From the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s scandal, Twitter has been in the news recently for helping break news. While the social media giant’s popularity has soared among politicians, movie stars and people around the world, can the micro-blogging service make money? Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
Call me a contrarian — or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic — but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor’s announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. “Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider to … Continue reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Solman is traveling today but we here at Making Sen$e wanted to share a list of reports we’ve been following on the financial impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Though it’s too soon to say … Continue reading
As a preview to our Tool$ Tuesday feature (spoiler alert: we’ll be looking at your car’s carbon emissions), here’s a truly surprising “review” of the Chevy Volt, the electric darling of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month and the … Continue reading
Christmas celebrations started around the world today. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta and Eric Deggans, TV critic for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, about how cable news has changed as one of its biggest stars, Larry King, hands over his long-held time slot to Piers Morgan. Continue reading
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He’s found a playful way of making poetry from the newspaper. His first book, “Newspaper Blackout,” was published this summer.
Some have questioned whether WikiLeaks and major news organizations publishing the secret documents compromised the safety of American lives. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from two journalists on what is considered when publishing sensitive information. Continue reading