How the Wall Street Journal Covers the Economy

There’s a great bit of unintentional media self-mockery at  It’s a profile of, and video interview with, one of the principal economics reporters at the Wall Street Journal.  She’s 23, perky, suspiciously videogenic, and has 18 months of professional experience.   She explains her job thusly:

I take really jargon-heavy reports and turn them into ‘No one is ordering U.S. products. So that’s why U.S. manufacturing jobs are being cut. So that’s why your cousin is out of a job.’

Sometimes the blog just writes itself.


  • By the weakonomist, March 24, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    It’s the damn Wall Street Journal! There should be no dumbing down of any economic figures. If you don’t understand what the figure means then read the times. Flippin A if they let that little snot write a book I’ll set it on fire.

  • By Buddy Rick, March 25, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    She’s not even that hot! Yes, the blog DOES write itself sometimes.

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