Becoming a more efficient business journalist?

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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11 Responses

  1. bob says:

    Suggested. Sure.

  2. Bob says:

    Next the company will install a time clock that all must use to punch in and out each day.

  3. J says:

    Will they time bathroom breaks, too? What about employees’ blink rate? When eyes are closed – even for a milisecond – valuable time is being lost!

  4. Rick Spence says:

    Why do companies never offer to measure time spent working on work at home or on the road, so that overtime can be properly compensated?

  5. Wes Richards says:

    And does this “encouragement” of punctuality some how land in a database for later reference by supervisors?

    • deworde says:

      No. No it does not.

    • bob says:

      Bet on it. Bloomberg’s review system has included tracking of how often reporters use multiple functions on the system. What’s in the review changes every year, or when Winkler changes his shirt, whichever is more often, so deWorde and I can both be right. It may not be there now, but if Matt has a whim it will be there.

  6. Tovarich says:

    They don’t need punch cards and time clocks. Whenever you enter or leave the building, your badge swipe is recorded and your status is displayed for all to see when they either send you a Bloomberg message, or look up your name on the internal FON function.
    The notation is color coded to show if you are in the building and/or logged in to the terminal.

  7. beachcomberT says:

    Since the person on break will be away from their desk and their desktop, what purpose does this serve except to alert the supervisor and generate peer pressure?

  8. LizTheYounger says:

    When will someone expose Bloomberg for the pyscho place it’s becoming. I worked there for several months, worked like a dog. It was hard to believe how people (other than a few) get treated like slaves. It’s a modern-day, Stalinist state. The factory nightmare that give Marx and Engels a good name. I’ll never forget having to take an impossible test to prove I deserved a foot rest and back pad to cut carpo-tunnel pain. It’s almost surreal, if it weren’t so real.

  9. N says:

    Matt Winkler has spent so much time yelling, deeming himself important, and being a hater that he is paranoid other people are doing the same thing. Pretty soon folks will have chips installed in their heads via remote control.

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