Community Business Journalism

2-Minute Tip: 1st Steps to Covering the Local Economy

To cover a local or regional economy, you need to know what makes it tick. Find

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Survive and Thrive in a Shrinking Newsroom, Part 1

After 23 years of reporting from such far-flung spots as Rochester,  San Francisco and Hong Kong, Amy

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Story Ideas: the Business of Prom Season

As prom season approaches and teens across the country primp for a night on the town,

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Covering Local Community Banks: Trends and Stats

Community banks are essential to the local economy and play a vital role in the nation’s financial

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Local Mortgage Stories for Today’s Home Buyers

With adjustable-rate mortgages available for a full percentage point less than a fixed-rate mortgage, and a

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Explaining Community News to Your Community

I was recently tapped by the Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) to join their panel

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Baseball Tourism: Business Story Ideas

As spring training swings into high gear, business reporters should look into baseball tourism. From youth

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Story Ideas: New Wedding Business Trends

As newlyweds and their guests gear up for the spring and summer wedding season, wedding planners

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Business Story Jump-start: 3 Online Dating Trends

As smartphone adoption rises, the mobile online dating business has continued to boom. In fact, IBISWorld

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How to Add Graphics and Videos to Community Business Stories

Business stories are inherently tough when it comes to visuals. The features section has it a

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