Tag Archives: Financial journalism

Feb 18 2013

Should journalists write about companies they own shares in? In Hong Kong they do. (New publication)

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Major scandals involving business journalists are rare, but they do happen. In London, journalists on the infamous Daily Mirror City Slickers column were found guilty of market manipulation in 2005 In an infamous case in New York, Foster Winans was … Continue reading

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Mar 30 2012

Crash! Slump! Bust! Reporting the economic crisis (guest blog) #Polis12

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“How many of you have heard of a CDS?” A smattering of hands shot up into the air when Bloomberg News’ Economics Editor Linda Yueh asked who knew what a credit default swap was at the POLIS International Journalism Conference … Continue reading

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Sep 28 2010

Media and the Financial Crisis: Could the public have been better informed?

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This is a preliminary report on a Polis seminar on financial journalism featuring Howard Davies (LSE Director), Damian Tambini (LSE Media and Comms), Dean Starkman (Columbia University), Stephen Shefferes (City University), Aeron Davis (Goldsmiths University) John Lloyd (Financial Times/Oxford University) … Continue reading

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Sep 16 2010

Financial Journalism: what are we going to do about it?

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Why didn’t they see it coming? Why didn’t the financial media tell us that capitalism was about to implode? How can it help us through the current climate of cuts and austerity? Since 2008 Financial journalism has had a lot … Continue reading

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Apr 22 2009

Budget News Blues: What Do We Know?

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  Today is Budget Day in the UK so I awake with an (ex-)editor’s forboding. I know this is the most important budget for decades but like all major financial statements I know the story will be a) boring and … Continue reading

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Feb 24 2009

Don’t shoot the messenger: media and the economic crisis

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Who would have predicted two years ago that a debate on financial journalism would fill a 450-seat theatre on a Monday night? When I first commissioned a research report on economic media back in early 2007 I had no idea that … Continue reading

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Feb 23 2009

Why Did Nobody See It Coming? Reporting The Crash -The Debate (Monday February 23rd)

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Join Evan Davis (BBC), Alex Brummer (Mail), Vince Cable MP (Lib Dems) Willem Buiter (LSE) and our chairman is Howard Davies (LSE) to debate how the media has covered the financial crisis, tonight in the Old Theatre, Houghton Street, LSE … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2009

African business journalism: a vital sector

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Here in the West there is much debate about the standard of our financial journalism, but there are still some places where business reporting struggles to survive at all.

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Jan 28 2009

What Is Financial Journalism For? (Columbia Journalism Review of Polis Report)

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Dean Starkman has a fascinating piece in the Columbia Journalism Review which dissects the recent Polis report on financial journalism. I am glad to read that Dean rates the research by Dr Damian Tambini but in doing so he makes … Continue reading

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Jan 5 2009

Treasury MPs to tackle financial reporting

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The Treasury Select Committee is to discuss the reporting of the biggest story of 2008 and what will continue to be the biggest story of 2009. No, not Gaza, I mean the banking crisis.

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