Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

December 2016

Here's a quick AP lesson on ringing in the new year. ("New Year's Eve" image by "SD-Pictures" via pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

AP Style rules: New year’s edition

Before filing your final end-of-year story, check out these Associated Press style guidelines. They’ll help you finesse the trickier fine points that frequently elude us all. New Year The AP

When hype gets in the way of objectivity, business reporters need to dig in. Photo "Digging For Information" by Alan Levine, Creative Commons Flickr user under 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license, cropped

Skip the hype and dig into reality

Hype is a constant issue in business. Companies indulge in it. PR reps dole it out by the ladle. Markets revel in it. But hype becomes a significant problem when

Career Q&A: Matt Lait of the Los Angeles Times

Matt Lait is the city editor at the Los Angles Times and an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California. Lait helped receive the 2016 Barlett & Steele Bronze Award

Twitter on phone

5 energy reporters to follow on Twitter

As an energy reporter, Twitter is a great way to get a pulse on the beat and stay on top of breaking news. There are the mandatory follows: companies you

Six tricks for cutting copy down to size. ("seventy; words" image by RCabanilla via flickr)

Watch that word count! 6 quick tips for editing your copy

Your 500-word assignment has ballooned to 750 words, and there’s no way to shorten it without destroying your carefully crafted prose. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Editing your own copy can

Photo "The Market" by Iman Mosaad, Creative Commons Flickr user under 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license, cropped

3 key financial metrics reporters shouldn’t miss

If you’re writing about a corporation, chances are you look for financial statements. Most reporters will note revenue and earnings and be satisfied, but they lose amazing opportunities for insight

Business reporters can find rich stories in veterans returning to civilian life and entering the corporate world. (Image by "BookBabe" via pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Story ideas about veterans in the workplace

Growing numbers of armed services veterans have found an excellent home for their skills in corporate America, and many large companies are attracting and retaining veterans through carefully crafted programs.

The Reynolds Center invites journalists to a January 4 Strictly Financials workshos in downtown Phoenix.

Announcing the 2017 Reynolds Week Fellows

Twenty-five journalists and eight journalism educators from around the world are coming to Arizona State University next month to participate in the preeminent training program in business journalism. The Donald

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