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Fortune Swallows the Banks’ Baloney

I had to read this Fortune story a couple of times to make sure it was really as credulous as... More

Surreal Estate

Check out this great slideshow from Newsweek showing some of the physical legacy the bust has left on the landscape.... More

Nocera Blasts Obama’s Regulation Reform

Joe Nocera of The New York Times has the must-read of the day on Obama's regulation-reform plan. Let's just say... More

Stock Market Math for Journalists

Too many people are impressed by the recent surge in stock prices. Believe it or not, journalists are people, too!... More

Martin Wolf Speak, You Listen

Martin Wolf's weekly column alone is worth paying for a Financial Times subscription. Or if you visit FT.com just for... More

Where Credit Is Due

A Financial Times reporter explores how a JP Morgan invention spurred the financial crisis

Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and... More

Rational on Rationing

David Leonhardt has an important column in The New York Times this morning looking at how the "rationing" buzzword is... More

The Economist on Banks’ Revisionist History

Applaud The Economist for a good dose of common sense, reminding bankers just how foolish they were and how close... More

The WSJ Questions Obama’s Securitization Fix

The Wall Street Journal this morning zeroes in on a critical aspect of the Obama administration's regulation proposals: What to... More

BusinessWeek Calls Out Obama on Reform

The most disturbing business news of recent weeks has been the resurgent confidence of the banking lobby, which is scrapping... More

Times Keeps an Eye on the Workplace

The New York Times this morning looks at what's turned out to be the surprising work phenomenon of this recession—the... More

Audit Handoff

Folks, I'll be on vacation until the 15th, but The Audit will go on in the meantime. Audit Manager Dean... More

Journal Drumbeat Continues on Wall Street Lobbying

The Journal continues to shine a bright light on the efforts by Wall Street to go back to the way... More

Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Succeed, Too Few to Compete

Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture takes on a relative of the "too big to fail" mess: what he calls... More

WSJ Continues to Hype Congressional Expenses Non-Story

I've been somewhat baffled by the Journal's repeated page-one stories on congressional expenses. So far they've turned up just about... More

More on the Journal’s Banking-Lobby Story

Andrew Leonard of Salon makes a nice catch on the Journal's bank-lobbying story this morning, one I read right by—perhaps... More

The Times Finds Countrywide (BofA) Up to Its Old Tricks

The New York Times's page one today is loaded with business stories. My favorite is Peter S. Goodman's excellent one... More

More on Why Kindle Doesn’t Work for Newspapers

It's good to see Jeff Bercovici land on his feet after Portfolio's demise. At Daily Finance, he quotes News Corp.... More

The Journal Continues to Focus on the Banking Lobby

I've been impressed recently by the business press's—particularly The Wall Street Journal's—reporting on the aggressive lobbying by the financial industry... More

WSJ: Citi Severs Huge Severance Packages

There's been a common-sense sighting on Wall Street. The Journal scoops that Citigroup is refusing to pay tens of millions... 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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