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

By on Apr 14, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Testy Copy Editor: In summary, part 2
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Testy Copy Editor: In summary, part 2

Editor’s note:  This will be Phillip Blanchard’s final regular post for BusinessJournalism.org. A copy editor on the Washington Post Financial desk for 6 1/2 years and founder of an online forum called Testy Copy Editors, Blanchard has written here about best practices for the business press since January 2011.  An archive of his posts will […]

Karen E. Klein 5 questions
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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 […]

Testy Copy Editor:  In summary, part 1
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Testy Copy Editor: In summary, part 1

Mistakes are inevitable: a wrong number here, a typing error there. The news media are full of them. There was never a realistic hope that they would disappear entirely. But when mistakes multiply, when the same ones are made over and over, the system is broken. With the Worldwide War on Copy Editing nearing its […]

Controversy, yes. Hostility, no
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Controversy, yes. Hostility, no

Ms. Yellen will face hostile questioning from Republican senators who oppose the Fed’s policy of quantitative easing. (Financial Times, Nov. 13) Many analysts had predicted a rough hearing for Ms. Yellen, given the antipathy of congressional Republicans toward the Obama administration, the poor state of the economy and the controversies around quantitative easing – as […]

America's worst charities
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B&S Gold winners: Tracking charities that spend more on donation solicitors than people in need

2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY DID IT: GOLD: ‘America’s Worst Charities’ SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ BRONZE: ‘Inside Game’ BUILDING DATABASES GOLD: Follow the money SILVER: 1,874 programs BRONZE: Timing is everything 5 TIPS FROM EACH TEAM | PHOTOS | VIDEO | The sensational story of a […]

WSJ database insider trading
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B&S Bronze winner: WSJ exposes insider trades, regulatory loopholes

2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY DID IT: GOLD: ‘America’s Worst Charities’ SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ BRONZE: ‘Inside Game’ BUILDING DATABASES GOLD: Follow the money SILVER: 1,874 programs BRONZE: Timing is everything 5 TIPS FROM EACH TEAM | PHOTOS | VIDEO | The Wall Street Journal jumped […]

Barry and Story in Leckey's class
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B&S Silver winner: NYT reporter who created business incentives database

2013 BARLETT & STEELE AWARDS 2013 Barlett & Steele Award winners HOW THEY DID IT: GOLD: ‘America’s Worst Charities’ SILVER: ‘United States of Subsidies’ BRONZE: ‘Inside Game’ BUILDING DATABASES GOLD: Follow the money SILVER: 1,874 programs BRONZE: Timing is everything 5 TIPS FROM EACH TEAM | PHOTOS | VIDEO | Louise Story of the New […]