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WSJ Scoop: CFTC Will Blame Traders for Oil Spike

The Wall Street Journal has a big scoop this morning that the Obama administration is set to report next month... More

More on the Associated Press Copyright Move

My post refuting some of the nonsense going around about the new AP initiative on copyright kicked up a bit... More

The Journal Analyzes a Government “Gift”

The Wall Street Journal has a nifty bit of analysis this morning looking at how much money banks are saving... More

Relax, Bloggers. The AP Isn’t Out to Get You

I started a post this morning about the issue causing much, um, consternation amongst the media blogs today: The Associated... More

Weil on the End of “Nothing to See Here” Accounting

Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg reports that the accounting-standards board is going to actually make companies (read: banks) price assets on... More

The Times Takes on High-Frequency Trading

The New York Times puts the high-frequency trading issue front and center on the nation's agenda this morning with an... More

Newspaper Readers Buy Papers for the Content

You’d think that would be obvious. Plus, the Walter E. Hussman Jr. Theorem

(Note: This is part three of a three-part post. Read part one here and part two here.) I think it's... More

NYT Now Gets As Much Money from Circulation as from Ads

A landmark event for the rapidly changing newspaper industry that points toward a new model

(Note: This is part two of a three-part post. Read part one here.) If current trend lines hold up, circulation... More

Circulation Revenue Only Thing Growing at Newspapers

McClatchy and New York Times Company find a revenue stream that goes up

The New York Times reported some good news today, namely that it was profitable in the second quarter. But, of... More

Reuters’ Goldstein Raises High-Frequency Trading Issue

Matthew Goldstein, the Reuters columnist who recently broke the Goldman Sachs code-theft story, has a good column today keeping alive... More

Covering the TARP Inspector’s Report

CJR's Greg Marx notes that coverage of the report from TARP Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky was all over the... More

Weiss Takes on the Limits of Press Power

Gary Weiss has an interesting post up at his Web site on the limited power of the press. Someone emailed... More

The $1 BusinessWeek Story

We haven't weighed in on BusinessWeek since news emerged that McGraw-Hill is seeking to unload the magazine. But I read... More

NYT: Where’s Obama’s Manufacturing Plan?

The New York Times is good this morning to point out that the Obama administration doesn't have a plan for... More

Getting the New Journal (Mostly) Right

Mark Potts has a good post at his Recovering Journalist site on The Wall Street Journal under Murdoch. Which is... More

The WSJ Spotlights Working Class Woes

The Wall Street Journal puts the woes of the working class front and center (on page one) today, using the... More

The Deal’s Audit Gotcha

Trade-mag editor falsely implies that we pull punches at CJR

Anyone who's read half an Audit post would find it laughable to think that we bow down to Wall Street.... More

The Daily Show Gets Jim Cramer Again (and Bernie Goldberg)

But they’re not alone in their credulity on former baseball-star Lenny Dykstra

If you haven't seen Jon Stewart's evisceration of former-baseball-star-turned-investment-guru-turned-bankrupt Lenny Dykstra, as well as some of his fawning admirers in... More

Ugly Numbers on Toxic-Asset Prices Signal More Trouble

I've long called for more reporting on a critical question in the financial crisis: how much the toxic assets clogging... More

NYT’s Ben Stein Hawks Misleading Credit Score Site

Felix Salmon is right: What's a New York Times business columnist doing in an ad for a company that uses... 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.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.