OLD Media Moves

Biz reporter on why New York is so attractive

February 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Ben Fischer, a business reporter for the New York Business Journal, writes about why he joined the online publication from its sister paper, the Washington Business Journal.

Fischer writes, “We’re part of the American City Business Journals chain, which has covered the business communities in more than 40 cities for three decades — but not here until late 2012.

“We are enthusiastic about this expansion. Simply put, opportunities for great journalism are everywhere we look in this city.

“New York’s burgeoning tech scene is chock full of creative, driven entrepreneurs and plenty of risk-taking investors (check out some of my  coverage from Social Media Week).  Advertising and  digital marketing is still white hot, and innovation is thriving in life sciences, biotech and health care. And some things never change:  Real estate is always a lively topic in Manhattan.

“We compete for your attention and limited time with every website in the world, but we don’t see this endeavor as intrinsically competitive. That is to say, our success will not necessarily come by an existing outlet doesn’t have to suffer for us to be successful. In short, the city’s private sector is growing and diversifying so rapidly that we’re eager to dive in and find the great stories on our own.

“In the coming weeks, I’ll be launching a regular Executive Q&A feature. Also, I’ll be soliciting consumer essays aimed at particular sectors, hoping to spur some new ideas to solve real-world user problems.”

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