Ejc Innovation Conference On Covering The Crisis



Covering the Crisis generated two days of intense interaction and fruitful debate between leading global players from the world of financial journalism. Fresh insights were offered, new connections were made, experiences were shared and innovative ideas were generated.


  • 1. Asgeir Jonsson on Did the media and the markets let down Iceland

    16/11/2009 Duración: 19min

    Speaker: Asgeir Jonsson, Chief Economist, Kaupthing Bank, Iceland, and Author of "Why Iceland?"

  • 15. Karel Lannoo on The new regulatory landscape in the EU

    16/11/2009 Duración: 20min

    Speaker: Karel Lannoo, Director, Center for European Policy Studies

  • 14. Melisande Middleton on Media and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    16/11/2009 Duración: 24min

    Speaker: Melisande Middleton, Director, Center for International Media Ethics Melisande Middleton is co-founder and director of the Center for International Media Ethics (CIME). She has written and edited for the World Bank, UNESCO, CNRS International Magazine, Les Echos and Bayard Presse media group. Her projects have included research and teaching across Asia, Africa and South America in addition to Europe and the United States. She is an honors graduate of Stanford University and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and was a visiting scholar at Oxford University's PCMLP in 2009.

  • 13. Prof. Steve Schifferes on How the BBC called the crisis

    16/11/2009 Duración: 44min

    Speaker: Prof. Steve Schifferes, Marjorie Deane Professor, City University London Steve Schifferes is the Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City University London, where he is setting up an MA in financial journalism. Steve was previously the BBC News website economics correspondent covering the financial crisis, and the online producer of the BBC series on the anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy, Aftershock. Steve was also the BBC online Washington correspondent during the Iraq war, the editor of the business news section of the BBC news website, and covered both the Obama election and the UK General Election for BBC News. He was educated at Harvard and Warwick and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economic Journalism at Columbia School of Journalism and BBC Reuters Fellow at Green College Oxford and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

  • 12. Jason Schenker on The Story Not Reported

    16/11/2009 Duración: 36min

    Speaker: Jason Schenker, President& Chief Economist, Prestige Economics Jason Schenker is the President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics, LLC. He is a respected writer, presenter, speaker and media personality on topics including the economy, energy, commodities, foreign exchange and other financial issues. He has authored numerous pieces on these issues and been quoted by the press, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and ABC Nightly News. He has been a frequent attendee of OPEC meetings, and has presented to numerous central banks, universities, and professional groups. Prior to founding Prestige Economics, LLC in 2009, Mr. Schenker worked as Risk Specialist at McKinsey, and an economist at Wachovia bank. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the National Association of Realtors, and Mensa.

  • 11. Kevin Kallaugher Skype Conference

    16/11/2009 Duración: 11min

    Speaker: Kevin 'Kal' Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist of The Economist Kevin Kallaugher also known as Kal, is the chief editorial cartoonist for The Economist weekly and is the former cartoonist of the Baltimore Sun. He was recruited by The Economist in 1978 to become the magazine's first resident cartoonist. His cartoon have appeared on hundreds of Economist covers during the past few decades. Kal has made available a selection of his cartoons on the financial crisis for exhibit at the conference venue. He also will make an appearance as a special guest at the end of the first conference day.

  • 10. Jean Pisany-Ferry on Future of European economics

    16/11/2009 Duración: 14min

    Speaker: Jean Pisany-Ferry, Director, Bruegel Jean Pisani-Ferry was made director of Brussels-based think tank Bruegel in 2005. A French Professor of Economics at Université Paris-Dauphine, he was previously economic advisor at the European Comission (1989-1992), Director of CEPII, the main French research institute in international economics (1992-1997), Senior Advisor to the Minister of France (1997-2000) and Executive President of the French Prime Minister's Council of Economic Analysis (2001-2002). He joins the conference to speak during the session: The New Paradigm of Money.

  • 9. Bernard A. Lietaer on Monetary blind spots and structural solutions

    16/11/2009 Duración: 40min

    Speaker: Bernard A. Lietaer, Research Fellow, University of California Bernard Lietaer is a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources of the University of California at Berkeley. His book on the Future of Money was published in January 2001 and is available online. His professional background afforded him access to five different (and usually mutually exclusive) hands-on experiences with money systems. He developed the first models of global currency management for multinationals. He has consulted developing countries on improving hard currency earnings. He has worked as Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain in Belgium, and has been the head of the planning department at the Central Bank of Belgium. He has also worked as chief currency trader for the Gaia Hedge Funds.

