Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

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Five takeaways from recent business investigations

For business beat reporters looking for story ideas or inspiration, here are five watchdog stories to spark creativity. The stories, all published in the first seven months of 2022, touch

Think like a business owner. Not a freelancer.

Not all journalism grads will work as full-time staff for a news organization. Maybe after searching on JournalismJobs.com and following up with journalism school contacts, you’ll choose to become a

Know the timelines in your reporting

People you interview may say something that is blatantly false or true, and you might be able to verify, one way or the other. But often there are relative truths

Becoming a better business journalist means doing the right research, asking the right questions and having the right contacts. ("Write" image by StartupStockPhotos via Pixabay)

Keep updating your working process

In any undertaking, once you’ve done it long enough, you’ll have developed working habits. That is important, because if must consciously think through every action and decision to the smallest

Avoiding hypocrisy in business journalism

If you are a business journalist, then you also have the role of critic. Not that you’re being paid to offer your personal opinions about this company, that stock, or

Look at business success the right ways

You have a business selling used bottle caps at 5 cents a piece to collectors (because there’s a customer born every minute). Last year the volume was 10 and you

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