Posts From Debbi G McCullough

Economic Hotspot: Midwest Business Stories

The 2016 election shone a spotlight on the Midwest, placing new emphasis on the region’s economy

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Story Jump-Start: Big Data on Savings

For many Americans, New Year’s brings a recurring resolution: Save more money. That can mean coming

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Domestic Manufacturing: The Story Theme That Keeps on Giving

As the new administration prepares to take office, domestic manufacturing continues to be one of the hottest

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How to Ask for an Interview via Email: 5 Key Steps

  Most of us spend 28 percent of our workday on email—deleting, sorting or responding—so it’s an essential

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Punctuation Pointers: The Em-dash, Exclamation Point and Question Mark

Finicky punctuation rules can evade us all. Here’s how to master the em-dash, exclamation point and

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AP Style Rules: New Year’s Edition

Before filing your final end-of-year story, check out these Associated Press style guidelines. They’ll help you

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Watch That Word Count! 6 Quick Tips for Editing Your Copy

Your 500-word assignment has ballooned to 750 words, and there’s no way to shorten it without destroying your

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Story Ideas About Veterans in the Workplace

Growing numbers of armed services veterans have found an excellent home for their skills in corporate

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5 Social Media Basics for Business Journalists

Today’s business reporters must be excellent writers, thorough reporters and savvy promoters. Many of us are responsible for

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Oyster Season Basics for Business Reporters  

Oyster season, which traditionally runs from fall through early spring, is a great time to harvest

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