Friday, December 19, 2014. Last Update: Thu 1:20 PM EST

The Audit

Nationalize the Banks or Just the Losses?

Paul Krugman's column yesterday deserves not to get lost in the holiday/inauguration shuffle He fires back at the “bad bank”... More

A City in the Ditch

Weekly Standard, Labash, and LeDuff look beyond “Detroit.”

An Audit Credit to The Weekly Standard for helping to fill one of the business press’s yawning reality gaps: the... More

The Press and Steve Jobs

The controversy over Apple CEO Steve Jobs' health is all over the press, and with it, questions about how the... More

Fortune’s Forgiving Instincts

The magazine chooses not to see

A Fortune piece this week shows how editorial tastes can differ, to say the least. When it chooses to explore... More

Fortune Looks at Possible Prosecutions

Fortune's cover story this week looks at something I've been wondering about for, oh, a year or so now: Who's... More

Obama’s SEC Pick Under the WSJ Microscope

The Journal is excellent today covering Mary Schapiro, Obama's pick to head the SEC. The pick never engendered much enthusiasm,... More

Trade Plunges; Whither China?

The Journal fronts some interesting news this morning: Global trade is tanking, showing just how bad the U.S. economy is... More

A Couple of Misses on Citi

I've got a bone to pick with the coverage this morning of Citigroup's dismantling of itself. Nowhere in Bloomberg, the... More

To Sell Or Not to Sell

Carr and Jarvis on newspaper business models

David Carr makes a point that's so obvious but so anti-conventional wisdom that I think it bears a closer look:... More

“What Is Financial Journalism For?”

A timely academic study asks the right questions

"The current crisis in global banking, markets and economies has reminded us all of the importance of financial and business... More

WSJ Sees the Bright Side of Layoffs

The Journal reaches too far for a silver lining this morning, writing that, hey, even if tons of people are... More

The Post Rips the Bush Economy

The Washington Post is brutal this morning, as well it should be, in its post-mortem on eight years of the... More

The Journal’s Late Swing at Housing’s “Baghdad Bob”

There are a lot of folks who deserve some time in the public stocks for their doings during the housing... More

Audit Interview: Gretchen Morgenson

“You’ve got to keep hammering”

Gretchen Morgenson is a leader of what might be called the accountability school of business journalism—a school with, in our... More

Finally, Somebody Says It

Economist, author and Audit pal Jeff Madrick has a piece on the Daily Beast that I've been hoping someone would... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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