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CNBC’s Pisani on how financial journalism has changed

October 20, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Bob Pisani

CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with VettaFi’s Dave Nadig about his work covering the markets.

Here is an excerpt:

Nadig: There are some great ones in the book – but clearly, the world is different now. What do you make of today’s financial journalism?

Pisani: Well, there are not a lot of old-school journalists around that want to sit around as I did and sort of apprentice with an Art Cashin and spend a decade in a bar; today, everyone wants to be an instant influencer. There are far fewer people that are interested in doing what I do, which is working with a team in a newsroom, creating stories, and essentially competing with each other to get stories on air.

A lot of young people today are more interested in being TikTok stars, where you have no filter. They don’t want to have a gatekeeper, they don’t want an editor. They want to stand there in front of the camera and blast their ideas out to the world and essentially be their own brand.

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