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Craigslist vs. the Aggregators

Wired's cover story this month is a terrific look at craigslist and why it's awesome and not very good, all... More

The Observer Advances the Ball on BoA

Charlotte's Rick Rothacker scooped the world over the weekend with a story saying the FBI has been probing Bank of... More

Waiting for the Angelides Commission

Kudos to The New York Times edit page for dogging the poky progress of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the... More

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The New York Times's Charles Duhigg continues his eye-opening investigation of the state of the nation's water quality, today looking... More

WSJ: Hey, Readers—Your Jobs Aren’t That Important

I really like this page-one Wall Street Journal story today looking at the financialization of the economy over the past... More

Pearlstein: Fundamental Reform for Credit Ratings

Steven Pearlstein does well to keep the credit-ratings firms in the spotlight, a place it seems they've been all too... More

Suggested Readings

Michael Mandel of BusinessWeek calculates some rough numbers on journalism employment. Newspaper employment is fast approaching a 50 percent decline... More

Missing the Point on the Anglicization of the WSJ

“Come a cropper” is the least of the paper’s problems

It's good to see somebody else notice the Anglicization of the The Wall Street Journal. It's not good that that... More

Investors vs. the Public

Why the business press should focus on the latter

Bloomberg posts interesting results of a poll saying that investors and the general public see Obama's economic performance very differently.... More

“Learned, Baroque, and Quite Frequently Terrifying”

The New Republic profiles the Financial Times’s Martin Wolf

We're big fans of the Financial Times's Martin Wolf here at The Audit. His Wednesday columns and occasional takeouts are... More

A WSJ Deal Column After The Audit’s Own Heart

It's not often you see something like this in the financial press. David Weidner writes on The Wall Street Journal... More

Suggested Readings

Felix and Barry do it. So can I! The NYT says China's slap back at the U.S. tire tariff may... More

Anticipating Peter Goodman’s New Book

If this excerpt is any indication, Past Due, a new book by New York Times economics writer Peter S. Goodman... More

Mint Makes a Mint

But press coverage of the $170 million deal leaves a bad taste

The press, institutionally, has an all-too-short memory. But have we already forgotten some of the lessons of the tech bubble,... More

Trade, “Buy American,” and the Journal

Trade reporting has picked up in the last couple of days after the Obama administration slapped a fat tariff on... 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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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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