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The Audit

Wednesday Links: “Read and Weep,” Break Up, WSJ Excuses

Uh oh, Bank of America. Some pretty damning emails leaked out of Congress yesterday about what BofA executives knew about... More

WaPo on Hard Times in Bank City USA

The Washington Post has a very good story on the fall of Charlotte's once-mighty banking industry and the impact on... More

Twitter, Facebook Get Paid. What About the Press?

So Microsoft's Bing search engine is going to pay Twitter and Facebook to have their users' posts show up in... More

Sorkin’s Major Scoops on the Goldman/Paulson Nexus

Felix Salmon has been digging some choice nuggets out of Andrew Ross Sorkin's huge new book "Too Big to Fail."... More

NYT Takes on Obama’s Volcker Exile

Why won't the Obama administration listen to its most credible economic adviser? That's the question—and it's an essential one— asked... More

Tuesday Links: Insiders, Preemption, iPhone Mags

The Journal floods the zone on the big hedge-fund insider-trading story. It goes page one with a report noting a... More

Live-Blogging the Corporate Press Release

Live-blogging is a relatively new responsibility in the journalist's job description—which now includes regular blogging, picture-taking, Web video, Twitter, live... More

Incurred on the Street: Windfall Tax on Bankers?

I've been wondering when the taxation solution would pop up in the financial press regarding the record bonuses Wall Street... More

The Post Gets Perky on Bailout-Bank Pay

The Washington Post spotlights this morning a somewhat-overlooked (this year, anyway) compensation aspect of our corporate-welfare kingpins: perks. These are... More

Monday Links: Foreclosure Homeless, NYT Cuts, Fed Up?

The New York Times profiles a one-time homeless-shelter operator who now lives in one. It says the number of... More

The New Compact for Workers: No Compact at All

The Wall Street Journal has a good page-one look at big-picture changes in the workforce—ones that have been going on... More

WSJ: Plastic Fees Under the Microscope

The Wall Street Journal keeps the spotlight on banking industry rent-seeking, looking at the increased pressure it finds itself under... More

McClatchy Advances the Ball on Moody’s

Many people feel the rating agencies haven't gotten enough attention, given their linchpin role in the crisis. I tend to... More

Friday Links: EPA Enforcers, Chamber, Foreclosures Soar

The New York Times's investigative series on polluted water continued to get results. The EPA says it will overhaul its... More

Greenspan Joins the Too-Big-to-Fail Fight

Alan Greenspan has had his legacy forever tarnished by the financial crisis, the conditions for which it's almost unanimously agreed... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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