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Morgenson on a Mortgage Front

Gretchen Morgenson, unlike the rest of the press, pays attention to a Kansas court ruling last week that has potentially... More

Craigslist vs. the Aggregators

Wired's cover story this month is a terrific look at craigslist and why it's awesome and not very good, all... More

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The New York Times's Charles Duhigg continues his eye-opening investigation of the state of the nation's water quality, today looking... More

WSJ: Hey, Readers—Your Jobs Aren’t That Important

I really like this page-one Wall Street Journal story today looking at the financialization of the economy over the past... More

Pearlstein: Fundamental Reform for Credit Ratings

Steven Pearlstein does well to keep the credit-ratings firms in the spotlight, a place it seems they've been all too... More

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Michael Mandel of BusinessWeek calculates some rough numbers on journalism employment. Newspaper employment is fast approaching a 50 percent decline... More

Missing the Point on the Anglicization of the WSJ

“Come a cropper” is the least of the paper’s problems

It's good to see somebody else notice the Anglicization of the The Wall Street Journal. It's not good that that... More

“Learned, Baroque, and Quite Frequently Terrifying”

The New Republic profiles the Financial Times’s Martin Wolf

We're big fans of the Financial Times's Martin Wolf here at The Audit. His Wednesday columns and occasional takeouts are... More

A WSJ Deal Column After The Audit’s Own Heart

It's not often you see something like this in the financial press. David Weidner writes on The Wall Street Journal... More

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Felix and Barry do it. So can I! The NYT says China's slap back at the U.S. tire tariff may... More

Mint Makes a Mint

But press coverage of the $170 million deal leaves a bad taste

The press, institutionally, has an all-too-short memory. But have we already forgotten some of the lessons of the tech bubble,... More

Trade, “Buy American,” and the Journal

Trade reporting has picked up in the last couple of days after the Obama administration slapped a fat tariff on... More

WSJ Will Charge for Mobile Access

Rupert Murdoch is putting his money—or more accurately, "your money"—where his mouth is, announcing that his Wall Street Journal will... More

The Press Hypes This Morning’s Retail Sales Numbers

There they go again. The press is out of the gate with the first news stories on the retail sales... More

Anniversary Stories, Lehman Brothers, and Bloomberg

We're still wading through the anniversary stories in the business press, one year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered... More

Looking at BusinessWeek’s Prospects

Somebody finally got a hold of the BusinessWeek sale documents, and they clarify the magazine's prospects a bit. The New... More

BW Looks at Effectiveness of Proposed Reforms

We've been watching press coverage of regulatory reform closely here at The Audit for several months. The press has done... More

Lessons from “Sesame Street”

PBS hits home with a look at the economic fallout on families

Last night, I saw some of the best journalism on regular working folks that I've seen in some time. But... More

WSJ: Some Restaurant Won’t Take Cash Now

File this one under odd news judgment: A Greenwich Village restaurant is no longer taking cash. The Wall Street Journal... More

The Times on a Real Estate Deal Gone (Deservedly) Bad

The New York Times on page one today looks at the fate of the buyout of Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town and... More

It doesn’t add up - A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

#Realtalk: Dear reader - For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews

Falling for internet hoaxes - Some people who share satire don’t realize they’re missing the punchline

Digital First plans layoffs (Updated) - High-level executives and high-profile digital projects targeted

Nobody’s that lucky’—except in Florida’s lottery? - Palm Beach Post ferrets out lottery fraud, prompts tightening of “meager” safeguards


The future of Facebook may not say ‘Facebook’

The future of the social network is apps—lots and lots of apps

Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unmasked-again?

A linguistics analysis suggests that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency

The Center for Public Integrity’s response to ABC News

“I urge you to go to your reporters and engage in serious self-examination”

The slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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