Audit Readers, If we do say so ourselves, this was a great panel on where business journalism goes from here.
Now What?: Business Journalism After the Meltdown
A CJR event: Tuesday, June 16
The mortgage crisis, which is costing millions their homes and has driven the world to the brink of an economic abyss, has raised difficult questions for the nation’s business press. Why was the public taken by surprise? What kind of reporting was missing and what kind is needed now? What are the lessons for financial journalism and what is its true purpose?
• WILLIAM ACKMAN is a noted investor and founder at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
• BILL GRUESKIN (moderator) is the dean of academic affairs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and the former Deputy Managing Editor/News for The Wall Street Journal.
• JEFF MADRICK is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and a former economics columnist for The New York Times. He is editor of Challenge Magazine, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and senior fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School.
• GRETCHEN MORGENSON is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times.
• DEAN STARKMAN is managing editor of The Audit, an online critique of financial journalism of the Columbia Journalism Review, and the author of “Power Problem,” a critique of business coverage in the runup to the meltdown, an article supported by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute in the current issue of CJR .
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16
WHERE: The World Room, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, 116th and Broadway, New York.Mike Hoyt was CJR's executive editor from 2001 to 2013, teaches at Columbia's Journalism School and is the editor of The Big Roundtable, a startup that is a home for narrative writing.