Business news is the area of journalism that tracks, records, and interprets commercial activities and economic changes. Most newspapers, magazines, radio and television-news programs include a business segment that reports on these topics. In addition, specialized publications and newsletters may focus on specific industries. These publications and segments are sometimes referred to as the business press.
In general, businesses exchange products or services for money or credit and make a profit in the process. They may be for-profit or not-for-profit. For-profit businesses usually try to maximize profits, while not-for-profits invest all profit in achieving their stated goals or improving infrastructure. A business is usually a private entity, but can be a government-owned corporation, a nonprofit or a religious organization.
There are thousands of different types of publications that report on business news. National business periodicals like Business Week and Forbes cover large-scale issues and trends affecting the world of commerce. There are also numerous smaller, more specialized publications that appeal to specific niche markets, such as small-business owners or investors. Moreover, most states have at least one magazine that covers companies located in the state.
Aside from the mass-market business news sources, there are also countless trade journals that specialize in the day-to-day business intricacies of various industries. These publications are often referred to as the business-to-business (B2B) press and often feature articles that focus on new technology or how that technology is being used to improve productivity or efficiency in an industry.
Skye Schooley is a staff writer at Business News Daily where she writes content that helps businesses manage their human resources. She interviews industry experts and performs thorough research to create engaging stories that aid small-business owners and entrepreneurs in their operations. Prior to her time at BND, she spent five years editing consumer-tech digital publications for Top Ten Reviews and has an English degree with an emphasis in creative writing from Weber State University in Utah.
Kevin Hannon is a senior UI/UX designer at BND responsible for product interface ideation, design, iteration and testing as well as managing production efficiencies. He has over 20 years of design experience across a variety of fields, including education, telehealth and finance. Before joining BND, he was a senior UI/UX designer with CVS Health, where he was involved in the development of an online pharmacy user experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a certificate in user experience design from General Assembly. He is an active member of the Boston UX community and has served as a speaker at various local events.