The Internet

If you are interested in business journalism, or the history of journalism, there are a number of other available resources for you on the Internet. They include: is the Web site of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest organization of business journalists in the world. It has more than 3,000 members, and its Web site has resources for reporters and editors. is operated by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute. No other Internet location provides more detailed analysis and information about the field of business journalism. The Web site also has information about the Reynolds Center’s many workshops around the country. is operated by Michelle Leder, a former newspaper business reporter. This Web site is a blog of great information that Michelle digs out of SEC filings every day. If you’re into public disclosures in these documents, then this site is a must-read. is the Web site of the Carolina Business News Initiative. It has links to more than 200 other Internet locations that contain databases and other information that can help business reporters do their jobs every day. is a site full of business reporting resources maintained by FACS, an independent, non-profit organization that does journalism training. Good articles on reading financial reports and understanding deregulation. is a site is run by the American Press Institute and includes handy links to business reporting topics such as Enron, small business and backgrounding companies. has a glossary that contains more than 1,250 business terms, organized and cross-referenced for your convenience. is a selective guide to Internet business, financial and investing resources, compiled by Rich Meislin, editor in chief of the New York Times Electronic Media Co. is a blog about events, changes and issues related to business journalism.


In addition, there have been some interesting books written that detail the history of financial publications or periods of time important to business journalism’s history. Some of them are listed here from the oldest to the most recent:

Business journalism,” second revised edition, by J. Elfenbein, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960.

Industrial and business journalism,” by R. N. Baird and A. T. Turnbull, Philadelphia: Chilton Co., 1961.

The business press in America,” by D. Forsyth, Philadelphia: Chilton Co., 1964.

The Wall Street Journal: The first 75 years,” New York: Dow Jones & Co., 1964.

“Luce, his Life, Time and Fortune,” by J. Kobler, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1968.

Life of Gerard Hallock, editor of the New York Journal of Commerce,” by W. H. Hallock, New York: Arno Press Inc., 1970.

Luce and his empire,” by W. A. Swanberg, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970.

What’s News, Dow Jones: Story of the Wall Street Journal,” by W. Neilsen and F. Neilsen, Radnor, Pa.: Chilton Book Co., 1973.

Writing for Fortune: Nineteen authors remember life on the staff of a remarkable magazine,” New York: Time Inc., 1980.

Ninety seconds to tell it all: Big business and the news media,” by A. K. MacDougall, Homewood, Ill.: Dow Jones-Irwin, 1981.

A proud profession: Memoirs of a Wall Street Journal reporter, editor and publisher,” by W. F. Kerby, Homewood, Ill.: Dow Jones-Irwin, 1981.

Inside the Wall Street Journal: The power and the history of Dow Jones & Co. and America’s most influential newspaper,” by J. Rosenberg, New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1982.

The Wall Street Journal: The story of Dow Jones and the nation’s business newspaper,” by L. Wendt, Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1982.

“Worldly power: The making of the Wall Street Journal,” by E. E. Scharff, New York: Beaufort Books, 1986.

The Dow Jones averages: 1885-1985,” edited by P. S. Pierce, Homewood, Ill.: Dow Jones-Irwin, 1986.

Malcolm Forbes: The man who had everything,” by C. Winans, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

The New Labor Press: Journalism for a changing union movement,” edited by S. Pizzigati and F. J. Solowey, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992.

The press and the world of money: How the news media cover business and finance, panic and prosperity and the pursuit of the American dream,” by J. Quirt, Byron, Calif.: Anton/California-Courier, 1993.

The power and the money: Inside the Wall Street Journal,” by F. X. Dealy Jr., New York: Birch Lane Press, 1993.

Forbes greatest business stories of all time,” edited by D. Gross, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1996.

“Bloomberg by Bloomberg,” by M. Bloomberg, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

The New York Times century of business,” by F. Norris and C. Bockelman, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

The Fortune tellers: Inside Wall Street’s game of money, media and manipulation,” by H. Kurtz, New York: Free Press, 2001.

Floating off the page: The best stories from the Wall Street Journal’s ‘middle column,’” edited by K. Wells, New York: Wall Street Journal Books, 2002.

“Breaking News: How the wheels came off at Reuters,” by B. Mooney and B. Simpson, London: Capstone Publishing Ltd., 2003.

Framed! Labor and the corporate media,” by C. Martin, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004.

An economy of abundant beauty: Fortune magazine and Depression America,” by M. Augspurger, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Testosterone Inc.: Tales of CEOs gone wild,” by C. Byron, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

Although most of these books are now out of print, they are available at most university libraries.

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