Marketwatch editor: Most stories will now be less than 400 words

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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7 Responses

  1. Art Koff says:

    I would think that shorter 400 word articles should contain links to where additional illustrative information can be found. This would allow those who want to quickly read the article to do so and enable those that want more content to check out what’s behind the links.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting 1100+ word article

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