Barbara Rose,  journalist, writer, editor

Delivers news and information, ideas and stories to help editors engage the people they want to reach. Clients include consumer and trade media, institutions and non-profits.

Some examples:

Investigated poverty in affluent suburbs for yearlong Poverty Project at Elmhurst College, a private four-year college west of Chicago. Produced 4,000-word package for Summer 2010 issue of Prospect magazine. Lectured journalism students. Organized and moderated panel for public forum series.

Produced cover stories for January 2010 and April 2010 issues of the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal.

Reported “Day in the Life” feature about financial coach for web and print outreach by nonprofit Center for Economic Progress.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Reporter, columnist for top-10 newspaper  (more than 500,000 average daily readers)

Featured business writer with weekly column (2000-2008). Covered labor and employment issues (2005-2008) and technology businesses, entrepreneurs and venture capital (2000-2005). Won 2006 Tribune Beck Award for outstanding overall performance.

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS, Columnist, editor, reporter for business weekly aimed at executives and professionals

Delivered exclusives about deals and personalities in weekly tech column (1999-2000). As deputy executive editor, helped direct 12-person reporting team (1997-1999). As assistant managing editor, assigned and edited news and features with focus on special sections and projects (1995-1997). As financial reporter, won awards covering banking consolidation (1990 – 1994).

FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, Commercial real estate reporter for regional daily newspaper

Developed award-winning series on land flipping; kept readers ahead of the news in competitive Dallas-Ft. Worth market during the S&L industry crisis (1988-1990).

ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, Local government and business reporter for statewide daily newspaper

Chosen for key reporting roles in high-profile events (Papal visit, state gubernatorial election and trade missions to Asia and Midwest). Series about hidden homeless in affluent suburb sparked local government reform (1982-1988).


Society of Professional Journalists Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism,
2000, 1993
American Society of Business Press Editors, First Place News, 1992
Chicago Tribune Beck Award, Outstanding Professional Performance, 2006


Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Penn.; Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude with honors in English literature, William Bucknell Prize for Women

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.; Herbert J. Davenport fellow, business and economics reporting

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.; Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow