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The Audit

The Judge Gets It Even If the Press Did Not

Last week I was stumped by the weak press coverage (with one notable exception, at The Wall Street Journal) of... More

More on Credit Card Overlimit Policies

I wrote earlier today about a Big Money piece on banks' dirty tricks and my own story of falling afoul... More

Half Right on Banks

This Big Money piece has half its heart in the right place. In one part, it's a tough look at... More

NYT Details Paulson/Goldman Contacts

A tip of The Audit's hat to some old-fashioned muckraking in The New York Times yesterday. Gretchen Morgenson and Don... More

Gasparino, Arbiter of Cred

So CNBC's Charlie Gasparino doesn't like The Audit—or at least Audit Big Chief Starkman. The feeling's not exactly mutual. I... More

Hype Machine In High Gear for Journal Jets Story

The Wall Street Journal, which we criticized on Friday for hyping and distorting a story on Congress buying jets, goes... More

WSJ’s Misleading Story on the Congress’s Jet Set

Let's throw a little water on The Wall Street Journal's page-one scoop that Congress is buying eight private jets for... More

The New York Times Finally Cans Ben Stein

Gawker scoops that The New York Times has finally given its Sunday Business columnist Ben Stein the ol' heave-ho, after... More

BusinessWeek’s Eye-Opening Banks Story

BusinessWeek has a terrific story out on how banks are once more gearing up their magic crap-making machines. The piece... More

Don’t Dismiss Taibbi

What the mainstream press can learn from a Goldman takedown

Mainstream financial journalism is doing its level, eye-rolling, heavy-sighing best to stuff Matt Taibbi back into the alt-press hole he... More

Journal: BofA Withheld News of Merrill Losses

The Wall Street Journal scoops this morning that Bank of America knew two days before its shareholders voted (we had... More

Another FT Whiff on a Numbers Story

Two days ago I criticized the Financial Times for a weak story the paper saw fit to plop on page... More

In a Flash

When the press is on the ball and regulators regulate, you get results

That didn't take long. The SEC is "considering a ban" or going to "push to eliminate" or "move to ban"... More

The Journal’s Geithner-Gets-Mad Scoop

The Journal has a juicy scoop this morning on the goings-on inside the Obama administration. It seems Treasury Secretary Tim... More

The Biz Press’s Incomplete (Print) Efforts on BofA

But a Journal blog gets it right

After news broke yesterday that the SEC had reached a $33 million settlement with Bank of America for misleading investors... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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