Don’t Mail It In

The greeting card industry faced significant turmoil throughout 2020. National paper goods retailer Papyrus collapsed in January amid debt woes

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Reporting on the future of malls

Traditional shopping malls haven’t been doing so hot for the past decade or so, and the pandemic has only accelerated

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Drive-In Movies: Back for the Future?

For obvious reasons related to the pandemic, drive-in movie theaters started popping up all over the country. The concept of

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Keep Updating Your Working Process

In any undertaking, once you’ve done it long enough, you’ll have developed working habits. That is important, because if must

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Covering the Business Aspect of College Reopenings

Many colleges have opted to fully reopen this year. Whether you’d personally brave studying in-person or would rather stay home,

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Covering the Pandemic’s Impact on Home Improvement

Depending on who you ask, the amount of free time that the pandemic has brought people can be seen as

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Write Non-Fungible Articles About Non-Fungible Tokens

The recent hubbub about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has prompted extremely costly speculation, widespread public confusion and — most importantly for business

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Reporting on Your Community’s Vaccine Rollout Progress

Widespread vaccine distribution has been touted as the only way back to ‘normal’ life. As business reporters, keeping an eye

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Avoiding Hypocrisy in Business Journalism

If you are a business journalist, then you also have the role of critic. Not that you’re being paid to

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Watch for the March of the Would-Be Website Experts

Journalists know in theory that marketers want to get attention because it might help their businesses. But their actions can

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Covering Post-Pandemic Tourism: the RV Life

While the pandemic has been devastating for most sectors of the economy, businesses that work with recreational vehicles saw rapid

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Covering the Gig Economy After Prop 22

The past few years have seen the incredible growth of companies like Uber and Lyft. The foundation of these companies

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The Bar Exam and Its Impact on the Legal Business

The bar exam in the United States, the latest edition of which will be administered Feb. 23-24, is a rite

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The Future of College Towns After the Pandemic

As business journalists continue to cover the present and future impact that COVID-19 is having on colleges and universities, they

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Supercharge Your Reporting on Electric Cars

On Jan. 8, automotive industry giant General Motors Co. announced a surprising rebrand. It includes a new logo — startup-like, with

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Checking Sources for ‘Fake Stories’

“Fake news” has become a thorn in the side of reporting. Yes, there are always stories that have failings in

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Google’s New Suite of Tools for Journalists

I’m wary of large companies, especially tech ones that seem to be giving things away. Particularly for journalists. There’s the

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Double-Check All the Things People Are Sure They Know

You’d think this would be a given, but too many business stories incorporate information that, while popularly believed, is simply

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Streaming Services Board Up the Box Office

The entertainment industry periodically grumbles about a lack of transparency from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Specifically, industry analysts

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As Covid-19 Increases Middle-Class Debt, These Three Strategies Can Help

In March 2020, Covid-19 hit U.S. families at the low end of middle-class income ($25,000-$110,000) hard, but as the pandemic

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Be Wary of Experiential Retail

The e-commerce website for New England furniture store chain Jordan’s Furniture looks like any other, with attractive, if staid, photographs

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