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Find A Niche In Business Reporting

Journalists who jumped to the biz section explain how to leverage niche expertise to land a job

- September 14, 2009
In the business world, you often hear people say, "It's just business."

In the world of journalism, the business of reporting and writing about business can mean big business. More specifically, those who can find a niche covering business topics can uncover a wealth of writing and career opportunities.

That's what four writers from across the country have done, utilizing their experience as reporters, writers and editors to move into careers covering the business of real estate, finance and sports for prominent local and national publications. While all four have vastly different backgrounds, they share a common bond: They believe that the same traits that make a reporter good are the same no matter what topic you are covering, and they all started out in another aspect of journalism or business, honing and developing their craft and abilities, before transferring over into the specific niche they have been able to turn into a rewarding career....

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