Story ideas

Investigative reporting: An introduction

“Investigative reporting” is a term that can cover many sins – and, hopefully, uncover at least

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Investigative reporting: local stories and angles

Localizing an investigative business story – assuming it isn’t a piece that starts and ends in

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Brush up on the cleaning and junk-removal industries

Earlier this spring a local web developer made a surprising observation:  The owner of a commercial

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Economics reporter Tim Logan on juggling a complex beat

For Tim Logan, being a successful economics reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch means taking important national economic issues

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Investigative reporter David Heath on business journalism

After being assigned to write about the bankruptcy of a life insurance company early on in

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How are price-conscious consumers impacting retail?

I felt a little scooped when I looked at The New York Times on Wednesday because

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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

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Seasonal story ideas: Spring’s impact on businesses

Ah, the sights, scents and sounds of spring:  Bare toes, charcoal lighter fluid and thumping bass from

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Journalist Mei Fong offers tips for reporting on Asia

While reporting in Asia for more than a decade, Mei Fong investigated the controversial backstage of

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Who profits from the business of spring break?

With post-Mardi Gras headaches barely a thing of the past for Fat Tuesday revelers, it’s now

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