Tag: economic meltdown

by Alana Taylor

I have no idea what I will do when I graduate. I am majoring in journalism at New York University — a fantastic university in an incredible city — but my confidence in what career I will pursue after graduation remains unclear. Should I go after my passion for writing? Should I take a crack […] more »

by Bryan Murley

If you’re like me, you know more about economics now than you ever thought you’d want to know. I can describe a Credit Default Swap (CDS), a Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO), a Mortgage Backed Security (MBS), mark-to-market accounting, and the LIBOR index, not to mention the Toxic Asset Relief Program (TARP), U3 and U6, and […] more »

by Bryan Murley

As the newspaper industry has struggled with declining revenue, some analysts predicted that college newspapers would weather the storms of the changing media environment better than their peers in the wider industry. (See also this Chronicle of Higher Education article.) Now the national economy indicates that the future might not be quite so rosy: The […] more »

by Simon Owens

The vultures are circling. What was once a small trickle of layoffs at major newspapers has become a waterfall of lost jobs within the media business. One can almost picture the Poynter Institute’s widely read journalism industry blog Romenesko sauntering up to Time Inc. and Conde Nast and screaming, “Bring out your dead!” But one […] more »

by Simon Owens

Late last month Dean Starkman, a writer for the Columbia Journalism Review, penned a scathing piece titled “Ouryay Eatbay Just Ewblay Upyay.” The essay is addressed to members of the mainstream business press and proclaims dramatically in the opening paragraphs that their beat “just blew up.” Starkman wags his finger at economic reporters, chastising the […] more »

by Roland Legrand

It has been a while since I last reported about the changing work practices at Belgian business newspaper publisher Mediafin, but, as you may have noticed, something has gone horribly wrong in the financial services sector in the interim. In Belgium, our biggest bank, Fortis, was taken over by the French bank BNP Paribas. Another […] more »