So, Deutsche Bank settled a U.S. attorney’s lawsuit for $202.3 million in damages and civil penalties, prosecutors said today, following allegations that a mortgage unit owned by the German lender falsely certified loans as qualifying for federal insurance. Read More
We’ve officially stopped complaining about the Times tweaking their Occupy Wall Street Brooklyn bridge arrests lede now that the Daily Mail has demonstrated how messing up a breaking news story is really done. (Before image via @chantelleosili) Read More
Tough week at the Voice.
Editor Tony Ortega pulled an article called “For-Profit Blues,” about proprietary colleges leaving low-income students with piles of debt but no degree, from The Village Voice‘s website yesterday. Freelance writer and Columbia Journalism School student grad Rob Sgobbo allegedly made up two sources: Berkeley College student “Tamicka Bourges” Read More
On December 9 The Sun falsely reported that Al-Qaeda had targeted the Manchester set of British soap opera Coronation Street, where they were filming a live episode, says The Guardian.
The front page headline was “AL-QAEDA CORRIE THREAT” and the article said that police had thrown a “ring of steel” around the set after Read More