Thursday, December 18, 2014. Last Update: Wed 1:10 PM EST

The Audit

Good Goldman Question From Zero Hedge

Seems reasonable to me: "What Is The Rationale Behind The SEC's Hiring A 29 Year Old Goldmanite As Its COO?"... More

LA Times on the Upside of the Falling Dollar

I like this Los Angeles Times story this morning reporting why the falling dollar might be good for the country—something... More

Reporting the CFPA Legislation

The New York Times leads its coverage of the financial-reform legislation with the news that the House Financial Services Committee... More

WSJ, Times at Odds on Citi Earnings

I'm sure this is much more a function of the unholy mess that is Citigroup's income statement—many a journalistic braincell... More

Thursday Links: Dow 7,714, Student Loan Bailout, Lobbyists

David Weidner has a good take on Dow 10,000 (Part XXVI), emphasizing it represents a "lost decade of stock investing."... More

Nieman, Galbraith on the Power Problem

Nieman Watchdog asks "Where's the reporting on the fraud that led to the crash?" Funny, The Audit, and especially Audit... More

Financial Press Perennially Surprised by “Placement Agents”

The financial pages this morning are filled with the disclosure by Calpers that money-management firms seeking business from the big... More

Understanding Citi Losses in its Predatory Roots

Learn more in a 2003 alt media piece than in all business media put together

I see that Citigroup, amid boom times for other mega banks, got slammed again in its third-quarter earnings, primarily because... More

Most of the Press Misses Fed Overdraft News

The Wall Street Journal and USA Today have one of the biggest news stories of the day: The Federal Reserve... More

Wednesday Links: Crooked Heart, No Smell, Paying for News

Joe Nocera, fresh off slamming banks on Saturday, makes fools of them today on their line that they didn't cause... More

Geithner’s Aides and Wall Street Pay

A Bloomberg story adds perspective to a WSJ report on record banker bonuses

I want to applaud some solid enterprise work at Bloomberg and the Journal and see if we can play one... More

Intellectually Bankrupt, Firms Try to Squash Dissent

Crain's New York's Aaron Elstein has a good story about financially troubled corporations suing research firms that issue negative reports.... More

BusinessWeek to Grow—Really!

All but left for dead two months ago, the weekly will expand its pages

Fortune and Forbes better look out. BusinessWeek, just a couple of months ago given decent odds to disappear from the... More

WSJ on Eminent Domain in Brooklyn

It's almost never a bad idea to do an eminent-domain story, especially the Kelo-type ones that pit the government in... More

Tuesday Links: Scrubbed Dirty, Game Theory, Taxes

Charles Duhigg's investigation of the state of the nation's water continues today with an excellent piece on page one of... 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


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”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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