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A Big Story or a “Technicality”?

Sorkin, Nocera, and other intra-newsroom battles over whether the foreclosure scandal matters

I get the sense that the foreclosure scandal has opened up some rifts in at least a couple of newsrooms.... More

A Credulous NYT Piece on Dimon

I'm not a huge fan of Roger Lowenstein's NYT Magazine piece on Jamie Dimon, which comes complete with a positively... More

Audit Notes: Goldman’s Marks, Taibbi, Dakota Tea, etc.

I like Bill Cohan's clearly written column explaining how Goldman marked its mortgage assets lower than everyone else, then... More

Audit Notes: Magnetar, Comfort the Comfortable, Minimum Wage

ProPublica reports that the SEC is investigating a specific JPMorgan deal with the Magnetar hedge fund and whether the bank... More

Nocera vs Sorkin, Bank Capital Edition

One of the consequences of Joe Nocera's move to the NYT op-ed page is that his column now appears on... More

The NYT Continues Its War on HuffPo

The NYT's declared war on the Huffington Post shows no sign of dissipating, and as ever the new-look NYT ... More

The NYT Questions the Value of a Law Degree

David Segal is the best writer on the NYT's business desk, so it's a good thing that he was chosen... More

The NYT’s Smart Take on Valuing Life

I love Binya Appelbaum’s NYT article on the various different values of a human life which are used by government... More

The NYT’s Story Takes On the Derivatives Cartel

Back in September, the Chicago Fed hosted a symposium on OTC derivatives clearing. (Bear with me, don't fall asleep just... More

The News Corp. Scandal is a Triumph for Investigative Reporting

Expensive, time-consuming, risky, stressful—and indispensable

It got pretty lonely.... --Ian Katz, deputy editor of the Guardian on the News of the World Story CJR's... More

What Dimon, Cutler Knew About Madoff

The WSJ has a piece this morning advancing our knowledge about what Jamie Dimon knew about the Madoff fraud.... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.