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The Audit

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 UK Windfall-Tax Bombshell’s Second Day

The Wall Street Journal and New York Times go A1 with second-day(ish) stories on Britain's bold bid to slap a... More

Wednesday Links: Lost Docs, No-Bid Bonds, Ex-Im

ProPublica pushes back against the idea, furthered by a recent New York Times column, that the administration's loan-modification program is... More

The FT’s Wolf Highlights the Chinese Problem

The Financial Times's Martin Wolf zeroes in on one of the critical economic problems that led to the credit crisis... More

The UK Windfall-Taxes Its Bankers

The big news of the day, by our lights, comes from across the pond, where British regulators continue to outclass... More

Tuesday Links: Pay Matters, Tablet Econ, Windfall Tax, TBTF

This is a must-read Financial Times column from a few days ago on why compensation really is an important issue... More

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

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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