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The Audit

Best of 2009: Dean Starkman

Starkman picks his top stories from 2009

Note to Audit Readers: The Audit will be taking off its green eyeshade and pince nez during a holiday break... More

GQ Revisits Murdoch’s Snatching of the Journal

GQ has the story of the day in the business press—and not just because Audit Chief Dean Starkman and I... More

About That Journal Citi Story

Yesterday, I praised The Wall Street Journal for its fortitude in running a story saying hackers had stolen tens of... More

Tuesday Links: Donations, WSJ Short-Arm, Goldie’s Corporate Welfare

Steve Outing, like me, likes the idea of asking readers for donations. He just thinks The Miami Herald is going... More

Sorkin Is Good on TARP Payback Fees

Andrew Ross Sorkin has a good column in the Times today looking at how bankers are making money off their... More

The Journal’s Citigroup Hacker Story

The Wall Street Journal's fascinating scoop this morning on Russian hackers stealing tens of millions of dollars from Citigroup is... More

Monday Links: Brass Replica, CDFI Funding, Reuters Caves?

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Zuckerman, with a new book out on a guy who made billions betting against subprime,... More

The Post on Where the Fed Went Wrong

It's good for Ben Bernanke that his re-confirmation as Federal Reserve chief is all but assured, because the Washington Post... More

LAT’s Kristof Keeps an Eye on the Overdraft Racket

The press too often loses interest in a story once some change is done to appease the restive, however incomplete... More

Bloomberg Scoop on Twitter’s Search Engine Payday

We finally know how much Twitter got paid by Google and Microsoft's Bing to index its content: $25 million. Bloomberg... More

Friday Links: Under the TARP. WaPo Results, Shadow Space

The Wall Street Journal does some solid reporting on the machinations behind the TARP exits. This is interesting: Some Citigroup... More

Walk the Line or Walk Away?

Blogworld's got an interesting back-and-forth going on about the morality of walking away from a mortgage. I've got to admit,... More

Going Beyond Glass-Steagall II

John McCain is getting all mavericky again. He's now on board for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and the breakup of... More

Thursday Links: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, Fan/Fred, Tablets

I've suggested this for a good while now, only half in jest, and now The Miami Herald is doing it:... More

More on Why We Won’t Tax Banker Bonuses

Nobody loves a critic, they say, and from my experience at The Audit it's mostly true. So I love it... More

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

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

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

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