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Mina Kimes, a writer at Fortune, was interviewed by Aaron Lammer in a podcast about her career in business journalism.
Among Kimes’ comments in the podcast:
“I don’t know if I thought anything about business journalism. In high school, I was reading arts and music journalism.”
“It would be great if somewhere we could convince young people to pay more attention” to business journalism.
“I started reading The Journal on a regular basis…Gradually I acquired a working knowledge of how finance works.”
“A lot of editors encouraged me to be honest about my knowledge going into an interview.”
Listen to the interview here.
In 2009, she received the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter award from the New York Press Club for her story, “The End of Oil.”
Before joining Fortune in August 2008, Kimes was a reporter at Fortune Small Business. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where she studied English.