FT’s Rana Foroohar: What the Davos crowd doesn’t see

January 31, 2023

CJR · FT’s Rana Foroohar: What the Davos Crowd Doesn’t See

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After two decades of attending the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of business elites in Davos, Rana Foroohar, associate editor of the Financial Times, stayed back this year. In this week’s episode of The Kicker, Foroohar tells Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, why the annual meet-up of global technocrats imparts “icky” feelings, and why the Davos crowd, including the journalists reporting from the conference, might have a skewed outlook on the economy. 

Also joining Pope in conversation is Mercy Orengo, a CJR fellow. Orengo shares insights from her recent conversations with business reporters tasked with covering an uncertain economy. 

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Journalism has a Davos problem, Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review

A recession by any other name, Mercy Orengo, Columbia Journalism Review

Talk of doing good rings hollow among global elite, Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

The myth of financial reform, Rana Foroohar, Time

‘Wage inflation? What wage inflation?’ ask workers, Rana Foroohar, Financial Times

Swamp notes, Rana Foroohar and Edward Luce, Financial Times

Emily Russell was a CJR fellow, and is now an editor at The Week.