Business news covers a broad range of topics related to the economic growth and development of a country. This genre of news is often more detailed than other mass media news, covering specific events and trends on a weekly or daily basis. It can also be found in various print and online media outlets, from national newspapers to business tabloids. The Internet has transformed the business press and introduced a wide range of competitors, while traditional print business publications have developed websites that offer a broader view of the latest developments in the industry.
Generally, national business publications focus on the large, innovative companies that are the driving force of the economy. Many of these publications employ staff writers who specialize in certain areas of the economy and can provide more detail and analysis than the general wire service reports. Some of the major daily and weekly business newspapers include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Financial Times.
Regional business news coverage usually focuses on the activities of local companies and small businesses. Many of these publications offer special sections that concentrate on the latest in new technology, management techniques and other issues that are important to small- and medium-sized companies. These publications also may feature local business leaders and highlight their accomplishments in the community.
Many large business publishers also operate a number of trade journals and subscription-only newsletters that cover news relevant to particular industries. These businesses are referred to as the “trade press.” They are sometimes involved in managing trade shows and other related activities, such as seminars and conferences that attract business people from specific industries.
In addition to their websites, most business newspaper and magazine publishers now maintain substantial business-to-business news outlets on the Internet. These sites feature articles and commentary from the company’s own staff and from outside sources, as well as an array of interactive tools to allow users to follow business news developments in real time. In addition, many of the business-to-business publishers have begun to extend their brand identities into other media, such as television.
For example, the publisher of the agricultural trade journal Farm Journal now operates a syndicated TV news program. These extensions into other media have been popular ways for companies to gain additional exposure for their products and services.
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