Fake Bank of America release targets Dow Jones, WSJ

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously 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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