Tag "Jon Talton"

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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Jobs: Don’t forget you’re interviewing them too

I wish I could bring glad tidings on the job front, but alas, no. According to

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The art of column writing

At one time, it took many years before a select few journalists could be invested in

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The importance of a good lede

Before I pick at the splinters in your writing, let me roll out a few of

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Parachuting in for a story: 17 tips to get it right

Nothing beats boots on the ground. With staff and budget cuts, newspapers do less “parachuting in”

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Beware superlatives and hype

One of the chief missions of this blog is to give “a kick in the butt”

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The basics to finding scoops

In a previous post, I discussed how to respond to the scalding of being scooped. Let’s

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Getting people to talk to you

I recently interviewed my former Arizona Republic colleague Tom Zoellner at the wonderful civic treasure that

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The ‘Ws’: More than just the basics

Every reporter learns the “Ws”: Who, what, when, where and why. They are the foundation of

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