ASBPE Publishes Second Book,
Journalism That Matters


ASBPE's new book Journalism That Matters takes a look at how reporting by business-to-business and association publications has brought about major changes in both government and industry. The book presents 17 case histories from a variety of publications--not only trade magazines and tabloids, but also newsletters, association publications, peer-reviewed journals, and publications like PC World that straddle the border between trade and the consumer media.

Examples of some of the case studies:
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration took action on sloppy chemical warnings after investigation by Daily Report for Executives.

  • Transfer Pricing Report helped the U.S. and Canada countries agree on trans-border tax issues.

  • The U.S. Department of Defense admitted to weaknesses in its computer network after a report by Federal Computer Week.

  • Federal agencies stepped up their verification of job applicants after Government Computer News uncovered egregious resume padding by a top Homeland Security IT official.

  • London-based Legal Business exposed problems with one of the country‚Äôs most important courts, causing the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales to reform the Technology & Construction Court.
The case studies are all by editors who are members of, or have had their work recognized by, ASBPE or Trade Association and Business Publications International (TABPI).

You can get more information on the book, including a chapter-by-chapter summary, here.

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