fascinating reporting on the future of The New York Times as a business. It scoops that David... More

The Journal Can’t See Through the Hedges

How do you write about the hedge-fund industry being ticked off at Obama without noting one of the biggest reason... More

WSJ’s Bold Plan to Expand Subscription Revenues

Rupert Murdoch of late has been making the boldest noises of anyone in the newspaper industry on the search for... More

Press Buries the GAO’s Damning Report on the SEC

Speaking of Moe Tkacik: She points out a General Accountability Office report on the SEC that got woefully underplayed in... More

Journal’s Accountability Reporting Gets a Major Scalp

That didn't take long. Stephen Friedman, the New York Fed chairman and Goldman Sachs director shareholder, whose conflicts were exposed... 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”

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