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Contributing Editor, Columbia Journalism Review, and Reporter, ICIJ — Columbia Journalism Review

reporter for @ICIJorg. ex-CJR, ex-WSJ. co-editor, Best Business Writing series: http://tinyurl.com/ohda64s

Bloomberg Wins Its Lawsuit Against the Federal Reserve

cjr.org — Score one for Bloomberg in its lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to disclose who it's bailing out with trillions of our dollars. Yes, the federal government has-incredibly-been trying to conceal that.

L.A. Times Examines Trump's Gold-Plated Corporate Welfare

cjr.org — How do you handle covering a candidacy that's primarily a publicity stunt by a crazed ego and presshound-one with approximately zero chance of success-without lending undue credit to it? The Los Angeles Times shows one way today with a smart angle: Donald Trump's rich history of milking taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars for his gold-plated skyscrapers.
Sep 17, 2015

RT @wendellbsmith02: L.A. Times Examines Trump's Gold-Plated Corporate Welfare cjr.org/the_audit/la_t… via @cjr

The Journal Just Loves This Obama Flip-Flop

cjr.org — You know something's up when The Wall Street Journal editorial board gives President Obama "three cheers" for anything. You really know something's up when it praises him for lying to voters during the campaign. But Gigot & Co. are willing to overlook a little cynical manipulation by Democrats-when it works in favor of the the page's globalist/corporatist agenda.

The huge FCC fine against a Virginia station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules

cjr.org — "The stroking of an erect penis on a broadcast [news] program is shocking." Count those among the words I didn't expect to type this week. They appear in a written notice released Monday by the FCC.
Mar 26, 2015

RT @jonathanwpeters: FCC: “The stroking of an erect penis on a broadcast news program is shocking.” My take on indecency rules, for @CJR: bit.ly/1Gv19pe

Mar 26, 2015

RT @CJR: The $325K FCC fine against a TV station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules cjr.bz/1HQ39GJ pic.twitter.com/qQYoAh8YXv

Mar 26, 2015

RT @CJR: The $325K FCC fine against a TV station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules cjr.bz/1HQ39GJ pic.twitter.com/qQYoAh8YXv

Mar 27, 2015

RT @CJR: It’s time for the FCC to treat broadcasters as equals to newspapers and magazines cjr.bz/1H5tbps

Mar 31, 2015

The huge FCC fine against a Virginia TV station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules cjr.org/united_states_…

How to cover Medicaid during campaign season

cjr.org — Amid the abundance of presidential campaign coverage, stories that examine what type of a president a candidate might be-what he or she might do, policy-wise-are often hard to come by. The horse race dominates, but there is much more to cover and the super-charged topic of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act is a compelling place to start.

What happens when platforms turn into publishers?

cjr.org — If you're a publisher, Facebook holds a lot of power. The social media giant is already responsible for directing up to 40 percent of some sites' traffic, and 75 percent of BuzzFeed's. Now, according to a report in The New York Times on Tuesday, Facebook is negotiating with a number of publishers to be more than a funnel that directs users to content on news sites.
Mar 24, 2015

RT @CJR: What happens when platforms like Facebook turn into publishers? cjr.bz/1xeTaKO

Mar 24, 2015

Short term, there's money to be had--but what really happens when @facebook and @Snapchat become publishers. @CJR cjr.org/analysis/platf…

Mar 24, 2015

What happens when platforms like Facebook turn into publishers? cjr.org/analysis/platf… via @cjr by @fittsofalexis

Mar 24, 2015

Interesting piece by @fittsofalexis: What happens when platforms turn into publishers? cjr.org/analysis/platf… @CJR

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The New York Times can't abandon print--yet

cjr.org — Everyone in the news business feels a sense of urgency these days, as well they should. But there's urgency, and then there's panic. The Times' innovation report, which made a splash when it was leaked during the controversy surrounding Jill Abramson ouster, at times overstates the precariousness of the Times ' digital position and smacks of the latter.

Why digital media and identity issues are a match

cjr.org — Today's digital outlets have made identity issues-on race, gender, and sexuality-core to their reporting. BuzzFeed has a robust LGBT section, a Latino coverage editor, and hosted a recent Black History Month series. Fusion is a joint venture between Disney-ABC and Spanish language network Univision, which the site says targets a "young, diverse, and inclusive millennial generation," and has a 'justice' vertical focused on these topics.
Mar 18, 2015

RT @CJR: "Even when legacy media attempt to get on board with identity stories, they do it on the Web" cjr.bz/1MOrVZd pic.twitter.com/9PjYkDbr2T

Mar 18, 2015

RT @CJR: Digital media has played a major part in the well overdue corrective in covering historically underrepresented groups cjr.bz/1MOrr5q

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Failure can be fun

cjr.org — For sports fans, rooting for a team having a bad year is like watching Season 6 of a TV show that hasn't been good since Season 1: After each episode (or game), you shake your head and wonder why you waste your time. For sports reporters, covering such a team can be similarly excruciating.
Mar 26, 2015

RT @AmaraGrautski: Our @filipbondy here. RT @CJR: For sports reporters, covering a bad team can be excruciating cjr.bz/1Bt7mfF pic.twitter.com/GntP6mXquc

The New York Times' paywall has plenty of room to grow

cjr.org — A year and a half ago, Quartz wrote that "The New York Times paywall has hit a growth wall." Since then, it's grown 23 percent. Now, Re/code writes that "New York Times's Digital Subscription Growth Story May Be Ending."
Aug 27, 2014

fun fact I forgot to slap in here: print ads are now just 29.5% of New York Times revenue. they were 58% a decade ago cjr.org/the_audit/the_…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @ryanchittum: fun fact I forgot to slap in here: print ads are now just 29.5% of New York Times revenue. they were 58% a decade ago cjr.org/the_audit/the_…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @ryanchittum: fun fact I forgot to slap in here: print ads are now just 29.5% of New York Times revenue. they were 58% a decade ago cjr.org/the_audit/the_…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @ryanchittum: fun fact I forgot to slap in here: print ads are now just 29.5% of New York Times revenue. they were 58% a decade ago cjr.org/the_audit/the_…

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Feb 11, 2016

RT @ameliaOPB: "I declare war against the federal government. There is no way to beat this anymore. Liberty or death. " David Fry #Oregonstandoff

Feb 11, 2016

RT @PostRoz: As Huma Abedin remains under scrutiny, Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State IG. wapo.st/1QaHrpI

Feb 10, 2016

@mbaram talking about money in a much broader sense and not just in campaigns: capital

Feb 10, 2016

RT @ebruenig: We just gotta get parental leave guaranteed and paid through the state. It's sadistic how pregnancy foists precarity on American women.

Feb 10, 2016

I think the Sanders argument is that big money has grossly disproportionate influence, not that it is 100% in charge twitter.com/lailalalami/st…

Feb 10, 2016

@powellnyt point is, I think, that elites have for decades stuffed popular will on mass/illegal immigration, and here's your result


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