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

By Keith Hayes

Business Journalism: tips on how to file on enterprise and Economics is a easy consultant for newshounds operating in nations relocating to open-market economies, scholars in journalism classes, newshounds altering path from basic information reporting to company and monetary reporting, and bloggers. It additionally explains the variations in strategy required for basic 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 short connection with journalistic perform that covers every thing from tips to meet a cut-off date to getting solutions from corporation or govt officers who might relatively no longer speak. It additionally offers historical past on particular wisdom that newshounds must have to document at the company and the economic climate thoroughly and with perception. that incorporates knowing the key markets and the way they paintings, studying to learn a stability sheet, and getting the tale even if an organization 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 proof as they locate them and comprehend them. between different issues, readers also will research:

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

This booklet covers comprehensively the fundamentals of commercial and fiscal reporting. With its insights and guidance from Hayes and different veteran reporters, it’s a booklet that may stay in your shelf for future years and assist you gather and cement career-enhancing abilities. it is going to additionally assist you hone your craft as you start to jot down extra subtle tales and take jobs of accelerating responsibility.

What you’ll learn

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

Who this booklet is for

Journalism scholars; beginner newshounds; skilled reporters more often than not information who are looking to change to company reporting; and reporters in rising economies the place education possibilities are sparse.

Table of Contents

Establishing sturdy Journalistic Practices 

Writing an efficient company information Article

Writing for the several enterprise information Media

Establishing assets of Information

Enterprise Reporting

Ethics and Change

Making monetary Reporting Relevant

Getting the easiest from Press meetings and Briefings 

Television Reporting Skills 

Reporting on enterprise for Television 

Newswires and their Role

Getting the Pictures

Writing and Reporting for brand new Media


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


SMEs and the Economy 

The significance of a Census 

Current Reporting: the great, The undesirable, and

The Ugly

The professionals Speak

Sample stability Sheet

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But he didn’t, and despite that he changed the face of business reports and thus changed the nature of business reporting. One thing is for certain: he found being a business journalist in the 1800s just as heady and exciting as I find it today. My hat is off to Paul Julius Reuter, and a plague on those faceless bureaucrats who still want to get rid of pigeons in Trafalgar Square! CHAPTERŠ 1 Establishing Good Journalistic Practices Putting Business Reporting into Context Why should anyone want to be a business reporter?

Journalists are not usually closely regulated by law. Unlike medicine and the legal profession, it is possible to practice journalism without being required to follow a compulsory professional code—hence the international concern when the British media were threatened with government regulation following the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking. Here are a few guidelines that the responsible and sensible journalist should always remember. These guidelines are substantively included in voluntary codes in a number of countries with a free press.

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