James Flanigan, whose twice-weekly column was a mainstay of enterprise protection at The Instances for some 20 years, died Aug. 19 after a quick sickness at 85, reviews Instances enterprise columnist Michael Hiltzik.
Hiltzik reviews, “From the mid-Nineteen Sixties — when he was lured west from a high-level modifying job at Forbes to strengthen The Instances’ enterprise and monetary protection — till 2005, Flanigan guided Instances readers by a interval of dizzying adjustments in enterprise, market booms and crashes, bubbles and bursts, scandals and triumphs.
“‘He turned an instantaneous star in Los Angeles for each his investigative reporting and his highly effective writing,’ recalled Paul E. Steiger, the previous Instances enterprise editor who recruited Flanigan and later served as managing editor of the Wall Road Journal and, till 2020, govt chairman of ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism group, which he helped present in 2008.
“Steiger known as Flanigan ‘an unbelievable expertise. His was one of many best mixtures of reporting perception, human empathy, and writing aptitude that I ever encountered in enterprise and financial journalism.’”
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