In a book published recently, I argue mainstream media's institutional constraints were both an asset and a liability when covering the events leading up to last year's financial crash.
I've been meaning to blog about this for ages, but I been covering and thinking about this issue a lot this year and have so much to say on it that, even though I was in England for the book launch recently, I keep postponing it.
One of these days I will find time to sit down and write it all up, but in the meantime Journalism.co.uk has published my contribution to the book here. This issue is particularly interesting to me because it touches on two very different, yet important, influences on my career: one is one of the world's first social media consultants, and the woman who kicked me into the blogosphere in the first place, the other was a former financial hack turned PR and one of the founding fathers of financial PR in Britain.
‘Playing Footsie with the FTSE?' is a a collection of 20 articles by leading journalists and academics that asks why leading financial journalists and commentators failed to predict the biggest economic crisis in 70 years: