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Local & Small Business

Touchstones for your local coverage

The day may come when I discuss the difficulty of covering personal finance or writing small-business stories that are read by more than the copy editor, the business owner and

AP small business editor shares coverage tips

Many small business stories revolve around interesting profiles and lending, but there’s far more information out there to cover. The Associated Press has expanded its small business coverage recently so

Investigative reporting: Local stories and angles

Localizing an investigative business story – assuming it isn’t a piece that starts and ends in your backyard – often involves picking some broader national or even international subject and

SBA loan data on minority-owned businesses

After analyzing 20 years of Small Business Administration loan data, Bryant Ruiz Switzky of the Washington Business Journal found the number of business loans to African Americans dropped 87 percent

Covering business: Resources and reading

By Mark Tatge Tutorials and guides Understanding Wall Street, by Jeffrey B. Little and Lucien Rhodes Beat Basics:MORE COVERING BUSINESSLearn the language, find a mentorThe best business stories are localResources

Covering business: An introduction

By Mark Tatge Welcome to the business beat. If you are new to business reporting – relax. We have all been there. An introduction to the business beat from Reynolds

Covering business: Finding local stories

By Mark Tatge The best business stories are local. Finding these types of stories isn’t difficult. They pop up all the time. You just need to start paying attention. One

Spring break, an economic powerhouse

If you’re sitting amid the “monster storm” reading this, it may seem surreal that we’re only a couple of weeks away from the start of the 2011 spring break season.

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