June 21, 2024

Journo Switches Coasts and Universities: New Hires to Cover Western U.S. Economy and Teach Business Journalism.

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Torry from WSJ to Report on Western U.S. Economy

Harriet Torry, a seasoned reporter with over 14 years of experience at the Wall Street Journal, has been assigned to cover the Western U.S. economy from Houston, Texas. Torry previously focused on consumer-related stories for the U.S. economy from the Washington, D.C. bureau and has covered the Federal Reserve in the past. Before joining the Journal in Frankfurt in 2010 as a financial reporter, she worked at Deutsche Welle and reported on the German government and economy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

On the other hand, Chris Roush is currently serving as the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Prior to his role at Quinnipiac, he served as the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. Roush has a strong background in business journalism and has worked for several publications including Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is also an accomplished author who has written a textbook on business and economics reporting titled “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” as well as a biography titled “Thinking Things Over,” which explores the life of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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