Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

July 2011

Covering sports: Localizing national issues

One of the best projects I did was looking at all the major sports non-profits, including the professional sports teams, in the Phoenix area to see how they were serving

Covering sports: A glossary of terms

Whether you come to the business of sports beat as a sports reporter or from the business desk, you’ll need to be familiar with business terms. Here are some terms

Covering sports: Resources and key contacts

The go-to source in sports business coverage is the Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. There is also a print edition, which I highly recommend subscribing to. Other sources are:,

Covering the business of sports: An introduction

The business of sports is going beyond game coverage and box scores and delving into the financial operations of professional teams, universities and non-profit organizations, which operate amateur athletic events,

When visualizing numbers gets ridiculous

“The spotlight is on the government’s questionable fiscal behavior as it nears its borrowing limit of $14.3 trillion and confronts the risk of a crippling default.” (CNBC) “Converting the debt

Covering retailing: A reporters’ toolbox

There are several techniques you can use to inspire story ideas and get the information you need outside of the official channels. Retailing is a very public business, after all.

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