Staying Focused While Working From Home

Working from home can be distracting even when we’re not in the midst of a pandemic, worrying about our health,

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Help Your Readers Avoid Financial Scams: Part II

As reported in the first part of a series on the financial exploitation of U.S. seniors, financial scams targeting U.S.

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Help Your Readers Spot These Sneaky COVID-19 Scams

As of May 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 39,000 complaints from consumers who reported losing a

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Localizing Small Businesses Reopening (or Not Reopening)

If your state is among those that are attempting to reopen businesses now or in the coming weeks, many small

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Help Your Readers Avoid Financial Scams: Part I

As the elderly population of the United States continues to grow, there’s a sizable personal finance story for business staff

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Covering Local Hiring Trends

The U.S. economy lost over 20 million jobs in April, reports the Labor Department. While millions of Americans have experienced

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Add Context to COVID-19 Coverage of Nonprofits

Demand spikes at food pantries. Revenue declines at hospitals. Layoffs hit universities and symphonies. Reporters have no shortage of stories

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Freelancing? Here’s How to Keep Your Income Steady During the Pandemic

Your freelance career was buzzing along and COVID-19 happened. Suddenly some work from regular clients dried up. Then you started

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Andrew Leckey Retires After 14 Years Leading Business Journalism at Cronkite School

Andrew Leckey, who has built the business journalism program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication into

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Covering Local Small Business Pivots

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to rethink their business models. For some, that means moving their services

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SABEW Welcomes 67 New Members from South Asia

In an expansion of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s (SABEW) international initiative, 67 journalists from major news

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Localizing Nicotine-Free Hiring and Employee Wellness Policies

U-Haul International ended 2019 with an announcement that it would stop hiring nicotine users in 21 states starting on February

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How to Cover Business Stories From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the news media environment. Many companies have closed their newsrooms and asked journalists to

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How Are Your Readers Planning to Spend Their Coronavirus Check?

That may seem to be a particularly pointless question to ask during the COVID-19 crisis. Year after year, surveys from

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Tips on Working with 10-Ks and 10-Qs

For any business journalist—even if you don’t focus on finance—a public company’s 10-Ks (financial reports for the year) and 10-Qs

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7 Trustworthy COVID-19 Data Sources Journalists Should Be Using

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., business reporters may be having to quickly adapt to writing health

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Report on the 7 Key Measures Packed into the CARES Act: Part II

The second part of a series on the financial help available from the newly-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

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Work Ahead for COVID-19 Stories Coming Later This Year

To drastically understate the situation, COVID-19 will change things for the rest of the year. As a business reporter, you

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Report on the 7 Key Measures Packed Into the CARES Act: Part I

Anxious readers are being hit by a rapid flood of information and hastily-reported facts that can be overwhelming to sort

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Get the Statistics You Need Outside of the U.S.

Readers love numbers. So do editors. Even some reporters. And if you don’t, you should develop a taste for them.

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How to Read a 10-K

A Form 10-K is an annual report that companies file with the SEC. Companies that file 10-Ks must also file

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