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  • Marrying Cleveland and the Cavaliers
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    Marrying Cleveland and the Cavaliers

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    This fall, LeBron James comes home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But instead of making his homecoming about him, the Cavaliers have turned his return in a marketing campaign that marries the team and its hometown. Cleveland is the centerpiece of the Cav’s pre-season video, with the hashtag #ALLFORCLE. There is beautiful black and white footage […]

  • When cities and suburbs blend together
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    When cities and suburbs blend together

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    We know that young people are flocking to cities. Now, they’re being followed by their parents, and other suburbanites. How will that change urban life? Urbanologists and sociologists call this “the great inversion,” where suburbs suffer as cities gain new residents. A new study of this trend in Canada shows that people who move from […]

  • Follow the airport money
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    Follow the airport money

    Beats, Featured, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    On Monday, we talked about why communities are so eager to get commercial air service. Here is some info in case you’d like to follow up on the story. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a program that provides government grants for improvements at the nearly 3,400 airports covered under the National Plan of Integrated […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 7
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    Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 7

    Featured, Must Read Money Stories, News, Uncategorized

    Welcome to a new feature at BusinessJournalism.org. Each day, we’ll be posting Must Read Money Stories. We’re on the lookout for links, photos, graphics and videos that set the pace in money and journalism. Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t done yet. The New York Times reports that the Justice Department is planning to file charges against […]

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    Cronkite School seeks Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau director

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    The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, a national leader in business journalism education, seeks to hire a Professor of Practice and Director to lead the school’s new Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau. The bureau director will manage a team of student reporters covering business and economic issues across platforms […]

  • 5Qs: CNN's Guillermo Arduino on the tech sector and today's economy
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    5Qs: CNN’s Guillermo Arduino on the tech sector and today’s economy

    5 Questions with..., Community, Featured

    Guillermo Arduino, an anchor for CNN en Espanol, believes that “the future belongs to the ones in the know.” He says  more information and perspective about a subject will lead one to take better decisions. Arduino, who grew up as an Argentinian and Italian citizen, attended Instituto Superior de Ensenanza de Radiodifusion (ISER) and Instituto […]

  • Airports fly high as economic engines
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    Airports fly high as economic engines

    Beats, Featured, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    Every town of any size wants commercial air service. and a new study makes it easy to understand why. Preliminary numbers from a new study released by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation found that the state’s 104 publicly owned airports accounted for a $13 billion economic impact, according to data compiled in […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 6
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    Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 6

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    Welcome to a new feature at BusinessJournalism.org. Each day, we’ll be posting Must Read Money Stories. We’re on the lookout for links, photos, graphics and videos that set the pace in money and journalism. The splits in the business world are continuing. Publishing companies have split their print and broadcast businesses. Ebay recently said it […]

  • Fall Brings Changes At BusinessJournalism.Org
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    Fall Brings Changes At BusinessJournalism.Org

    Must Read Money Stories, News

    Fall is a time for fresh starts. This month, we’re kicking off some new features for BusinessJournalism.org. We have two missions in mind: serving as a resource for any journalist’s needs on stories that have to do with money. And, tipping you off to top conversations taking place about the business world. Here’s a list […]

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    Here Are The 2014 Barlett & Steele Award Winners

    About, Barlett & Steele Awards

    ProPublica, Reuters and The Huffington Post won gold, silver and bronze awards, respectively, in the eighth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced Friday. Named for the renowned investigative team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, whose numerous awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, […]

  • A fond goodbye and one last tip for your tool kit
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    A fond goodbye and one last tip for your tool kit

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    To everything there is a season and after more than 1,000 blog posts on behalf of the Reynolds Center – that’s somewhere north of half a million words, I figure – it’s time for me to move along and make way for other talented business journalists to share their tips and advice. Over the past […]

  • Reynolds College Custom Newsroom Training Kicks Off At EMU
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    Reynolds College Custom Newsroom Training Kicks Off At EMU

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      Being invited to your alma mater is always an honor. Last week, I was doubly honored when Michigan State University, from which I earned my bachelor’s degree in Humanities, gave me its Distinguished Alumni Award. A little less grand, but equally exciting, was the chance to visit my first college newspaper, The Eastern Echo, […]

  • Sorting out the pros and cons of "bring your own" mobile device policies
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    Sorting out the pros and cons of “bring your own” mobile device policies

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    On a recent road trip, our one-hour pit stop at a rural casino was noteworthy for more than the bargain prime rib and the slot-machine jackpot:  A slot-area attendant had a small tablet or large smartphone strapped to her forearm.  Whether answering a question about the location of a popular slot or sending information to […]

  • How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?
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    How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?

    Beats, Featured, Health care, Media | Advertising, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    What do Scotch tape, chewing gum, golf balls and Kentucky Fried Chicken have in common?  Well, at least around October, they are among the myriad products whose packaging blooms pink. For nearly 30 years, October has been designated by activists as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM); here’s a primer on how it all got […]

  • Pinterest best practices
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    Pinterest: Why financial bloggers should be pinning their content

    Basics, Best Practices, Career tips, Featured, Investing | Banking, Networking, Social Media

    Personal finance writers should look to Pinterest as a powerful way to get more traffic, according to one blogger who has had phenomenal success with the platform. Pinterest, said Ruth Soukup of LivingWellSpendingLess.com, is more than a place for crafts, recipes and wedding ideas. “Pinterest is probably the best and fastest way for bloggers in […]

  • 4 podcasters on a panel
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    Why financial bloggers should start podcasting

    Basics, Best Practices, Career tips, Featured, Investing | Banking, Networking

      Financial bloggers should consider podcasting as a way to stand out, panelists at a national blogging conference advised last week. The encouragement came during a panel of podcasters at FinCon 2014, a financial bloggers conference held Sept. 17 – 20 in New Orleans.   Plus, Apple’s new iOS that rolled out earlier this month […]

  • Panel of freelance finance bloggers at FinCon14.
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    Freelance writing: How to successfully pitch an editor

    Best Practices, Career tips, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Investing | Banking

    For freelance writers, pitching stories can be intimidating. What should you say? How many clips should you include? How do you ask for more money? A panel of assignment editors at FinCon 2014 revealed what’s been successful with them.  The advice was offered up Saturday (Sept. 20) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national […]

  • CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports on TKM-Ebola, a new drug in the works. PHOTO: CNN screenshot
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    As concern over Ebola spreads, how are local firms affected?

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Health care, Manufacturing | Large companies, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    Troubling news this week from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the burgeoning Ebola epidemic:  the CDC issued a worst-case scenario forecast of as many as 1.4 million cases by January.  While still largely confined to Africa, the Ebola outbreak is of growing concern worldwide and while […]

  • Heirs to the Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments
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    Rockefeller move highlights socially-conscious investing trends

    Beats, Economy, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Featured, Green | Sustainability, Story ideas

    News came  this week — apparently timed to coincide with the United Nation’s Climate Summit 2014 held in New York City — that heirs to the petroleum-based Rockefeller family fortune planned to divest their $860 million charity fund from assets related to fossil fuels as CNBC reported.  Inside Philanthropy says it figures at least another […]

  • Bloggers at FinCon14 in New Orleans
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    Viral business writing: 23 ways to to succeed

    Best Practices, Featured, Financial/economy, Investing | Banking

    Want to get more eyeballs to your stories? Writers and editors on a panel at FinCon 2014 say there are tried and true methods that give your pieces a better chance of going viral. The advice was offered up Friday (Sept. 19) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national financial blogger conference that […]