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By Ryan Chittum Jun 26, 2008 at 08:16 AM
The Supreme Court handed a $2 billion victory to Exxon Mobil, saying the punitive-damages award for the Exxon Valdez disaster... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 25, 2008 at 08:24 AM
Consumer confidence plummeted, raising fears of a deeper recession if the pessimism translates into lower spending. The Wall Street Journal... More
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
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
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.
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