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    DIGGING SEC DATA
    Theo Francis, a veteran financial and investigative reporter, has put together a step-by-step guide through SEC documents. We'll keep adding to it. | More

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  • Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training
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    Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training

    Business Beats, Financial/economy, Investigative, Self-guided training, Training Archives

    Investigating Government Contractors was originally held April 22, 2014.

    Contractors have literally become a fourth branch of government. Name a government function, and it’s a good bet that it’s being carried out by a contractor, including national security, as we’ve seen with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Why you should consider Cronkite’s online business journalism certificate
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    Why you should consider Cronkite’s online business journalism certificate

    Academic Programs, Best Practices, Career tips, Featured

    This article was first published by ASU Online which is running the Online Graduate Certificate Business Journalism Program in conjunction with the Reynolds Center and Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Business and the economy have been dominating the headlines and taking over water cooler talk for years. The Dow plummets. Mortgage rates increase. [...]

  • The art of column writing
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    The art of column writing

    Best Practices, Featured, Jon Talton

    At one time, it took many years before a select few journalists could be invested in the purple as columnists. This carried distinct benefits: They were seasoned veterans with the experience, street smarts and capabilities that only time conveys. Sure, a few burnouts were sidelined as columnists, but for the most part this was a [...]

  • Helping consumers spot phony ‘green’ claims on Earth Day and beyond
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    Helping consumers spot phony ‘green’ claims on Earth Day and beyond

    Beats, Featured, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    Earth Day is April 22 and it’s not just for environmental writers.  From solid waste to clean energy to careers and more, there’s an ecology claim to scrutinize on pretty much every business beat. Even NASCAR, the embodiment of internal-combustion engine worship, tries an earth-friendly spin:  Its Race to Green initiative is encouraging tree planting to [...]

  • A new way to look at housing prices:  NYT’s shows what a buck will buy
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    A new way to look at housing prices: NYT’s shows what a buck will buy

    Beats, Featured, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Real estate | Econ development, Story ideas

    I always admire alternative storytelling, from video to maps to interactive graphics or just clever ways that writers use prose.  A a recent business story in the New York Times recently caught my eye and I think it’s just ripe for biz reporters nationwide to localize. In “The buck shops here,”the NYT columnist Ben Schott [...]

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