Wednesday, November 30, 2005

(Psst! Wanna Cover Business?)

OK, you might not want to admit it in front of the class, but if you’ve got a secret jones to be a business reporter, you could go places. Really. I’m serious. Punch “business reporter” into journalismjobs.com and see what I mean.

There’s even a support group for odd ducks like you who don't twitch at the sight of numerals, who fairly tingle at the thought of poking though a corporate exec's compensation package or thumbing through a charity's tax return.

And there's no end to the help you can find on this beat.

Here’s a great interview with a national business reporter who's made a career of asking the stupidest questions he can think of about the economy. “What’s a stock?”

Face it, most of us are fairly clueless about the economy, so if you've got a yen to explain stuff that people really don't understand, think business journalism.

Seriously.

2 comments:

Chris Roush said...

There is also a blog about business journalism called Talking Biz News. It's available at http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/.

Say hellow to Jerry Brown for me.

Swibold said...

Thanks. I'll pass on your regards.