This summer the Associated Press began deploying computers rather than people to write quarterly corporate earnings stories. This robotic journalism is consistently competent. Even though skillful human reporters can still produce better work, the bots have a compelling advantage: they’re exceptionally fast. They can transform news releases into news without even the minimal time lag […]
Welcome to the business beat. If you are new to business reporting – relax. Mark W. Tatge, an author, professor and investigative reporter who spent three decades as a journalist, is here to walk you through the basics.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is establishing what will be the only university-based business newsroom in the country producing daily business and economic coverage for regional and national media outlets. The student business newsroom will open in January and is being funded through a $1 million grant […]
I received a warm welcome to Phoenix when I joined the Reynolds Center as its new director earlier this month — a very warm welcome. Two weeks after my arrival, the temperature soared to 114F. I got used to hearing the announcers at KJZZ public radio calmly telling the audience that the evening’s low would […]
Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale: • The Good are ones that practice serious, aggressive journalism, value business news, encourage constant learning by journalists and believe their readers are smart people. At one time, these were called “destination newspapers.” • The Bad are those with […]
Poke behind the winners of most major investigative awards including the Pulitzer Prizes, and you’ll usually find a database. Yet number phobia has kept many of us from fully exploiting databases as a tool in our reporting skill set.
We’ve all become business reporters as the economy affects every beat from the arts to City Hall to sports. With consumers’ increased interest in where money comes from, where it goes, and how it’s spent, there’s a business angle to be found in every industry.
The Dow Jones News Fund will train and send 85 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as business reporters, digital journalists, news and sports copy editors in paid internships at 54 of the nation’s leading news organizations. A FULL LIST of the interns, their universities and news organizations with their training programs and Twitter […]
A $49 billion cable television merger is a pretty big headline, and one that’ll keep audiences talking for days if not weeks, especially when it concerns a product that’s in pretty much every household’s living room. As reported Sunday, AT&T wants to buy satellite television provider Direct TV in a $95-a-share merger that will affect […]
Micheline Maynard, a former New York Times senior business correspondent, will be the new director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Maynard will lead business journalism training efforts for the Reynolds Center, the world’s premier provider of ongoing training […]