Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Last Update: Wed 2:50 PM EST

The Audit

Reuters Overpromises, Underdelivers on New “Crisis”

Here's a Reuters story that could desperately use some of that long-form, enterprise reporting the wire service says it's going... More

The Times Gets Tough on the Credit Raters

The New York Times takes an excellent and necessary look at the Big Three credit-rating firms—critically important enablers of the... More

Monday Links: What About JP?, BB BW, McLean on Goldman

Bloomberg's David Reilly writes a good column pointing out that while Goldman Sachs is getting all the flak right now,... More

WSJ Unbalanced on Business and Carbon

The Wall Street Journal goes A1 with a "you don't say!" story saying Big Business is mad about the EPA... More

“He Could See Over”

A pal remembers Mark Pittman

This is a eulogy for Mark Pittman, a Loeb-award-winning Bloomberg reporter who died on Thanksgiving, given by his friend and... More

WSJ Warns That Systemic Risks Remain

The Wall Street Journal has a good column this morning warning pretty starkly about the huge risks that are still... More

Friday Links: More Enterprise, Citi TARP, Snake Oil Salesmen

Good news in the news business (really!). Reuters tells PaidContent it's committing more resources to longer-form enterprise reporting as part... More

Reuters Scoop: FBI Eyes on SAC Capital

Reuters has the humdinger story of the day. What's mostly a profile of FBI agent B.J. Kang breaks quite a... More

Bloomberg Covers Yet Another Swap Flop

A Bloomberg story this morning points (me, anyway,) to a simple conclusion: state and local governments need to stay away... More

Thursday Links: FDIC Fudge, Plutocracy, Pale Sales

Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil says the FDIC is setting a real fine example for its charges by fudging its own books.... More

NYT Inside the Comcast-GE Deal

The New York Times is just flat-out impressive this morning on the Comcast deal for NBC Universal. Its Andrew Ross... More

A WSJ Look at Creepy Iranian Repression

The Wall Street Journal has an important piece of foreign reportage on the front page this morning. Farnaz Fassihi reports... More

Wednesday Links: Sí, SI; NYCWSJ; NHL Dollar

I've thought for a while now that the last best hope for newspapers and magazines was some sort of e-reader... More

They’re Baaack

A crucial FT report shows egregious Bubble Era lending practices returning

David Leonhardt is somewhat sanguine about the state of the financial system given its apparent steadiness after the Dubai World... More

A Little WSJ Slice of Trump’s Life

Here's a good Wall Street Journal story this morning on yet another Trump feud, this one with a former casino... 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


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

Bloggingheads

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

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