Why I became a business journalist
Dave Ghose, the editor of Columbus CEO magazine, writes about how he fell in love with business journalism.
Ghose writes, “When I entered college back in the early 1990s, I planned to get a degree in economics and then strike it rich in finance, consulting or some other abstract field I really didn’t understand.
“Those plans, however, were altered when I took introduction to microeconomics during my sophomore year. My professor required all of his students to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. He wanted us to understand how his lessons applied to the newsworthy actions of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury and Wall Street investment banks, among other institutions. I did OK, earning a B. But if my professor graded us on our Journal reading habits alone, I’d have been an A+ student.
“It turned out I loved business journalism even more than business itself. Whether taking place on Wall Street or Main Street, fascinating entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovative executives are taking chances, chasing dreams and changing how we live. Eventually, I realized I wasn’t cut out to join their ranks. But I was eager to tell their stories.”
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