Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

September 2019

How to read IRS form 990: Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series on how to read IRS Form 990. Read Part 2 and Part 3. IRS Form 990 is a goldmine of financial information

A guide for sovereign wealth funds

What is a Sovereign Wealth Fund? A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a group of investments managed by an individual country. Much like an IRA for an individual, an SWF

How to localize affordable housing

Many Americans are spending a significant portion of their income on housing. High costs affect family savings and the general finances of an average household. Business journalists can explore this

How to fact-check your business story

Whether there’s been a rise in misinformation online or simply more awareness of it, one thing is for certain: news organizations are under more scrutiny than ever. It’s important to

A beginner’s guide to corporate social responsibility

What is corporate social responsibility? defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a sense of responsibility toward the community and the environment that companies incorporate into their business models. It

A guide to for-profit universities

What are for-profit colleges and universities? For-profit colleges are operated by owners or investors versus the government, a religious group, or a not-for-profit institution. They spend large amounts in advertising,

Back to school—and deeper into debt: Part 3

This is a three part series. Read part one and part two for complete coverage. Rising student loan debt isn’t the only education story to watch as a new school year begins. According to

Own your style but don’t get owned by it

There’s a level of writing development and individuality that many if not most reporters try to achieve—personal style. It’s a unique form of expression that identifies a writer’s work as

Reporting not just about, but for low-income people

Thirty six percent of Americans are financially fragile, according to NEFE. That’s about one in three Americans. For young people especially, financial fragility is a way of life. The average

The business of natural disasters

Natural disasters affect nearly 160 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. They include earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts, floods, and more. As well as damaging people’s lives

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