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Two Minute Tips

July 2021

The business of cryptocurrencies

From its involvement in recent cyber attacks against global corporations to its passing of $60,000 in value in April 2021, bitcoin is becoming a focal point in business and the

Covering airlines after COVID-19

The airline industry creates 11.3 million direct jobs and contributes $961.3 billion to the global GDP. The industry as a whole is a big economic driver for countries all around

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Narrative techniques can mess up your business reporting

Great narrative is prized in journalism. Long stories with protagonists, antagonists, narrative arcs, color, drama, conflict, intrigue … sorry, got carried away. That’s the potential problem facing business journalists and

Know the timelines in your reporting

People you interview may say something that is blatantly false or true, and you might be able to verify, one way or the other. But often there are relative truths

Reporting on student loan debt

Student debt has been steadily increasing for the past decade. In 2007, the average student loan debt was $15,257. In 2020, this rose to $36,635. Now, the student holds an

A beginner’s guide to covering retail

The following is an excerpt from a Beat Basics Update originally by Ylan Q. Mui and updated by Yael Grauer on covering retail.  The good news about covering retail is that it’s one of

EVs: The business of the electric revolution

Pollution is increasingly seen as a major downside to traditional automobiles. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical passenger vehicle emits around 4.6 metric tons of

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