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New tools for doing data

I’ve come across some new (at least to me) tools that are great for reporters doing data work as part of their business journalism. Here they are. Give them a

Investigative reporting on business

By Rob Wells Investigative reporting allows you to reveal unethical business behavior that is harming investors and society at large. This guide by Rob Wells, Ph.D., a University of Arkansas

Tips for negotiating a salary at a first job

Graduating is hard. Finding a job is hard. Living through a pandemic is hard. Combining all three of those aspects together may look like an impossible task. For those who

Judging the information you get

There is no good journalism without information. But there are very different types: poor, decent, good, great, and too good. Most of these gradations sound like they should be obvious,

Staying focused while working from home

Working from home can be distracting even when we’re not in the midst of a pandemic, worrying about our health, our income, and our loved ones while trying to get

How to cover business stories from home

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the news media environment. Many companies have closed their newsrooms and asked journalists to work remotely while staying safe at home. Here are some

Develop a specialty outside of journalism

For years, on the occasional request for advice from someone who wanted to get into reporting, I suggested to major in some other field first and work in it a

How to track down (almost) anyone’s email

Whether you’re pitching a freelance story to a new-to-you editor or contacting sources to schedule interviews, you lean heavily on email. But some people make their email addresses absurdly hard to

How to plan a break from freelance writing

Whether it’s a few weeks off for holiday travel or a month or more of parental leave, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to taking time off from freelancing. Unlike their corporate

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