When I started my career as a journalist a quarter century ago, mainstream news was the glamour child. It was where you unearthed stories that people read, the scoops, the articles that won you awards. The business pages were dry, unattractive, and the finance desk was where geeks got a job.
But today, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business and financial news is mainstream.
For journalists covering oil, it’s been enhanced by the up-and-down price of crude (though it’s all been up most recently). And this has brought the researchers, the analysts, the data watchers and number crunchers into the limelight. For everyone wants to know: what the heck is going on?
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