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Wednesday Links: “Read and Weep,” Break Up, WSJ Excuses

Uh oh, Bank of America. Some pretty damning emails leaked out of Congress yesterday about what BofA executives knew about... More

WaPo on Hard Times in Bank City USA

The Washington Post has a very good story on the fall of Charlotte's once-mighty banking industry and the impact on... More

Twitter, Facebook Get Paid. What About the Press?

So Microsoft's Bing search engine is going to pay Twitter and Facebook to have their users' posts show up in... More

Sorkin’s Major Scoops on the Goldman/Paulson Nexus

Felix Salmon has been digging some choice nuggets out of Andrew Ross Sorkin's huge new book "Too Big to Fail."... More

NYT Takes on Obama’s Volcker Exile

Why won't the Obama administration listen to its most credible economic adviser? That's the question—and it's an essential one— asked... More

Tuesday Links: Insiders, Preemption, iPhone Mags

The Journal floods the zone on the big hedge-fund insider-trading story. It goes page one with a report noting a... More

Live-Blogging the Corporate Press Release

Live-blogging is a relatively new responsibility in the journalist's job description—which now includes regular blogging, picture-taking, Web video, Twitter, live... More

Incurred on the Street: Windfall Tax on Bankers?

I've been wondering when the taxation solution would pop up in the financial press regarding the record bonuses Wall Street... More

The Post Gets Perky on Bailout-Bank Pay

The Washington Post spotlights this morning a somewhat-overlooked (this year, anyway) compensation aspect of our corporate-welfare kingpins: perks. These are... More

Monday Links: Foreclosure Homeless, NYT Cuts, Fed Up?

The New York Times profiles a one-time homeless-shelter operator who now lives in one. It says the number of... More

The New Compact for Workers: No Compact at All

The Wall Street Journal has a good page-one look at big-picture changes in the workforce—ones that have been going on... More

WSJ: Plastic Fees Under the Microscope

The Wall Street Journal keeps the spotlight on banking industry rent-seeking, looking at the increased pressure it finds itself under... More

Friday Links: EPA Enforcers, Chamber, Foreclosures Soar

The New York Times's investigative series on polluted water continued to get results. The EPA says it will overhaul its... More

Greenspan Joins the Too-Big-to-Fail Fight

Alan Greenspan has had his legacy forever tarnished by the financial crisis, the conditions for which it's almost unanimously agreed... More

LA Times on the Upside of the Falling Dollar

I like this Los Angeles Times story this morning reporting why the falling dollar might be good for the country—something... More

Reporting the CFPA Legislation

The New York Times leads its coverage of the financial-reform legislation with the news that the House Financial Services Committee... More

Thursday Links: Dow 7,714, Student Loan Bailout, Lobbyists

David Weidner has a good take on Dow 10,000 (Part XXVI), emphasizing it represents a "lost decade of stock investing."... More

Nieman, Galbraith on the Power Problem

Nieman Watchdog asks "Where's the reporting on the fraud that led to the crash?" Funny, The Audit, and especially Audit... More

Most of the Press Misses Fed Overdraft News

The Wall Street Journal and USA Today have one of the biggest news stories of the day: The Federal Reserve... More

Wednesday Links: Crooked Heart, No Smell, Paying for News

Joe Nocera, fresh off slamming banks on Saturday, makes fools of them today on their line that they didn't cause... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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