Downsizing in publications has led to buyouts and layoffs for thousands of journalists. Rene Gutel talks to two former business news staffers who left their publications and crafted new careers. Featured guests are Helen Huntley, a former columnist for the St. Petersburg Times who is now a financial advisor and Holly Fisher, a former SC Biz Newseditor turned freelance journalist.
Pam Luecke, the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at Washington and Lee University, discusses how recent, dramatic economic events have made the study of business journalism more relevant. She details whether it’s an exciting – or depressing – time to be teaching business journalism.
Dave Kansas, the author of “The Guide to the End of Wall Street as We Know It,” details what business reporters can gain from looking back at the economic collapse in 2008. He also discusses the economic fallout on the newspaper industry and his thoughts on the quality of financial reporting.
Downsizing in the newspaper industry has forced many publications to do more with less. Host Rene Gutel talks to two reporters who are solely responsible for handling their paper’s business coverage. (Co-produced by Carol Legg)
Host Rene Gutel talks to Carolyn Pritchard, managing editor of GigaOM Network, about using new media to deliver technology news to readers and about her path to online journalism.
Host Rene Gutel speaks with Connie Prater, a veteran newspaper journalist turned new media reporter. Prater works as a senior personal finance writer for CreditCards.com.