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James B. Stewart: New York Times Business Columnist

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I missed the news last month that the Times hired James B. Stewart.

    Have always enjoyed his work.

    His first column was today:

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He's amazing, although sometimes some of his New Yorker banking stories went over my head a little.

    Wrote a terrific how-to book on feature writing called "Writing For Story." He's a Harvard Law School graduate who decided he's prefer to battle the behemoths of business than work with/for them. No value judgment on either path, but it takes some cojones to walk away from what a HLS degree can provide. Not that he left law to go cover Podunk city politics or anything. But still.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    He didn't walk away. The Harvard Law School degree gave him the ammunition necessary to become one of the nation's top -- if' not the nation's top -- business writers.

    Jon Wertheim graduated Penn's law school. It seems to have served him well.

    Both could surely make a lot more money in other fields, but they're also not struggling to put food on the table. Or even filet mignon, if they choose.
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