Tips from Top Journalists

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

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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

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Freelance journalist Megan Kamerick on establishing a financial foundation

From real estate and economic development to tourism and the creative economy, Megan Kamerick has dabbled in almost every business beat. In her 20-year career, she has been a business reporter and editor at the San Antonio Business Journal, the

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Forbes’ Richard Behar on travel, profiles and investigative financial journalism

Throughout his career, Richard Behar has traveled to more than 40 countries and written award-winning investigative pieces for Forbes, Time and Fortune magazines and a wide-range of other publications. In 2008, SABEW awarded him the “Best in Business Award” for

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WSJ’s Russell Gold shares his roadmap for covering the energy beat

Whether he’s covering energy, oil prices, commodities or hurricanes, Russell Gold finds a way to connect with his readers. It was love that brought Gold to his current job as an energy beat reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Austin.

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Bloomberg News’ Angela Greiling Keane on navigating the auto beat

Angela Greiling Keane’s reporting has taken her to the crowded intersection where autos, technology and government merge. As a Bloomberg News reporter in Washington D.C., her beat includes transportation, auto-industry regulation and the U.S. Postal Service.  Her dogged reporting earned

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Reuters’ Luke Baker on building a career as an international business correspondent

Luke Baker’s career has taken him all over the globe to report on everything from film festivals and football tournaments to the conflict in Congo and the Angolan Civil War. Now Baker has landed in Brussels where he covers finance

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Economics reporter Tim Logan on juggling a complex beat and telling ‘people’ stories

For Tim Logan, being a successful economics reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch means taking important national economic issues and making them relevant at the local level.  Logan spent most of 2010 working on a series called “Can St. Louis Compete?” with his

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Investigative reporter David Heath on the coolness factor of business journalism

After being assigned to write about the bankruptcy of a life insurance company early on in his career, David Heath found himself far from excited. Thinking it would be the dullest story he’d ever have to do, Heath wasn’t expecting such a

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The New York Times’ Charles Duhigg discusses his book ‘The Power of Habit’

Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter with the New York Times, recently released his book “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.” The book balances the science of habits with examples of business and

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