Tagged: Reporting tips

Joe Weisenthal 1

How to kick butt in business journalism

Business Insider executive editor Joe Weisenthal and deputy editor Nicholas Carlson recently gave college students advice on how to be a great business  journalist, reports Dan Reimold of PBS MediaShift. Here is some of...

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Cyprus saved. Or is it?

Finance ministers agreed early Monday on a bailout for the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. While the agreement averted the near-term disaster, much of the coverage focused on the fact that the aftermath is going...

Retail Sales 0

Retail sales jump, but by how much?

The fact that retail sales were up 1.1 percent made headlines in the major business papers and web sites. But the placement of the so-called core number, the one most watched by economists and other...

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Celebrating open records

When a friend texted a picture of an alert from our local television station that said “Video: Coverage of Sunshine,” I laughed out loud. Then I went to see what the story was really...

Peter Himler. Flatiron Communications LLC 8

The changed PR-journalist equation

Last week my former Associated Press client Tori Ekstrand invited me to speak at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a two–hour snow...