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How Does an Economics Correspondent Do His Job?

Meet Jordan Weissmann, a senior business and economics correspondent at Slate Magazine.

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Episode Notes

For Jordan’s last episode as host, he won’t be asking the questions. Instead, Slate’s June Thomas will be talking to him about how he’s covering the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. They also discuss what it takes to be an economics correspondent, where he gets his story ideas from, and how to read dense papers and legislation. Plus Jordan and June talk about the transition of the show and reminisce over Jordan’s favorite episodes.

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Podcast production by Rosemary Belson.

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Slate interviews Americans about their jobs.

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  • June Thomas is senior managing producer of Slate podcasts.

  • Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.