Whether you’re working in a mainstream news organization or striking out on your own with a blog, news site or freelance business, we’re all media entrepreneurs these days. In this workshop before the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) 2013 Conference in Anaheim, Calif., learn how to brand and market yourself and to pitch your ideas, plus understand the basics of financial and time management.
Journalism programs at the University of Oklahoma and California State University, Fullerton will receive visiting business journalism professors next spring under an Arizona State University program funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. ASU’s Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is seeking experienced business journalists to fill these positions.
Business stories – or stories with strong business angles – have won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in each of the last eight years. Business is fertile territory for investigative reporting, but all too often is overlooked by local reporters. Get the skills you need to identify and develop local investigative business stories at a free, daylong workshop in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Investigative Reports and Editors is offering a fellowship for journalists with a demonstrated interest in financial investigative journalism. The David Dietz Fellowship, an award honoring David Dietz a longtime IRE member and supporter, covers conference registration fees and provides $750 for travel and lodging expenses. The fellow will also receive a yearlong IRE membership and [...]
Sometime between your first assignment and your retirement party — or when your newspaper closes — you will have to become a master of the Difficult Conversation. It can take many forms and handling it well doesn’t come naturally. Young people are naturally defensive. And when I was coming up, journalism was a haven for [...]
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has announced its 2013 Best in Business Awards, with a total of 134 winners. Jill Jorden Spits, SABEW president, said the contest attracted 1,120 entries this year. Bloomberg News and its related magazines, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Businessweek, received the highest number of awards with 14; [...]
Carlie Kollath Wells, a New Orleans-based freelance reporter, is attending the Key Executives Mega-Conference this week in New Orleans. She will be sharing what she’s hearing from news executives. Media organizations will be better prepared for the future if they hire platform-agile employees, according to the opening speaker at an industry convention Monday. The Inland [...]
The Poynter Institute — which, as “a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders,” brings us the wisdom of such luminaries as Roy Peter Clark* and Al Tomkins,** — provides a textbook example of less-than-best practices in its recent report on NBC’s decision to close the hyperlocal-news project EveryBlock. MediaWire, Poynter’s comparatively lame [...]
If you’re looking to cover business better, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism can help with free training in business journalism. Check our six-month schedule of training, taught by award-winning journalists and professors.