Bloomberg’s Winkler: Error is inexcusable

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. In http://www.thewordenreport.blogspot.com/2013/05/bloomberg-news-speed-journalists.html, I argue that breaking the firewall to exploit the conflict of interest at the expense of the subscribers is unethical. Less obvious, relying on the firewall was also unethical, not to mention negligent. We need to take structural conflicts of interest in business and government more seriously.

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