Longtime biz journalist Michael Sesit dies

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. Donald H. Craigmile says:

    I hadn’t talked to Mike in in almost 20 years.

    Talked to him a couple of times on phone when my wife and I lived in England, outside London about 30 miles.

    I also went in to London once to have lunch.

    I was reminiscing about England this morning, and had come across his London phone number.
    I thought, ‘what the heck, try to call him’ for old times sake.

    I didn’t get through, so tried WSJ New York office, and just read the sad news.

    Please add my condolences to all who knew him — a great guy he truly was — sad stuff.

    Thanks,
    Don Craigmile

  2. Larry says:

    I was privileged to hang with Mike(Scoop) while at Columbia. He was four years older than I but treated me with such courtesy and friendship when I was often grasping for air. He was always brilliant and better yet, always a smile. So sorry to read just today in CCT. RIP, Scoop..

  3. Michael J. Howell says:

    Ditto late news for me, and really sad news. Mike was the best international finance journalist of his generation. He lived and chronicled the globalisation of finance in the 80s and 90s, using his deep knowledge of military conflicts to better understand the coming capital wars.

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