Chris Roush, Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, writes new book about business journalism

The book examines the dissemination divide between people who can pay thousands of dollars for high-end business journalism and the small business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers who are no longer getting the business and economics news they need to make decisions.

Chris Roush, of North Haven, Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, has written the new book, “The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters for Wall Street and Main Street.”

The book examines the dissemination divide between people who can pay thousands of dollars for high-end business journalism and the small business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers who are no longer getting the business and economics news they need to make decisions. The book explains how this has happened in the past 15 years and offers solutions on how to fix the problem.

“It’s important because the lack of information for these business owners and consumers hurts society,” Roush said. “They are unable to make important decisions because they lack the information that news companies used to provide them.”

“The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters for Wall Street and Main Street” is Roush’s 10th book.

Roush, who was appointed dean at QU in 2019, is a global expert on business journalism.

Roush holds a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from Auburn University. He has worked for various publications, including the St. Petersburg Times, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Tampa Tribune, BusinessWeek, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Bloomberg News. He also was editor-in-chief of SNL Financial, which publishes newsletters and magazines for investors, and a contributing editor to Business North Carolina magazine.

Prior to Quinnipiac, Roush was the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in Business Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has taught business journalism at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and the University of Richmond.

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