Soo Doh Nim writes for an international news service and is based in New Jersey. He also writes a blog called “The Hack Squad: Journalism, deadlines and writer’s block.”
This is a snippet of a posting from Monday, with bolded emphasis added by me:
“Good local, national and international news reporting should be about the people. So should good business reporting. But not everyone believes that. Well, like big Bob Dylan said, ‘you do what you must do, and you do it well.'”
“I’m trying and it’s working. But I want to rediscover the people who make journalism worth writing in the first place.”
I couldn’t agree more. Often, business journalists forget that it’s the people involved in the story that they’re writing that makes it so interesting. We often focus too much on the numbers.