Charles Crumpley

Charles Crumpley, publisher, editor and columnist at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his career in journalism, as well as being a Fulbright Scholar.

Charles is a very interesting person and shares some wonderful stories about his time being a journalist in Japan. We’ll also learn about Charles’ incredible history in journalism, and the journey that brought him to being publisher, editor and columnist at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Charles shares his views on the future of the traditional newspaper in print, digital news, and what, ideally, he would love to see happen, if he had a ‘magic wand’.

Tune in for a fascinating interview!

About Charles Crumpley:

Charles weighs in each week with his opinion – his “Comment” – about local business. While he pats the heads of those who make prescient or brave decisions, he’s not afraid to kick the shins of businesses that make dunderheaded moves or governments that interfere with free markets. It can be newsy, it can be opinionated, or it can be funny, but the Comment column is always about business in Los Angeles County.

Charles Crumpley has been a reporter, writer or editor for 30 years, mostly with daily newspapers. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and worked for years for the Kansas City Star, mainly as a senior financial writer. He was the editor of the business news section for two daily newspapers, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won four national journalism awards and studied Japanese banking and business practices in Tokyo as a senior Fulbright scholar. He has been editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal since January 2006.

The History of the Fulbright Program (from Wikipedia):

In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright proposed a bill to use the proceeds from selling surplus U.S. government war property to fund international exchange between the U.S. and other countries. With the crucial timing of the aftermath of the Second World War and with the pressing establishment of the United Nations, the Fulbright Program was an attempt to promote peace and understanding through educational exchange. The bill devised a plan to forgo the debts foreign countries amassed during the war and in return for funding an international educational program. It was through the belief that this program would be an essential vehicle to promote peace and mutual understanding between individuals, institutions and future leaders wherever they may be.

On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program in what became the largest education exchange program in history.

Since it began, the program has operated on a bi-national basis; each country active in the Fulbright Program has entered into an agreement with the U.S. government. The first countries to sign agreements were China in 1947 and Burma, the Philippines, and Greece in 1948.

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