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Crisis Crib Notes from the FT

If you're still somewhat flummoxed by what caused this financial crisis, head over to the Financial Times site and watch... More

Japanese Lessons and Currency Concerns

The NYT is good to look at the similarities between Japan's crippling decade-long economic crisis and the one we're now... More

ProPublica on Stimulus Spending

Check out this chart from the non-profit investigative journalism group ProPublica. It helpfully lists, line by line, all the spending... More

Hedgies About to Get Trimmed?

The Journal and Bloomberg have very interesting stories on the legal battle between Fairfax Financial Holdings and the short-sellers it... More

NYT Chickens Out on Insolvent Banks

The Times runs a front-page piece this morning looking at the argument that much of the nation's banking system, especially... More

Merrill in the Public Stocks

I like the prominent display The New York Times and the Financial Times give the news that Merrill Lynch made... More

The Corruption Thing

Portfolio's new issue contains an interesting piece by Gary Weiss comparing the problems on Wall Street with the extensive corruption... More

Post Shines on Unemployment Disputes

The Washington Post has a great story today looking at how employers are fighting ex-employees' unemployment claims in record numbers.... More

Must-Read of the Day

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times is on fire over the Geithner/Obama bailout plan. I thought Wolf's lede was over-the-top... More

Auletta on the Newspaper Death Watch

Ken Auletta makes some sharp comments on the perilous state of the news industry in a Q&A with The Boston... More

WaPo’s Pearlstein Sticks It to Wall Street

But good

Steven Pearlstein has an excellent column today ripping Wall Street for still not getting it. He leads with six columns... More

Odds & Ends

This one-source story in the NYT today bothers me. It's got some analysis, but not much. Couldn't find one independent... More

CNBC’s Bear Trap

CNBC paired noted bears Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Nicholas Taleb yesterday in what could have been a very good arrangement.... More

A-Rod, the WSJ, and A1

Why is a huge headshot of Alex Rodriguez taking up half the above-the-fold space on page one of my Wall... More

LA Times Finds California Farms Not Hiring

The LA Times has a very interesting story about how the recession is causing a surplus of farm labor in... More

The Times on the Times

The New York Times's media reporter Richard Perez-Pena plows into the minefield to look at his own company's prospects for... More

Journal Is Wide-Eyed on a Potential Rebound

The Journal is too contrarian for the sake of it in an Outlook column positing that the economy could be... More

NYT Catches Up with the Stock Analysts

Stock analysts have been overlooked in this crisis, despite having a prominent role in the last stock crash just eight... More

Chart of the Day

Karen Tumulty at Time posts this chart from Speaker Pelosi showing how much worse the job losses have been in... More

Wilke Was Itching to Go After the Madoff Story

CORRECTION: In this post I said the Madoff story got caught up in the "Journal's labyrinthine editorial structure." In fact,... 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

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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