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Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs
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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 [...]

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Fortune’s Katherine Eban gives advice on digging deep into business
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Fortune’s Katherine Eban gives advice on digging deep into business

Katherine Eban grew up wanting to be a writer, but not a journalist. Yet fate had a different plan for the now Fortune Magazine contributor. While working as a policy analyst for the New York City Public Advocate, Eban began doing investigative reports for him on various issues. The reports ended up on the front [...]

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

Boston Business Journal’s Jon Chesto on ‘digital first’ regional weekly-style
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Boston Business Journal’s Jon Chesto on ‘digital first’ regional weekly-style

Jon Chesto, who serves as the Boston Business Journal’s managing editor for print, jokes that when he first stepped into the role of business reporting, he knew not the difference between a stock and a bond nor had he reported on an earnings release. “But I was fascinated by it almost immediately,” Chesto said. “It [...]

USA Today’s Charisse Jones on tackling business travel writing
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USA Today’s Charisse Jones on tackling business travel writing

When USA Today’s Business Travel Correspondent Charisse Jones moved onto the travel beat about 4 years ago, she didn’t know what to expect. She had spent her entire career as a hard news reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering issues on social justice and even had her share of L.A. riots coverage which won [...]

KPCC’s Wendy Lee on transitioning from print to 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 [...]

Small business columnist Karen E. Klein on obstacles, benefits of freelancing
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Small business columnist Karen E. Klein on obstacles, benefits of freelancing

Over the past 25 years, Karen E. Klein successfully reinvented herself from full-time reporter to full-time freelancer. In the process, she established herself as an authority on small business trends and landed contracts with the likes of Businessweek and the Los Angeles Times. The past quarter-century also brought some uncertain times to the freelance and [...]

Los Angeles Times’ Sal Rodriguez on setting yourself apart as a tech reporter
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Los Angeles Times’ Sal Rodriguez on setting yourself apart as a tech reporter

Salvador Rodriguez graduated from Arizona State University just in 2012, but he’s already made a name for himself as Lead Reporter at the Los Angeles Times’ Tech Now blog. Rodriguez’s interest in technology reporting began when he interned at the Times two years ago. Now a full time employee, Rodriguez covers tech giants like Facebook, [...]

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