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Books on Business Journalism by Business Reporters

June 18, 2010

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Business journalists often become experts in their particular field of study with their years of work and research.

Eventually, many become authors, sharing that knowledge with the rest of us. The following is a list of just a few of the many business journalists and the books they have written.

Mark Tatge, Journalism Professor at Ohio University, former Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine Midwest Bureau

  • New York Times Reader: Business and the Economy (2010)

Lauren Weber, reporter for Reuters and Newsday

Micki Maynard, former senior business correspondent for the NYTimes and former Detroit bureau chief  Maynard Q&A

  • The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market (2004)
  • The Selling of the American Economy: How Foreign Companies are Remaking the American Dream (2009)

Chris Roush, professor of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former reporter for BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News. Roush, Talking Biz News blog

  • Profits and Losses: Business Journalism and its Role in Society (2006)
  • Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economic Stories for Mass Communication (2004)

David Wessel, Wall Street Journal Economics section editor. Wessel video

  • In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic (2009)

Dave Kansas, former editor of Wall Street Journal’s Finance and Investing section

  • The Wall Street Journal Guide to the End of Wall Street As We Know It (2009)
  • The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook (2005)

Michelle Leder, freelancer for NYTimes, Business Week. Founder of footnoted.com

  • Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company’s True Value (2003)

Andrea Gabor, staff writer and editor for US News & World Report and Business Week

  • Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses of Modern Business: Their Lives, Times and Ideas (2002)

Mary Jane Pardue, journalism professor at Missouri State University in Springfield, former reporter for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and South Florida Sun-Sentinal in Ft. Lauderdale

  • Who Owns the Press? Investigating Public vs. Private Ownership of America’s Newspapers (2010)

Paul Muolo and Mathew Padilla, Executive Editor of National Mortgage News, reporter with the Orange County Register

  • Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis (2008)

John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker

  • How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities (2009)

John F. Wasik, personal finance columnist for Bloomberg News and author of 13 books

  • The Audacity of Help: Obama’s Economic Plan and the Remaking of America (2009)
  • The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning around the Unsustainable American Dream (2009)

Susan J. Marks, Sunday business editor and special projects editor for the Denver Post

  • Aqua Shock: The Water Crisis in America (2009)

Gary Weiss, former reporter for Business Week, contributing editor and columnist for the Conde Nast Portfolio and portfolio.com

  • Wall Street Versus America: The Rampant Greed and Dishonesty that Imperil Your Investments (2006)

Philip Meyer, professor emeritus and former Knight Chair in Journalism at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age (2004)

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