Saturday, January 31, 2015. Last Update: Fri 4:35 PM EST

The Audit

Deficit Reduction and Windfall Taxes

There a number of reasons for instituting a windfall tax on bankers, and they've been most ably spelled out by... More

Wednesday Links: SEC and CDOs, Meyerson, Wasted Crisis

Here's more ammo for the just-blow-up-the-SEC-and-start-again crowd: NPR's Planet Money and ProPublica report on a questionnaire sent to CDO market... More

WaPo on (Another) U.S. Giveaway to Citi

(UPDATE: I originally said in the headline and lede that the Post had a scoop here. That's not right. The... More

Bloomberg Tough on Too Big to Fail

Bloomberg takes a good look at the fading chance to anything meaningful to reform the financial system, noting that "Two... More

NYT’s Creativity On the Unemployment Story

The Times deserves a little something extra in its pay envelope for this morning's unemployment package: a story based on... More

WSJ Excels on Retirement Risk for Execs, Employees

I love this Wall Street Journal story this morning on how CEOs, despite their rich paydays, often get automatic gains... More

Monday Links: Banks Winning, Volcker’s ATM, TARP Paybacks

This is a really solid Bloomberg story on lobbying and how the bank lobby has really won, even if new... More

Everybody’s Got an Angle

WSJ’s Thomson on NYT’s Carr

It’s probably an understatement to say that we at The Audit weren’t nuts about the prospect of News Corp. buying... More

Mark Pittman, In His Own Words, On Camera

You've read quite a bit by the late Mark Pittman of Bloomberg. You've read quite a bit about him here... More

Carr on the Journal’s News Pages Moving Right

David Carr has a good column about the rightward tilt of Murdoch's The Wall Street Journal, which before he took... More

Friday Links: Goldman and AIG, Bernie’s Life, Why a Windfall

The Wall Street Journal has a major story tonight, presumably slated for page one of tomorrow's paper, showing that Goldman... More

Early Results from the Newsday Paywall

It's no surprise that Newsday's Web traffic declined after it put up a paywall. What is surprising is how it... More

WSJ Follows the Loopholes on Regulation Bill

The Journal found a good angle for its curtain-raising story on the House financial-regulation vote today. The paper digs into... More

Overplaying Goldman’s Bonus Move

Goldman Sachs (an Audit funder) is making some baby steps on pay, but the press way overplays what is essentially... More

Thursday Links: Sorkin, Rosie, Ginnie Mae

Andrew Ross Sorkin sounds better notes on The Daily Show than he does in most of his own columns. "The... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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