Category: Media Moves

Carol Loomis and Fortune

Carol Loomis and Fortune

There is a great story in the latest issue of Fortune magazine about Carol Loomis, the writer who has spent 51 years at the publication. She recounts her experience in covering various stories. I...

Prediction stories

Prediction stories

I had an interesting conversation with the students in my Economics Reporting class today. I had them read “Ignoring the Alarm,” an article in the March 2003 issue of American Journalism Review, before class....

Covering labor disputes

Covering labor disputes

The art of writing about labor unions is declining in the media world. That’s mainly because of the decline in union membership — from one-third of the U.S. population in the 1950s to about...

Benita Newton

Benita Newton

I was thinking this weekend about Benita Newton, a business reporter at the Virginian-Pilot who died unexpectedly this summer. Everyone who knew Benita was shocked. I first met Benita in 2004 when she had...

SABEW fall conference in St. Louis

SABEW fall conference in St. Louis

Early Bird Registration Ends September 6th SABEW’s Fall Writers’ Workshops will be held October 10-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. Early bird registration prices are ending September 6th, so hurry to get the discount while...

Hurricane coverage

Hurricane coverage

There are many problems in writing about business in the aftermath of a hurricane. I spent some time in south Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew writing business-related stories, and the things that...

Hurricane business coverage

Hurricane business coverage

The Mobile Register has had some excellent coverage of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the business world in the area. In today’s paper, the top business stories were on how the hurricane could...

Helpful online resources

Helpful online resources

The Carolina Business News Initiative has a collection of online resources for business journalists. The resources can be found at the home page of the blog by clicking on the CBNI link under Blogroll....