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Covering economics: Resources

By Grant Hannis GOVERNMENT DATA For information on upcoming statistical releases (you can arrange to receive email alerts here, too): National Bureau of Economic Research: (www.nber.org/releases/) The most comprehensive site

How to cover economics: An introduction

By Grant Hannis This primer is for the novice economics journalist working at a local media outlet. Your editor is expecting you to know something about economics data and to

Covering economics: Glossary

By Grant Hannis Balance of payments: A financial statement of a country’s economic transactions with the rest of the world, recording income and expenditure. Basis point: 1/100th of 1 percent.

Covering economics: Common mistakes

By Grant Hannis Economics reporters can trip themselves up if they make elementary errors, undermining their credibility in the eyes of both their sources and their audience. Here are some

India’s booming financial press

By Andrew Leckey MUMBAI, INDIA – A free sample of Wealth, a new tabloid-size publication on personal investing, was tucked inside a recent edition of The Economic Times, India’s 750,000-circulation

Taking action before journalism’s iceberg melts

By Randall Smith When you think of a holiday present for your favorite business journalist, here’s a reading recommendation: ‘Our Iceberg is Melting’ by John Kotter, the Harvard professor who

Finding business angles in the Labor Day story

The national holiday which celebrates the American worker is a natural news peg for business writers, especially with the ailing jobs market a top-of-mind topic amid our stumbling economic recovery.

Inquirer finds higher unemployment in affluent areas

Business writer Jane M. Von Bergen of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes about unemployment among those in the area’s wealthier ZIP codes. The story started with counts of continuing-unemployment claims in July 2007 and

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