Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

February 2020

Covering the growing popularity of CBD products

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) legalized the cultivation of hemp and the sale of hemp products, within some legal parameters. Previously, hemp had been classified

How to include seniors in trending stories

By 2030, people 65 years and older will make up 12% of the world population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  But now in the U.S., the rate is growing

Ways to approach SNAP locally

Income inequality and food insecurity have been a long-standing issue not only for the campaign trail, but for many Americans. In 2018, 11.1% of households were determined as “food insecure,”

Localizing the economic impact of Coronavirus

The recent coronavirus outbreak has obviously impacted Chinese businesses, as factories remain closed and offices encourage employees to work from home. Experts worry that in addition to the rising death toll from

Funding for underrepresented entrepreneurs

Despite attempts to bring more diverse leadership to the business world, women and racial minorities are still underrepresented in vendor-backed companies. In fact, three-quarters of startup founders who received venture

Create your digital go kit

Most of us live and work in a mobile world and in business reporting, there’s often a good chance that you will have to be on the road. But it’s

Brands offering banking products

Several large brands have announced new consumer checking accounts or credit card offerings with banking partners. For instance, Google plans to offer checking accounts (code-named Cache in partnership with Citi

The trove of U.S. Census Bureau stories

The U.S. Census Bureau is one of the valuable tools a journalist can use. It can be a supplemental element to everyday business stories, as well as a reliable annual

Take a new (skeptical) look at unicorns

Unicorns—startups with at least a $1 billion valuation—used to be as rare in business as they were in fairy tales. No more. According to market research firm CB Insights, there

Localizing employment policy issues

While on the campaign trail this fall, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren shared a story about getting fired for being pregnant. That was in 1971, seven years before Congress passed the

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