It’ll take something pretty amazing to compete for headlines with the extreme weather outbreak ongoing this week across much of the United States. When people are trying to make it through the daily commute and other activities despite zero-degree temperatures, another half-foot of snow and other manifestations of Mother Nature, they won’t be in the [...]
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Angel Gonzalez helps lead the coverage of the energy industry for one of the world's top financial information services. In this basics package, he shares his insider secretes and tips for covering the beat.
This post follows Melissa’s post yesterday on Brainstorm 2014 story projects before opportunities slip away. Today she offers a brainstorming checklist. One great thing about being a business journalist: Never any shortage of news. Other beats might hit seasonal doldrums or dry spells, but the world’s financial and economic engines always are serving up something [...]
The free, one-hour webinar, The Fracking Revolution: Finding Energy Stories Everywhere, will be held Dec. 4, 2013. In this presentation co-sponsored by NPR, Marilyn Geewax, a senior business editor with NPR, will help you understand how this unleashing of massive supplies of fossil fuels is changing all of our lives.
News that the United States, working with several other nations, is easing some trade sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs to that country’s nuclear program, offers opportunity for local business journalists as well as those who cover geopolitics. Marketwatch reports that western companies are licking their chops over the opportunity to resume at least [...]
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, so to speak, and between Colorado’s tragic floods, killer amoeba in Louisiana’s water system causing deadly brain infections, and Mrs. Obama’s new campaign to get people to drink more water, good old H20 is at center stage these days. And with World Water Monitoring Day (an [...]
With President Obama slated to address the nation Tuesday (and to sit for network TV interviews on Monday) about the possibility of military action in Syria, it probably is time for financial writers to assess the effects of potential intervention on business and the economy. While it feels crass to contemplate ramifications like higher fuel prices [...]
One of the most enjoyable aspects of business and economics writing is our ability to help readers understand the interconnectedness of events and behaviors, and how seemingly faraway happenings can relate to household-level matters. It’s also fun to take quirky headlines in the news and use them as springboards for stories about local impact. Take, for [...]
This session, “The Energy Revolution: Finding Powerful Stories Everywhere,” was first offered as part of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s annual conference on Aug. 23, 2013.
In an otherwise somewhat doldrum-y time of year for business writers, the current heat wave will definitely add some sizzle to financial pages and websites. It’s difficult to think of a sector or industry that isn’t affected by this sustained hot weather — meteorologists say two-thirds of the continental United States will be in the 90s today [...]