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Generate Story Ideas Using Business Silo Analysis

Reacting to breaking topics is one way to generate stories. But it does have some weaknesses:

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New Angles on the Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a heartbeat away, and the signs are positive for the

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Small Business Saturday Story Ideas

The day after Thanksgiving is an almost-official holiday devoted to spending money, primarily at large corporate-owned

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Apply Today for a (Free!) Week of Data Training

Reporters who want to plunge into the robust world of federal economic and investment data should

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Climate Change and the Business Reporter

Climate change is an enormous topic for science writers. But those changes don’t exist in a

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How to Localize Two Big Energy Stories

There have been two major energy stories headlining national—and international—news lately: oil and Puerto Rico. Oil

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Lessons from Online News Association, 2017

Midway through the Online News Association (ONA’s) annual confab in Washington D.C. in October, I realized

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Story Idea: The Rise of Robo-Advisors

On robo-advising platforms, algorithms manage investment portfolios with minimal human involvement, making advice accessible to investors

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3 Business Stories for Veterans Day

Since 1918, when America celebrated the armistice ending WWI, November 11 has been an important day

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Reporting on Data Breaches and the Social Security Number Debate

The massive Equifax data breach continues to fuel debate on how to stop the use of

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