Money is at the center of every human endeavor and crucial to every area of journalism — whether politics, government, foreign affairs, social issues, the arts, or sports.
The Business & Economics Reporting Program teaches journalists how to cover money no matter what their ultimate specialty.
Two types of students choose the business concentration. One group wants to become business journalists, and they know the best place to gain the requisite expertise is in New York City, the business and financial capital of the U.S.
The other knows that understanding the global, national, and local economies; financial markets, and how companies work gives them a competitive advantage in the job market, no matter what subjects they cover.
In addition to the traditional outlets for business journalism, such as Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, the field has expanded with new entrants such as Business Insider, Vox, the Upshot at The New York Times, and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight. This is good news for CUNY J-School business concentration students looking to land good internships and jobs.