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WSJ Will Charge for Mobile Access

Rupert Murdoch is putting his money—or more accurately, "your money"—where his mouth is, announcing that his Wall Street Journal will... More

The Press Hypes This Morning’s Retail Sales Numbers

There they go again. The press is out of the gate with the first news stories on the retail sales... More

Anniversary Stories, Lehman Brothers, and Bloomberg

We're still wading through the anniversary stories in the business press, one year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered... More

Why Alt Media Beat the MSM to the Mortgage Crisis

They were tuned to a different audience

Over recent months, The Audit and CJR have investigated how it was that business reporters failed to see the crisis... More

Looking at BusinessWeek’s Prospects

Somebody finally got a hold of the BusinessWeek sale documents, and they clarify the magazine's prospects a bit. The New... More

BW Looks at Effectiveness of Proposed Reforms

We've been watching press coverage of regulatory reform closely here at The Audit for several months. The press has done... More

Lessons from “Sesame Street”

PBS hits home with a look at the economic fallout on families

Last night, I saw some of the best journalism on regular working folks that I've seen in some time. But... More

WSJ: Some Restaurant Won’t Take Cash Now

File this one under odd news judgment: A Greenwich Village restaurant is no longer taking cash. The Wall Street Journal... More

Wrongheaded and Incomplete on Incomes

The Wall Street Journal, comforting the comfortable with selective data

This morning’s page-one Wall Street Journal story on incomes in America contains many bungled facts and concepts in a single... More

The Times on a Real Estate Deal Gone (Deservedly) Bad

The New York Times on page one today looks at the fate of the buyout of Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town and... More

WSJ on the Prospects for Reform

The Wall Street Journal has an okay page-one look at the prospects for financial reform, concluding that they've "faltered" as... More

The Times Takes on Overdraft “Protection”

The New York Times goes big this morning on the overdraft "protection" racket with a front-page story looking at this... More

Somebody Else (!) Takes on the Murdoch Journal

The blog NYTPicker, in the course of praising a page one Times story yesterday, turns its critical eye on The... More

Plagiarism Follies at the Courant

TribCo unit fumbles a scandal

On the subject of newspapers chewing their own legs off, the Hartford Courant, is in the process of doing... More

The Unlearned Lessons of Lehman, a Year Later

September 15 is a week away, so here come the Lehman Brothers retrospectives. First out of the gate is Bloomberg,... 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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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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