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Prez and CFO demoted, CEO may be next; KeyCorp cuts dividend; Zell loses publisher; more trouble for AIG; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 13, 2008 at 08:00 AM
Heads rolled at Lehman Brothers as the Wall Street bank took action to restore its tattered credibility after a brutal... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 12, 2008 at 07:29 AM
The Washington Post on A1 writes that a tough new European law regulating the chemical industry is affecting the way... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 11, 2008 at 07:58 AM
Inflation is the topic du jour at The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times this morning. The... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 10, 2008 at 07:42 AM
Lehman Brothers troubles deepened as it projected it would lose $2.8 billion in the second quarter—far more than already dour... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 9, 2008 at 07:37 AM
The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal pull out their crystal balls to predict what the credit crunch will... More
Zell slashes pages, people; foreclosures gone wild; UBS ready to sing; AIG faces criminal investigation; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 6, 2008 at 07:57 AM
The Tribune Company is slashing its papers’ newshole and employees in a bid to stay afloat under its staggering debt.... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 5, 2008 at 07:21 AM
Prospects of another downturn in the credit crisis continued to increase, this time on an old standby: a credit-ratings firm... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 4, 2008 at 07:26 AM
(Sub-headline corrected on 6/8/08) The nation’s car market continued to suffer from high gas prices, with sales tumbling 11 percent... More
Wachovia says, No mas!; Lehman loss is coming; where are they now: Dick Grasso; Google angers big advertisers; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 3, 2008 at 07:35 AM
Wachovia dumped its CEO Ken Thompson after a series of bad moves over the last few years culminated in a... More
Want a loan for community college? Good luck; foreclosures are rolling; NYT Company’s fat dividend; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 2, 2008 at 07:39 AM
The New York Times says the credit crunch is hitting students at two-year colleges and “other less competitive institutions” as... More
As prices soar, U.S. looks for scapegoats; UBS ready to roll over; Jimmy Cayne, pariah; Rachael Ray, jihadi; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 30, 2008 at 07:54 AM
The U.S. said it is investigating whether soaring oil prices are being unfairly manipulated, the papers report. The Wall Street... More
Journal calls out banks on distortion; free wireless for all?; the back story of $2 a share for Bear; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 29, 2008 at 07:30 AM
The Wall Street Journal uses an interesting bit of enterprise reporting to suggest on A1 which banks are lying about... More
By Ryan Chittum May 28, 2008 at 07:27 AM
The Wall Street Journal reports that a growing number of investors, including big companies, are trying to force companies that... More
By Ryan Chittum May 27, 2008 at 09:55 AM
A Credit to the Financial Times for a rare investigative piece, a well-executed probe into a bungled debt rating by... More
Journal says firm could have saved itself; housing bargains; car trouble; truckers feel the pain; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 27, 2008 at 07:16 AM
The Wall Street Journal kicks off a three-part series on “The Fall of Bear Stearns” with a story, accompanied by... More
Moody’s, S&P will fix it; Amtrak’s moment; “short squeeze” in oil market; domestic drillers want more; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 23, 2008 at 08:03 AM
The Wall Street Journal on its Money & Investing cover looks at another shady practice of the credit-ratings firms—switching out... More
Oil inventories down, prices up; air travel to get much worse; time to pull Pfizer’s antismoking drug?; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 22, 2008 at 07:30 AM
The price of oil continues to rise like an uncapped gusher, soaring 3.3 percent to more than $133 a barrel... More
By Ryan Chittum May 21, 2008 at 07:37 AM
In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Rupert Murdoch installed his pal Robert Thomson as the top editor... More
May not ‘put a floor’ under the market; stimulus checks have little impact; former AOL execs indicted; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 20, 2008 at 07:44 AM
The Senate finally nailed down a deal on a housing bill, something The Wall Street Journal deems worthy of page... More
It’s all legal, and yet ; trouble in dairy land; Microsoft and Yahoo, round II; Chinese workers stay home; etc.
By Ryan Chittum May 19, 2008 at 07:42 AM
Bloomberg says banks are “hiding” more than $35 billion in losses in (not so) plain sight. The wire service in... More
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.