Articles about "Business Journalism"


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Why it’s time to stop romanticizing & begin measuring investigative journalism’s impact

Charles Lewis, one of the luminaries of nonprofit investigative journalism, sees a culture clash brewing as the sector continues to grow, covering what shrinking legacy media may miss and, more recently, innovating with powerful reporting techniques.

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How to navigate the challenges of sustaining a startup news site

It seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up, a chance for a young online startup to pounce on a news niche that has proven popular across the country but was virtually abandoned by one city’s legacy media.

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How Bloomberg’s photographers covered a tough year for business

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Photographing newsmakers can be a straightforward assignment, but photographers shooting business stories often face far more ambient instructions: Illustrate Facebook's IPO, for instance, or Apple's introduction of the iPhone 4s in China, all the while adhering to the tenets of photojournalism. Bloomberg's year-end collection of its best photos include many attempts by photographers to thread that needle.

Scott Eells shot his photograph of a person under an umbrella passing by the corner of Wall and Broad streets in New York on May 9, when stocks had fallen sharply and Greece's political troubles were threatening to drag on many country's economies. (more...)
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5 things journalists should know about Quartz, Atlantic Media’s business news startup

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Atlantic Media is about to launch its much-buzzed-about global business news product called Quartz, as soon as this week or next.

It's another digital news startup that gets a lot of pre-launch attention for its intention to do things differently -- which makes it not only interesting but also a sort of lab experiment whose successes or failures will bear lessons for other news organizations.

Quartz is staffing up with "veterans from top media organizations around the world," including Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney, Senior Editor Zach Seward from The Wall Street Journal and Global News Editor Gideon Lichfield from The Economist. Others come from backgrounds at Gawker, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy, GOOD magazine and France 24. (We wrote earlier about Atlantic Media's hiring philosophy.)

Altogether Quartz will have a team of about 25 working mostly from the main office in New York City's SoHo neighborhood (also home to Gawker). It will have some reporters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and plans to open offices in Europe and Asia.

Here are a handful of things worth knowing and watching as Quartz launches. (more...)
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How startup sites can take advantage of emerging revenue streams

As journalism entities move beyond ads in pursuit of new revenue streams, events have proven a popular target. People who won’t pay $15 for a digital subscription, the theory goes, may pay $20 instead for wine, cheese and a panel … Read more

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How journalists can develop business, entrepreneurial skills in the newsroom

Believe it or not, there are ways to make money in journalism. One of them is by crossing from the editorial to the business side of the industry.

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Salmon: Journalists shouldn’t be blamed for failing to expose banks before financial crisis

“There’s a reason why the journalism comes out after, you know, the 2000 stock market crash, after the 2008 financial crisis — because at that point we want someone to blame. If you do the journalism beforehand, nobody cares. … It’s only when you’ve got something meaty, and you have a narrative with the rise and fall of this thing that it suddenly becomes a story.”

Felix Salmon, Reuters business writer

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How to take a global approach to any local beat

Whether you’re covering agriculture, education, business or environmental issues, there’s a global component to your beat. Journalists increasingly need to understand the big picture to cover their communities.

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NYT publishes Chinese translation of story about workers who make Apple products

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The New York Times has published a Chinese translation of its story about worker conditions inside the Chinese factories that make Apple products. "The goal was twofold: to share the content of the article with readers in China, and to solicit Chinese comments for translation into English that might prove illuminating for readers of the English-language article on NYTimes.com." Now the Times has published some of those comments, which were posted to the Chinese website that published the translation and to Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter. The Times also is hosting a chat on its Facebook page Thursday with Charles Duhigg, one of the reporters on the series. || Related: Apple worshipper travels to China to talk to the workers who make iPhones and iPads (This American Life)
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“The Reuters report highlights a third reason the full truth of [Mitt] Romney’s job record at Bain has been hard for reporters to get at: it’s a political story that requires financial reporting expertise. From a scan of bylines, it appears that most, but not all, outlets that have financial expertise don’t tend to put those reporters on the Bain story — perhaps it might compromise their reporters’ relationships with sources in that world. Reuters did it anyway.”

Keach Hagey on why it's so difficult for journalists to report on Romney's record at Bain

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