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Those interested in filling the new roles will need to be data-focused and able to combine reporting skills with policy information analysis, a spokeswoman told the Reynolds Center.
For local publications, community banks are a good source of stories and a way to localise the financial services story playing out on the national and world stage.
While her advice focuses on American processes, the general ideas could be adapted for the UK banking scene.
Story tips include: looking at other areas of a local economy which are suffering and how they may impact on local financial institutions; or investigating banks’ capital levels to predict whether they may be in danger of regulatory action.
More general advice covers what to include in any banking story, from the size of the institution and recent earnings, to capital standings and recent regulatory actions.
Winners of the US-based business journalism awards, the Gerald Loeb Awards, were announced yesterday, with CNBC, the New York Times and Vanity Fair each claiming two awards.
New York Times assistant investigative editor Walt Bogdanich was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, while chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, Andrew Ross Sorkin was awarded a Loeb for his book, ‘Too Big to Fail’.
The awards were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, to honour journalists who contribute to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.
Last week’s Radio 4 In Business programme looked at business newspapers and how some of the world’s best known-brands are struggling to compete with online rivals and in the face of the economic downturn.
Well worth a listen at this link, it includes interview with representatives from the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Bloomberg and Bloomberg Business Week.
Reuters’ business blogger Felix Salmon on the differences between journalism and blogging, and how this affects business reporting:
All too often, I fear, a “formal training in journalism” just means that journalists self-censor the good and funny bits of stories that bloggers naturally latch on to. What’s more, bloggers have a much more natural voice and personality than journalists do. So it’s only natural that bloggers will get more of a “following” than some guy who writes straight-down-the-line stories for the local newspaper.
Then, of course, there’s the very germane fact that many highly successful bloggers didn’t get a formal training in journalism because they were too busy getting a formal training in the thing they’re writing about – business, finance, economics.
Thomson Reuters is planning to launch a series of new web products and overhaul its markets division as part of plans to streamline the company and reach growing audiences of younger, web-savvy readers and smaller business customers.
Among the developments:
An “enterprise platform” offering faster delivery of data to clients and online training and customer service support to smaller customers;
Belinda Luscombe reflects on this week’s announcement that Business Week is up for sale – the latest blow to business journalism.
“Business Week is being crushed by the story it spends so much time covering. The category’s core advertisers – financial services, automotive and business-to-consumer types – have borne the brunt of the recession. And all advertisers now have many more outlets in which to spread their spending. More magazines are covering business, and there are dozens of newer, cheaper digital players on the block,” she writes.
“So while ad pages are plummeting for all magazines, they’re flirting with terminal velocity for business titles.”