AJC Business Journalist Tells About Economic Journalism

Michael Kanell, Business and Economics writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Award-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution economics and business writer Michael E. Kanell spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 26, 2019, about economic journalism. Hear a recording of his remarks here.  He discussed how he covers economic trends, how newspaper journalists gather the news, and took questions. The GABB is the state’s leading association of professionals who facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises.

The meeting was sponsored by GABB affiliate Mark Jones of Franchise Systems Advisors. The association meets at the Georgia Association of Realtors conference room at 6065 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328. The GABB meeting is free and open to the public; please register for the meeting at the form below.

Mr. Kanell has been an economics and business writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2001. He has been a business and economics reporter for more than two decades. He has covered a wide range of issues, including the mortgage meltdown, the economic impact of immigration, the loss of American manufacturing jobs, the economics of the opioid crisis and the decrease in American mobility.

During the 1980s, he covered the wars and upheaval in Central America, reporting from the region. As a breaking news reporter, he was a member of two teams that won awards from the New England Press Association.

At the Journal-Constitution, he co-wrote a series in 2011 on the future of Atlanta that received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ award for best use of multimedia. In the past few years, he has appeared on a number of television talk shows, including CNBC, as well as on National Public Radio.

He is also the co-author of “Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About,” a book on the economic performance of U.S. presidents. Before coming to Atlanta, he worked at a number of newspapers in New England and taught journalism at Boston University. Prior to that, he was an associate producer of radio documentaries for National Public Radio.

He also taught history and social studies at a Boston-area high school. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, New York Times and National Catholic Reporter, as well as CFO, CIO and INC. magazines. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in law from Boston University.

The GABB is the state’s largest and oldest association of professionals who specialize in brokering the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. Broker members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process. The professionals of GABB relentlessly pursue professional development so they can provide superior, ethical services for all customers and clients. Affiliate members include bankers, lawyers, appraisers, insurers and other professionals who work closely with brokers to help owners and buyers get to the closing table.

For more information about GABB, please contact GABB President Dean Burnette at 912-247-3209 or dean@b3brokers.com, or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at diane@gabb.org or 404-374-3990.

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