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Adam DeRose

An experienced multimedia journalist with reporting, writing and multimedia producing skills. Currently, produces social video for The Hill.

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Money angles this election cycle

With the Iowa Caucuses now in the rearview mirror, and New Hampshire and other early primary state elections primed for extensive media coverage, business and economic reporters can look into topical

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Adding context to the water crisis in Flint

In 2014, Flint, Mich. emergency managers the governor appointed switched sources for its municipal water supply from the city of Detroit to their own Flint River. These officials championed the


Reporting the economic impact of winter storms

Each winter, some regions brace for major weather events and blizzards that can dramatically affect local and national economies. Some storms bring with them dangerous travel conditions, public and private


Money stories and gun control

This month, President Obama announced details of his executive order aimed at reducing gun violence after numerous accounts of mass shootings and growing national media attention. Here are some resources

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10 labor reporters to follow on Twitter

Wages, overtime regulations, paid sick time and paternity leave are hot-button national issues. Labor and employment reporters cover current events and policy changes in Washington related to the workforce, helping keep readers


10 Economists to Follow on Twitter

As sources, economists can help you better understand the economy and explain the impact of economic policy to your audience. If you cover business, money or the economy, follow the experts

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10 consumer issues reporters on Twitter

Consumer products, trends and problems make for good local business stories, especially as retail heats up around the holidays. Follow these 10 national consumer issues reporters for story ideas you can

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CDFIs: The financial institutions you’re not covering

Limited access to financial resources often slows or impedes revitalization efforts in low-income communities. But several financial institutions provide financial services for local businesses, real-estate projects and nonprofits and others


10 government agencies to follow on Twitter

Government agencies offer great information, reports and official data. As a business journalist, or if you cover money in your beat, follow these federal agencies on Twitter for news and insight

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5 tips for covering money and prisons

The American prison system is rife with money stories. Here are five economic angles you can pursue to localize coverage of prisons and jails in your state or community. Note:

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5 angles for a government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner’s shock resignation last week may lessen the chance of a government shutdown, some observers suggest. On Monday, the U.S. Senate passed a temporary budget measure, sending

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Data-driven student debt coverage

Student loans have increased by 84 percent since 2008, according to an Experian analysis. Students, former students and graduates now owe $1.2 trillion in student loan debt compared with $346

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