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Two Minute Tips

May 2016

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Four Fresh Angles on Memorial Day Coverage

Memorial Day is more than just backyard barbecue picnics—it’s about commemorating those who died while serving America. Here are four fresh business angles you can cover as the holiday approaches.

The business profile reconsidered

It’s tempting, I’ll admit it – churning out the business profile. The itch surfaces on the occasional slow week, or the desire to diversify content and step up business coverage seeps

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Better Consumer Finance Reporting

Amid the rush to cover corporate earnings or the latest big acquisition, reporters often skip over consumer stories. But helping out the reader is a basic tenet of journalism, and personal

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What is Goodwill in Accounting?

This is one of a series of articles focused on financial accounting disclosures and how you as a journalist can interpret and report on them. The first four articles (see

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Covering the marijuana industry

Ricardo Baca, editor of The Denver Post’s website The Cannabist; and Kevin Dale, executive editor of Arizona PBS’s Cronkite News, who directed pot coverage as a top editor at the

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Covering Growing Union Activity on College Campuses

College and university administrations are facing new waves of union organizing that look different from traditional labor organizing and pose new sets of challenges. If a union drive comes to a

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Interpreting Earnings Announcements

This is one of a series of articles, Covering Financials, focused on financial accounting disclosures and how you as a journalist can interpret and report on them. The first four

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Five tips: Deciphering business jargon

Sources really love their jargon—in spite of efforts among enterprising business reporters to persuade them otherwise—marketers and experts frequently refuse to speak plain English. This blog looks at some of

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The business of the marijuana industry

Ricardo Baca, editor of The Denver Post’s website The Cannabist; and Kevin Dale, executive editor of Arizona PBS’s Cronkite News, who directed pot coverage as a top editor at the

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