Addressing business journalism's image

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. Joey says:

    >>many still traffic in the naïve belief that a good investigative journalist could have uncovered the financial crisis.

    Seriously, all those Fortune cover stories in 2006 and 2007 about the impending derivatives disaster and the rot spreading throughout subprime lending that would eventually explode– was I the only person who read coverage like that and drew the conclusion that ‘financial crisis’ was the logical conclusion? Wake up, folks: eventually, even the inevitable happens.

    I’m sick of the naive belief that nobody uncovered the financial crisis. Lots of people uncovered it. Tens of millions more, however, just chose to ignore it and hope it would go away. What the hell did they think would happen to them if they consumed less news? Yeesh.

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