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Tampa Bay Times’ Ivan Penn on the energy beat

Ivan Penn, Tampa Bay Times reporter, started his journalism career as a TV weatherman—in elementary school for an in-house cable program. His father, an avid consumer of the news, inspired

Business journalism for dummies, part 2

In the previous Business Journalism for Dummies post, I laid out some of the basics you need to know if you’re starting out or moving over to business news from

Beware superlatives and hype

One of the chief missions of this blog is to give “a kick in the butt” to business journalism. But it’s a tough balance. I want to kick without getting

Winter freeze affects businesses and consumers

There’s so much happening this month and next for business writers to focus on, but sometimes you need to bow to the forces of nature. Record-setting winter weather like most

Is winter’s freeze leading to fuel shortages?

Zooming along at a slippery 30 mph this morning, I tuned into a satellite radio trucker channel; an open-line program drew callers from around the United States reporting on problems

Who gains when sub-zero temps hit?

It’ll take something pretty amazing to compete for headlines with the extreme weather outbreak ongoing this week across much of the United States.  When people are trying to make it

(A few) essential bookmarks and follows

Every journalist should have a short list of blogs, resources and writers from which to keep learning. I emphasize short list because the information environment is so crowded, with both

Covering California’s Cap-and-Trade Law

The free webinar, “California’s Cap-and-Trade Law — What You Need to Know,” took place Oct. 29, 2012. California’s cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions economywide kicks into high gear in

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