How America's Business Press Missed the Story of the Century
By Anya Schiffrin (Editor)
(New Press, The, Hardcover, 9781595585493, 240pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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The role of the business press in the current financial crisis strikes at the heart of the heated debate about the media’s role as guardians of our democratic society. With contributions from leading journalists and academics at the forefront of this issue, Bad News is the first attempt to navigate through a controversy that will be studied for decades to come.
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Amsterdam and Hanoi and wrote regularly for the Wall Street Journal. She was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999-2000 and then a senior writer at the Industry Standard, covering banking and finance. She writes a monthly column for the Japanese business magazine Toyo Keizai.
"Though the contributors disagree on whether the media did or did not do its job, all present smart, deeply considered analyses that make for fascinating reading."
"A sort of All the President’s Men for our time, and just the thing to lure bright young people into economics graduate programs and journalism school—if only there were jobs waiting on the other end."