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Got It Wrong? WSJ Op-Ed Page Has a Spot for You

The Wall Street Journal editorial page saw fit to print an op-ed from Donald L. Luskin today about how the... More

Times Finds More Mortgage Industry Conflicts

The New York Times has an important story on page one about the conflicts of interest at mortgage companies that... More

NYT’s Digs Into Pension Benefit Guaranty Scandal

The New York Times delves into the scandal at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, whose head greased the wheels for... More

Bloomberg’s Obvious High-Frequency Trading Story

Put this Bloomberg piece in the You Don't Say! category. It reports that high-frequency traders say high-frequency trading is a... More

WSJ Scoop: CFTC Will Blame Traders for Oil Spike

The Wall Street Journal has a big scoop this morning that the Obama administration is set to report next month... More

More on the Associated Press Copyright Move

My post refuting some of the nonsense going around about the new AP initiative on copyright kicked up a bit... More

The Journal Analyzes a Government “Gift”

The Wall Street Journal has a nifty bit of analysis this morning looking at how much money banks are saving... More

Relax, Bloggers. The AP Isn’t Out to Get You

I started a post this morning about the issue causing much, um, consternation amongst the media blogs today: The Associated... More

Weil on the End of “Nothing to See Here” Accounting

Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg reports that the accounting-standards board is going to actually make companies (read: banks) price assets on... More

The Times Takes on High-Frequency Trading

The New York Times puts the high-frequency trading issue front and center on the nation's agenda this morning with an... More

Newspaper Readers Buy Papers for the Content

You’d think that would be obvious. Plus, the Walter E. Hussman Jr. Theorem

(Note: This is part three of a three-part post. Read part one here and part two here.) I think it's... More

NYT Now Gets As Much Money from Circulation as from Ads

A landmark event for the rapidly changing newspaper industry that points toward a new model

(Note: This is part two of a three-part post. Read part one here.) If current trend lines hold up, circulation... More

Circulation Revenue Only Thing Growing at Newspapers

McClatchy and New York Times Company find a revenue stream that goes up

The New York Times reported some good news today, namely that it was profitable in the second quarter. But, of... More

Reuters’ Goldstein Raises High-Frequency Trading Issue

Matthew Goldstein, the Reuters columnist who recently broke the Goldman Sachs code-theft story, has a good column today keeping alive... More

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

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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