Business journalism is of critical importance to society, though it may appear to some that it concerns only big business and big investors. A Quick Guide to Writing Business Stories helps students acquire the marketable writing skills required to succeed in this competitive and vibrant segment of print and online journalism. This hands-on, practical text provides step-by-step guidance on how to write business articles such as the corporate quarterly earnings story, small business profiles, and business or consumer trend stories.
Mathewson s book, based on Northwestern University s highly successful business journalism program, guides students in the use of data, documents and sophisticated expert sources. With A Quick Guide to Writing Business Stories as their resource, students will be able to write challenging stories with clarity and speed, greatly enhancing the journalist s ability to tackle stories on other complex topics, in any medium."