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by Mark W Tatge

  • Author: Mark W Tatge
  • ISBN: 1604264837
  • ISBN13: 978-1604264838
  • ePub: 1888 kb | FB2: 1432 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: CQ Press; Reprint edition (March 18, 2010)
  • Pages: 304
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 810
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The New York Times Reader: Business (TimesCollege from CQ Press) ePub download

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.
The book is terrific for anyone interested business journalism. It contains a selection of some of the best works by New York Times writers. I found the book in new condition.
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This book was given to me by a journalism professor at my university. What a great gift this turned out to be.

I like how the book is structured. The original focus is on economics and the second half is about business. I must admit, the economics side of the book is more interesting to me but some of the business stories are strong as well.

The book uses real New York Times articles to display examples of good journalism. Each article has an introduction that explains what to look for in the story. Some of the articles are detail orientated while others are more anecdotal. Regardless of the style, an aspiring journalist should find something in this book that would be useful to model their writing after.

I especially liked the Making Connections section after each chapter which highlighted the terminology used throughout each concept. Last but not least, the writer profiles and interviews were exceptional. I found a great deal of inspiration and honest wisdom from New York Times columnists and reporters who have learned all the tricks to the trade.

Buy this book and share it to aspiring writers. Keep the knowledge going.
This book is a terrific resource for anyone who is the subject of coverage by The New York Times business section; who regularly reads the section; or who wishes to pitch a story idea to NYT business and financial reporters. Tatge, himself, is a very talented and experienced financial journalist. His access to Times Business Editor Larry Ingrassia and members of the paper's solid Business section staff is, to the best of my knowledge, unprecedented. While the business and financial staff of the Times is much smaller than competing news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Bloomberg News, Mr. Ingrassia and crew consistently break stories that the others don't have. Equally importantly, the Times business section appeals to both sophisticated financial readers and casual readers - a blend that the Journal is only now trying to mimic. My hat is off to Tatge for undertaking this project. As the founder and executive editor of NewsBios, I intend to buy multiple copies of the book to use as a teaching text for the senior PR executives who I train.
This book is a great introduction to business writing, and served as a nice refresher for me. Prof. Mark Tatge, a longtime investigative reporter, chose some of The New York Times' best business stories of recent years -- which themselves teach you a lot about the powerful corporate world -- and wove them with his own clear-headed insights about how business journalism works.

His interviews with reporters and columnists are the cherry on top. I especially liked Joe Nocera's comment that business captured his imagination in a way that politics never did.

The result is an important guide to writing lively, succinct stories about the people and companies that drive our economy. Along the way, you learn about the dark side of corporate mergers from Gretchen Morgenson, poison in our cough syrup from Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker, and not to worry so much about outsourcing from Eduardo Porter.
In The New York Times Business & Economics Reader, Mark Tatge has provided information hungry consumers, bloggers and working journalists with an inside look at the craft of economic reporting.
He clearly explains the keys to clear writing and thinking about the world of business and economics and then has access to the best and brightest brains at The Times to put it all together.
This book is a valuable tool for many audiences. It takes contemporary themes in business and finance and puts them into a context that even a casual reader can understand.
Getting the staff of the Times to cooperate so completely in the project is an unexpected bonus. It lets the reader dive deep into the journalistic process to see how a story is built from the ground up.
Tatge has taken some of the best business and economic writing available, deconstructed it and rebuilt it to provide a terrific insight into how journalism works. He uses a wide range of topics--from routine economic reports to the Enron scandal--to drive his points home.
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