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Our Iceberg is Melting
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Paying attention, taking action before journalism’s iceberg melts

By on Dec 03, 2010

By Randall Smith When you think of a holiday present for your favorite business journalist, here’s a reading recommendation: ‘Our Iceberg is Melting’ by John Kotter, the Harvard professor who is an expert in transformational change. Look around. Blockbuster, Borders and Eastman Kodak are companies that are in the middle of survival battles because they’ve […]

Google offices
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A company’s culture is impossible to fake

By Randall Smith When I was a young business editor in the 1980s, Ewing Kauffman invited me to his Kansas City office for a chat. Kauffman, who made billions in the pharmacy business and was founder of the Kansas City Royals, said he wanted to get to know me. When I entered his office, I […]

Fellowships offered for January business journalism seminars in Phoenix
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Fellowships offered for January business journalism seminars in Phoenix

ATTENTION: Experienced business journalists and prospective business journalism professors. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering 24 fellowships worth $2,000 each for four days of study in business journalism – Jan. 4-7 in Phoenix. Fellowships cover training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows receive a $500 stipend to offset travel and […]

Memorial scheduled for Dave Morrow, Reynolds chair and former TheStreet.com editor
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Memorial scheduled for Dave Morrow, Reynolds chair and former TheStreet.com editor

The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, will conduct a memorial service for Dave Morrow at 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Morrow, who died Feb. 1 at 49 after a monthlong bout with cancer, was the first Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the school. Dean Jerry Ceppos said those […]

Where will grads find journalism jobs?
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Where will grads find journalism jobs?

Jodi Schneider, a senior editor for American Banker in Washington who handles newsroom recruiting, predicts that jobs for new grads will be in specialty pubs and Web sites, not small-town newspapers. In addition to understanding their niche — such as energy or politics — and multimedia, new grads need the ability “to decipher complicated information […]

Agenda for 2010 Business Journalism Professors seminar
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Agenda for 2010 Business Journalism Professors seminar

These are some highlights from the agenda for the Business Journalism Professors Seminar held in Phoenix during Reynolds Business Journalism Week, Jan. 4-8. BUSINESS JOURNALISM PROFESSORS SEMINAR MONDAY—Jan. 4, 20106-9 p.m.   –   Fiesta Bowl-watching party on 16- by 9-foot screen    Boise State vs. Texas Christian UniversityOptional social function with beer, wine and snacksForum, 2nd Floor, […]

Business journalists arrive for Reynolds Week
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Business journalists arrive for Reynolds Week

We will have full coverage next week of the two seminars that make up Reynolds Business Journalism Week, Jan. 5-8 in Phoenix. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism awarded 12 fellowships to its “Strictly Financials Seminar” for working journalists and 12 fellowships to its “Business Journalism Professors Seminar.” Reynolds Week is held […]

Call for Business Journalism Professors Seminar 2011
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Call for Business Journalism Professors Seminar 2011

The Particulars Location: Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Phoenix, Ariz. When: Jan. 4-7, 2011 Apply for this fellowship by Nov. 1. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of intensive study in how to teach an undergraduate course in […]

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Paul O’Donnell: Impressing editors and shifting from the newsroom

Paul O’Donnell spent 27 years in the newspaper industry, the last 18 in key editing roles at Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer. In that time, he’s worked with numerous reporters and knows well the skills of a valuable reporter. O’Donnell left the newspaper in October and is now crafting a new career in journalism education. Below […]