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Medicare for all — promise or peril?

S. 1129, aimed at providing comprehensive health care for all Americans, is gaining more attention:The Medicare for All Act of 2019 attracted 13 Democratic co-sponsors in the latest version introduced

A business reporter’s guide to zoning

Reporting on the changing landscape of your urban area requires a knowledge of zoning codes. Luckily, there are a variety of resources readily available to help business journalists start their

Covering Pride Month and the LGBTQIA community

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the queer community. Former President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be Pride Month in 2014, a year after the administration struck down key

Check a subject’s political connections

We’re coming up—again!—on an election cycle which has become practically a full-time business. This is a period where political reporters have at it. A run-up to an election is also

Covering government shutdowns

Government shutdowns take place when appropriation bills or continuing resolutions that would fund the government aren’t passed. These temporary funding gaps can have a major impact on the economy. They

How to report on the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal proposes investing in more green jobs and technology in hopes of combating climate change. The U.S. is one of of the top emitter of carbons, just

Immigration is now part of your beat

It used to be that immigration was considered fodder for political journalists. Or social issues journalists. Or maybe the reporters and editors who specialize in the topic. These days, it’s

Reporting on the business of campaign literature

The midterms are finally here. Over the past few months, campaigns have handed out countless number of pamphlets and other forms of campaign material to encourage voters.  Campaign literature includes

Tracking political ads online

Political spending has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in advertisements. The extent of the Court’s decision has seeped through the

Covering election hacking on the business beat

Election hacking has remained in the headlines after a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges of hacking Democrats’ emails and computer networks using spear-phishing attacks and

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