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Zero percent financing rides again; 100 percent financing rides again; Google News is overrated; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 24, 2008 at 06:40 AM
General Motors continued its struggles, going back to its same old bag of tricks for another round of zero percent... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 23, 2008 at 07:49 AM
The Wall Street Journal takes a withering A1 look at the performance of Securities and Exchange Commission chairman during the... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 20, 2008 at 06:42 AM
The Bear Stearns Two got their perp walk yesterday after a federal grand jury indicted them on criminal fraud charges,... More
Says it improperly awarded major contract; bad news at FedEx; Pfizer sticks it to us on Lipitor; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 19, 2008 at 08:10 AM
The Government Accountability Office handed Boeing a huge win, finding that the Air Force improperly awarded a $35 billion contract... More
Firm weathering credit storm; stagflation alert; tougher toy regs; lenders screw poor students; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 18, 2008 at 07:49 AM
Goldman Sachs continued to navigate the credit crisis better than any of its peers. It reported just an 11 percent... More
August rate hike unlikely; more evidence that KBR ripped us off in Iraq; rethinking privatization; etc.
By Ryan Chittum Jun 17, 2008 at 07:46 AM
The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times both go page one with apparent leaks from the Federal Reserve that... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 16, 2008 at 07:14 AM
Federal prosecutors are preparing to indict two Bear Stearns executives who ran hedge funds there that collapsed last summer in... More
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
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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“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.”
“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”
“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”
“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”
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.