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. http://yhoo.it/12yuyKD

*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.

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