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Obama Osama bin Laden Is Dead”

The Osama/Obama error is an international phenomenon

Of all the mistaken headlines, verbal gaffes, and erroneous tweets that resulted from the Sunday announcement that Osama Bin Laden... More

WSJ On MF Global and Window Dressing

It looks like Jon Corzine's MF Global tried to hide how much risk it was taking on by temporarily lowering... More

A Little Healthy Outrage on Executive Pay

Roger Lowenstein had an excellent Bloomberg column a couple of weeks ago on outlandish executive compensation. Unfortunately, it got one... More

A Vulture Fund Sob Story

Matt Wirz probably can’t be held responsible for the headline the WSJ put on his story today — “For Vultures,... More

Audit Notes: Debt Collector Scams, Occupy Oakland Coverage, Jest

The Washington Post reports on two FTC complaints against California debt collector companies, which "highlight an increase in complaints about... More

Audit Notes: Stocks Fed, Stadium Economics, Dumb-Question Headlines

Gretchen Morgenson had an interesting quote in her column yesterday riffing off Bloomberg's investigation into $1.2 trillion of Fed bailouts:... More

Bloomberg News Oversells and Underperforms on Toyota’s Decline

Bloomberg News has a good idea to do a step-back on Toyota and how it's faring a year after its... More

Confused NYT Coverage of Obama Health Care Law’s Prospects

The New York Times can't make up its mind on what a Supreme Court ruling against Obama health care plan's... More

Duty Double

When nouns and verbs collide

Headlines are supposed to grab a reader’s attention and provide a fast synopsis of an article for a busy reader.... More

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission FAIL

Mostly lackluster coverage of a lackluster report

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its report yesterday and the press play indicates that it's either an utter failure... More

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Misleading and incomplete coverage of Apple’s ‘record’ value (CORRECTED)

Microsoft’s 1999 market cap still, by far, bigger

The big market news today is about Apple's gargantuan market capitalization reaching a new, stunning high: Bloomberg News: Apple Becomes... More

Overplaying the Two Old Guys’ Report

The Times busts out the war font for a deficit plan with dubious prospects

The Wall Street Journal and New York Times misplay the report out of the deficit commission panel today. The Journal... More

The Times’s Fluffy Coverage of the State of the Union

A poor show that amplifies Obama’s public-relations spiel

Did The New York Times really need to lead its page one with a two-column, three-line headline about a pedestrian... 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


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.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

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.