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  • A Detroit Anthology: tips on publishing your project
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    A Detroit Anthology: tips on publishing your project

    Books, Featured, Story ideas

    A Detroit Anthology, the latest entry in our Win This Book series, is stories, art, poetry, and photographs by Detroiters about Detroit.   The editor is Anna Clark, a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The American Prospect, Grantland, on NBCNews.com, the Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. She is […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25
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    Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25

    Economy, Featured, Retail | Lifestyle, Sports, Technology

    Read Ferguson documents here. Last night, a grand jury declined to issue an indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown. There were lootings in Ferguson, Mo., burnings of several stores and police cars, and protests in other parts of the country. St. Louis Public Radio posted all the documents related to the grand jury’s decision. […]

  • Commerce, by Dominic Valente: Tokyo's Shibuya district
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    Commerce, by Dominic Valente: Tokyo’s Shibuya district

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    The Reynolds Center is pleased to host Commerce, a photography exhibit by Dominic Valente, a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. His show depicts all types of commerce taking place in Phoenix, the United States, Mexico and around the world. Here is his photo of Tokyo Shibuya. Normally, […]

  • A Detroit Anthology: stories of a city in transition
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    A Detroit Anthology: stories of a city in transition

    Books, Featured

    Detroit is an endlessly fascinating topic. Its rise and fall is an American tragedy, while its slow ascent back to normalcy has drawn the attention of historians and urbanologists.   Although plenty has been written about the city, much of it has been by outsiders. A Detroit Anthology is different. It is stories, art, poetry, and […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24
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    Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24

    Entertaining Business, Featured, Media | Advertising, Must Read Money Stories, News, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    Marketing Katniss on a relative shoestring. The New York Times reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 sold an estimated $123 million in tickets this weekend. That was the strongest movie opening since last November, when another Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, took in $158 million in its debut weekend. Hunger Games is produced […]

  • Commerce, by Dominic Valente: a Reynolds Center photo exhibit
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    Commerce, by Dominic Valente: a Reynolds Center photo exhibit

    Featured, Photography

    The Reynolds Center’s offices at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have become an art gallery. On Thursday, we kicked off Commerce, a photo exhibit by Dominic Valente. He’s a photojournalism student set to graduate in 2015, and he also is working for the Arizona Republic. Valente’s photos depict commerce taking place around […]

  • Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)
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    Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)

    Entertaining Business, Featured, Media | Advertising, Retail | Lifestyle, Sports

    The latest string of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and the surrounding bad press in the media, have caused NBC to cancel its development deal with the comedian who was at work creating a new family-oriented sitcom. Cosby’s deal is reported to have a clause guaranteeing him a payout regardless of whether the show went […]

  • Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 21
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    Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 21

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    Big news is big news. The President took to the airwaves last night (some of them, at least) to lay out a new plan that could spare about 4 million immigrants from deportation for the next few years. MarketWatch has a take on what the announcement could mean for jobs and wages in the United […]

  • Business training for chefs is on the menu
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    Business training for chefs is on the menu

    Agriculture, News, Story ideas

    Restaurants are notoriously unsuccessful businesses. Two-thirds don’t make it to three years, and many cafes and bistros find that profit margins are notoriously thin. But on the flip side, successful chefs have become business moguls in their own rights. Think about people such as Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa and John Besh, all masters of restaurant […]

  • Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers
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    Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

    Barlett & Steele Awards, Featured, Investigation, News, Story ideas

    In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth of the U.S. population, temporary workers are hurt at rates as high as six times […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20
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    Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20

    2014, Economy, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Featured, Investing | Banking, Technology

    The Bill Cosby fallout has begun. NBC, Netflix and TV Land are all backing away from the the 77-year-old comedian after four women have come forward recently accusing him of rape, including model Janice Dickinson, the New York Times reports. NBC was developing a pilot with Cosby that would have brought him back to primetime, […]

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    Tell us how Reynolds can serve you better

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    The Reynolds Center wants to teach money topics in innovative ways. Take our survey and let us know what interests you. Thanks to Cronkite Public Insight Network Bureau for helping us draft these questions.     Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

  • Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19
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    Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19

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    The power of one vote. A plan to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline went down last night. The bill was one vote shy of passing. One vote, on a project worth $8 billion. It’s likely the legislation would have gone down anyway. Many Washington-watchers expected the president to veto the plan, if […]

  • Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners
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    Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners

    Barlett & Steele Awards, Featured, Investigation, News

    Reuters investigative reporter Megan Twohey traveled across the country and delved into some of the darkest parts of the Internet to explore a horrifying and rarely seen sector of the world. “I talked to one woman in Wisconsin who had determined that she could not care for her 10-year-old adopted son and posted an ad […]

  • Will Giancarlo Stanton's mega contract hold the Marlins back?
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    Will Giancarlo Stanton’s mega contract hold the Marlins back?

    2014, Featured, Sports

    The Miami Marlins are expected to sign their star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton, to a 13-year, $325 million deal on Wednesday, the largest sports contract in American history. Stanton, 25, came in second in the National League’s MVP voting this year, and held an impressive .288/.395/.555 batting line (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging) in 2014. […]

  • Chocolate, your favorite comfort food, could be running low
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    Chocolate, your favorite comfort food, could be running low

    Agriculture, Featured, Story ideas

    Chocolate covered marshmallow trees have already appeared at See’s. No doubt chocolate Stanley Cups are on the shelves of Canadian supermarkets, or soon will be. Now comes news from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog that the world may be running low on chocolate. That word comes from the world’s two biggest chocolate makers, Mars, Inc., and […]

  • Entertaining Business - House of DVF isn't enough DVF
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    Entertaining Business – House of DVF isn’t enough DVF

    Entertaining Business, Fashion, Featured, Retail | Lifestyle, storyideas

    Legendary clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg is out looking for a brand ambassador, using the power of reality television on the House of DVF. This series has been running for a few episodes on E!, which airs new installments on Sunday nights. (It repeats, and repeats, and repeats during the week.) Essentially, like many competitive reality […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18
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    Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18

    2014, Economy, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Featured, Investing | Banking, Story ideas, Technology, Uncategorized

      Japan’s economy has taken an unexpected downturn. FiveThirtyEight writes that 18 economists predicted the country’s economy would have a third quarter upswing — instead, it contracted by 1.6 percent. Ben Casselman said Japan’s shrinking GDP, which also experienced a 7.3 percent contraction earlier this year, is indicative of a recession, and that’s bad news for […]

  • Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy
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    Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy

    Energy | Utilities | Mining, Green | Sustainability, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    As airlines continue to consolidate and look for ways to cut expenses from the bottom line, airports have borne the brunt of these cuts.  Airports make money from airlines through everything from space rental to landing fees that can bring in millions of dollars a year. But when that money is cut, airports still need […]

  • Andrew Cassel named 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor
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    Andrew Cassel named 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor

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    We are pleased to announce that Andrew Cassel is the 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor. Here is the press release issued by Penn State University earlier this month. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A respected journalist has been selected to serve as a visiting journalism professor at Penn State during the spring 2015 semester through a program […]