Business journalism is the part of commercial journalism that reports, studies, analyses and measures the activities, financial and economic changes which take place in all countries. It covers the whole scope of all commercial business activities associated with the economy.
Business news is a critical part of commercial journalism. It is mainly comprised of financial, political, social, technological and environmental aspects. The main focus is on business developments and is also called business news. Some other names used for business news include business sections, economic sections, business news and so on.
In most cases, business sections are run as independent or non-commercial newspapers or magazines. They are run by freelance journalists working on a part time basis and are generally sponsored by either the government or some companies. They report on any new business or new industry, industrial expansion and so on. They are also responsible for maintaining a regular source of current and historical business news.
Business sections are generally dedicated to a particular industry or sector. They often concentrate on that industry or sector’s achievements. A good example of this is the financial section, which can be considered a part of the business section as it deals mostly with the financial aspects of business. The business sections also carry out the day-to-day tasks related to the industry like financial analysis, market survey etc.
Economic sections also publish information on the financial aspects of the industry. They also conduct market surveys and study the economic position of various industries. They publish the reports as newsletters. Business journals are also part of the economic sections, which carry news about the industry.
Political sections are generally published bi-annually. They contain news about politics and government policies. The purpose of political sections is to inform people about recent happenings in the world, the political situation and the various political leaders. They also carry reports on current affairs of various countries and international politics.
Scientific sections usually carry research articles on scientific aspects of a specific subject. One such area is ecology. The articles contain information on global warming, climate change, nuclear power, pollution etc.
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