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Energy & Sustainability

Covering sustainability: An introduction

Our popular business beat basics series is now available all in one place in ebook form for your convenience. Go here to download the Reynolds Center’s free ebook, Business Beat

Business and the environment: Land-related stories

This is the second in a three-part series by Rebecca McClay that explores how journalists can better investigate the relationship between business and environment. In the first article examining the

Covering energy, utilities and mining: Glossary

Oil producers: These are the companies that extract crude oil and gas from the ground. The largest are integrated—that is, they extract the oil, and they refine it into usable

wind energy turbines

Covering energy, utilities and mining: Resources

National Response Center: This site contains statistics about every kind of chemical, radiological, or biological discharge in the U.S. US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:  This

Covering energy, utilities and mining: Challenges

From securing access to interview an oil executive to maneuvering through complicated scientific arguments, reporters covering energy, utilities and mining need to be aware of the challenges of covering the

Localizing energy, utilities and mining

Energy, utilities and mining operations pervade American life. The reporter at a medium or small-sized daily should have no trouble localizing global trends and understanding how the local tentacles of

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Our New Look
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.
Our new logo comes with a shorter name. Business is borderless, and understanding the global links in supply chains, trade, and flows of funds and people is essential to make sense of our fast-paced, globalized world. So we’re dropping the word “National” from our name and will aim to provide content that is applicable to business news globally.
We hope you like the new look. Best wishes for 2023!