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As earnings season looms, companies explore social media to reach investors
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As earnings season looms, companies explore social media to reach investors

By on Jun 20, 2013

One of the many benefits the Reynolds Center offers business journalists is the opportunity to hear from peers across the country and around the globe; the center’s workshops, webinars and website are meeting places where business and financial writers can exchange tips and ideas. And today we have a really useful suggestion from Susan Orr, […]

A business journalist's guide to Reddit and its SubReddits
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A business journalist’s guide to Reddit and its SubReddits

One social media site you may have overlooked is Reddit.com, but don’t be too quick to rule it out. Like Facebook and Twitter, Reddit can be a useful source for business journalists to gather information and find sources. At first glance, the site seems text-heavy and difficult to use, but it is actually easier than […]

U.S. Supreme Court and business
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10 Supreme Court cases business journalists should know

Supreme Court deliberations can seem opaque and perplexing to reporters who haven’t had constitutional history classes, or spent time covering courts. But a basic understanding of how the court operates is a vital tool in a business journalist’s toolbox. Throughout its history, the Supreme Court has decided numerous cases that deal with business matters. In […]

Google Fusion Tables: A guide for business reporters
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Google Fusion Tables: A guide for business reporters

As business journalists, we handle scores of data and do our best to use those figures and statistics to both build and bolster articles. Some of the benefits from the ever-expanding digital world include not only the increasing amount of information, but also the emergence of unique ways to visualize data. I’ve found that Google […]

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How to attract members to your online community

Creating and Building a Community
Be remarkable. “Content is king, but engagement is queen,” said Ludlow. Think of what you can say that is remarkable, that people will comment on. Make sure any time you’re developing content, you’re passionate about it.
Look at your community as a cohesive whole. Risley suggests using a blog to build up the community. Most people overlook the importance of using an email list to get people on the site and interact on it, he added.

7 Deadly Social Media sins
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7 Deadly Social Sins: Or how not to suck on social media

Author Maria Perez is director of news operations at ProfNet, a free service that helps journalists find sources. I recently attended BlogWorld & New Media Expo, a three-day conference and trade show for bloggers, podcasters, Web content creators and social media innovators. I was able to listen in on several content creation and blogging sessions, […]

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6 mobile apps for business journalists

Access to immediate information is crucial for today’s business journalist wanting to get the job done right and on deadline. Smartphones with full web access make it easy to find almost anything you need on the go. We’ve found the best apps.

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Three quick and easy paths to business infographics

Just because you may not have access to a full-fledged graphics department, doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the rise of the online infographic and all the extra page views that come along with it. Several websites have emerged in recent months that make it easier than ever for business journalists to […]

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Social media ethics for journalists: Part 2, the new rules

In my previous post, I discussed some challenges that social media poses for business journalists who want to remain above reproach professionally while also enjoying the reporting, career-building and engagement tools available in this new digital age. Because of the variety of roles that journalists can play and the broad continuum of news organizations from […]