Checking the Validity of a Website

I took a free online course at the Knight Center about how to research people and websites. I learned some

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Short-Term Sports Relocation Has Long-Term Consequences

When star point guard Chris Paul joined the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2019, a few journalists seized on an under-the-radar

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Meet the New TV, Same as the Old TV

For years, media coverage of live television streaming services like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV depicted them as

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COVID-19 and its effects on the Commercial Real Estate Market

COVID-19 caused a lot of people to stay home over the last year, which has affected many businesses and industries.

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Corporate Frauds Are Great Topics If You’re Careful

I’ve recently binged on watching videos about frauds and con men. There was a 2016 documentary called Sour Grapes, about

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Forget the Source’s Fancy Pedigree

You know the drill. You receive a response to an outstanding query, or maybe it’s something tepid coming in over

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How to Explain Today’s Crazy Stock Market to People

If you think you know how stocks are doing, better check again in five minutes. The year’s been unpredictable. One

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Are Working Women Losing Ground During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Country music singer Dolly Parton will have to update her 1980 hit song, “9 to 5,” to “6 to 9”

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How Are Small Businesses Weathering Covid-19?

Small businesses generate 99% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but dig deeper into those numbers and a more

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ICIJ Team, CPI and the Los Angeles Times, and MLK50-ProPublica Win 2020 Barlett & Steele Awards

An investigative team of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), FRONTLINE, Expresso, the New York Times and 33 other

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Ghosted by an Editor or Source? How Freelancers Can Cope

October means witches, goblins, and all things spooky. To freelancers, few things are scarier than getting ghosted by an editor or other

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The Stakeholders of Daylight Saving Time

On Nov. 1, households across the country will participate in two national rituals: taking down Halloween decorations, and, more urgently,

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Sports Contracts Need Context (Part II: Currency Exchange Rates)

Like all cultural institutions, sports are subject to the twists and turns of the global economy. The first part of

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Masks: A Booming Industry

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on many industries. However, times like these call for creativity and forward

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Be Honest and Forget the Hagiographies

There were a lot of bad things about Sumner Redstone and how he ran a business. He could be utterly

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Sports Contracts Need Context (Part I: State Income Tax)

This summer, quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the largest contract in sports history, committing himself to the Kansas City Chiefs for

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Investing Isn’t a Video Game: Important Things to Remember About Retail Trading

The much ballyhooed trading app Robinhood, a startup with an $8.3 billion valuation, has had runaway success, leapfrogging over major

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Retirement Insecurity, Part II: Corona-Related Distributions

On March 27, corona-related relief for retirement plans and IRAs signed into law by President Trump allowed U.S. workers under

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Retirement Insecurity, Part I: Employers Suspend Retirement Plan Contributions

Current retirement security is elusive for many. Half of all seniors had average savings of $83,500, according to a 2019

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How Is COVID-19 Changing U.S. Retail?

How is COVID-19 changing U.S. retail? Changing shopper preferences and habits, and cutthroat competition. Some major retailers are closing their

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How to Help Your Vulnerable Readers Stabilize Their Financial Lives During COVID-19

As their August recess approaches, Democratic and Republican lawmakers aren’t likely to agree on the funding necessary to help the

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