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DCH_100.jpgFrom MSU Today: Daniel Howes is business columnist and associate business editor of The Detroit News. From 1999 to January 2003, he was based in Germany as The News’ European correspondent and automotive columnist; altogether, he has reported from some 20 countries on three continents. Before heading to Europe, Howes was the paper’s senior automotive writer and an investigative and projects reporter on the newspaper’s business desk.

He came to Detroit in 1993 from The Roanoke Times in Virginia, where he covered business, politics and higher education. Howes is the winner of many journalism awards, including multiple International Wheel Awards for column writing and a four-time winner of Northwestern University’s Medill award for general markets coverage. He is a regular contributor to NewsTalk 760-WJR in Detroit, and appears often on radio and television in the United States and overseas.

A native of Canton, Ohio, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of Wooster and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.

Daniel talks about the troubled automotive industry and Michigan economy. He’s concerned about the lack of a solid energy policy at the federal level. He talks about the state and future of the newspaper business, including the impact of bloggers. And Howes expresses his strong support for MSU’s study abroad program.

We caught up with Daniel at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Hosted by Russ White.

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