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Economy & Labor

Localizing the impact of covid-19 on nonprofits

Just as businesses and consumers are feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofit organizations are feeling the pinch, too. Some may have had to cancel fundraising events

Finding new story ideas during a crisis

I know, I know, if you hear coronavirus or COVID-19 one more time you’re going to scream. The topics are critical right now—lifesaving, actually—but the intense concentration can be draining.

Localizing the economic impact of Coronavirus

The recent coronavirus outbreak has obviously impacted Chinese businesses, as factories remain closed and offices encourage employees to work from home. Experts worry that in addition to the rising death toll from

The trove of U.S. Census Bureau stories

The U.S. Census Bureau is one of the valuable tools a journalist can use. It can be a supplemental element to everyday business stories, as well as a reliable annual

Two story ideas for covering unemployment

The unemployment rate is one of the major indicators of a country’s healthy economy. There is a great deal of content available about unemployment and its implications in the U.S.

Are Americans overly confident about retirement?

That’s the question business reporters should follow, after studying a number of recent surveys that are making headlines. Those responding to Charles Schwab’s 401(k) Participant Study say they’ll need $1.7

Understanding China’s belt and road initiative

The U.S.-China Trade War has been getting coverage from major outlets for the past year. This coverage is well-founded, but it is just a part of China’s larger economic strategy

Reporting on the “Fight for $15”

According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for most workers. This federal rate hasn’t changed since 2009, though 29 states have a

With the possibility of new rules on retirement funds, business reporters should tackle the topic. ("Look left, look right" image by Franck Michel via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

3 top retirement regrets to banish

The three “legs” on the traditional retirement planning model—Social Security, pensions, and personal savings—have been wobbly for awhile. The future stability of Social Security benefits is challenged, pensions aren’t being

Always take projections with a shaker of salt

Covering business means you’re always hearing estimates, projections, and predictions from companies, industry analysts, think tanks, and others. The view as to where things might go can be helpful in

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The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
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