Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reuters' Felix Salmon is the Columbia Journalism Review’s New Peter G. Peterson Fellow

Words I never thought I'd type.
(I didn't know the CJR had a Peterson Fellow)
We linked to a Salmon piece just this morning in "On Forcing all broker-dealers to go private (BAC; C; GS; JPM)"
From the Columbia Journalism Review's The Aucit blog:
Will blog about media coverage of fiscal and economic policy

Felix Salmon, the finance blogger for Reuters and a leading voice on financial and economic issues, has been appointed the Columbia Journalism Review’s next Peterson Fellow, writing on the media’s coverage of fiscal and economic matters.

Funded by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Peterson Fellowship was created to encourage the business and political media to take the long view. Felix will cover the media’s handling of the federal budget, unemployment, income disparities, the national debt, entitlement programs, taxes, and the other economic policy questions.

It’s deep, complicated stuff, but the economy is the most important domestic story of our time. Addressing it will require journalism at its most sophisticated, dogged, creative, and courageous level. Felix will help guide the way.

In essence, Reuters is sharing Felix, who will continue to blog for Reuters.com while working part time for CJR. Felix’s media criticism as Peterson Fellow will run on CJR’s business desk, The Audit, and its politics and policy desk, Campaign Desk....
 But what about Gaffen?