Monday, July 28, 2014. Last Update: Mon 2:50 PM EST

The Audit

Obama Listens to Elizabeth Warren Even if the Press Does Not

WaPo scoops that a consumer regulator is in the works

The Washington Post gets a nice scoop this morning on an actual good idea emanating from Washington: Setting up a... More

The Times Gives Card Companies Too Much Credit

The Times's front page story on the coming credit-card crackdown doesn't really do it for me. The consumer-advocate response is... More

BlackRock Gets a Bruising from WSJ, NYT

BlackRock gets a double scoop of (deservedly) bad press this morning on page one of The New York Times and... More

Hints of an Explosive Wall Street Story from FT’s Tett

There's an interesting bit of reporting buried deep in this good Gillian Tett column in the Financial Times last week... More

No Jump for Nomura in the Journal

This Journal story on Nomura Holdings upping its U.S. presence is a bit off. First of all there's the headline:... More

Fortune: The TALF Plan Has Wall Street Salivating

The TALF bailout is coming online, and Fortune takes a good look at exactly how it works for the big... More

Deposed Trump Looks Very Bad in the Journal

The Wall Street Journal has a hilarious story today using Donald Trump's lawsuit against The New York Times editor Timothy... More

Globe Pension-Insurer Story Gets Juicy

Remember that pension insurance fund story I said to watch a couple of months ago—the one broken by The Boston... More

WaPo Sees an Incipient Trade War with Canada

The Washington Post reports that the trade-war issue, which flared up briefly after "Buy American" clauses made it into the... More

WSJ’s Weak Hedge-Fund Story

This Journal story today is frustrating. Investors in a fund run by hedge-fund impresario James Simons are ticked off that... More

Bloomberg’s Weil Keeps the Goldman Settlement Story Alive

The press mostly stuffed the big news the other day that Goldman Sachs agreed to a $60 million settlement with... More

So That’s Why the Press Won’t Cover Elizabeth Warren!

NPR badgers oversight panel chair over her legitimacy

A couple of times in the last few months I've taken the press to task for ignoring the Congressional Oversight... More

WSJ “Hears” Another False Note from Wall Street

The Journal has a solid "Heard on the Street" this morning about how all the TARP carping by banks doesn't... More

Kindle Is Just Another Way for Papers to Lose Money

I wrote the other day about why the Kindle—at least in its current incarnation—isn't going to save the newspaper industry.... More

But Will the Bankers Go Galt?

The Journal scoops that Obama is formulating a broad plan to regulate pay in the financial industry to make sure... 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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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