Comments on: In praise of DealBook http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Danny_Black http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/comment-page-1/#comment-30295 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:59:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9590#comment-30295 maynardGkeynes, yeah I got the scoop on how the ECB was going to let banks post their liabilities as collateral for loans from FT Alphaville. No one else thinking out the box like that.

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By: maynardGkeynes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/comment-page-1/#comment-30262 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:45:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9590#comment-30262 I get more useful insights about the world of finance in 5 minutes of FT Alphaville than I get in a month from DealBook. It’s CNBC, without the videos.

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By: Danny_Black http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/comment-page-1/#comment-30259 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9590#comment-30259 If Brisbane really wanted to cover finance properly he could start by sacking the shaved chimps who write the NYT currently. Then maybe you’d get articles from someone who knows the difference between an asset and a liability or who can get other basic facts correct.

EpicureanDeal, you mean thesedays there is a difference between “journalism” and polemics?

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/comment-page-1/#comment-30244 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:25:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9590#comment-30244 I don’t know all that much about finance or Wall Street, but I do know publishing. And Brisbane sounds like many dinosaurs that I’ve known who believe that print has long since become the perfected media for communicating information, and can never possibly be replaced. I know many publishing veterans whose best argument for print is that “it feels good in my hands”.

If his true intention is instead to debate the allocation of resources within NYT, then the readership is emphatically not the place to do it.

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By: EpicureanDeal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/29/in-praise-of-dealbook/comment-page-1/#comment-30242 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:48:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9590#comment-30242 I sense that Brisbane’s objection to DealBook’s focus on finance, Wall Street, and hedge funds is more aesthetic than anything: don’t focus on those tasteless, base financial parasites when we have sweeping macro issues to contextualize.

But that is a program for commentary, or polemics, not journalism.

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