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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Hot off the press from the U.S. Census Bureau, two new reports chronicle the aging of the United States’ population, a trend that can springboard stories on myriad business beats from health care to casinos. The number of people over age 65 is expected to more than double by 2050, to 83.7 million from around [...]
If you stop by BusinessJournalism.org regularly, you know that I enjoy finding new (and sometimes unusual) resources for journalists. Digging into LinkedIn, finding company tutorials on Slideshare. Finding insight on local economies by browsing Indeed or thinking about a new way to cover corporations while listening to TED Talks Social Good Playlist. Anywhere people [...]