The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Reporting

A CCI Executive Briefing

 About the Program

The Watchdog that Didn't BarkDean Starkman will discuss his new book, The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Reporting  (January, 2014). He’ll answer: Why did mainstream journalists miss the looming financial crisis, while some outside the mainstream got it? What does the business press’s failure to alert the public say about its financial acumen and investigative abilities? Hear his analysis of the problem and his recommendations of how financial journalism can regain its status as the public watchdog.

The author will be available for book signings. It can be purchased from the Columbia University Press and Amazon.

Program video here.

About the Author

Dean StarkmanDean Starkman is an editor and Kingford Capital Fellow of the Columbia Journalism Review.  A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers, he was part of an investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the Providence Journal. He is also a co-editor of The Best Business Writing anthology series and contributes to GoLocal Prov. He is working as a fellow for the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute in New York and also holds a fellowship at the Center for Media and Communications at the Central European University, Budapest.


The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting U.S. corporations and capital markets.  Our concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation. Learn more at

 Registration Information

Complimentary pre-registration required. Seating is limited.  To register, please complete this registration form and email it to or call 973-270-0038.


April 24, 2014
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmThe Watchdog that Didn't Bark