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SPACs: Not living up to the hype

The prospect of a company going public can be exhilarating, for journalists as well as company founders. Businesses are able to raise capital for expansion while founders enjoy a windfall.

Investigating public and private companies

The following is an excerpt from a Beat Basics Update by Rob Wells on investigative business reporting. You can read the entire update to the ebook here. Public Companies When it comes to business journalism,

Reporting on Reddit, the ‘front page of the internet’

At the start of 2021, the Gamestop/Reddit saga dominated the headlines. Reddit users on r/WallStreetBets managed to drastically inflate the stock prices of several struggling companies, like GameStop, Blackberry and

Passive investment for journalists

What is Passive Investing? The first step in understanding passive investing, is to understand active investing. Active investing is the standard, and what most people think of when they hear

Three smart strategies to report on rising inflation

The nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, raised its benchmark interest rate at its December 19th meeting for the fifth consecutive quarter in 2018, to a range of 2.25-2.50%. Consumers

Tips for understanding an IPO filing

Initial public offerings are big for investors—and big news for business journalists. Because of SEC regulations, once a company says that it is IPO bound, there is little to no

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