Flanigan, longtime LA Times biz columnist, dies at 85

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. Jim Flanigan was among the most optimistic and fun-loving reporters even while covering the dot com boom and bust. He was an enthusiastic chronicler of businesses in Southern California always maintaining a childlike wonder of the diversity of businesses that started in LA and what first-generation immigrants accomplished. He was proudly Irish, and let’s always remember that shock of salt and pepper hair and gnatty blazer with an ever-present smile and curiosity about others.

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