Business Journalism

Business journalism refers to reporting and writing about businesses and the economy. In addition, it commonly includes other beats such as labor, the workplace, technology, personal finance, investment, and consumer reporting, as well as investigative reporting focusing on these topics. The field is also known as financial journalism, particularly in countries other than the United States. The common theme in this coverage is money—who spends it, who earns it, who makes it, and where it comes from.

As more consumers of journalism become aware of how the economy and the stock market affect their daily lives, they are increasingly turning to business journalism to explain the significance. This entry first discusses the role of business journalism in the United States, then looks at the historical roots ...

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