Ever wonder who makes the major decisions at a top news corporation? You aren’t the only one.
More than 300 students and faculty attended Monday's Nelson-Benton Lecture Series and Carolina Seminar on Business Journalism and Public Policy to hear Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker talk about the history and future of business journalism. The Wall Street Journal is celebrating its 125th year of publication.
Student journalist Andy Willard and I were chosen as panelists and were joined by Daniel Gitterman, UNC's Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy. I got the chance to ask Baker how mobile apps are affecting the evolution of technology and the web.
UNC J-school Dean Susan King kicked off the day with a one-on-on interview with Baker about the Journal's history, its investigative newsiness, controversial owner Rupert Murdoch and its bold move in 1996 to charge readers for digital access.
Here's his talk before students, and an interview with the student-faculty panel.