Chris Roush, a business journalism expert, has published his tenth book, ““The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters for Wall Street and Main Street.”
Roush also serves as the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University and the founder of business journalism site Talking Biz News. Recently, he did a Q&A with Observer executive editor James Ledbetter.
An excerpt reads:
In your title, you give away a lot of the focus of the book: you think business journalism can do maybe a little better by Wall Street, but a lot better by Main Street. Can you expand on that thesis a little bit?
The whole thesis of the book is that business journalism has resulted today in what I call a dissemination divide. For the people who can afford to pay thousands of dollars to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, or even pay for a Bloomberg terminal, can get the business and the economics news that they need. But it’s the 99% of us, the 30 million small business owners and the millions of consumers out there, who are no longer getting the business and economics news that they need to make important decisions either about their companies or about their personal lives.
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