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Develop business angles on any beat: Online, Sept. 14

The Particulars

Instructor: Chad Graham and Robin J. Phillips

Location: Online

Date and Time: Noon OR 4 p.m. EDT on Sept. 14

Registration is now closed.

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There’s no denying that business is a big news story these days…. financial reform, housing, jobs, the economy, recovery. Even if you are not on a business desk, you write about topics that involve money, funding, finances, consumers. There certainly is a business angle to every news story. And a quick look at journalismjobs.org shows that newsrooms are hiring journalists with business experience.

Chad Graham, social media editor at The Arizona Republic, and Robin J. Phillips, Reynolds Center Web managing editor, will co-present this one-hour Webinar that will be of interest to all journalists and editors who understand the importance of exploring the business angle of every story.

    This session will:

  • help all journalists identify business angles in their stories (news, sports);
  • give you some basic tips for reporting on companies or finances;
  • help brainstorm ways to reframe stories for a business audience.


Robin J. Phillips, managing editor of BusinessJournalism.org, is an online journalist with experience at newspapers, magazines, as a freelancer and with a little time at a wire service. Before moving to the Reynolds Center, she was online community manager for azcentral.com, the online site for The Arizona Republic. She was deputy business editor at Newsday and small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. She teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks.

Chad Graham, social media editor at The Arizona Republic, oversees search engine optimization for azcentral.com, as well as the Phoenix media company’s use of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other technology. He previously covered the workplace and economy for the Republic. He’s also worked at the Advocate magazine, Des Moines Register, Associated Press and Hollywood Reporter.


This free seminar is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

The Reynolds Center is funded by a grant from the Las Vegas, Nevada-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Besides its workshops, the center runs BusinessJournalism.org, offering tips, training and resources for those who want to do a better job of covering business.

Please do not register unless you are sincere about participating in this online seminar and can do so for each day of the designated week. Those who successfully complete three regional workshops or online seminars presented by the Reynolds Center are eligible to receive a “Circle of Achievement” award certificate.

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