If you’re a freelance journalist working mainly from home, you might already be familiar with the work of Adam Shaw, the co-host of BBC2’s lunchtime business news programme Working Lunch.
He takes up a new role today as business correspondent on Radio 4’s Today programme.
Putting aside the obvious issue of the credit crunch, Shaw tells the Independent that there’s another reason why business news has become such a major part of the news agenda recently.
“Businesses themselves are only just learning to talk to the media,” he says. “For a very long time many of them were awful at their own public relations.”