SCM Colloquium Series: The “Indentured” Athlete: A Discussion with Joe Nocera on the NCAA.
Joe Nocera will discuss his upcoming book “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.” Mr. Nocera is an Op-Ed columnist. Before joining The Opinion Pages in April 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his work at The Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
Before joining The Times in 2005, Mr. Nocera spent 10 years at Fortune Magazine, where he held a variety of positions, including contributing writer, editor-at-large and executive editor. His last position at Fortune was editorial director. He was the Profit Motive columnist at GQ until May 1995, and he wrote the same column for Esquire from 1988 until 1990. In the 1980's, he served as a contributing editor at Newsweek, as executive editor of New England Monthly and as senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 1978 until 1980, he was an editor at The Washington Monthly.
Mr. Nocera's column ranges widely over the world of business and finance, with a particular focus on the intersection of business and public policy. Slate magazine wrote that his Talking Business column, which ran in The Times for six years, "demystifies the world of business with original thinking, brainy reporting and the ability to see around corners."
Mr. Nocera has won three Gerald Loeb awards, including the 2008 award for commentary, and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. A 2007 Pulitzer finalist, he is the author of three books. "A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class," (Touchstone, 1995) won the New York Public Library's 1995 Helen Bernstein Award as the best non-fiction book of the year. He has also written “Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind The Scenes With The Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything In Between)” (Portfolio, 2008), and, most recently, "All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (Portfolio 2010), which he co-authored with Bethany McLean. Register here.