Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Christopher H. Sterling
Magazines devoted to business can be organized into many categories, including those aimed at a management readership (such as Business Week ), trade publications reporting about and to those in a specific field (such as journalism or banking), periodicals issued by companies about their own products and services, and magazines aimed primarily at consumer investors. All of these, along with business sections of major daily newspapers, specialized cable networks, and a growing number of Internet sites, make up the American business press. Early magazines included occasional business news stories as early as the eighteenth century. But as business remained a small-scale proposition well into the nineteenth century, there was not much demand for specialized coverage or publications about it. But business news grew in importance as business and industry became national enterprises. The rise of technology-based business such as railways in the mid-nineteenth century, along with the telegraph and telephone ...