Beats, Featured, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas
OK, let’s bite. News that Disney is raising admission prices to its Magic Kingdom – another $4 to $99 for a day pass at its Orland theme park – created a bit of a stir this week, with parents’ blogs and pundits weighing in indignantly on the increasing cost of a pass to the iconic [...]
Financial/economy, Investigative, Self-guided training, Training Archives
This free workshop was originally held on Feb. 26, 2014, preceding the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ NICAR Conference in Baltimore. You can access all the materials from the workshop in this self-guided training. Learn techniques for digging – with an eye for fraud – into U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other disclosures.
Featured, Media | Advertising
With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday March 2, it’s a great time to look at films in which business plays a role. That covers a wide swath of films, so our series is dividing them into three categories: classics, contemporary and documentary. Each film has a business component. Some take place in the [...]
Best Practices, Career tips, Featured, Jon Talton
I recently interviewed my former Arizona Republic colleague Tom Zoellner at the wonderful civic treasure that is Town Hall Seattle. The occasion: His tour promoting his new book, Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World — From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief. There is life after journalism. Zoellner has a well-reviewed book [...]
Career tips, Featured, SABEW
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded fellowships to two journalists to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Phoenix March 27-29.