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Journal Pushing Free Trade on Its News Pages

This Journal headline is irritating: Hard Times Offer a Chance To Overcome Protectionism Some of us fervently hope that the... More

The Ratings Scam

Gretchen Morgenson in yesterday's Times keeps her eye on the ball with a look at one of the biggest scandals... More

Tribune on the Brink

The financial crisis has dealt a deadly blow to its chances

The Journal scooped last night that Tribune Company may file for bankruptcy this week. The other papers follow suit (not... More

WSJ is Super on Reserve Primary Fund Story

The Journal is excellent this morning with an in-depth report on the Reserve Primary Fund, the money-market fund that "broke... More

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

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


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”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

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