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

By on Jun 10, 2014

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 […]

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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 […]

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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,  […]

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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
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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
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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 […]

Penn State to host Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professor in 2015
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Penn State to host Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professor in 2015

The Pennsylvania State University will host a visiting business journalism professor in spring 2015 under an Arizona State University program funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

So where do you go after winning a Polk Award at your internship?
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So where do you go after winning a Polk Award at your internship?

At only 22-years-old, one recent Arizona State University graduate has already accomplished what most professionals take years to achieve. Lauren Kyger has won the 2013 George Polk Award in Journalism for business reporting for her first major investigative project while interning with the Center for Public Integrity. “I was honestly shocked. I was really, really […]

Questions and answers about Cronkite's online graduate certificate in business journalism
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Questions and answers about Cronkite’s online graduate certificate in business journalism

Starting in August 2014, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will offer the first online graduate certificate in business journalism through its Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the certificate. To apply, visit bizjournalism.asu.edu.