New York Times Correspondent to Discuss Economy

OGDEN, Utah – Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times, will present “What’s Wrong With the American Economy?” Oct. 27 at noon at Weber State University’s Wattis Business Building Smith Lecture Hall Room 206/207.

Admission is free. A reception will follow.

Norris’ presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics and the Ralph Nye Lecture Series.

In addition to serving as the newspaper’s chief financial correspondent, Norris writes a weekly column for its financial section.

The Times hired Norris in 1988 as a financial columnist. He later joined the newspaper’s editorial board.

His journalism career includes stints as a reporter for the College Press Service, a news service for college newspapers; a reporter and editor for The Manchester American, a New Hampshire newspaper he helped to found; a reporter for The Concord Monitor, also in New Hampshire; working at United Press International and later as a business writer and editor for the Associated Press; and as a staff writer and later as stock market editor at Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly, where he also wrote “The Trader” column.

In 1998, the Financial Writers Association of New York cited Norris for outstanding lifetime achievement.

Norris also served as press secretary for Sen. John Durkin (D-N.H.) in 1977 and 1978.

Norris attended the University of California in Irvine. He was a two-term Walter Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, where he received an MBA in 1982. Visit for more news about Weber State University.

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