Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

April 2018

6 things to check in that proxy statement

Proxy statements are a gold mine for business journalists. The amount of information available is amazing and includes material not available in other financial filings. Here are some areas to

3 timely stories to report now on vaping

While there is plenty of information out there, some people — especially young people — don’t understand the health risks involved with e-cigarettes, including nicotine addiction. That’s the story to

3 story angles for graduation season

As high school and college students across the country don cap and gown and prepare for graduation, now’s a good time to plan your money coverage related to education topics

When talking trade, here’s where to go for info

With trade tariffs a regular public policy discussion topic these days, understanding the basics behind how much the U.S. and other countries sell to one another is critical in business

Tips for covering autonomous vehicles

In many cities, companies like Waymo and Uber have been testing driverless cars for years. In March, an autonomous vehicle operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona,

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Covering the business of independent booksellers

With Amazon opening more physical bookstores and Barnes & Noble recently announcing a round of layoffs, how are smaller, independent bookstores staying open? It’s a tricky question to answer but easy

The AMA is the latest group to give the Republican's new health care plan a thumb's down. (Image from "stevepb" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

3 stories to report on health care inflation

The overall rate of inflation for all goods and services in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is projected at 2.6% in 2018, an increase that economists describe as “modest.” But your

Lessons in journalism innovation from SXSW 2018

South by Southwest may be best known for its movie screenings, raucous parties with live music and panels on tech topics. Still, plenty of journalists also attend the popular Austin-based

Explaining cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency that’s not tied to financial agencies, banks, governments, or other regulators. The integrity of transactions is protected by cryptography. Cryptocurrencies operate on the blockchain,

3 stories to report on Health Savings Accounts

It’s not too late for taxpayers to contribute to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or company-sponsored 401(k) plan before the 2017 tax filing deadline on April 17. But this year,

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