Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

May 2020

More on localizing coronavirus scams

With millions of Americans out of work and anxieties running high, the National Consumers League warns that a variety of scams could proliferate during the pandemic. Some of these scams

Staying focused while working from home

Working from home can be distracting even when we’re not in the midst of a pandemic, worrying about our health, our income, and our loved ones while trying to get

Help your readers avoid financial scams: Part II

As reported in the first part of a series on the financial exploitation of U.S. seniors, financial scams targeting U.S. seniors will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.

Help your readers avoid financial scams: Part I

As the elderly population of the United States continues to grow, there’s a sizable personal finance story for business staff to report separately, or develop into a blockbuster series: the

Covering local hiring trends

The U.S. economy lost over 20 million jobs in April, reports the Labor Department. While millions of Americans have experienced layoffs in the past two months as the Coronavirus pandemic

Add context to covid-19 coverage of nonprofits

Demand spikes at food pantries. Revenue declines at hospitals. Layoffs hit universities and symphonies. Reporters have no shortage of stories when it comes to localizing the financial impact of COVID-19

Covering local small business pivots

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to rethink their business models. For some, that means moving their services online or switching to curbside pickup or delivery only. For

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