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Christie Smythe

As seen in: Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, SFGate, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Seattle Times and 137 more
Covers:  business disputes, insider trading, money laundering, misadventures of the wealthy and powerful, consumer litigation, securities fraud
Doesn't Cover: I don't bite on mass story pitches but I do like data, reports and connecting with experts. Feel free to contact me with those things.

Legal journalist @business. Also working on a book about Martin Shkreli. Knight-Bagehot alum @columbiajourn. Lover of civil discourse. Views are mine.

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I'm a legal journalist for Bloomberg News living and working in New York City. I mostly cover cases having to do with business and finance, although I sometimes write about terrorism, crime and legal disputes involving social issues. I work out of courthouses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Love this quote by Amelia Earhart. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
RT @BV: That is a pretty small fine for such a big fraud: - Martin Shkreli had to forfeit $7.4 million for what a judge f…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the business section at the Cape Cod Times. Cape Cod, especially in winter, is a strange but fun place to be in one's early 20s.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Once or twice as a kid for fun. In my writer-heavy Brooklyn neighborhood, I see them sometimes at the flea market. Always so expensive!

How is social media changing news?

Social media impact on news is the same as the impact of pouring gasoline on a small camp fire. It explodes then burns out fast.


Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Best in Business

2008 - business journalism
Won along with other team members for coverage of the meltdown of a mortgage lender, First Magnus, which was a precursor to approaching financial crisis.