Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics by Keith Hayes

By Keith Hayes

Business Journalism: the way to record on company and Economics is a simple advisor for newshounds operating in nations relocating to open-market economies, scholars in journalism classes, reporters altering course from common information reporting to enterprise and monetary reporting, and bloggers. It additionally explains the variations in method required for normal journalists to carry company information for textual content, television, or radio.

Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has labored for such organisations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, offers a brief connection with journalistic perform that covers every thing from the best way to meet a cut-off date to getting solutions from corporation or govt officers who may particularly now not speak. It additionally presents history on particular wisdom that reporters must have to document at the company and the economic climate competently and with perception. that incorporates realizing the main markets and the way they paintings, studying to learn a stability sheet, and getting the tale even if a firm or govt units up roadblocks.

As Hayes demonstrates, powerful reporters are tale tellers who have to inform the tale good whereas ensuring they're delivering the evidence as they locate them and comprehend them. between different issues, readers also will examine:

  • How to jot down a company information tale
  • How to file enterprise information on tv
  • How to record in a globalized enterprise world
  • How to get usable info from press meetings and briefings
  • The fundamentals of macroeconomics, the monetary markets, and company-specific monetary facts
  • How to dig for proof and get the tale

This publication covers comprehensively the fundamentals of commercial and fiscal reporting. With its insights and advice from Hayes and different veteran newshounds, it’s a publication that might stay in your shelf for future years and assist you collect and cement career-enhancing talents. it is going to additionally assist you hone your craft as you start to write down extra refined tales and take jobs of accelerating responsibility.

What you’ll learn

  • Good simple journalistic perform
  • How to jot down an efficient company information article
  • Reporting enterprise for tv
  • Basics of financial reporting and the significance of the census
  • Understanding monetary markets and privatization
  • Reading and reading corporation debts

Who this ebook is for

Journalism scholars; amateur newshounds; skilled newshounds in most cases information who are looking to change to enterprise reporting; and newshounds in rising economies the place education possibilities are sparse.

Table of Contents

Establishing strong Journalistic Practices 

Writing a good company information Article

Writing for the several company information Media

Establishing assets of Information

Enterprise Reporting

Ethics and Change

Making financial Reporting Relevant

Getting the simplest from Press meetings and Briefings 

Television Reporting Skills 

Reporting on company for Television 

Newswires and their Role

Getting the Pictures

Writing and Reporting for brand new Media

Macroeconomics

Globalization and Comparisons with Neighboring Economies 

Stock and Bond Markets 

Markets for Commodities and unique monetary Products 

Investigating corporation money owed and Assessing the Board

Privatization

SMEs and the Economy 

The value of a Census 

Current Reporting: the nice, The undesirable, and

The Ugly

The professionals Speak

Sample stability Sheet

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Despite these developments in delivery technologies, business journalism is not going away. Quite the contrary: business media are very important to the operation of stock markets. When companies are publicly owned—that is, when shares are held outside the company—legislation demands full and open disclosure of information. Business agencies such as Dow Jones and Reuters are extremely important to this disclosure, and both the stock markets and individual companies work closely with them to ensure that information is released at exactly the same time to avoid any charges of concealment.

Quite the contrary: business media are very important to the operation of stock markets. When companies are publicly owned—that is, when shares are held outside the company—legislation demands full and open disclosure of information. Business agencies such as Dow Jones and Reuters are extremely important to this disclosure, and both the stock markets and individual companies work closely with them to ensure that information is released at exactly the same time to avoid any charges of concealment.

So readers must forgive the clash of culture (as well as spelling) here. The main lesson to be learned from this is that a good news story has conflict, and this is as good a journalistic conflict as they get! The Basic Skills of the Business Journalist The practice of good basic journalism is of huge importance to the business journalist. In undertaking the role of a business reporter, it is wise to live by the code of basic skills employed in every major newsroom in the world. These skills, though not always directly related to the writing process, will make you a better journalist and ensure that your stories have maximum impact.

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