Writer's strike best-covered strike ever because of new media

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. Ted Craig says:

    Baloney. It was better covered because it was about writers. Other writers were interested in the topic. Unemployed writers wrote about their own experiences. Yes, they did it online, but 50 years ago they probably would have started a publication to do the same thing. Different medium, same result.

    Plus, it had a direct effect on consumers. They couldn’t watch their shows.

    I’m really getting tired of these “new media” stories that are nothing more than old wine in new bottles.

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