Morgan Housel says business journalism is better than ever
Business journalism is at its best.
That’s what Morgan Housel, columnist with the Motley Fool, thinks.
“The quality of business journalism right now, in my opinion, is as high as it’s ever been,” Housel declared.
In an interview on the podcast Market Foolery on March 30, Housel spoke with host Chris Hill about his recent experience judging the graphic designer and visuals category for this year’s Gerald Loeb Awards. Housel was a finalist for the Loeb Award in 2013.
He said throughout the judging process, he was repeatedly surprised at the quality of the material.
“I thought we’d sit down with a lot of entries, and it was going to be instantly obvious who the winners would be, and it was taught because the quality was so good across tons of media outlets, whether they were larger, deep pocketed media organizations or smaller, online platforms,” Housel said.
And while he would not give away too many details about the financial journalism world’s most prestigious award, he did shed some light on why he thinks financial news has improved so much in recent years.
“If you have a smartphone today, no matter where you are in the world, you have more access to good financial education, journalism and content than most professionals did 20 or 30 years ago,” he said. “And I think we take that for granted a lot.”
To listen to the podcast, go here.