A business journalist honored and inspired by the stories she covers

Yuki Noguchi, a correspondent on NPR’s business news desk, spoke with Tracy Ross and Melanie Davis of WKMS at Murray State University about her career and her work. He is an excerpt: Ross: Do you have a favorite story you’ve done or a story you’re most proud of? Noguchi: “You know, it’s funny, I love the stories like […]

How Reuters reporter Dastin scored his Amazon exclusive

Reuters tech reporter Jeffrey Dastin talked about how he obtained his exclusive report that Amazon.com Inc. had rolled out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. Here is an excerpt: Q: How did you score this exclusive? A: Good stories are often unexpected. I was asking a […]

Li of Fox Business: It’s our job to ask the tough questions

Rita Silvan, editor in chief of Golden Girl Finance, interviewed Fox Business Network correspondent Susan Li about her career. Here is an excerpt: GGF: How did the job at FOX Business Network come about? SL: I was at CNBC and Bloomberg before FOX Business Network. I was covering a lot of global markets and business news. FOX […]

The struggle for gender equality in financial journalism

Rozi Jones of the Financial Reporter in England writes about efforts to make business news content contain as many female sources as male sources. Jones writes, “While we are committed to using the best sources and commentators in the industry – regardless of gender – we don’t receive as many comments from female experts on some […]

How The Virginian-Pilot created a new beat around spending money

Shirley Qiu of Metrics for News writes about how The Virginian-Pilot newspaper used data to develop a new beat on helping readers spend money. Qiu writes, “Jeff Reece, senior editor at The Pilot, put together a team of two business reporters as well as one food writer to start a consumer-focused beat, which would cover things […]

SF Chronicle biz editor Thomas gives advice on getting scoops

The San Francisco chapter of the Public Relations Society of America interviewed San Francisco Chronicle business editor Owen Thomas about his career and journalism. Here is an excerpt: How does working at the Chronicle differ from the other media outlets that you worked for? When I came here, I was more focused on the similarities: […]

What the FT’s outgoing biz editor learned from the crisis

Sarah Gordon, the outgoing business editor at The Financial Times, writes about what she learned in her nearly 20 years at the business newspaper. Gordon writes, “At the FT as elsewhere, we had missed most warning signs. Looking back on what I wrote for the FT’s Lex column in the run-up to the crisis I […]

A typical day for a Biz Journal reporter

UNC-Chapel Hill professor Andy Bechtel interviewed Triad Business Journal reporter Luke Bollinger about his job. Here is an excerpt: Q. Describe your job. What is your typical day like? A. My beat has many facets. Though my official title is “economic development reporter,” my beat includes manufacturing, aviation, tobacco, textiles and furniture. The Triad area is a 12-county […]

Why Trish Regan of Fox Business doesn’t like scripted interviews

Sam Dorman of IJR.com profiled Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan and focused on how she does her job. Dorman writes, “‘Everyone I know who has interviewed with her likes her,’ Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor, who has appeared many times on her show, told IJR. ‘She’s nice and asks good questions but […]

How Bloomberg is increasing gender diversity in its stories

Katie Hawkins-Gaar of Poynter writes about Bloomberg’s efforts to increase women quoted in its stories. Hawkins-Gaar writes, “Laura Zelenko, a senior executive editor at Bloomberg, says Bartenstein’s source tracking is an example of a ‘micro win,’ but stressed that the company is doing even more on a wider scale to increase women’s voices in the news. […]