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Chris Roush

Chris Roush teaches Newswriting, Business Reporting, Economics Reporting and Business and the Media at the University of North Carolina. Roush is also director of the Carolina Business News Initiative, which offers a certificate in business journalism for undergraduate students and training for professionals, and is a lead trainer for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which is part of the American Press Institute. Roush is the author of Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication, a business reporting textbook published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, and Profits and Losses: How Business Journalism Shaped Society, a forthcoming book published by Marion Street Press. Roush worked as a business reporter for The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Tampa Tribune and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also worked for BusinessWeek in its Connecticut bureau and for Bloomberg News in its Atlanta bureau. In addition, he was editor-in-chief of a company in Charlottesville, Va., that published magazines such as Thrift Investor, Insurance Investor and Bank Mergers & Acquisitions. He currently writes a monthly sports business column for Business North Carolina. While at the Tribune, Roush was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the insurance industry in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. He is also the author of Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry Through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth, published in 1999 by McGraw-Hill, and books on the history of two other companies -- Pacific Coast Feather Co. and Alex Lee Inc. He has also taught business reporting and writing classes at the University of Richmond and Washington and Lee University.

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