Beat Basics: MORE on 10-K Filings An introduction Basics Tips and Tricks Traps and mistakes Glossary of key terms Resources Video with Theo Francis Tips and Tricks One big use for the 10-K is context: If you want to put a number in context, you can compare it to the previous year’s net income or [...]
The economy is one of the most important beats for any journalist. It covers prices, interest rates, trade, unemployment, wages, government spending, taxes, etc. Grant Hannis, who spent 14 years as a senior financial journalist at Consumer magazine, breaks down the basics.
Quite a few experts and organizations have written up quick (and not so quick) guides to using a 10-K. Each has slightly different emphasis — check out a few and see what works for you. Some of the best I’ve found: Beat Basics: MORE on 10-K Filings An introduction Basics Tips and Tricks Traps and [...]
The costs and benefits of pre-school education for young children has been making buzz lately, with President Obama mentioning it in his State of the Union address, the new New York City mayor and that state’s governor offering plans to beef up education for all toddlers. According to the New York Times, enrollment in early [...]
The old Bulgarian term for February was “month of dreadful ice” and while that may be true meteorologically, especially this year, it’s a hot-hot-hot little 28 days for news pegs. In addition to the just-past Super Groundhog Day, and Valaentine’s Day (also known this year as Val-Pres weekend due to its confluence with the President’s [...]
Most business stories on the post-recession employment market focus on getting the job. If you’re looking for a fresh take, why not focus on people who are handing in their resignation, and what that says about the market and the economy in your region? Five years into a dismal era for workers – where tales [...]
Time flies on news-heavy weeks and the “ones that got away” pile of good stories to localize is growing at an annoying clip. (Among the missed opportunities, to my chagrin, was this Ragan’s PR Daily piece on tacky MLK Day marketing if you want to add it to next year’s tickler file.) So before the following are added [...]
Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism. Gary Trennepohl, professor of finance at Oklahoma State University, led Day 3′s Strictly Financials sessions [...]
Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.
The business journalism professors continued their exploration of financial statements with Jimmy Gentry, professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.
With President Obama’s State of the Union address set to focus on income inequality and other aspects of the economic divide in the U.S., I thought I’d gather up some resources for reporters planning to localize the issue, which is becoming the big story of 2014. If you’re going to graph or write about [...]