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WSJ on the Russian Oligarchy’s Survival

The Wall Street Journal this morning profiles an aluminum tycoon on what he reveals about the Russian oligarchy's symbiotic relationship... More

Tuesday Links: The Great Ambiguity, ARMs Crisis, Bailing Out

The New York Times handles the economic-stats news well today with a story that points out the bright spots in... More

The Real Dow

The press almost never reports stock prices in context. It should.

You rarely see anyone, much less the press, report stock returns in inflation-adjusted terms. As we pointed out in October... More

NYT PINs Visa on Transaction Fees

How screwed up does an industry have to be for competition to increase prices? That's the smart question at the... More

Monday Links: The Busted Decade, Hearst’s Skiff, Apple’s Tablet

The Washington Post puts the economic disaster that was the 2000's into proper context with a story and some good... More

Tall Tales from Dubai

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a quarter-mile taller than any other office or residential tower in the world. It's... More

The Post Spotlights Secret-Chemicals Law

The Washington Post has an eye-opening story this morning on "secret chemicals" concealed from everyone but a few EPA officials... More

Best of 2009: Ryan Chittum

Chittum picks his top stories from 2009

1. Audit Interview: Mark Pittman "This is not business journalism’s finest hour. But it is our biggest opportunity ever." 2.... More

GQ Revisits Murdoch’s Snatching of the Journal

GQ has the story of the day in the business press—and not just because Audit Chief Dean Starkman and I... More

About That Journal Citi Story

Yesterday, I praised The Wall Street Journal for its fortitude in running a story saying hackers had stolen tens of... More

Tuesday Links: Donations, WSJ Short-Arm, Goldie’s Corporate Welfare

Steve Outing, like me, likes the idea of asking readers for donations. He just thinks The Miami Herald is going... More

Sorkin Is Good on TARP Payback Fees

Andrew Ross Sorkin has a good column in the Times today looking at how bankers are making money off their... More

The Journal’s Citigroup Hacker Story

The Wall Street Journal's fascinating scoop this morning on Russian hackers stealing tens of millions of dollars from Citigroup is... More

Monday Links: Brass Replica, CDFI Funding, Reuters Caves?

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Zuckerman, with a new book out on a guy who made billions betting against subprime,... More

The Post on Where the Fed Went Wrong

It's good for Ben Bernanke that his re-confirmation as Federal Reserve chief is all but assured, because the Washington Post... More

LAT’s Kristof Keeps an Eye on the Overdraft Racket

The press too often loses interest in a story once some change is done to appease the restive, however incomplete... More

Bloomberg Scoop on Twitter’s Search Engine Payday

We finally know how much Twitter got paid by Google and Microsoft's Bing to index its content: $25 million. Bloomberg... More

Friday Links: Under the TARP. WaPo Results, Shadow Space

The Wall Street Journal does some solid reporting on the machinations behind the TARP exits. This is interesting: Some Citigroup... More

Walk the Line or Walk Away?

Blogworld's got an interesting back-and-forth going on about the morality of walking away from a mortgage. I've got to admit,... More

Going Beyond Glass-Steagall II

John McCain is getting all mavericky again. He's now on board for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and the breakup of... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

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

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