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By Keith Hayes

Business Journalism: how you can record on enterprise and Economics is a simple advisor for newshounds operating in international locations relocating to open-market economies, scholars in journalism classes, reporters altering course from basic information reporting to company and monetary reporting, and bloggers. It additionally explains the diversities in process required for normal journalists to bring enterprise information for textual content, television, or radio.

Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has labored for such companies as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, offers a brief connection with journalistic perform that covers every thing from tips on how to meet a closing date to getting solutions from corporation or govt officers who may particularly now not speak. It additionally offers heritage on particular wisdom that newshounds must have to file at the company and the economic system safely and with perception. that comes with realizing the key markets and the way they paintings, studying to learn a stability sheet, and getting the tale even if an organization or executive units up roadblocks.

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

  • How to write down a company information tale
  • How to document company information on tv
  • How to file in a globalized company world
  • How to get usable details 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 ebook covers comprehensively the fundamentals of commercial and financial reporting. With its insights and assistance from Hayes and different veteran reporters, it’s a ebook that would stay in your shelf for future years and assist you gather and cement career-enhancing talents. it's going to additionally assist you hone your craft as you start to jot down extra subtle tales and take jobs of accelerating responsibility.

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Accounting for Political Beliefs It is not unusual to find that business and industry take steps to support a political party, through either donations or some other active support. It is not unjust for such donations to be made because the business believes that one party or another, if elected, will deliver an economic- or business-friendly environment suitable for it to trade and prosper. No journalist should worry about a company’s political leaning unless he or she believes that the owner, or the business, or indeed that particular business sector, has been compromised by it.

Well, a business journalist is like any other journalist really. He or she has to get information by asking, digging for, and analyzing information. Is this tough? Yes, but surely that is the very essence of journalism, the very reason most reporters choose this profession, the root of the challenge of being a journalist. Getting information is not simple, and I would not suggest to budding business reporters that it is. This chapter will show you just how challenging—and rewarding—your job as a business journalist can be.

This particular court case was five years and one day after the start of the moratorium, which the bright young lawyer had discovered was now lapsed because the cabinet in Ottawa had forgotten to renew it. It was a great story and an exclusive one to me. It of course had all sorts of repercussions for government, for the legal system, and for that matter was a wake-up call to hardened criminals who now faced death by hanging if the murderers in this case were found guilty. In the event, the Prime Minister called a cabinet meeting very quickly and extended the moratorium.

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