Press & Policymaker Coverage

Joshua T. White

Assistant Professor of Finance

Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Dean's Faculty Fellow

Link: Full list of media coverage

Select Broadcast Interviews

  1. Television

  • CGTN America: Tech turmoil, The Heat, 11/29/22 [Video]

  • CNBC: Musk offers to proceed with original bid for Twitter, Capital Connections, 10/4/22 [Video]

  • CNBC: Musk addresses Twitter staff, Capital Connections, 6/17/22 [Video]

  • NewsChannel 5: Cryptocurrencies and digital assets regulation, MorningLine, 6/13/22 [Video]

  • CNBC: Musk seeking extra financing to fund $44 billion Twitter deal, Capital Connections, 5/26/22 [Video]

  • CNBC: Can Twitter find a white knight to fend off Elon Musk?, Capital Connections, 4/19/22 [Video]

  • NewsChannel 5: What are non fungible tokens or NFTs?, MorningLine, 2/22/22 [Video]

  • CNBC: Meme stocks continue to gather momentum, Capital Connections, 8/9/21 [Video]


  1. Radio

  • Bloomberg Radio: How will Elon Musk finance the acquisition of Twitter, Balance of Power, 10/5/22 [Audio]

  • Así Amaneció: What do Elon Musk and Twitter mean for financial markets, Ecuador, 5/16/22

  • W Radio: Elon Musk is going to transform Twitter according to his vision, La W Radio-Colombia, 4/26/22 [Audio]

  • Texas Public Radio: Rackspace tries to stem stock woes with $75M buyback, Texas Public Radio, 3/7/22 [Audio]

  • Wisconsin Public Radio: Why non-fungible tokens are gaining popularity, Central Time, 1/12/22 [Audio]

Select Commentary and Quotations by Journalists

  1. Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance

  • MarketWatch: Elon Musk’s battle with Apple puts Twitter at greater risk, 11/29/22

  • Yahoo Finance: When will the Big Tech layoffs come to an end?, 11/22/22

  • Washington Post: Amazon starts widespread layoffs in its corporate ranks, 11/15/22

  • Washington Post: Meta expected to lay off thousands in broader tech slowdown, 11/7/22

  • Washington Post: Elon Musk's Twitter layoffs, explained, 11/4/22

  • Reuters: Investors who stuck it out for Musk's Twitter deal set to reap rewards, 10/28/22

  • Fox Business: Elon Musk taking Twitter private: What to know, 10/28/22

  • Law360: Buyback tax could hit SPACs with higher costs, 10/12/22

  • Reuters: Musk's Twitter bid heads for case study immortalization, 10/9/22

  • New York Times: Elon Musk’s renewed Twitter bid puts pressure on Wall St. banks backing him, 10/5/22

  • CNN: In major reversal, Elon Musk again proposes buying the Twitter at full price, 10/4/22

  • MarketWatch: Twitter stood up to Elon Musk and won, but will it feel like a win once he owns it?, 10/4/22

  • Risk.net: Industry warns SEC bond disclosure plan may backfire, 6/20/22

  • Reuters: U.S. SEC looking into Musk's Twitter stake purchase, 5/27/22

  • Reuters: Chipmaker Broadcom to buy VMware in $61 bln deal, 5/26/22

  • CNN: Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold, 5/13/22

  • Reuters: Musk says he has secured $46.5 bln in funding for Twitter bid, 4/21/22

  • BBC News: Twitter's board readies against hostile takeover, 4/15/22

  • CNBC: Rivian customers who pre-ordered electric SUVs and trucks made millions from IPO pop, 11/10/21

  • New York Times: Robinhood’s shares fall in public trading debut, 7/29/21

  • Bloomberg News: The four biggest ways that Robinhood changed investing, 7/29/21

  • Bloomberg News: Robinhood banks on its traders’ allegiance in IPO like no other, 7/28/21


  1. Retail Investors and Meme Stocks

    • The Verge: Welcome to the stonk market: Is finance just another meme? The Verge, 11/1/21

    • Business Insider: Penny stock trading volume hits record $548 billion as retail investors pour into market, 10/4/21

    • Quartz: The new wave of retail traders is younger, less white, and less male, 3/24/21

    • ABC News: GameStop timeline: A closer look at the saga that upended Wall Street, ABC News, 2/5/21

    • CNN: GameStop stock is plummeting but the Reddit rebellion is just beginning, CNN, 2/2/21

    • ABC News: Silver surges, AMC ticks up, GameStop falls as retail investors shake up markets, 2/1/21

    • MarketWatch: Two young Robinhood traders surf the GameStop wave—but not without some regrets, 2/1/21

    • Quartz: The GameStop trade needed short-sellers to work—and so do markets, 1/29/21


  1. Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech

    • The National Desk: Congress rushes to investigate, regulate cryptocurrency after collapse of FTX, 12/1/22

    • TIME: Stablecoins might be the first cryptocurrency to get regulated in the U.S., 4/11/22

    • ABC News: Not just for artwork, NFTs are being used by political candidates to raise money, 1/26/22

    • CQ Roll Call: Nonfungible tokens the new fad for campaign fundraising, 1/4/22

    • The Motley Fool: Crypto and investment scams skyrocket in 2020 and 2021, 7/7/21

    • CQ Roll Call: Digital art frenzy raises questions for tax, law enforcement, 4/13/21

    • Quartz: FBI thinks Long Island Iced Tea’s infamous pivot to blockchain was sweetened by insider trading, 7/25/19

    • Tennessean: Nashville real estate snatched up by cryptocurrency & crowdfunded ventures, 8/1/18

    • Quartz: Crypto traders may not care about market manipulation, but governments do, 4/27/18

Media Citations of Research

  1. Media: Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Law, ABC News, Huffington Post, Quartz, AP News, Business Wire, MarketWatch, CQ Roll Call, The Industry Spread, Better Markets, Research News @ Vanderbilt, Minnesota Reformer, Advisor’s Edge, Investment Executive, Financial Advisor Magazine

  2. Legal Blogs: MoFo Jumpstarter Blog, Cadwalader Cabinet, The Startup Blog, The Corporate Counsel Blog, Semler Brossy Advisors’ Blog, TheCorporateCounsel.net, PubCo @ Cooley, Exiger, OTC Markets Blog, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Yale Law School Journal on Regulation Blog

Policymaker Citations of Research

  1. Speech or Testimony: SEC Chair M.J. White (speech), SEC Comm. C. Crenshaw (speech), SEC Comm. M. Piwowar (speech), SEC Comm. D. Gallagher (speech), SEC Comm. K. Stein (speech), SEC Comm. L. Aguilar (speech), SEC Investor Advocate R. Fleming (speech & report), SEC Chief Accountant W. Bricker (speech), SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, FTC Comm. Phillips (speech), A. Green (testimony to Congress), T. Gellasch (testimony to Congress), Massachusetts Chief Securities Regulator, G-20Y Summit Global Financial Industry Committee, GAO (report to Congress)

  2. Rulemaking Activity: SEC Proposed and Final Rule on Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information (Rule 15c2-11), Joint Proposed and Final Rulemaking by Federal Reserve / OCC / FDIC / FHFA / SEC / HUD on Credit Risk Retention (Dodd-Frank Section 941), SEC Proposed and Final Rulemaking on Accelerated Filer and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions (Rule 12b-2), North American Securities Administrators Association