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Forbes publishes ‘Curbing Cars’, an EBook by Micki Maynard
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Forbes publishes ‘Curbing Cars’, an EBook by Micki Maynard

The most recent Forbes EBook is by Micheline Maynard, Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University and a Forbes contributor. ‘Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From the Auto Industry,’ is the sixth book in Forbes’ EBook series.  Distributed by Vook for $6.99, the book looks at one of the [...]

USA Today’s Charisse Jones on tackling business travel writing
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USA Today’s Charisse Jones on tackling business travel writing

When USA Today’s Business Travel Correspondent Charisse Jones moved onto the travel beat about 4 years ago, she didn’t know what to expect. She had spent her entire career as a hard news reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering issues on social justice and even had her share of L.A. riots coverage which won [...]

As jetliner mystery deepens, offer answers to consumer, worker concerns
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As jetliner mystery deepens, offer answers to consumer, worker concerns

While sometimes it’s distasteful to pounce on disasters and tragedies as a source of story ideas, when an occurrence dominates headlines for 10 days and counting, like the Malaysia Airlines mystery has, it’s probably time to look for business angles that might be on your audience members’ minds. The riveting story of the missing jetliner [...]

Valentine’s Day marketing: Beyond candy and flowers
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Valentine’s Day marketing: Beyond candy and flowers

Take Valentine’s Day – traditionally the purview of retail writers covering the annual uptick for jewelry stores, candy factories and florists.   (And if you are taking the traditional tack, be sure to check out the U.S. Census Bureau’s new Facts for Features tip sheet on V Day; it offers stats on retailers, marriage, dating services [...]

Know your place as a business journalist
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Know your place as a business journalist

When I was young, I was covering the historic Texaco-Pennzoil trial in Houston. At one point, James Kinnear, the president of Texaco sought me out and we had a great conversation. He left me his card and wrote his private telephone number on it (this was pre-cell phone days). I felt important. “Never forget where [...]

Quicktip stories: Home-prices to cruise ship inspection details
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Quicktip stories: Home-prices to cruise ship inspection details

Time flies on news-heavy weeks and the “ones that got away” pile of good stories to localize is growing at an annoying clip.  (Among the missed opportunities, to my chagrin, was this Ragan’s PR Daily piece on tacky MLK Day marketing if you want to add it to next year’s tickler file.)  So before the following are added [...]

Quicktip: Is winter’s deep freeze leading to empty fuel tanks, other shortages?
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Quicktip: Is winter’s deep freeze leading to empty fuel tanks, other shortages?

Zooming along at a slippery 30 mph this morning, I tuned into a satellite radio trucker channel; an open-line program drew callers from around the United States reporting on problems big rigs were facing. My ears pricked up when one driver listed a string of truck stops in Illinois and Indiana that were out of [...]

From plumbers to bird-seed sellers, who gains when sub-zero temps hit?
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From plumbers to bird-seed sellers, who gains when sub-zero temps hit?

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 [...]

Package up a feature on trends in the delivery service industry
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Package up a feature on trends in the delivery service industry

As parcels filled with holiday goods and gifts begin winging their way ’round the globe, the package delivery industry gets its moment in the spotlight. Even as Americans forego first-class mail in favor of electronic greeting cards and missives, the allure of e-commerce keeps delivery vans hopping.  There was that intriguing news the other day – [...]

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