Business journalism refers to reporting and writing about businesses and about the economy. It commonly includes other beats such as labor, workplace, technology, personal finance, investment, and consumer reporting, in addition to investigative reporting focusing on these topics. It is also known as financial journalism. Business journalism is important to corporate reputation because what is written about companies often determines how a company is perceived by its outside constituencies, such as customers and potential employees. The rest of this entry provides a review of the early history of business journalism and newspaper financial pages, a discussion about how economic changes have affected business journalism, and an evaluation of the perception of business journalism.

Throughout history, business journalism has had a profound effect on media audiences in ...

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