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Covering agriculture: Glossary of terms, concepts

Understanding the basic terms associated with agriculture-related topics will give you the knowledge base to conduct solid interviews and identify key trends. To get you started, here’s a list of

Looking for sources? Try HARO, ProfNet

For The New York Times, freelancer Eilene Zimmerman produced a quick-hit look at five businesses that failed in 2011. It’s a story that could be replicated in any geography. Eilene

Affordable luxury: Spotting spending trends

It’s another one of those notions that seemingly popped up out of nowhere and suddenly is a part of the zeitgeist:  Blow-dry bars, the newest trend in personal services and

Covering retailing: A reporters’ toolbox

There are several techniques you can use to inspire story ideas and get the information you need outside of the official channels. Retailing is a very public business, after all.

Covering retailing: An introduction

The good news about covering retail is that it’s one of the most accessible beats in business: We all buy stuff, so both reporters and readers have a basic understanding

Database of product injuries, deaths available from IRE

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is offering the Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s injury and death database. The 2006-2009 data includes records on more than 13,500 deaths, 100,000 injuries or potential

Miracle-Gro, others get into marijuana business

Custom software, PR firms, lobbyists, stock offerings and major American companies trying to woo business – are those the hallmarks of an up-and-coming social media site? Perhaps, but they’re also

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