Business news is the area of journalism that tracks, records and analyzes commercial activities and changes in economic conditions. This information is primarily found in newspapers, magazines and radio/TV news programs. Business news also encompasses the information on stocks and investments.
A business is any entity that seeks to profit from an activity, whether that activity is providing goods or services, importing or exporting, or manufacturing and selling products. Businesses can be as small as a home-based ice cream shop or as large as the multinational corporations like Apple and Google. The term ‘business’ can be broadened to include not just the profit-seeking activities but also any trading or barter-style trades, such as swapping one good for another.
The earliest business journalism in the United States dates back to the 1700s, when newspapers began publishing ‘price currents’ and other information about ships entering and leaving ports. These types of articles later grew into the full range of business and financial coverage now seen in today’s newspapers and websites. The famous muckraking journalist Ida Tarbell’s work on Standard Oil in 1902 helped to spur on more detailed and accurate business reporting, leading to the formation of many professional organizations that track business and economic trends.
Kayla St. Germain is the site’s growth marketing specialist and works with our team to develop and implement strategic campaigns that support revenue growth. She uses her analytical background to align marketing initiatives with our company’s business goals and ensures that all campaigns are delivering the best possible results. Having worked for several all-in-one agencies and SaaS and technology companies, she has a wide range of experience in the marketing industry.
As a senior product manager, Taylor Perras is responsible for product concept and ideation, design, iteration and testing, as well as managing production efficiencies. She works closely with each department to align business objectives with user needs, ensuring that each product meets both requirements. Taylor’s decisive nature and passion for user-focused product development help to move the business forward quickly, while her patience and understanding allow her to manage complex projects through to completion.
Skye Schooley is a staff writer at Business News Daily. She is a highly skilled content marketer and performs research to create valuable and useful business content for her audience. She is especially passionate about writing content on human resources, such as workplace culture, diversity and communication strategies. Prior to joining the B2B space, she gained B2C experience performing content marketing and data analysis for clients such as TripAdvisor and J.Jill.
Eric Noe runs all editorial content operations for Business News Daily. He has over 15 years of experience running digital content teams in traditional media and the startup world. His work has spanned global and business news, philanthropic social impact campaigns, and brand-building content and marketing partnerships. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.