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Wednesday Links: Cable Bluster, Night School, Footnotes First

What was CNN doing having sports journalist Stephen A. Smith on to debate Times business wunderkind Andrew Ross Sorkin on... More

Hard Truths on Social Security from Leonhardt

The New York Times's David Leonhardt has a smart column this morning on the administration's skewed spending priorities. By spelling... More

Rhetoric and Reality on Pay

The Wall Street Journal has a nice analysis on pay czar Kenneth Feinberg's plan to restrict compensation at seven corporate-welfare... More

Tuesday Links: Circulation, Mouthpieces, Galleon

One of the critical questions for what remains of the newspaper industry's near-to-medium-term future is how much of the recent... More

Seattle Times Reviews WaMu, Hometown Predator

An excellent postmortem details a corrupted culture

Hats off to The Seattle Times for an excellent two-part series investigating the demise of Washington Mutual, onetime hometown hero... More

Bloomberg on AIG as Banks’ Backdoor Bailout

Bloomberg has an important story today on the bailout of the banks through AIG. Estimating that an essentially bankrupt company... More

Monday Links: Circ Collapse, Main Street, Patriots

At the Nieman Journalism Lab, Martin Langeveld digs into the catastrophic newspaper numbers. Every six month increment for (weekday) newspaper... More

NYT Goes A1 on TBTF

Too big to fail makes the front page of The New York Times this morning, which reports that Congress, specifically... More

Only One to Charge Online, Only One to Gain Paying Customers

Congratulations to The Wall Street Journal, which now reclaims the title, held by USA Today for years, of the nation's... More

About Those Chamber of Commerce “Members”

Our Greg Marx does a good job looking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce member-count dispute, which has laid bare... More

Friday Links: Foreboding, Cell-less, anti-Moores

The FT's Gillian Tett feels a "sense of foreboding" about the current "rally fueled by cheap money," otherwise known as... More

Much Ado About Not Much on Pay

Wall Street pay has been all over the news the last couple of days, leading the Journal and the Times... More

The High Bubble Era in Retrospect

"A growing family with a lot of debt. A young couple with no down payment. A business owner whose income... More

Thursday Links: BW’s History, Lipman?, Job Scramble

Mediaite has a swell feature on BusinessWeek covers through the decades, from the days when it was called The Business... More

Goodwill Hunting at BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek has an interesting piece on the accounting funny business companies employ to smooth out their earnings or to patch... More

Circulation Surpasses Ad Revenue at NYT

Back in July, The Audit noted that a big shift had happened in the news business. Circulation revenue was growing... More

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

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

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

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