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NYT’s Norris Tweaks Trump

Floyd Norris has some good clean fun with Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank, whom Trump is suing in a brazen... More

Audit Interview: Jesse Eisinger

“We’re grappling with our own failures about how, by and large, we missed this”

Before joining Conde Nast Portfolio, Jesse Eisinger had already compiled a record of skeptical reporting on and analysis of Wall... More

Rupert: Get Me That Bush House Story!

In the annals of stories The Wall Street Journal would not have done, much less placed on A3, pre-Rupert Murdoch,... More

Questions for the WSJ on B of A

The Journal has some amusing tidbits in its story on the Bank of America shareholder vote scheduled for today on... More

Buck-Breaking and Lawsuit-Shaking

The Times has a worthy story this morning looking at a bizarre move by the Reserve Primary Fund to protect... More

Deflation? Try Some Legal Price Fixing

The Journal has an interesting story on retailers hiring "police" to ferret out discounters selling their products below the "minimum... More

Citi Dump

Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil has a great column today on Citigroup not coming clean on its buckled balance sheet. Let's say... More

NYT’s Saturn Story Missing a Few Rings

The Times has an interesting idea for a story on Saturn and what might have been for General Motors, but... More

The Wall Street Journal and Xinhua

The Journal, which I said yesterday was writing as if it was now inside Hank Paulson's head, at least attributes... More

WSJ Watchdogs Sketchy Conseco Insurance Move

The Journal has a nice story today shining a light on the Conseco insurance company offloading some unprofitable long-term-care policies... More

Analyze This!

Bloomberg posts a short news story on some UBS analyst trying to make a name for himself by coming up... More

WSJ Now Inside Paulson’s Brain

The Journal has seemingly been channeling Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson for months now. Today's story is so confident you know... More

Big Three CEOs Hit the Road

The Times writes that the Big Three CEO's have learned their lesson from the private-jet debacle of two weeks ago.... More

Weird Goldman Sourcing at the Journal

A Journal scoop this morning—or at least its sourcing—may have confused some readers. The paper reported that Goldman Sachs's loss... More

Preemptive Bubble Bursting

The Journal's Bob Hagerty, who did lots of great work warning of problems in housing before the bubble burst, is... More

AP Is Excellent on Bush Mortgage Negligence

The Associated Press put out a story yesterday reporting that the Bush Administration ignored in-house warnings of an impending mortgage... More

The Great Recession of 2008

Bloomberg, via a source, makes its bid for what to call the crisis. The Great Recession has a nice ring... More

GM USA?

The LAT's Pulitzer-winning car critic Dan Neil makes an interesting case for the government nationalizing the auto industry, especially General... More

News You Can Actually Use But Hopefully Won’t Have To

Here's a timely personal-finance story with information I actually haven't read a million times. The LA Times's Kathy M. Kristof... More

The Banks and the Big Three

The Journal's excellent Heard on the Street writer David Reilly hits at the banks today, pointing out that they need... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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

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