Beats

Covering Real Estate: An introduction

Our popular business beat basics series is now available all in one place in ebook form

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Tips from reporter who exposed Amazon’s conditions

Spencer Soper of the Allentown Morning Call exposed the working conditions at an Amazon.com warehouse last

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What businesses win in bathing suit season?

As bathing suit season looms, I’ve noticed a second wave of the weight-loss and exercise ads

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Investigative reporting: An introduction

“Investigative reporting” is a term that can cover many sins – and, hopefully, uncover at least

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Investigative reporting: Challenges and hurdles

I once helped edit an investigative piece looking at the checkered business career of an important

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Investigative reporting: Glossary of key terms

Given the range of possible investigative projects, there isn’t really any particular glossary of terms to

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Investigative reporting: local stories and angles

Localizing an investigative business story – assuming it isn’t a piece that starts and ends in

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Brush up on the cleaning and junk-removal industries

Earlier this spring a local web developer made a surprising observation:  The owner of a commercial

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Financial copy editing: Choose words carefully

Copy editors who attended The American Copy Editors Society’s 2012 Conference’s “Financial Editing” session learned how to

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Regulators, BBB help track down debt stories

Stephanie Hoops of the Ventura County Star first wrote about a debt collection firm with a

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