About Business News
Business news is a genre of journalism that records and analyzes the commercial activities of companies, their financial and economic impacts, and the changes in these things over time. It is distinct from other types of journalism, such as political, investigative or consumer reporting. This type of journalism typically appears in newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
The term “business” refers to any entity engaging in commercial, industrial or professional activities for profit or gain. These may be for-profit entities that sell goods or services, or they may be non-profit organizations that fulfill a charitable mission or further a social cause. They can range in size from individuals with side hustles to large, multinational corporations that operate on a global scale. The purpose of business is to organize and coordinate economic production.
Historically, business news was reported in the financial pages of newspapers. The earliest examples of this type of journalism date back to 1700, when Daniel Defoe published a series of articles in his newspaper about the stock market and Wall Street. Later, journalists such as Ida Tarbell wrote articles about the Standard Oil Company that helped to spark the muckraking movement in American journalism.
In more modern times, business news is more often found in digital media formats. The internet has brought about new opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, who can now reach a broader audience through online platforms. As a result, more and more businesses are choosing to invest in their digital marketing campaigns.
Skye Schooley is a staff writer at Business News Daily, specializing in human resources content. She conducts research and interviews experts to create articles that help small business owners manage their people, improve communication, and foster workplace diversity and culture. She also covers a variety of business-related topics, including technology and data. Skye has more than 10 years of writing experience in both B2C and B2B settings.
As editor-in-chief, Eric Noe runs all editorial content operations at Business News Daily. With 15 years of executive management experience in both traditional media and the startup world, he has overseen a wide range of global and business news content and philanthropic social impact campaigns. He is a frequent guest on national radio and TV. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and reading a good book.