Tag "Best Practices"

Words that make me cringe

I’ve told you the story about the contest reporters held in San Diego: “I Can Alienate

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What a friend we have in FRED

Mark Twain noted that there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Fraud with numbers is something

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The basics of guerrilla journalism

Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale:

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Midyear opportunities for business journalists

With June 30th, we’ve reached the important mid-year point where you can take stock of myriad

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When sources say stupid things

Friends don’t let friends write drunk, unless one is at the Algonquin Round Table. But what

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Background, off the record and you

The most authoritative quotes come from on-the-record named sources, preferably senior executives, labor leaders, scientists, economists

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You can lead a reporter to culture, even in business

Some of the best business journalism is being done by magazines and online ‘zines. For example,

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Business journalism for dummies, part 1

No, you’re not a dummy. But if you are starting your first job on the business

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Mainstreaming climate change: The issue of our age

Years ago, Gannett pioneered “mainstreaming” of minorities and others on the margins of conventional news coverage.

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