As Inc. turns 35, it’s new editor is full of ideas

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. Anonymous says:

    While other magazines may well have been writing about yogurt franchises, Inc. Magazine, from the beginning, discovered and wrote about growth companies — Microsoft, Apple, Schwab, Paychex, Intuit, et al. Any of those ring a bell? Quite a bit different from a yogurt franchise. Inc. Magazine was for many years the “It” magazine, covering private growth companies that so befuddled other top-notch business magazines. (Time Inc./Bloomberg/Murdoch all tried mightily to buy the magazine at one point or another.) Inc.’s writers and editors went on to win Pulitzers, become Deans of this country’s top journalism schools, fill the Editor-in-Chief positions as national magazines and newspapers…and even some Inc. alum writers have now returned to Inc. Before this really “cool” Inc. 35th Anniversary party which so bedazzled Bloomgarden-Smoke, year after year Inc. 500 conferences had the most loyal following and no trouble signing on the most notable keynote speakers. Jim Ledbetter is indeed a great editor, but even he would recognize this article as inaccurate, lacking any context and just plain silly puffery. Ledbetter would never publish it!

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