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Beat mapping: Three approaches for the business reporter

By Joe Grimm

Some reporters pan for the nuggets on their beat. Others use maps to find the buried treasures. Joe Grimm, who writes the “Ask the Recruiter” column for Poynter.org, explains three styles of beat mapping.

One maps relationships, one charts coverage plans and one details the insides of organizations or industries.

Take a look through the descriptions, resources, tools put together by Joe Grimm to get a better understanding of ways to beat map.

About the Author

The Reynolds Center, created through generous grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas and operated by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is dedicated to improving the quality of business and economics coverage through training programs for business reporters and editors.

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