Business news is the type of journalism that tracks, records and analyzes the commercial and economic activities and changes that take place in societies. It includes everything from personal finance news to the latest public interest stories concerning large businesses. The news can be published in many different forms including print, radio, television and the internet. While some worry that not enough is being done to train business journalists, it remains one of the most popular and prominent news genres today.
Business activities can be broadly categorized into three dimensions: Customer groups, customer functions and alternative technologies. Each of these dimensions has its own unique set of challenges and opportunities, which is why it is crucial to understand the nuances of each before jumping in. For example, if you are a entrepreneur looking to start a new company in the telecommunications industry, you will need to familiarize yourself with a wide variety of topics including telehealth and mobile solutions, customer segments and trends, and competitive positioning.
In order for an activity to be considered business, it must involve profit-making. It is also important that the business is conducted on a consistent basis, with no interruptions. For example, a person who sells furniture once a year to a friend will not be classified as conducting business. To be considered as a business, the furniture must be sold to the general public for profit.
As the founder of a startup, Eric is passionate about helping small businesses find success and thrive. He runs all editorial content operations at Business News Daily and has over 15 years of experience managing digital content teams in both the traditional media world and startup ecosystems. His executive management work has spanned global and business news, philanthropic social impact campaigns and brand-building content. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
The history of business journalism dates back to the 1500s, when small business owners would share trade information with each other. In the 1700s, newspapers began to publish a dedicated section for business news. This was followed by the first ‘price currents’ in 1795, where details of commodities being traded were listed. The first daily newspaper in the US to include a business news section was the New York Herald, which started publishing a business news section in 1835.
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