Profits and Losses: Business Journalism and Its Role in Society

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Marion Street Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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Recognizing the historical importance of business news in America's journalistic past, this book asserts that current social attitudes were set in place by 20th-century reporting on finance, business trends, markets, unemployment, governmental economic policy, corporate malfeasance, and - perhaps most important - the consumer. According to this analysis, breakthroughs in automobile safety, food and drug regulation, and public health were brought about by the scrutiny of the national press, and news coverage of the business response to problems of pollution, energy, and global trade remains critical to debates of the future.

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Chris Roushis a professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina, the director of the Carolina Business News Initiative, and lead trainer at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. He is the author of Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry by Relentless Pursuit of Growth andShow Me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication.He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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