The Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) cordially invites you to the next session of our Winter 2013 Media and Change Discussion Series!
Title: Access and Accountability. The Financial Crisis, Public Opinion and Journalism
Presentation by Dean Starkman CMCS Fellow
One of the most remarkable aspects of the financial crisis of September 2008 was the degree to which it took the public, and the press itself, by surprise. Why? What was missing from the discourse about Wall Street and mortgage lending in the years leading up to the crash? And what became of American journalism's vaunted tradition of public-interest reporting about powerful institutions?
Join CMCS Fellow Dean Starkman for a discussion of his new book: The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia University Press, January 2014).
Dean Starkman, a fellow at the Center for Media and Communications Studies, is an editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and the author of The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: the Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, a historically framed critique of business news and its coverage of Wall Street and mortgage lenders before the financial crisis. Starkman is also a fellow for the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, based in New York, specializing in accountability-oriented projects on the financial sector and the media. He also contributes to GoLocalProv, a local news startup based in Providence, Rhode Island, and co-edits The Best Business Writing anthology series, published by Columbia University Press. A reporter for more than two decades, Starkman covered white-collar crime and real estate for The Wall Street Journal and headed the Providence Journal's investigative team, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigations in 1994.
Now entering its third year, the Media and Change lunch series aims at creating a space for reflection and informal discussion about media policies, perils, potentials, and practices. We view this as an opportunity for networking with each other and fellow faculty, students, staff and researchers interested in the media, communication and technological transformations taking hold.
Sandwiches will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own beverage.
We are always interested in new ideas for discussion topics and presentations, and encourage volunteers from faculty, students and staff to moderate future sessions.