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Covering local kid and teen entrepreneurs

With less demand for camp counselors, lifeguards, and other seasonal jobs typically held by teens, the

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Drive-in movies make a comeback

With traditional movie theaters closed in many parts of the country due to the pandemic, drive-in

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Business Journalists Need to Cover Morality and Ethics on their Beat

You don’t sustain a career in journalist without constantly learning. Even if you’re a business journalist

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Things to Keep in Mind When Covering Marginalized Communities

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year led to demonstrations in all 50

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Reporting Lessons From May’s Job Numbers

Early in June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers for May.

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Will Companies on Your Beat Sink or Swim in the Coming Months?

The stock market is up! Oh, sorry, down! Ah, wait, up after all! Trying to follow

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Judging the Information You Get

There is no good journalism without information. But there are very different types: poor, decent, good,

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More on Localizing Coronavirus Scams

With millions of Americans out of work and anxieties running high, the National Consumers League warns

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Help Your Readers Spot These Sneaky COVID-19 Scams

As of May 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 39,000 complaints from consumers

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Help Your Readers Avoid Financial Scams: Part I

As the elderly population of the United States continues to grow, there’s a sizable personal finance

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