Just before the holidays, Ryan Faughnder wrangled his third job since graduating from USC Annenberg in the spring of 2012. Following paid internships at the LA Times and Bloomberg News, he joined the Los Angeles Business Journal December 17 as a staff reporter.

“I’ll be covering manufacturing, transportation and trade,” Faughnder tells FishbowlLA. “Meaning I’ll be dealing with the ports on a very regular basis. I’m helping out by contributing other types of stories too, like this one on a struggling local flash-sales website.”

Faughnder (pictured) heard about the Business Journal job from a friend and former classmate who works there. He thinks the fact that he’d been focused at LAT and Bloomberg on business journalism was definitely a major plus, as was his genuine interest in the beat.

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