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The Audit

WSJ Dominating the BofA Story

The Journal has an excellent tick-tock on the deal between Merrill and Bank of America, showing how the government stared... More

The Times Looks at Executive Perks

The New York Times takes a good look this morning at the excessive executive perks yet to be wrung out... More

Markopolos the Media Critic

It's, ahem, interesting to see Hero Harry Markopolos's take on Murdoch as the Journal takeover was proceeding. This in an... More

Markopolos and the Journal

The whistleblower says he called with a tip

Gary Weiss is all over a bit of news this morning that Harry Markopolos, the Madoff whistleblower tried to get... More

Wake Up, Wall Street and Washington

Steven Pearlstein has a good take in the Washington Post on the reckoning that's starting to dawn on the power... More

Trade Skepticism Gets an Airing

It's all too rare to see skepticism of free trade in the business press, much less a full-throated attack on... More

CNBC Gets the Munchies

Legalizing pot and looking within

Watching CNBC, I was about to get ticked about the incessant reporting over the Michael Phelps smoking dope story. Who... More

The Journal’s Citi Scoop—Don’t Bet Against It

Having learned a lesson, I certainly won’t

The WSJ's David Enrich and colleagues Matthew Futterman and Damian Paletta uncork another valuable scoop from deep inside Citigroup's boardroom... More

Dowd Rips the Street

I'm no Maureen Dowd fan (and even less of a Tom Friedman one), but I have to applaud her column... More

Great Times Piece on Wall Streeters’ Shame

The Times has an amusing story this morning on what it's like for Wall Streeters now that they're goats instead... More

The Protectionism Bogeyman

There's a movement afoot in the financial press, especially in globalist publications like The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times,... More

Madoff-ed in Ventura County

The Star’s source blames a Madoff-linked firm for a fund-raising fiasco, disappears

Audit Financial Journalism Ethics Quiz: Advanced Placement Final. 1. A newspaper that accurately quotes someone saying something that is almost... More

Reports of the Malls’ Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The Times on Sunday tossed off a variation of that old journalism standby, "The Death of the Mall," going to... More

Seattle P-I: Feds Knew About Widespread Mortgage Fraud

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's days may be numbered, but it's still got some scrap. It put out a nice story the... More

A Guide To Bailout Transparency Sites

Another public service from The Audit

It is no secret that bailout transparency is a problem. Now that taxpayers have become financiers, we have a right... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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