Business & Economics

Media Narratives Paint a False Picture of Gender Equality, Argue Authors Rivers and Barnett

February 18, 2014 – In their book, The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men—and Our Economy, authors Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that while strides have been made over the years in the area of gender…

Bloomberg’s Exec. Editor Focused on Transparency in Financial Reporting

October 1, 2013 – Financial reporting is crucial to a fair and functioning democracy, said Laurie Hays, Senior Executive Editor for Beat Reporting at Bloomberg News. The challenge that financial reporters face, she said, is presenting complex economic issues in a way…

Growing safety net and increased workforce are keys to reducing deficit, says Economist’s Greg Ip

March 12, 2013 – At a Shorenstein Center event on Tuesday, Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor for The Economist and author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World, made the “liberal case for…

Rebelling Against the Rich: Lessons from the media’s coverage of the 1% divide

A paper by former Fellow Nina Easton looks at how the media has covered wealth, as well as recent reporting on the one percent and Occupy Wall Street.

Media unfairly portrayed Madoff’s victims, says Times reporter

November 21, 2011 — Diana Henriques, senior financial writer at The New York Times and author of The Wizard of Lies, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about how the media covered Bernie Madoff’s family and Ponzi scheme victims. She said…

Age of Greed blames Wall Street ‘in league’ with Washington

September 27, 2011 — Wall Street and Washington share responsibility for the current economic crisis, according to Jeff Madrick, who discussed his new book Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, at…

Geithner: Confidence more expensive to recover than keep

May 17, 2011 — Congress must adopt a “balanced strategy” to address the country’s long-term fiscal health and avert the looming crisis over the national debt limit, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner at an event hosted by the Joan Shorenstein…

Morgenson: With Dodd-Frank, next crisis will come sooner, not later

April 12, 2011 — Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times assistant business and financial editor and columnist, has some good things to say about the Dodd-Frank financial-regulation act, but the list is short. Enacted after the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the bill’s…

Huffington: Economic crisis is a threat to our democracy

September 14, 2010 — Arianna Huffington‘s talk, “The New Media Landscape,” was a tour through a world that the founder of The Huffington Post herself reshaped. She launched the blog-centered Huffington Post in 2005 in part as a counterweight to aggregation…

WSJ’s Zuckerman: ‘Outliers’ saw what Wall Street experts missed

March 2, 2010 — At a Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event, Greg Zuckerman, senior writer and Heard on the Street columnist at The Wall Street Journal, shared lessons and observations from his book, The Greatest Trade Ever. Zuckerman presented a paradox…