Tag "Jon Talton"

What can I tell a young journalist

“You’d better learn how to play the game, and I don’t just mean the game of

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Know your place as a business journalist

When I was young, I was covering the historic Texaco-Pennzoil trial in Houston. At one point,

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How I learned to stop worrying and love Twitter

In the past, I’ve mostly used Twitter for two things: To promote my columns and blog

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The business beat you may not have: Government

The intersection of government and business is one of the most important and target-rich coverage areas

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Where ‘G’ stands for ‘Go look it up’ .. not ‘Google’

I hate to be an exhibitionist, but here it is: My reference stand. And I use

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Reporter-driven coverage: The reporter’s job

Last time, I wrote about the benefits of news originating from well-directed reporters rather than from

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Good reporters drive coverage. Good editors let them.

One of the reasons I never made admiral of the Cox, Hearst, Gannett, Scripps-Howard or Knight

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Social media: What is it good for?

I was always an early adopter. My first blog began in 1998, although I think the

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8 quick ways around the single-source story

You often have to put up with me railing against the single-source story.But this press-release “journalism,”

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When you get scooped

You will. Even the most diligent beat reporter will open up Twitter or a competing publication

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