Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

October 2011

Covering banking: Good sources across the beat

Banking is a beat which demands you draw on sources locally, nationally and internationally.   Here are some good ones to get you started: Good Sources on Failures KBW Inc.,

Covering banking: Twitter accounts to follow

We all know that social media is becoming a great place to follow sources.  Here are some good Twitter accounts to follow.  (And you can find more business writers and

Covering banking: Avoiding common errors

There are several challenges to bank reporting, some you can anticipate, some you cannot. This list of tips is designed to help prepare you in a way that will help

Covering banking: Resources

Here are several of the key resources, local and national, for the banking industry.   FDIC The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) is the federal agency that insures deposits and

Covering banking: Localizing the beat

Find the lawyers. Just about every major law firm in town will have banking and finance experts who work with institutions on recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and the

Covering banking: An introduction

Welcome to one of the most exciting beats in business—at least at the moment. Wall Street aside, the workaday job of traditional banks had long been seen as staid and

Affordable luxury: Spotting spending trends

It’s another one of those notions that seemingly popped up out of nowhere and suddenly is a part of the zeitgeist:  Blow-dry bars, the newest trend in personal services and

Craig Harris: Get buy-in and do your homework

Craig Harris of The Arizona Republic won the top gold award in the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism for his series looking into abuses in the state’s

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