Thursday, October 30, 2014. Last Update: Thu 10:46 AM EST

Author Archive

Articles by Ryan Chittum | Email the Author

So That’s Why the Press Won’t Cover Elizabeth Warren!

NPR badgers oversight panel chair over her legitimacy

A couple of times in the last few months I've taken the press to task for ignoring the Congressional Oversight... More

WSJ “Hears” Another False Note from Wall Street

The Journal has a solid "Heard on the Street" this morning about how all the TARP carping by banks doesn't... More

Kindle Is Just Another Way for Papers to Lose Money

I wrote the other day about why the Kindle—at least in its current incarnation—isn't going to save the newspaper industry.... More

But Will the Bankers Go Galt?

The Journal scoops that Obama is formulating a broad plan to regulate pay in the financial industry to make sure... More

WSJ: Conflicts at Goldman

The Journal's piece on conflicts of interest at Goldman Sachs's commercial real estate funds is a good look at yet... More

The Times Overdraws on Community Banks

I wanted to like this New York Times story today on small banks and how they've far outperformed their bigger... More

Goldman Settles Mortgage Probe, But the Press Buries It

Seems to me that the press is underplaying the news that Goldman Sachs agreed to a $60 million settlement with... More

Kicking the Tires at The New York Times Company

Fortune has some fascinating reporting on the future of The New York Times as a business. It scoops that David... More

The Journal Can’t See Through the Hedges

How do you write about the hedge-fund industry being ticked off at Obama without noting one of the biggest reason... More

WSJ’s Bold Plan to Expand Subscription Revenues

Rupert Murdoch of late has been making the boldest noises of anyone in the newspaper industry on the search for... More

Press Buries the GAO’s Damning Report on the SEC

Speaking of Moe Tkacik: She points out a General Accountability Office report on the SEC that got woefully underplayed in... More

Journal’s Accountability Reporting Gets a Major Scalp

That didn't take long. Stephen Friedman, the New York Fed chairman and Goldman Sachs director shareholder, whose conflicts were exposed... More

Center for Public Integrity Puts the Subprime Puzzle Together

The Center for Public Integrity yesterday released a dynamite report on the interconnections between Wall Street and the subprime-mortgage industry.... More

Murdoch Leads the Charge on Paid Content

Say what you will about Rupert Murdoch (and we have), the guy's a smart businessman. Last week, I reported that... More

They Are CNBC

Make sure you don't miss my friend Moe Tkacik's piece on CNBC, hot off the presses in the Columbia Journalism... More

WSJ Compares German and American Safety Nets

I like this Wall Street Journal page-one "leder" looking at the difference in the European and American safety nets and... More

Kindle a Newspaper Life Saver?

Is this the gadget that will save the newspaper? That angle has been, if not dominant, then significant in the... More

Bloomberg Squawked, Regulators Balked

Speaking of insider trading of credit-default swaps (you just can't get enough!), Felix Salmon of Reuters digs up a prescient... More

Credit-Default Swaps: WSJ vs. NYT

Which story about insider trading of credit-default swaps would you rather read? Here's the Journal's C1 lede: The Securities and... More

The Journal After Murdoch

The latest issue of our magazine is out, and the first piece we've put online is Liza Featherstone's look at... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.