The Financial Writer's Stylebook: 1,100 Business Terms Defined and Rated

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Simplifying the terms and phrases that make business reporting difficult, this handbook is an essential tool for all business journalists. Including a rating system for various terminology and suggestions on word usage for difficult stories, this comprehensive stylebook offers guidance on business journalism-related legal and ethical issues on insider trading, disclosure of ...

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Overview

Simplifying the terms and phrases that make business reporting difficult, this handbook is an essential tool for all business journalists. Including a rating system for various terminology and suggestions on word usage for difficult stories, this comprehensive stylebook offers guidance on business journalism-related legal and ethical issues on insider trading, disclosure of market-sensitive information and whether or not a business reporter can own stock. Terms covered include:

Financial Terms

Company Names

Stock Market Terms

Trademarked Words

Technology Terms

Business Jargon

This thorough guide is an excellent, unique resource for journalism and business communications students and active reporters alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book is an invaluable guide to helping you get business right, understand it, and explain it. Which is, of course, what we all should be trying to do."  —Allan Sloan, senior editor at large, Fortune magazine

"An essential interpretive guide for business journalists striving to make the arcane clear to readers. Very practical references for today's changing business climate."  Patrick Scott, business editor, Charlotte Observer

"A comprehensive reference tool for virtually every phrase a business or economics reporter or editor needs to know. An indispensable guide both for specialists and especially for those who get thrust into covering business or economic stories."  —Greg David, editorial director, Crain's New York Business

"No newsroom should be without a copy of this thorough and handy reference."  —Pamela Luecke, Reynolds professor of business journalism, Washington & Lee University

Allan Sloan
The book is an invaluable guide to helping you get business right, understand it, and explain it. Which is, of course, what we all should be trying to do.
Patrick Scott
An essential interpretive guide for business journalists striving to make the arcane clear to readers. Very practical references for today's changing business climate.
Greg David
A comprehensive reference tool for virtually every phrase a business or economics reporter or editor needs to know. An indispensable guide both for specialists and especially for those who get thrust into covering business or economic stories.
Pamela Luecke
No newsroom should be without a copy of this thorough and handy reference.
Alan Sloan
The book is an invaluable guide to helping you get business right, understand it, and explain it. Which is, of course, what we all should be trying to do.--(Allan Sloan, senior editor at large, Fortunemagazine)
Patrick Scott
An essential interpretive guide for business journalists striving to make the arcane clear to readers. Very practical references for today's changing business climate.--(Patrick Scott, business editor, Charlotte Observer)
Greg David
A comprehensive reference tool for virtually every phrase a business or economics reporter or editor needs to know. An indispensable guide both for specialists and especially for those who get thrust into covering business or economic stories.
Pamela Luecke
No newsroom should be without a copy of this thorough and handy reference.--(Pamela Luecke, Reynolds professor of business journalism, Washington & Lee University)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933338811
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Roush is a professor at the University of North Carolina, the director of the Carolina Business News Initiative, and a senior presenter for the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Scripps Howard Foundation named him Journalism Teacher of the Year in their 2009 National Journalism Awards. He is the author of Inside Home Depot and Show Me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bill Cloud is a professor of copyediting at the University of North Carolina, the director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Center for Editing Excellence, and a member of the board of directors for the Educational Fund of the American Copy Editors Society. He ran the copy desk at Newsday Part II and is a former reporter and copyeditor for the Miami Herald. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword vii

Introduction viii

Listings Key x

Rating System xiii

Bibliography xiv

I Stylebook 1

II Business News Legal Issues 129

Annual meetings 130

Defamation/privacy 131

HIPAA 132

Insider trading 132

Public records 134

Regulation Fair Disclosure 135

Sourcing 136

International law 137

III Business Journalism Guidelines and Ethics 139

a American City Business Journals Conflict of Interest Policy 141

b The BusinessWeek Code of Journalistic Ethics 145

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