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10-K Filings Guide: Resources
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10-K Filings Guide: Resources

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 […]

AOL’s 401(k) brouhaha highlights retirement plan trends
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AOL’s 401(k) brouhaha highlights retirement plan trends

AOL’s chief created quite the brouhaha last week by not only making a big (and not worker-friendly) change to the company’s 401(k) program, but blaming the shift on high health-care costs generated by babies who needed intensive medical care. No, this blog post isn’t about managing a major public relations crisis, though the topic does […]

Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources
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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

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 […]

Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources
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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

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.

Thinking about taking a crack at new back-to-basics mortgage rules?
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Thinking about taking a crack at new back-to-basics mortgage rules?

Spring real estate season is going to be here in the blink of an eye, and if you haven’t done so yet, you might also kick off residential real estate coverage for 2014 with a personal finance primer about the new Ability to Pay /Qualified Mortgage rules that will affect borrowers and lenders.  The new […]

Quicktips: Cute CEOs, not-so-cute kids, tragic movie texting
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Quicktips: Cute CEOs, not-so-cute kids, tragic movie texting

Snippets of news translated into audio memos on my smartphone or notes scrawled on the margins of my planner represent a number of timely story nuggets that many not merit their own long post but are too good for the recycle bin.  Here are a handful of eye-catching headlines and related resources you might consider […]

Brainstorm 2014 story projects before opportunities slip away
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Brainstorm 2014 story projects before opportunities slip away

This week of limbo, as one year flickers out and another is about to dawn, is an annual opportunity to do some long-range planning and thinking about fresh angles for approaching your beat. It’s also a good time to seize ideas for projects or longitudinal stories and set them into motion. Otherwise all too soon, […]

In the wake of Target’s data breach, newsrooms scramble to explain
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In the wake of Target’s data breach, newsrooms scramble to explain

Retailers like to make headlines in December — but for triumphs like double-digit sales increases, not the security fiasco that discounter Target is red-faced over in the final crucial shopping days before Christmas. News that hackers may have been picking off data from tens of millions of shopper credit cards for weeks on end is […]

8-K Filings Guide: Introduction
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8-K Filings Guide: Introduction

When there’s news at a publicly traded company, there’s probably also an 8-K filing. These are the filings that many investors watch most closely, and among the ones companies file most often. Beat Basics: MORE on 8-K Filings An introduction Kinds of 8-Ks Tips and Tricks Traps and mistakes Resources Video tour: 8-K Glossary of […]

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