Community Business Journalism

Story Idea: How Retailers Use Weather Forecasts to Increase Sales

Product marketing has a new gold standard: advertisements targeted not just to specific customers, but to

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Finding the Money Stories in Your Local Library

Libraries are a vital part of many communities, even in the digital age. Between 2002 and

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Community Reporting: Focus on Expenditures

Proximity to  city hall seems as though it would mean easy access to much needed information.

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The Financial Impact of Homecoming

For millions of high schools and colleges, it’s homecoming season. The American tradition got its start on college

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Reporter’s Source: Your Local Chamber and Business Associations

Business associations such as chambers of commerce can be hotbeds of stories and sources and often

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Reporting on Municipal Contracts

Robust business stories often start with contracts, but what’s the connection between contracts and business stories?

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Good business stories start at City Hall

Business reporters are a rare bunch at local newspapers. Many papers no longer carry business sections,

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