Posts From Amy Wu

Explaining Community News to Your Community

I was recently tapped by the Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) to join their panel

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Newsroom Labs and Journalist Inventors

Journalists and editors have been asking themselves the same questions for years now. How can we

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Reporter’s Refresher: Fact-Checking Pointers

In the fast-paced digital newsroom it’s easy to forget one of the most critical basics  in

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How to Add Graphics and Videos to Community Business Stories

Business stories are inherently tough when it comes to visuals. The features section has it a

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Oldies but Goodies: Tricks of the Trade for Community Reporters

In the season of mistletoe and plastic Santas, the commitment to a New Year’s resolution is

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Journalism 4.0: Giving Yourself an Upgrade

Every few months my iPhone reminds me to update my apps.  Upgrades take time and require

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Community Reporting: Focus on Expenditures

Proximity to  city hall seems as though it would mean easy access to much needed information.

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Why Reporters Should Look at Local Candidates’ Taxes

Ahh taxes. Most of us dread tax season, but for journalists it is critical to get

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How to Find Local Mergers and Acquisitions Stories

  Deals apply to Main Street as much as they do Wall Street. When I was

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Reporter’s Source: Your Local Chamber and Business Associations

Business associations such as chambers of commerce can be hotbeds of stories and sources and often

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