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The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2014, Jan 7th).
Alec KleinThe Watchdog That Didn't Bark, given its in-depth analysis across the landscape, steeped in history, and Starkman's keen understanding of the business of journalism, can stand as a potentially enduring case study of what went wrong and why. Eric AltermanStarkman is literally a reporter's reporter. As such, he gets to the bottom of the story of how the U.S. business press could miss the most important economic implosion of the past eighty years until it was too late, and he does so with prose that is intelligent, engaging, and erudite. I recommend The Watchdog without reservation. Todd GitlinJournalism was complicit in the predation and corruption that brought down world financial markets and wrecked the lives of millions. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Gross
Publisher: Atria Books (2014, Mar 11th).
In real estate–obsessed New York, no new building has captured the city’s imagination—or as many of its richest residents—as Fifteen Central Park West. In House of Outrageous Fortune, America’s foremost chronicler of the upper crust, journalist and bestselling author Michael Gross, turns his gimlet eye on the new-money wonderland that’s sprung up on the southwest rim of Central Park. Mixing an absorbing business epic with hilarious social comedy, Gross creates a dishy exposé of today’s wealthiest and most famous. This colorful story recounts the recordsetting building’s inspired genesis, costly construction, and the flashy international lifestyle it has brought to a once benighted and socially déclassé Manhattan neighborhood. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: New Press, The (2014, Feb 11th).
"In the first definitive account of the Fukushima disaster, two leading experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists ... team up with journalist Susan Q. Stranahan ... to tell this harrowing story, [which] combines [an] ... account of the tsunami and the nuclear emergency it created with an explanation of the science and technology behind the meltdown as it unfolded in real time"--Amazon.com. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability