The Social Studies Curriculum
Purposes, Problems, and PossibilitieseBook - 2006
Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations asReuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference tojournalistic practice that covers everything from how to meet a deadline togetting answers from company or government officials who would rather not talk.It also provides background on specific knowledge that journalists should haveto report on the business and the economy accurately and with insight. Thatincludes understanding the major markets and how they work, learning to read abalance sheet, and getting the story even when a company or government sets uproadblocks.
As Hayes demonstrates, effective journalists are story tellers who need to tellthe story well while making certain they are providing the facts as they findthem and understand them. Among other things, readers will also learn: How to write a business news story How to report business news on television How to report in a globalized business world How to get usable information from press conferences and briefings The basics of macroeconomics, the financial markets, and company-specific financial data How to dig for facts and get the story
This book covers comprehensively the basics of business andeconomic reporting. With its insights and tips from Hayes and other veteranjournalists, it's a book that will remain on your shelf for years to come andhelp you acquire and cement career-enhancing skills. It will also help you honeyour craft as you begin to write more sophisticated stories and take jobs ofincreasing responsibility.What you'll learn Good basic journalistic practice How to write an effective business news article Reporting business for television Basics of economic reporting and the importance of the census Understanding financial markets and privatization Reading and interpreting company accounts Who this book is for
Journalism students; novice journalists; experienced journalists in general news who want to switch to business reporting; and journalists in emerging economies where training opportunities are sparse.