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Covering Household Debt in Your Community

After the shock of the financial crisis, Americans began weaning themselves off plastic. In each of the 19 consecutive quarters since 2008, however, debt has been nudging its way back

Amy Wu joins a panel of journalists who discuss the importance of local journalism. (Image courtesy Amy Wu)

Explaining Community News to Your Community

I was recently tapped by the Democratic Women of Monterey County (DWMC) to join their panel of community journalists on “Reporting in the Age of Trump.” I swiftly accepted the

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Story Ideas: New Wedding Business Trends

As newlyweds and their guests gear up for the spring and summer wedding season, wedding planners and related businesses are also looking for creative ways to tap into this lucrative

How to Localize Export Stories

Conversation about U.S. exports generally centers on large multinationals such as car manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. But according to the International Trade Administration, small exporting firms account for 98 percent of all exporting

Business reporters can find rich stories in veterans returning to civilian life and entering the corporate world. (Image by "BookBabe" via pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Story Ideas About Veterans in the Workplace

Growing numbers of armed services veterans have found an excellent home for their skills in corporate America, and many large companies are attracting and retaining veterans through carefully crafted programs.

Story ideas for your local Thanksgiving coverage

In the past, we’ve written about how useful the Census Bureau’s “Facts for Features” can be for generating topical business stories. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s a good time

Community reporting: Focus on expenditures

Proximity to  city hall seems as though it would mean easy access to much needed information. But being a reporter in small town USA doesn’t necessarily come with immediate entrée to essential data

Theresa May revealed the timeline for Britain's exit from the European Union. (Photo via

How Business Reporters Can Localize Brexit

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has announced her government will formally begin negotiating its exit from the European Union no later than March. Financial markets panicked and

The Apple Industry: Four Fresh Ideas For Reporters

With the fall season almost underway, what better time to consider the apple industry as subject matter for your agribusiness coverage. This blog outlines some of the main themes  and

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