Writing about Business: The New Columbia Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics and Business Journalism

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Terri Thompson
Columbia University Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 422 pages
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Drawing upon the experience of forty of the nation's finest journalists, this book is a complete guide to reporting on business and economics. It begins by demystifying basic concepts of macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial markets, and international economics and trade. Next, it provides practical tips, from how to use statistics to understanding what the government has in its files. Finally the book suggests investigative techniques for covering specific beats, including personal finance, health care, the environment, labor and workplace issues, media and entertainment businesses, technology, small businesses, and not-for-profit institutions.

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About the author (2001)

Terri Thompson became director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in June 1993. In her twenty years as a business journalist, she has worked for Business Week, U. S. News & World Report, Institutional Investor,and Lear's,among others. She is a former president of the New York Financial Writers' Association and the author of Biz Kids' Guide to Success: Money-Making Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs.

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