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The Audit

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

When the Media Partied Like It Was, Well…

David Carr's New York Times column today is a useful reminder that the good old days for the media business... More

The FT Calls This a Front-Page Story?

The Financial Times has a poor story this morning on how Goldman Sachs's reputation has been battered by the negative... More

High-Frequency Trading and Crash Risks

Reuters’ Goldstein and an NYT op-ed raise questions about a potential feedback loop

We've been keeping an eye on the high-frequency trading story since Matthew Goldstein of Reuters broke the story of a... More

Print Newspapers Still Dominate Readers’ Attention

Another look at how much time is spent reading newspapers online and in print

For those of us of a certain small-but-growing subset—the blogging, commenting, techno-savvy, early-adopting, extreme-news consumers—it's sometimes easy to forget that... More

Got It Wrong? WSJ Op-Ed Page Has a Spot for You

The Wall Street Journal editorial page saw fit to print an op-ed from Donald L. Luskin today about how the... More

Times Finds More Mortgage Industry Conflicts

The New York Times has an important story on page one about the conflicts of interest at mortgage companies that... More

NYT’s Digs Into Pension Benefit Guaranty Scandal

The New York Times delves into the scandal at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, whose head greased the wheels for... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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