Two Minute Tips

Writing

Reduce your word count without reducing what you say

Your 500-word assignment has ballooned to 750 words, and you’re convinced there’s no way to shorten it without destroying your carefully crafted prose. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

woman writing in notebook in front of desktop computer

Streamline your business writing

Vague, unclear, wordy, and gibberish are all words you do not want associated with your business writing. With so many consumers reading their news on mobile devices, the pressure on

Make your business stories more mobile friendly

Increasingly, adults in the U.S. are reading their news on a mobile device. According to a Pew Research study, released last year, roughly 57% of U.S. adults often get their news

Making big numbers relatable

When you’re dealing with a huge sum—say, a proposed $1.9 trillion spending package, or adding $160 billion to the national debt—it pays to break it down into something the audience

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Our New Look
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
Our new logo comes with a shorter name. Business is borderless, and understanding the global links in supply chains, trade, and flows of funds and people is essential to make sense of our fast-paced, globalized world. So we’re dropping the word “National” from our name and will aim to provide content that is applicable to business news globally.
We hope you like the new look. Best wishes for 2023!