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The Audit

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

McClatchy Takes on the SEC’s “Too Big to Punish”

McClatchy continues its fine recent watchdog work with a package looking at the SEC's slap-on-the-wrist regime. It's a smart new... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

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