Academic Lecture Series: When
Business Writing Becomes High Drama: Keeping the Public
Informed in Turbulent Times
Joe Nocera, New York Times Business
Joe Nocera became a business columnist for The New York Times in
April 2005. Mr. Nocera also contributes to The New York Times
Magazine as a business writer. In addition to his work at The
Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s
“Weekend Edition Saturday” with Scott Simon.
Before joining The Times, Mr. Nocera spent 10 years at Fortune
magazine, where he held a variety of positions, including
contributing writer, editor-at-large and executive editor.
His last position at Fortune was editorial director.
Previously, he was the Profit Motive columnist at GQ until May
1995, and he wrote the same column for Esquire from 1988 to
1990. In the 1980s he served as a contributing editor at
Newsweek, executive editor of New England Monthly and senior editor
at Texas Monthly. From 1978 to 1980, he was an editor at The
Mr. Nocera’s Saturday column, Talking Business, ranges widely
over the world of business, covering everything from Home Depot’s
annual meeting to Boeing’s comeback to his offbeat musings about
his broken iPod. Slate magazine says that his column
“demystifies the world of business with original thinking, brainy
reporting and the ability to see around corners.”
Mr. Nocera has won three Gerald Loeb awards and three John
Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. His
book, “A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money
Class,” (Touchstone, 1995) won the New York Public Library's Helen
B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He anchored
the 1997 Frontline documentary “Betting on the Market,” which aired
on PBS, and in 2003 edited “The Smartest Guys in the Room: The
Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron” (Portfolio, 2003), a
best-selling book by two Fortune senior writers. In 2007, Mr.
Nocera was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary. He was a
winner in The Society of American Business Editors and Writers
(SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest for his column in
The New York Times.
Born in Providence, R.I., on May 6, 1952, Mr. Nocera earned a
B.S. in journalism from Boston University in 1974. He has
three children and lives in New York. For more information on
Mr. Nocera and for links to his columns and articles, please
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
UC Storm Center, Queens Campus