Friday, February 27, 2015. Last Update: Fri 11:20 AM 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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

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