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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

Look Out Below!

The brief recovery in the credit markets caused by the government bailout is officially history. The Journal continues its good... More

Somebody’s Wrong on Citi

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times both have scoops this morning on what Citi is planning to... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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