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Complacency and Collusion

A Critical Introduction to Business and Financial Journalism

Keith J. Butterick

Complacency and Collusion

Keith J. Butterick

Distributed for Pluto Press

248 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745332031 Published November 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745332048 Published November 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
In Complacency and Collusion, Keith J. Butterick draws on extensive experience as a journalist and scholar to show why financial and business journalism is so often toothless. He offers compelling explanations for why big business needs the press—and vice versa—and presents piercing analyses of the inadequacies of reporting in such major outlets as the Economist and the Financial Times, showing how those failures are rooted in the close relationship between businesses and those covering them. He concludes with a reflection on what the growth and spread of a complacent, complicit corporate journalism will mean for the future of a truly free media.
Contents
1. Business Reporting and the History of Business Journalism
2. The Business Story
3. Newspapers
4. TV/Radio/Electronic Channels of Communication
5. Business, Financial and Trade Magazines
6. The Business Journalist
7. Reporting Labour: Strikes and Industrial Disputes
8. Reporting the City
9. Public Relations, Business Journalism and Commercial Pressures
10. Scandals, Crises and Crashes
11. Business Journalism and Society
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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