Dean Starkman previously covered Wall Street for the Los Angeles Times; he left in 2016. An award-winning journalist and media critic, he is the author of 2014’s “The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism,” an analysis of business-press failures prior to the 2008 financial crisis. Starkman most recently ran the Columbia Journalism Review’s business section, “The Audit,” and was also an Investigative Fund fellow at the Nation Institute. He has been lead editor of “The Best Business Writing” series. His work has also appeared in the New Republic, the Nation, Mother Jones and Washington Monthly, among other publications. An investigative reporter for more than two decades, Starkman covered white-collar crime and real estate for the Wall Street Journal and helped lead the Providence Journal’s investigative team to a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.