BusinessWeek.com hasÂ launched a new blogÂ called “Recession in America“Â in which reporter Tim CattsÂ is travellingÂ the countryÂ over the next four months covering the recession in America.
Every day,Â Catts isÂ blogging on how the recession is affecting the country, its people, and its businesses.Â Readers can directly participate byÂ suggesting story ideas and helping BusinessWeek editors decide where to send Catts to cover the recession.
Catts is in Cleveland this week.
In a post earlier this month, Catts writes, “With home values falling, employers cutting jobs and fuel and food prices climbing, Americaâ€™s economic troubles are anything but an abstraction. The real story isnâ€™t just in the numbers. Itâ€™s in the way real people are coping with the strain of making ends meet. To tell it, Iâ€™m going to spend the next few months on the road, seeking out everyone from economists to farmers to college students as we try to paint a picture of the true face of the recession.
“This blog is one of the places weâ€™ll tell these stories. Here, weâ€™ll jump into the conversation about where the economy is and where itâ€™s going. Yes, sometimes weâ€™ll look at the latest data. Sometimes weâ€™ll share observations from the road. The goal is to give readers real stories about how the downturn is affecting individuals, businesses, and communities. And if you want to share your story of how the recession is affecting you, please leave a comment with your contact information.”