Finance reporters prefer bad news

Michael Pascoe*  Yahoo!7  December 20, 2012

“The media focuses on fear because it sells, especially in an uncertain climate.”

An insider’s view on how and why finance journalists decide what to write about.

*Michael Pascoe has 37 years experience in newspaper, radio, television and on-line journalism. He is a Contributing Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on-line business pages. He regularly appears on Channel 7’s Sunrise and news programs.

After reporting for The Courier-Mail from Hong Kong for three years, Michael joined The Australian Financial Review. He pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting.