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WaPo and 60 Minutes Team Up on Internet Gambling

The Washington Post and 60 Minutes put their investigative heads together for a nice two-day collaboration on Internet gambling that... More

WSJ: What Crisis?

This Journal story about Morgan Stanley is off key—and it's a bad time to be out of tune. Hey, did... More

Chef Executive Officer

So the Times suggests you run your Thanksgiving dinner like you're a CEO. But skip the story and let The... More

Joe Nocera’s Mailbag

The NYT's Joe Nocera publishes an excellent email from an unnamed banker predicting an impending (and deserved, he says) collapse... More

Bloomberg: Governments Still Gambling on Derivatives

Check out this Bloomberg story on a Pennsylvania county getting into derivatives to help balance its budget. The interest-rate swaps,... More

LAT Looks Under the New Century Rock

The Los Angeles Times has a good investigation of questionable stock sales at New Century Financial, which was one of... More

The Story of the Small Banks

The Washington Monthly has a good story looking at the successes of community banks, which are in pretty good shape... More

BusinessWeek Exposes the New Subprime

I’ve got to applaud BusinessWeek for its aggressive investigation of dirty subprime lenders getting back into the mortgage game with... More

Slate on Predatory Lending

Slate has a nice, if a bit too easy, piece focusing on the predatory lending that played a huge role... More

Heds Up, Heds Down

Headline of the Day, from the Journal editorial page: "Why Don't We Hang Pirates Anymore?" Worst Headline of the Day,... More

It’s Turkey Time. Gobble Gobble

I like this Allan Sloan column in the Washington Post looking back at the worst "turkeys" of the year. Topping... More

Sorkin Channels Wall Street

Andrew Ross Sorkin in today’s New York Times lets Wall Street CEOs (of all people) snipe anonymously at Tim Geithner,... More

The Times Is Also Right on Rubin

Speaking of Robert Rubin, The New York Times yesterday had a great story on Citigroup and its atrocious risk-management policies.... More

Right on Rubin

Steven Pearlstein in the Washington Post points out that it's inexplicable that Robert Rubin hasn't had his reputation much more... More

WSJ Looks at the Morgan Stanley Panic

The Journal’s big story of the day pieces together what happened to Morgan Stanley a couple of months ago when... More

The Times on the Fall of Luxury

The Times has a serviceable story on the problems in the luxury part of the economy, but I just want... More

A Billion Here, a Trillion There

President-Elect Obama is proposing an enormous stimulus package to save us all from Great Depression II, but just how much... More

WSJ on the Liver Merchants

The Wall Street Journal has yet another good story in its series on nonprofit hospitals acting like for-profit companies. This... More

Audit Interview: John Ryan

“There was an even bigger story here about how money and influence shape policy”

Many in the press believe they did a great job covering predatory mortgage lenders and their Wall Street partners in... More

Sulzbergers Face the Dividend Music

The New York Times Company finally faced up to reality yesterday and slashed its dividend. It’s something it should have... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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