The Freelance Writers’ Guide to Networking

While journalism requires a certain willingness to talk to strangers and interview sources, many writers are introverts who’d rather not

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Don’t Use Sources Who Are Phonies

If your experience reporting is anything like mine, you’ll constantly hear from people who want to be sources and their

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Reporting on School Lunch Debt

A third grader in California recently made headlines for paying off his fellow classmates’ lunch debt of almost $76 with

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How ‘Secure’ Is the Retirement Savings Bill?

Business reporters can get ahead of the competition by advancing this personal finance story that will be making headlines in

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Watch Sources for Lying

Finding good sources can be a challenge and chances are you spend a good amount of time looking for them.

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Is This a New Era for Employee Activism?

Teacher strikes across the country. Employee walkouts at Boston-based furniture retailer Wayfair over selling furniture to detention centers and LA-based

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Social Media Platforms Can Be Great Search Engines

Social media has become such a fabric of life that it is also now an intrinsic part of how reporters

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Pouring Out New Ideas for Bars and Bartending

Every summer, there are new recommendations for local bars to try or cocktails to imbibe. Here are some new ways

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States Aren’t Waiting for Washington to Offer Workers Retirement Security

Let’s start with the good news about retirement savings security.  According to the report released on March 29, 2019 by

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Embrace Creativity in All Its Forms in Your Work

All writers—business journalists, too—prize creativity. Story structure, phrasing, ledes and kickers. No matter how dry the topic, you likely want

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Localizing Mental Health Initiatives in the Workplace

As technology extends the workday well past the typical 9-5, many American workers regularly feel stressed. Earlier this year, when

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Big Problems with Big Data and AI

Big data and artificial intelligence are tremendously popular in business. Everybody is using “machine learning” or “deep learning” or “analytics”

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Find Fresh Business Angles in Restaurants

With many readers out enjoying the warm summer weather, the restaurant industry offers ample opportunities for local business stories. Here

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How Much Money Do Your Readers Waste on Non-Essential Purchases?

The question is likely to spark some strong response among your readers. According to an April 2019 poll, conducted among 2,000

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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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