We talk with Dan Hood of Accounting Today about “fake news” and how it’s impacting trade publications.

A Conversation with Dan Hood from Accounting Today


In this EisnerAmper podcast, we talk with one of the leading journalists currently covering the accounting profession, Dan Hood, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today. Dan tells us about what today’s successful content model looks like, if the perception of “fake news” is impacting professional publications, one of his most interesting interviews, and more.


Dave Plaskow: Hello and welcome to EisnerAmper’s podcast series. We're always interested in the latest trends and developments, as well as any related business and accounting opportunities and challenges. I'm your host, Dave Plaskow. Today we're going to mix it up a little bit. We usually have the thought leaders in accounting and business advisory, but today we're going to talk to one of the foremost accounting journalists out there. We're talking to Dan Hood, the editor-in-chief of Accounting Today. Dan, welcome and thanks for being here. Tell our listeners a little bit about yourself and what Accounting Today is up to.
Dan Hood: Sure. Well, I've been with Accounting Today for 24 years. Started in the mid- to late-1990s. I’ve been editor-in-chief since 2012 and before that I was managing editor. So I've been covering the accounting profession for a good long time. Before that, I worked for the Wall Street Journal European edition. I've been working with financials of some kind or another for almost 30 years. In terms of what Accounting Today is up to right now, basically we're just trying to keep up. There's just so much change going on in the profession and the broader economy as a whole obviously, but just the accounting profession, that's tremendous. There's so much going on in so many different areas of the accounting, which is great for us. It gives us plenty to cover, a lot of exciting things to write about, but it also means that were sort of desperately scrambling at all times to make sure that we're covering everything that you cover because there's so much going on.

David Plaskow is a Marketing Group Senior Manager focusing on research, writing, editing and managing content for both internal and external firm communications.

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