Financial journalists: More information disseminators than watchdogs

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. Alfredo Santana says:

    In reality, courts define journalists as full time employees of news media organizations. We know the states do not require journalists professional licenses to work, compared to attorneys or medical doctors. The question here is whether a part-time news contributor can still keep the legal status of journalist if he or she graduated from an accredited university.

  2. Lois Padovani says:

    I’d like to be able to share the stories on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  3. Ken Koblach says:

    Totally agree with this, but the surname Strauß translates into English as Strauss, not Straub.

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