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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. Larry Marion says:

    i hope someone at the book publisher caught the typo in the last paragraph of the excerpt:
    …he was not in the awful position…

    i assume Steve meant
    he was now in the awful position..

  2. Geri Smith says:

    As a former BW correspondent, I am really looking forward to reading the book! But I also hope a proofreader caught another typo, in the second graf of the excerpt:

    Without two years, even before the financial crisis exploded, BusinessWeek lost money for the first time since the 1930s.

    Presumably it should say “Within two years”

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