Training Tip: Find and remove non-conversational language by “testing” words ― reading your story aloud to try out words and see how they fit. Share this: Tweet this!
Bloomberg News has an excellent recount of how the debit-card swipe-fee battle was waged. Its headline is just about perfect: How Wal-Mart Trumped JPMorgan on Debit Cards Had it just been consumers fighting JPMorgan and the rest, they wouldn’t have had a prayer. Gotta enlist a powerful corporate interest if you’re going to defeat a
Bank of America is going to fork over $8.5 billion to mortgage-bond investors lied to by Countrywide Financial, the Wall Street Journal scoops. But the feds can’t find anybody at the company to charge with a crime? You don’t settle anything for $8.5 billion unless you know you’ve done a lot of things very wrong.
American Journalism Review Five years ago I posted Pat Craig’s complaint about -gate being attached to every scandal. “There are some tin-eared people in this business, who find it hugely funny to attach ‘gate to anything that even… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
Romenesko Misc. The Associated Press says it’s reached agreements with the North Central News Agency, including one to open an AP news bureau in Pyongyang. AP says it would be the first permanent text and photo bureau operated by a… Read more Share this: Tweet this!