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The Reporter and His Industry

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The life of veteran financial journalist Stan Strachan and his newspaper, the National Thrift News both traced the broader arc of the savings-and-loan industry from the mid-1970s through the early ... More


Introduction

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The National Thrift News first reported in September 1987 about the infamous Keating Five meeting where five U.S. Senators sought to weaken a regulatory examination of a troubled savings and loan ... More


The Future of Business Journalism

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the specific steps needed for business journalism to evolve to serve a broader audience. These steps include using the tools and techniques of trade-press reporters to examine ... More


The Enforcers

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the historical foundation of watchdog reporting in journalism and its application to business reporting; it argues that business journalists must watch over powerful ... More


Advertising and Controversy

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines a legacy of problems that arise between journalists and the businesses they cover, a history that includes advertisers dictating and censoring stories, a cozy relationship that ... More


Tunnel Vision: The Tendency for BBC Economic and Business News to Follow Elite Opinion and Exclude Other Credible Perspectives

Gary James Merrill

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0046
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the economic and business journalism produced by the BBC. Despite increased competition from online news organisations, BBC News holds three of the top five positions in the ... More


The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Rob Wells

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Enforcers describes the problems with business journalism and its possible future by focusing on the little-studied genre of the trade press. A historical and normative analysis of business ... More


Keating’s War with the Press

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Like Donald Trump, Keating used his economic power to intimidate reporters and regulators with lawsuits as he pursued his business expansion; Keating and Trump parallels are discussed. The fight ... More


Front Page Economics

Gerald D. Suttles and Mark D. Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an age when pundits constantly decry overt political bias in the media, we have naturally become skeptical of the news. But the bluntness of such critiques masks the highly sophisticated ways in ... More


Media and the Keating Five

Rob Wells

in The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042942
eISBN:
9780252051807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042942.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a case study and content analysis of how mainstream business journalism failed to report on the Keating Five meeting, a significant event that foreshadowed the failure Lincoln ... More


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