The talents enterprise journalists ought to have

Michelle Cheng of Quartz writes concerning the expertise wanted to be a great enterprise journalist primarily based on the monetary information web site’s webinar final week concerning the matter.

Cheng writes, “‘There’s a cash angle to every part,’ says Blanca Torres, a producer at KQED public radio with over 17 years of enterprise journalism, who has lined every part from faculty budgets to actual property at numerous information publications. For a latest radio phase, she referred to as numerous Chinese language eating places to see how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic, together with one which had a Michelin star. Convincing her editor that it was nonetheless struggling and warranted protection resulted in a wealthy dialog, with the enterprise proprietor describing the teachings he learnt concerning the enterprise from his immigrant dad and mom, and the racism the restaurant had confronted.

“As a former actual property reporter, she says it’s essential to indicate change through numbers, for instance. Meaning to not simply report on neighbors complaining about improvement tasks however clarify the prices and scope of a venture.

“However, there’s the opposite excessive, too—the place reporters might focus an excessive amount of on the numbers and don’t present sufficient context. ‘I believe understanding numbers and understanding how cash suits into your story is so essential,’ she says.

“She cited the shock information final yr that actuality TV star Kylie Jenner had turn into a billionaire—a undeniable fact that was later disputed. ‘Be looking out for what’s reality and what’s advertising,’ she says.”

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The skills business journalists should have