If journalists aren’t interested in being part of the truth squad, they should find another sport."
Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan
Dan Shaviro (NYU), IRS Preemptive Strike?
The more the press digs into the the sordid details of the Wells Fargo fake account scandal, the more rancid the stench. Wells Fargo’s Management by Magical Thinking Comes Up Short in the Cover-Up Category
CNN has just found a smoking gun that should enable prosecutors to bring charges against Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. As short seller David Einhorn says, “No matter how bad you think it is, it’s worse.” That’s proving true at Wells Fargo as former employees allege systematic whistleblower retaliation Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Hidden by Fake Whistleblowing: Former Employees, Including HR Officials, Allege Systematic Retaliation
Federal Information Security: Actions Needed to Address Challenges, “Cyber incidents affecting federal agencies have continued to grow, increasing about 1,300 percent from fiscal year
2006 to fiscal year 2015. Several laws and policies establish a framework for the federal government’s information security and assign implementation and oversight responsibilities to key federal entities, including the Office of Management and Budget, executive branch agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In 1999, when internet commerce was still in its infancy, Klein published Reputation: Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct. Seventeen years later, e-commerce towers before us, resting on a foundation of reputational incentives – everything from old-fashioned repeat business to two-sided smartphone reviews
The Beginning of the End of the World Umair Haque
Mental Floss – “A new study reveals that most of the high concentrations of pharmaceuticals in wastewater don’t come from people flushing their meds willy-nilly down the toilet, as New Scientist reports. Rather, we are flushing meds through our bodies into the sewers. Czech out Science of the Total Environment ...
WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) The Intercept
"Constitution Check: Do online publishers have a right to gather news?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and sea dragons were not just Hollywood creations ...
Accounting skulduggery hides $26b in losses
“Here’s my semi-shameful secret: I like reader reviews. I often make a point of seeking them out. When reporters used to interview me on the subject, I’d feel obliged to note that you can find reviews on Amazon and (even more commonly) on Goodreads that are as considered, thorough, and well-written as anything that used to appear in your local newspaper. But actually I don’t care much about those reviews. I already know how people like me, people who read books professionally and with a particular set of aesthetic values, respond to a text. I go to reader reviews to see how the other half reads.”
Missed the Online News Association conference? Here’s what you need to know