It is not just the depth of experience of The Times reporters that makes its business coverage unique, rather it is how Times stories are framed as they′re written. Mark Tatge′s volume looks at how these reporters balance compelling analysis and historical perspective, showing students specific ways to practice the craft of business writing. Delving into the fundamentals of covering the beat, the book is divided into two sections―one on the economy (inflation, jobs, wagers, debt and taxes) and another on business (Wall Street, mergers, profiles and investigative reporting). Tatge, having spent years at such publications as Forbes
and The Wall Street Journal,
provides a template for how to decipher complex terminology and cut through business babble, to discover the drama and excitement of how money is made, spent, and lost.