Tag "Best Practices"

Explaining Community News to Your Community

I was recently tapped by the Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) to join their panel

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Oldies but Goodies: Tricks of the Trade for Community Reporters

In the season of mistletoe and plastic Santas, the commitment to a New Year’s resolution is

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Community Reporting: Focus on Expenditures

Proximity to  city hall seems as though it would mean easy access to much needed information.

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How to Find Local Mergers and Acquisitions Stories

  Deals apply to Main Street as much as they do Wall Street. When I was

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Business Journalism: Some ‘moving on’ thoughts …

I was always Iron Man. I wasn’t the smartest person in journalism and I sure didn’t

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Bloomberg’s Matt Levine Talks on Being a Finance Columnist

People may not trust a banker. They also may not trust journalists. But a banker-turned-journalist?  Now

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Words that make me cringe

I’ve told you the story about the contest reporters held in San Diego: “I Can Alienate

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What a friend we have in FRED

Mark Twain noted that there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Fraud with numbers is something

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The basics of guerrilla journalism

Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale:

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