  • 8. Karel Williams on Financial Crisis and Story Telling by Disributive Coalition

    16/11/2009 Duración: 16min

    Speaker: Prof. Karel Williams, Director, Centre for Research on Sociocultural Change, Manchester University and Prof. Ewald Engelen, Professor of Financial Geography, University of Amsterdam Karel Williams is Director of the ESRC funded Centre for Research in Socio Cultural Change and a Professor at Manchester Business School. For the past decade, he has researched the financialization of present day capitalism and more recently worked on the financial crisis. He works in a multi disciplinary team of academics whose recent books include Financialization at Work (2008) and Elites Remembered (2008). The team worked with practitioners on the Alternative Report on Banking Reform which was published in October 2009. Dr. Ewald Engelen is Professor of financial geography at the Amsterdam Metropolitan Institute for Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam. Engelen has published on contemporary capitalism in its many manifestations in a wide range of academic journals and (edited) books. Engelen also is a

  • 7. Robert Teitelman on Why did the coalmine ignore the dead canary

    16/11/2009 Duración: 08min

    Speaker: Robert Teitelman, Editor in Chief, The Deal Robert Teitelman is editor in chief of The Deal LLC. He is responsible for editorial operations of The Deal’s print and electronic products. Mr. Teitelman joined The Deal in December 1998 from Institutional Investor, where he had worked since 1989. Mr. Teitelman also worked as a writer and editor for Forbes and Financial World and is the author of two books, Profits of Science: The American Marriage of Business and Technology and Gene Dreams: Wall Street, Academia and the Rise of Biotechnology, both published by Basic Books. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, with masters degrees in international affairs and journalism from Columbia University.

  • 6. Mark Gilbert on Why did the coalmine ignore the dead canary

    16/11/2009 Duración: 09min

    Speaker: Mark Gilbert, London Bureau Chief, Global Capital Markets Columnist Mark Gilbert is London bureau chief and a columnist on global capital markets for Bloomberg News. He has been with the company since 1991. Mark was born in Liverpool and graduated from Kings College, Cambridge in 1989 with a BA Hons in Philosophy. He was nominated as a finalist in the Commentary category of the U.K. 2006 Business Journalist of the Year awards, and holds a Malcolm Forbes Award for Best Business Story from the Overseas Press Club of America.

  • 5. Dean Starkman on Why did the coalmine ignore the dead canary

    16/11/2009 Duración: 08min

    Speaker: Dean Starkman, Editor 'The Audit', Columbia Journalism Review Dean Starkman is the assistant managing editor and Kingsford Capital Fellow at Columbia Journalism Review. He runs "The Audit", CJR's online business-press section that describes itself as "your guide to the business press as it scrambles to cover a global financial crisis while its own financial basis collapses". Starkman's stories have been published in high-profile newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In July, he wrote a major profile for The Nation on Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson, who last September revealed how the $85 billion U.S. government rescue package of fallen insurance giant American International Group directly benefited Wall Street's investment banks.

  • 2. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen on Financial regulation in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis

    16/11/2009 Duración: 28min

    Speaker: Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of the Party of European Socialists, former Prime Minister of Denmark Former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was elected President of the Party of European Socialists in 2004, succeeding Robin Cook in the post. In his position, Rasmussen coordinates the political vision of the party, ensuring unity, chairing the party presidency and representing the party on a regular basis. As PES President he is also President of the Global Progressive Forum and sits on committee of Transatlantic Dialogue, which fosters cooperation between progressives from the USA and Europe. Rasmussen's influence in politicising the PES can be seen in the party's headline political initiative, New Social Europe. Based on a report written by Rasmussen and former President of the European Commission Jacques Delors, this aims at creating a "fairer, more inclusive, and more dynamic society".

  • 3. Christopher Hughes Introduction on Why did the coalmine ignore the dead canary

    16/11/2009 Duración: 07min

    Speaker: Christopher Hughes, Assistant Editor, Breaking Views

  • 4. Daniel Schechter Introduction on Why did the coalmine ignore the dead canary

    16/11/2009 Duración: 07min

    Speaker: Daniel Schechter, Media Dissector, Mediachannel.org Danny Schechter -- "News Dissector" -- has offered a counter narrative to news and perspectives on global issues, politics and culture since 1970, on radio, TV and the web. Danny edits MediaChannel.org as well as articles, commentaries, polemics, rants and books. Recent publications include: 'Plunder; Investigating our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal." Schechter is putting the final touches to a documentary on the role of news in the financial crisis.