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Freelancing

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

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Retirement options for freelancers

Freelancing has its perks – including freedom. One of the downsides is the missed opportunity to participate in a company retirement plan that matches your contributions. But if you’re fretting

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Navigating through finance as a freelancer

Freelancing is a double-edged sword: it comes without the security and benefits of a full-time job but allows for greater flexibility to pursue a wider range of opportunities and lifestyle

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How journalists can get (and keep) an audience

Audiences these days are fickle. I’m talking about digital audiences, not the type that sits in a theater or concert. They are choosy and particular because their time, energy, and

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Four easy steps to establishing an LLC

What is an LLC? LLC stands for Limited Liability Corporation. It’s a legal status granted to businesses that allow more flexibility than a corporation, while at the same time providing

How to cover business stories from home

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the news media environment. Many companies have closed their newsrooms and asked journalists to work remotely while staying safe at home. Here are some

How to track down (almost) anyone’s email

Whether you’re pitching a freelance story to a new-to-you editor or contacting sources to schedule interviews, you lean heavily on email. But some people make their email addresses absurdly hard to

Create your digital go kit

Most of us live and work in a mobile world and in business reporting, there’s often a good chance that you will have to be on the road. But it’s

How to plan a break from freelance writing

Whether it’s a few weeks off for holiday travel or a month or more of parental leave, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to taking time off from freelancing. Unlike their corporate

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Our New Look
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
Our new logo comes with a shorter name. Business is borderless, and understanding the global links in supply chains, trade, and flows of funds and people is essential to make sense of our fast-paced, globalized world. So we’re dropping the word “National” from our name and will aim to provide content that is applicable to business news globally.
We hope you like the new look. Best wishes for 2023!