Fake Bank of America release targets Dow Jones, WSJ

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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  1. Rami Grunbaum says:

    No doubt a lot of other business journalists received it, as we did. A careful reading was enough to arouse suspicion that it was fake. Maybe the lede here is that a fake press release disregarded by various business journalists was taken at face value by Dow Jones…?

  1. November 30, 2012

    […] release about the Bank of America’s seeking advice from customers on how to run its operation fooled the Dow Jones Newswire, and in June, a fake press release about General Mills got play in the Dow […]

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