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Monday, December 19, 2005

Excellent New Business Press Blog 

CJR Daily : the audit

I received an email from Bryan Keefer, the assistant managing editor for Columbia Journalism Review Daily, letting me know about a new blog they're doing to monitor the business press: "We're doing daily posts about bad coverage of business, angles the press is missing and the like (we're calling it 'The Audit.')"

From what I've seen so far, this blog will be a must-read for anyone who cares about editorial quality in the business press. It's smart, funny, somewhat painful, and always well-written.

Here's a sample:

Now, at one time or another, we've all found ourselves shut out of closed meetings held by unenlightened lunkheads who can't see the benefit of having a reporter in attendance. When this happens, we usually stomp our feet, throw a fit, and then set ourselves to the task of getting the story some other way.

But not the Times. When a Times reporter has a door slammed in his face, the reporter must strike back by filing a story that allows him to vent his personal humiliation.

Also check out the hysterical comparison of The Weekly Reader and Forbes, which makes Forbes look pretty bad.

And the really insightful analysis of the business press' inability--except for The Economist--to understand and report on agricultural subsidies.

This blog's a keeper. The RSS feed can be found here.


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