Alert Your Readers to the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

On July 22, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a claim against Equifax, the credit monitoring agency that exposed

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Always Take Projections With a Shaker of Salt

Covering business means you’re always hearing estimates, projections, and predictions from companies, industry analysts, think tanks, and others. The view

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Examining the Test Prep Industry for Local Business Angles

The recent college admissions scandals have highlighted the gaps between the haves and the have nots when it comes to

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Reynolds Weekly: July 22, 2019

Toys ‘R’ Us making a rebound in the U.S.?  A little over a year ago, Toys “R” Us went bankrupt

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Reynolds Announces Winners of South Asia Economic Integration Summit Contest

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism hosted “Benefits of South Asia Economic Integration: A Journalism Summit” Feb.

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Time to Update This ‘Evergreen’ Story on Emergency Savings and Retirement Security

When the business news cycle slows down in the summer, there are plenty of “evergreen” personal finance stories that deserve

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Covering the Growth of the Vegan Economy

While the term vegan used to connote bland and tasteless in some circles, that’s no longer the case. In fact,

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Don’t Let This Story Go Up in Smoke!

Have you been reading the ads distributed by your news organization’s outlets lately? You may be missing a breaking business

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Negotiating Pay Rates

So, you pitched a killer story idea and an editor wants to assign it. Time to get to cracking, right?

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Medicare for All — Promise or Peril?

S. 1129, aimed at providing comprehensive health care for all Americans, is gaining more attention:The Medicare for All Act of

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Reynolds Weekly: July 8, 2019

Massive heatwave rips through U.S., Europe Over the Fourth of July weekend, temperatures rose to 90 degrees in the Alaskan

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The Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

Today’s middle-income Americans won’t be able to afford tomorrow’s long-term care.  New studies and research from both private and public

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Covering Independence Day trend stories

CBD dog treat sales surge around fireworks season Any pet owner will tell you, loud noises are terrifying to the

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Pin Down Interview Subjects

In business journalism, you can safely bet that most—almost all, even—interview subjects have an agenda. Company executives want to project

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Freelancers, Here’s How to Write a Letter of Introduction

Freelance writers seeking work from trade publications and some other types of clients often send editors a letter of introduction

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Reynolds Weekly: July 1, 2019

The rising age of American cars Cars and light trucks on American roads are getting older and older, rising to

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Deadline to Enter Barlett & Steele Awards Aug. 1

Thursday, Aug. 1, is the deadline for the 2019 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the nation’s top investigative

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Be Sure Vendors Have What They Claim

A long time ago, I was in a software distribution business with a large audience of software developers and engineers.

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3 Story Ideas on Health Insurance and Medical Bills

A random survey of 3,500 adults released on April 2, 2019 conducted by Gallup and West Health, a nonprofit based

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The Reporter’s Interview Checklist

Interviews with subject matter experts and “real people” give media coverage color and credibility. But if you only have 10

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Covering the ‘Zero Waste’ Eco-Movement

If you’ve never heard the term “zero waste” go on Instagram and you’ll find more than three million posts that

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