24 days: how two Wall Street journal reporters uncovered the lies that destroyed faith in corporate America

24 days: how two Wall Street journal reporters uncovered the lies that destroyed faith in corporate America

Part 3 The Party’s Over. “Does Ken Lay know about this meeting?” — “Don’t approach their people again.” — “At least we’re going to be part of the biggest bankruptcy ever!” — “Laydoff.com.”;It all started in August 2001when Emshwiller was assigned to write a supposedly simple article on the unexpected resignation of Enron CEO Jeff Skilling. During his research, Emshwiller uncovered a buried reference to an off-balance-sheet partnership called LJM. Little did he know, this was the start of a fast and furious ride …

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Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard

Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard

None “It’s easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.” –Floyd Patterson Twenty-two notable writers–including Bob Sullivan, Abby Ellin, Mike Pesca, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa Hall, and Gay Talese–examine the untold stories of the losers, and in doing so reveal something raw and significant about what it means to be human The locker rooms of winning teams are crowded with coaches, family, and fans. Reporters flock to the athletes, brimming with victory and celebration, to ask, How …

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Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter

Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter

Finding the News tells Peter Copeland’s fast-paced story of becoming a distinguished journalist. Starting in Chicago as a night police reporter, Copeland went on to work as a war correspondent in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa before covering national politics in Washington, DC, where he rose to be bureau chief of the E. W. Scripps Company. The lessons he learned about accuracy and fairness during his long career are especially relevant today, given widespread concerns about the performance of the media, potential …

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Dirty John: and other true stories of outlaws and outsiders

Dirty John: and other true stories of outlaws and outsiders

A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard–including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo series. “Dirty John” is a story about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family. It originated as a podcast and also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times. It wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners …

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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

Infamous Scribblers is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press. News correspondent and renonwned media historian Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adamsthe leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of journalists. These men and the writers who abused and praised them in print (there was, at the time, no job description of “journalist”) …

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Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism

Deciding What's True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism

Over the past decade, American outlets such as PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and the Washington Post’s Fact Checker have shaken up the political world by holding public figures accountable for what they say. Cited across social and national news media, these verdicts can rattle a political campaign and send the White House press corps scrambling. Yet fact-checking is a fraught kind of journalism, one that challenges reporters’ traditional roles as objective observers and places them at the center of white-hot, real-time debates. As these journalists are …

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