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An introduction to covering banking

The following is an excerpt from a Beat Basics Update by Heather Landy, Mary Fricker and Theo Francis and updated by Yael Grauer on covering banking. You can read the entire update to

Investigative reporting on business

By Rob Wells Investigative reporting allows you to reveal unethical business behavior that is harming investors and society at large. This guide by Rob Wells, Ph.D., a University of Arkansas

5 surprising trends in the book industry

In the changing technological landscape of the 21st century, the book publishing industry is in constant flux. Here are five trends to watch for in the publishing realm. Return to brick-and-mortar

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Five tips for covering sports

When writing about sports and money, reporters need to get creative. Instead of giving play-by-plays, you’ll be looking for stories that take place behind the scenes. Here are our top

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Five tips for covering sustainability

Businesses are increasing their concern over sustainability and how their practices impact the environment. With more investment in going green, sustainability continues to produce money angles. Here are our top five tips

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Five tips for covering energy

Advances in technology have bolstered energy production in the United States. That means there are a number of topics to cover that make for perfect money stories. Here are our five

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Five tips for covering the economy

While it’s easy to get caught up in the national implications of the economy, trends across the country produce many local stories. Finding them will help illustrate to your readers how

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Five tips for covering insurance

Insurance has always been an important aspect to cover in a business beat. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the angle is getting more and more attention across

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Five tips for covering investing and banking

Though you may not always be covering Wall Street, banking and investing requires a lot of attention. There will be big banks dealing with federal intervention and little banks blaming their city

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Five tips for covering manufacturing

Manufacturing reporting and money reporting go hand-in-hand. Every U.S. city has a factory somewhere and covering them is just as important as any other business story. Stories could range from reporting on

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Five tips for covering personal finance

Covering personal finance means offering information to readers and sometimes, it even means offering financial counseling. Readers want to learn how to improve their finances and often turn to journalists for help.

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Five tips for covering politics

In the exciting world of politics, money runs everything. Reporting on political finances can be tricky, so here are our top five tips for reporting on politics: 1. Use social media.

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