Bernanke Meets the Press
The Fed chairman is holding the first scheduled press conference in Fed history tomorrow. Will he say anything?
The press conference itself is meant to be the news, helping to soften the bank's battered reputation among the public, more than it is supposed to provide new information to financial markets. So expect a new, more open tone. Just don't expect a lot more openness.
Annie Lowrey, formerly Slate’s Moneybox columnist, is economic policy reporter for the New York Times.
Photograph of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images.