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The basics of guerrilla journalism
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The basics of guerrilla journalism

Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale: • The Good are ones that practice serious, aggressive journalism, value business news, encourage constant learning by journalists and believe their readers are smart people. At one time, these were called “destination newspapers.” • The Bad are those with [...]

Data Journalism 101: NABJ, Boston, July 30
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Data Journalism 101: NABJ, Boston, July 30

Poke behind the winners of most major investigative awards including the Pulitzer Prizes, and you’ll usually find a database. Yet number phobia has kept many of us from fully exploiting databases as a tool in our reporting skill set.

Finding a Niche in Business Reporting: NAHJ, San Antonio, Aug. 9
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Finding a Niche in Business Reporting: NAHJ, San Antonio, Aug. 9

We’ve all become business reporters as the economy affects every beat from the arts to City Hall to sports. With consumers’ increased interest in where money comes from, where it goes, and how it’s spent, there’s a business angle to be found in every industry.

85 journalism students begin Dow Jones News Fund program this week
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85 journalism students begin Dow Jones News Fund program this week

The Dow Jones News Fund will train and send 85 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as business reporters, digital journalists, news and sports copy editors in paid internships at 54 of the nation’s leading news organizations. A FULL LIST of the interns, their universities and news organizations with their training programs and Twitter [...]

TV consumers spending more, watching less: At what cost?
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TV consumers spending more, watching less: At what cost?

A $49 billion cable television merger is a pretty big headline, and one that’ll keep audiences talking for days if not weeks, especially when it concerns a product that’s in pretty much every household’s living room.  As reported Sunday, AT&T wants to buy satellite television provider Direct TV in a $95-a-share merger that will affect [...]

Veteran business journalist named new director of Reynolds Center
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Veteran business journalist named new director of Reynolds Center

Micheline Maynard, a former New York Times senior business correspondent, will be the new director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Maynard will lead business journalism training efforts for the Reynolds Center, the world’s premier provider of ongoing training [...]

New demographic forecasts prompt a closer look at marketing to seniors
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New demographic forecasts prompt a closer look at marketing to seniors

Hot off the press from the U.S. Census Bureau, two new reports chronicle the aging of the United States’ population, a trend that can springboard stories on myriad business beats from health care to casinos. The number of people over age 65 is expected to more than double by 2050, to 83.7 million from around [...]

Beyond Bylines: PRNewswire blog is full of useful tips for journalists
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Beyond Bylines: PRNewswire blog is full of useful tips for journalists

  If you stop by BusinessJournalism.org regularly, you know that I enjoy finding new (and sometimes unusual) resources for journalists.  Digging into LinkedIn, finding company tutorials on Slideshare. Finding insight on local economies by browsing Indeed or thinking about a new way to cover corporations while listening to TED Talks Social Good Playlist. Anywhere people [...]

Online promos: What’s working, what’s not for your local merchants?
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Online promos: What’s working, what’s not for your local merchants?

With Groupon Inc. set to release earnings May 6, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the evolution of the daily deals / couponing craze several years after it peaked. (And Mother’s Day, coming up May 11, likely will drive even more than the usual number of promos, which will help you find [...]

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