It’s worth remembering that, once upon a time, one tiny American trade paper became a global powerhouse by both winning scoops and, mostly, by dramatically expanding its vision of the news. Guess which one that was?

Further reading: “Narrowed Gaze: how the business press forgot the rest of us”;

“The Hamster Wheel”


Dean Starkman Dean Starkman runs The Audit, CJR's business section, and is the author of The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia University Press, January 2014).

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