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Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs

Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs

By on Jul 02, 2014

Michael Sallah enrolled in two journalism courses fall quarter of his freshman year at University of Toledo. It was love at first sight. “I just went bonkers. I fell in love with it. I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do,” Sallah said. Sallah also caught the journalism fervor that lingered from the post-Watergate […]

Truthiness Defined

When sources say stupid things

Friends don’t let friends write drunk, unless one is at the Algonquin Round Table. But what happens when sources say something demonstrably stupid? Do you put in in the paper or online? Let me be clear. First, there is an eternal debate about cleaning up quotes to make them grammatical and keep the speaker from […]

Todd Neff health and science writer

Reporter Todd Neff on going ‘Gonzo’ with a piece on marijuana

Todd Neff is a Colorado-based freelance journalist who frequently writes for the University of Colorado Health Insider, a 2,000-circulation newsletter that provides information about the Denver-based University of Colorado Hospital’s operations for employees and faculty. While writing for the UCH Insider, Neff happened across a story that fascinated him. CU Toxicology, a spinoff lab within […]

Tampa Bay Times' Ivan Penn on bringing power to the energy beat

Tampa Bay Times’ Ivan Penn on bringing power to the energy beat

Ivan Penn, Tampa Bay Times reporter, started his journalism career as a TV weatherman—in elementary school for an in-house cable program. His father, an avid consumer of the news, inspired him to pursue journalism. “I was overwhelmed with news, so the Freudian piece of that would probably be that I was trying to get some […]

Good News Bad News paper game

About those ‘negative’ stories…

Business journalists especially face the accusation of being “negative.” Companies want to control their image. Many small outfits have no experience in dealing with the press. Also, more and more, we live in a culture of relentless sales and hype. Many Americans are irrationally optimistic, as Barbara Ehrenreich discussed in her book, Bright-Sided: How Positive […]

Erin Zlomek

Columbia Journalism School announces its 2014-15 Knight-Bagehot fellows

Annalyn Kurtz, senior writer at CNNMoney and former BusinessJournalism.org intern, is among the 10 2014-2015 Knight-Bagehot Fellows in economics and business journalism announced by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Kurtz, a 2008 graduate of Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, joins business reporters from The Associated Press (AP), Bloomberg News,  […]

Waiting for an Interview

The killer job interview: Don’t forget you’re interviewing them too

I wish I could bring glad tidings on the job front, but alas, no. According to ASNE, 2,600 journalist jobs were lost in 2012 and nothing has improved since. The market is glutted and you are especially at a disadvantage if you’re over age 50. The much-heralded “gig economy” is only real if you have […]

Why you should consider Cronkite's online business journalism certificate

Why you should consider Cronkite’s online business journalism certificate

This article was first published by ASU Online which is running the Online Graduate Certificate Business Journalism Program in conjunction with the Reynolds Center and Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Business and the economy have been dominating the headlines and taking over water cooler talk for years. The Dow plummets. Mortgage rates increase. […]

Wendy Lee KPCC radio

KPCC’s Wendy Lee on transitioning from print to radio

As a reporter for 89.3 KPCC public radio, Wendy Lee helps Southern California commuters and visitors to the station’s website to better understand how business and economic stories affect their lives—and sometimes in under 90 seconds. Listening to Wendy Lee’s friendly voice, public radio fans learn about things like Hite Jinro, a beer from South […]