About The Center

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has trained more than 30,000 journalists and educators since it was established in 2003 with the goal of improving the quality of media coverage of business and the economy.

The center offers training in person and online and sponsors a variety of other initiatives, including the national Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, which recognizes the best in business reporting each year.

The center’s National Visiting Business Journalists Program has placed business journalism professionals in journalism programs across the country to encourage the teaching of business journalism. And at the Cronkite School, the center leads a Business Journalism Specialization for students interested in pursuing business journalism careers.

Our offerings include:

Coverage tips

Our Business Beat Basics eBook is designed for reporters on any beat who want to understand and pursue the money side of stories. And our email course explains how to cover financials. Our videos and podcasts offer practical training for business reporters.


The Barlett & Steele Awards, named after the Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative team of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, are the gold standard in investigative reporting. The prestigious national awards are given each fall to the best investigative business journalism in the country. Learn more about the application and past winners.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has trained more than 22,000 people since 2003. Housed at the Cronkite School, the Reynolds Center is funded through grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a Las Vegas philanthropic organization committed to the support of nonprofit organizations and institutions that demonstrate sound financial management, efficient operation, program integrity and an entrepreneurial spirit.