Journalists notes

From raju

space filling journalism

  • Josh Robinson at http://www.bloomberg.com/authors/APYZa-30CgQ/josh-robinson

Here is an example http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-30/economists-say-greece-will-cling-to-euro . The article talks about the results from a survey but fails to mention how the survey is conducted, how the participants were paid (if any), number of people who took the survey etc., I find this type of articles incomplete, misleading and utterly useless.

  • Jonathan D. Rockoff and Michael Rothfeld at http://www.wsj.com/articles/biggest-valeant-holder-plumbed-philidor-ties-1447202547

Basically they wrote 1000+ article which can be summed up in one sentence - "Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc., manager of Sequoia Fund Inc., and the biggest shareholder of Valeant is inquiring abut Ties between Valeant and Philidor". I find reading this type of articles a waste of time.

Good reporting

  • Noah Cohen at http://connect.nj.com/staff/noahcohen/posts.html

positives: articles are succinct, provide full information, no hype, have relevant images.

How I came across it: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/03/3_treated_for_smoke_inhalation_after_apartment_fir.html

Biased reporting

  • Caroline Winter at Bloomberg Businessweek. Compare the article she wrote on Scott Adams and the rebuttal by Scott Adams where he explains how the writer distorted the facts.

Height of desperation

  • Jared Dillian - https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-09/does-warren-buffett-not-understand-risk-adjusted-returns - Desperately tries to argue that (1) Investing in hedge funds is better than investing in index (2) How Warren Buffett is wrong about recommending index funds than hedge funds for an average investor. His arguments do not even make any sense. Better to skip articles from this author from now on.