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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    business beat

    What does 'business beat' mean? Is it common usage?

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    Re: business beat

    What's your context?

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    Re: business beat

    Hi Ang.

    Someone was asking the question. There's no context.

    Maybe it's a TV show.

    You might try this.

    Business Beat Live

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    Re: business beat

    In journalism, a "beat" is the type of news you cover. A "business beat" means news that focuses on business.

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    Re: business beat

    Hi BD.

    This is the first time I see this definition associated with 'beat'. Very interesting. Is it common usage? Can't find it in dictionary.

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    Re: business beat

    Looks like it is, since there are many entries in Google.
    But I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: business beat

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi BD.

    This is the first time I see this definition associated with 'beat'. Very interesting. Is it common usage? Can't find it in dictionary.

    Thanks
    Check the following site, definition #35
    beat - Definitions from Dictionary.com (one's assigned or regular path or habitual round: a policeman's beat. )

    "The newspaper editor assigned the reporter to the business beat."

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: business beat

    I was surprised to see it so low down in the list of definitions and not even mentioned in the online dictionary I first looked at!

    In my field (communications) it's just so common I assumed it was part of the common vocabulary.

    If you google journalism beat you'll see how it's used. (I also looked at "new beat" and "beat reporter.")

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