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Hooray for Idaho! And all the other U.S. states where movies are made
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Hooray for Idaho! And all the other U.S. states where movies are made

By on Feb 24, 2014

The annual hype over the Academy Awards puts the spotlight on Los Angeles – but in reality a lot of 21st-century contenders have been shot in locales ranging from Vancouver to Memphis to Detroit. Why not springboard off the Hollywood hoopla and dive into the film production scene in your market?  From state-of-the-industry reports to [...]

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How to localize the Comcast, Time Warner cable mega-merger
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How to localize the Comcast, Time Warner cable mega-merger

Thursday’s news that cable TV giants Comcast and Time Warner plan to merge seems – judging by the buzz on message boards and news outlets’ comments sections — to have been met with all the consumer enthusiasm that greeted New Coke, Qwikster and the Edsel. But unlike those corporate flops, it’s unlikely that the $45 [...]

Lap dogs in New York to hot laps in Daytona, February is full of news
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Lap dogs in New York to hot laps in Daytona, February is full of news

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 [...]

NBA to Macy’s to Twitter: The Year of the Horse is embraced
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NBA to Macy’s to Twitter: The Year of the Horse is embraced

With icy temperatures still gripping a large swath of the United States, we all could use a little springtime.  And if you’re looking for an interesting business feature and perhaps a way to showcase companies, cultures and entrepreneurs who don’t normally make your radar screen, how about a marketing or consumer story tied to Lunar [...]

Tapping into the local buzz on the recent ‘net neutrality’ ruling
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Tapping into the local buzz on the recent ‘net neutrality’ ruling

We all know those topics or fields, like “supply chain logistics” and “corporate governance” that due to their unfortunate nomenclature, start the eyes glazing over before the final syllable is typed.  Which is a shame, because they and many other boring-sounding matters actually can be the source of some compelling stories. Same with “net neutrality,” [...]

Local fans, athletes help drive 2014 Winter Olympics games coverage
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Local fans, athletes help drive 2014 Winter Olympics games coverage

Today will begin the one-month countdown to the 2014 winter Olympics, which will take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. Unless your region is sending a marquee athlete to the games, or is home to an Olympics training facility, or one of the top Olympics corporate sponsors, you’ll need to dig a bit to find [...]

Annual CES show serves up story ideas far beyond Las Vegas
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Annual CES show serves up story ideas far beyond Las Vegas

In addition to “Auld Lang Syne,” the Rose Bowl and diet resolutions, one of the rituals of early January is the big gadget convention in Las Vegas produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The International CES (formerly known as the “Consumer Electronics Show”) is a four-day extravaganza of new product launches, hundreds of speeches [...]

Black & White and Dead All Over: PBS love letter to newspapers
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Black & White and Dead All Over: PBS love letter to newspapers

If you love journalism, love newspapers, you’ll find this film, which is making its TV debut in the PBS December lineup, well worth your while. I can’t say you’ll enjoy it, but it is well worth the 83 minutes it will take to watch.  One warning: It may renew your sense of pride and dash [...]

From ‘buy nothing’ to retro toys: Contrarian Christmas movement
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From ‘buy nothing’ to retro toys: Contrarian Christmas movement

Fourth-quarter sales at retailers, and consumer spending on other goods and services like holiday feasts and travel, are important components of the economy and legitimate stories for business writers. But every once in a while you get that contrarian urge to rustle up something a bit different.   So with the annual shopping and consumption frenzy [...]

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