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The New York Times Finally Cans Ben Stein

Gawker scoops that The New York Times has finally given its Sunday Business columnist Ben Stein the ol' heave-ho, after... More

BusinessWeek’s Eye-Opening Banks Story

BusinessWeek has a terrific story out on how banks are once more gearing up their magic crap-making machines. The piece... More

Journal: BofA Withheld News of Merrill Losses

The Wall Street Journal scoops this morning that Bank of America knew two days before its shareholders voted (we had... More

Another FT Whiff on a Numbers Story

Two days ago I criticized the Financial Times for a weak story the paper saw fit to plop on page... More

In a Flash

When the press is on the ball and regulators regulate, you get results

That didn't take long. The SEC is "considering a ban" or going to "push to eliminate" or "move to ban"... More

The Journal’s Geithner-Gets-Mad Scoop

The Journal has a juicy scoop this morning on the goings-on inside the Obama administration. It seems Treasury Secretary Tim... More

The Biz Press’s Incomplete (Print) Efforts on BofA

But a Journal blog gets it right

After news broke yesterday that the SEC had reached a $33 million settlement with Bank of America for misleading investors... More

When the Media Partied Like It Was, Well…

David Carr's New York Times column today is a useful reminder that the good old days for the media business... More

The FT Calls This a Front-Page Story?

The Financial Times has a poor story this morning on how Goldman Sachs's reputation has been battered by the negative... More

High-Frequency Trading and Crash Risks

Reuters’ Goldstein and an NYT op-ed raise questions about a potential feedback loop

We've been keeping an eye on the high-frequency trading story since Matthew Goldstein of Reuters broke the story of a... More

Print Newspapers Still Dominate Readers’ Attention

Another look at how much time is spent reading newspapers online and in print

For those of us of a certain small-but-growing subset—the blogging, commenting, techno-savvy, early-adopting, extreme-news consumers—it's sometimes easy to forget that... More

Got It Wrong? WSJ Op-Ed Page Has a Spot for You

The Wall Street Journal editorial page saw fit to print an op-ed from Donald L. Luskin today about how the... More

Times Finds More Mortgage Industry Conflicts

The New York Times has an important story on page one about the conflicts of interest at mortgage companies that... More

NYT’s Digs Into Pension Benefit Guaranty Scandal

The New York Times delves into the scandal at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, whose head greased the wheels for... More

Bloomberg’s Obvious High-Frequency Trading Story

Put this Bloomberg piece in the You Don't Say! category. It reports that high-frequency traders say high-frequency trading is a... More

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

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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