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Covering the amusement park industry

Summer is a prime time for water parks, amusement parks and other attractions. Statista estimates that in the U.S. alone, amusement and theme parks generated around $20.5 billion in 2016,

Business angles for covering summer concerts

With summer approaching, today’s biggest stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, U2 and the Foo Fighters are gearing up to go on tour. The music industry is expected to bring in

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

Reynolds review: Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk”

Business has had a major influence on American culture, with movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” portraying traders and CEOs as near-mythological figures. In “Junk: The Golden Age of

Reporting on the business of podcasts

Podcasts on everything from personal finance to picture books continue to gain listers. Americans spend an average of four hours a day listening to audio content and an estimated 112

A recently discovered Jackson Pollack will be auctions in Scottsdale, AZ. (Image by "Dun.can" via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

The business of art: How to cover local auctions

Shock swept the art world last month when a 1982 painting by late graffiti artist and neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Sotheby’s for $110.5 million. It was the highest price ever

Millennials consume TV unlike any other generation, with plenty of implications for business. ("Old TV Set" image by Tomislav Medak via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Millennials and money: Television trends

As a business journalist, it is always important to follow the money. Right now, millennials are the top economic influencers with a spending power of $200 billion annually. Industries from

Who better to write about the best business movies around than people who write about business all the time? Check out some of our favorites. (Image via Pixabay)

Business movies that business writers love

There are some great business movies out there. In order to identify the best of the bunch, we asked a handful of our Reynolds Center staff and contributors to list their favorite films

Depending on their following online celebrities can easily make six figures a year. ("YouTube Logo" by Rego Korosi via flickr, CC BY 2.0)

The business of online celebrity

For most people, posting a video of a dancing chihuahua or re-Tweeting a politician’s quote is part of life on social media. But there’s a small group of online content

Movie theaters are combatting sinking sales with luxury service and immersive experiences. ("Popcorn" image by "annca" via Pixabay)

4 new movie theater trends

Facing competition from streaming services like Netflix, movie theaters have had a hard time in recent years. In 2014, movie attendance plunged to the lowest level in nearly 20 years.

5 surprising trends in the book industry

In the changing technological landscape of the 21st century, the book publishing industry is in constant flux. Here are five trends to watch for in the publishing realm. Return to brick-and-mortar

2015 fall movie preview, part 3

In our previous stories, we told you about big pictures, family-friendly movies, and Oscar contenders that are coming out this fall. In our final segment, we look at some of

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