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Scott Bourque

Scott is a reporter at KJZZ, Phoenix’s NPR station. He got his start in journalism working as a field correspondent for the American Forces Network, covering military stories overseas. Most recently, he produced an Emmy-nominated documentary on hate crimes and hate groups. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University.

My Latest Articles

Covering post-pandemic tourism: The RV life

While the pandemic has been devastating for most sectors of the economy, businesses that work with recreational vehicles saw rapid growth in 2020. While many businesses in the tourism sector

The swimming pool economy: Making a splash

Summer is coming. Although it’s only spring, swimming pool owners across the country are working to get their pools ready for the inevitable influx of swimmers. Whether it’s a super

Business angles for covering music festivals

Every year, it seems like event organizers and record labels put on more music festivals. Big ticket events like Coachella and Austin City Limits draw in thousands of visitors who

The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law 27 years ago. Business reporters can look into its impact on the local community.

Business stories about ADA compliance

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, ushering in  sweeping changes in areas from employment accommodation to public access. Even today, some of the changes

Business reporters can find some of the season's most intriguing retail trends by following Twitter feeds. (Image by Pexels via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Holiday marketing strategies on Twitter

For a business reporter, the holiday season is all about retail and shopping. If you’re looking for a new angle this season, consider retailers that cater to niche audiences. They

Small Business Saturday is packed with local stories for business reporters. (Image by StockSnap via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Small Business Saturday story ideas

The day after Thanksgiving is an almost-official holiday devoted to spending money, primarily at large corporate-owned businesses. That doesn’t sit well with a lot of people. Small Business Saturday is

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is full of story ideas for business reporters. (Image by Jennifer1051 via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

3 business stories for Veterans Day

Since 1918, when America celebrated the armistice ending WWI, November 11 has been an important day in the United States. It became even more notable in 1954, when President Eisenhower

Big numbers are hard to visualize, but there are some easy tricks to help your audience relate. ("Calculus" by "fitrihandayani" via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Making big numbers relatable

A calculator and some quick research can help you make enormous numbers more understandable to your audiences. Advertising research shows that millennials prefer a personal connection. They don’t want to

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