Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

May 2017

Look into your local apartment rental scene for business stories with a millennial focus. (Image by "jarmoluk" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Local Apartment Rents and the Millennial Job Market

Job and wage growth are key factors in driving local and regional economies. But don’t overlook the impact of affordable rents, especially for millennials just getting established in their careers.

Reynolds rewind: Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, which means many Americans are enjoying a long weekend full of barbecuing and traveling. Chances are, however, your newsroom is still open. While you might not have the

Lifeguard watching a pool

Memorial Day Countdown: 3 Summer Job Angles

With Memorial Day around the corner, now’s a good time to plan your coverage of summer hiring stories. Here are three job angles to consider. Teens and summer jobs Who are

The 2018 proposed budget, released Tuesday, is ripe with story ideas for business reporters. (Budgetary photo courtesy of

2018 Federal Budget Story Angles

The Office of Management and Budget released President Donald Trump’s full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday morning. It fleshed out ideas and priorities mentioned in the so-called “skinny

10-Q filings tell a business reporter plenty about a company's financial health. (Calculator image by Alexander Stein via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

10-Q Essentials

The 10-Q, a publicly traded company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC, is a multi-purpose tool. You can use it to break news, to get a better understanding of the companies

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Story Jump-start: 3 New E-Commerce Angles

The Census Bureau estimates that e-commerce sales topped $100 million in both the third and fourth quarters of last year. With the online retail landscape constantly evolving, here are three

How to Slide Into a New Business Beat

Some journalists stay on the same beat for so long you could swear the industry would have to disband upon their retirement. But for most of us, movement is the

Real estate is a steady source of material for business reporters. Take out quiz and test your housing market smarts. (("Large Home" by Gregory Butler via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

BIZ QUIZ: Test Your Housing Market I.Q.

There’s always a business story in the housing market, a topic that readily lends itself to local reporting. Lately, contributors to have covered the subject extensively, focusing on angles from

Reading a 10-Q calls for patience—and a highlighter. ("Pens at Work" image by "Jenny" via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Beginner’s Guide to 10-Q

Like all corporate filings, the 10-Q tends to present company information in the best light possible. It is written by accountants and lawyers, which means it is full of confusing

Untold Stories in the Parking Industry

With all the talk of alternative transportation, it’s easy to forget that a majority of people in the U.S. rely on cars every day. Though we now talk about development

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