One of the weather-related stories I found intriguing over the past couple of months was the emergency telecommuting that had to be done; I figured even employers reluctant to allow working from home were forced to as slick roads and storms kept employees off the roads. Well, we have another reason to address telework trends [...]
To meet the growing demand for skilled business journalists, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is offering the first online graduate certificate in business journalism through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Starting in August 2014, the Cronkite School will offer a five-course, 15-credit-hour certificate taught entirely online by experienced journalists. The graduate certificate, which can be completed within six months, is designed for journalists globally who seek expertise in business journalism. To apply, visit bizjournalism.asu.edu.
As a business writer, you might not have had the escalating military and political crisis in the Ukraine on your to-do radar screen, but as the Russian invasion continues, it’s begun to cause market gyrations around the world. At this point it’s worth paying attention to what’s going on and perhaps lining up some explanatory [...]
Keith L. Herndon, a visiting professor at the University of Georgia and a 2013 fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism’s seminar for journalism professors, has been named Journalism Teacher of the Year at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Herndon is a visiting professor through at least May 2016 [...]
Buzzing around on errands, I flicked the radio to top-of-the-hour news and couldn’t believe it when the lead story – ahead of another winter weather blast, deadly overseas strife and Arizona’s controversial “religious freedom” bill – was word that Delta plans to make it harder next year for flyers to qualify for elite membership status. [...]
SABEW has announced winners in the 19th annual Best in Business competition. Bloomberg News and its related media outlets, including Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Bloomberg TV, led with 13 honors. The New York Times had eight honors; Reuters, seven; American Banker, six; and the Los Angeles Times and ProPublica had five honors each. FULL [...]
After five years of leading the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, I’m leaving the center in March and will become project manager of APME’s NewsTrain. The change fits with a shift in my personal life. I am moving back east, where I am starting an international training consultancy. Stay tuned for details @LindaAustin_.
With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday March 2, it’s a great time to look at films in which business plays a role. That covers a wide swath of films, so our series is dividing them into three categories: classics, contemporary and documentary. Previously, we looked at fictional films in which the business world [...]
OK, let’s bite. News that Disney is raising admission prices to its Magic Kingdom – another $4 to $99 for a day pass at its Orland theme park – created a bit of a stir this week, with parents’ blogs and pundits weighing in indignantly on the increasing cost of a pass to the iconic [...]