Best Practices, Featured, Jon Talton, Story ideas
Some of you will go directly into public relations or “public affairs” (I always wanted to be in public affairs, but that’s another story). Others are journalists who will leave mid-career for the “dark side” of PR. The latter used to be a sure shot — journalists had the best contacts, writing skills, etc. That’s [...]
Beats, Economy, Featured, Investing | Banking, Melissa Preddy, Story ideas
This week’s announcement of a federal government settlement with another major mortgage lender is reviving buzz about the mortgage messes that contributed to the economic meltdown, and might be something you’ll want to use a springboard to consumer stories about the home loan market. The U.S. Department of Justice agreed to end its civil investigations [...]
Featured, Financial/economy, Investigative, Self-guided training, Training Archives
This training was originally held during the Native American Journalists Association’s (NAJA) annual conference in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10, 2014. In Washington, money helps make just about every decision — every law that is passed, every regulation revised and every new or discarded agency policy. From issues unique to Native Americans, such as tribal [...]
Beats, Featured, Melissa Preddy, Retail | Lifestyle, Small | Private | Non-profit, Story ideas
The headline-making saga of the Crumbs Bake Shop company – the cupcake chain that closed all of its stores only to receive a last-minute reprieve from an investor group – suggests a few ideas for localizing food-related business stories. The potential survival of the Crumbs chain is good news for its investors and workers, bad [...]
Calendar: Workshops, Webinars, Training
Get ready to cover open enrollment this fall for both individuals and small businesses under the Affordable Care Act.
A year after the launch of healthcare.gov, individuals will be anxious to see whether premiums go up when open enrollment starts Nov. 15, and for the first time, small businesses will be shopping on healthcare.gov to buy the coverage for their employees.