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    Digging for Gold on The Golden Generation


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    New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan talks with Covering Business about her popular story “The Golden Generation,” in an interview with Kim Gittleson, a 2016 Knight Bagehot fellow. An annotated version of the story itself follows.

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    Mining Social Media


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    Dozens of new apps and tools make it easier than ever for journalists to sort and uncover information, data and sources for stories on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We put together a quick guide.

    David Bowie securitized the royalties—present and future—on a catalogue of his songs in 1997.

    From Bowie Bonds to Mortgage Loans: A Securitization Primer


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    Eight years after the financial crisis most business journalists still don’t really know how mortgage-backed securities are made. That process, called securitization, plays a big role in not just in mortgage loans but in many other parts of the global economy. Great stories can be hidden behind trends in securitization. Here’s what you should know about how it works.

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    In Africa, Covering Business the Bloomberg Way


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    Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two years ago, Michael Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a $10 million fund to “build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information” on the continent. We spoke to Bloomberg editors to see how it’s going.

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    The Big Business of Nonprofits


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    Some tax-exempt groups look a lot like for-profit companies. Take the National Football League, which grabbed headlines last year when it announced it would drop its tax-exempt status. NFL teams earned a reported $10 billion in 2013, and had been criticized by lawmakers for raking in revenue while maintaining its tax break. We look at what separates nonprofits from other businesses and how to dig into their finances.

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    Mining Obamacare for Great Business Stories


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    The Affordable Care Act has reshaped the business landscape, creating new business hurdles and opportunities, alliances and rivalries. We offer five tips on where to look for stories as they unfold.

    Behind the Story

    Screen shot from Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver. © HBICtv
    Digging for Gold on The Golden Generation

    New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan talks with Covering Business about her popular story "The Golden

    On the Beat

    Downtown Nairobi, Kenya, as viewed from the Africa Nazarene University © dan lundmark
    In Africa, Covering Business the Bloomberg Way

    Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two

    Skills and Tradecraft

    Splashing water on crops in Tanzania. ©WorldFish
    Investigative Technique: Engaging Your Target

    Lessons from an investigative reporting project on the World Bank.

    Tools & Resources

    ©Alan O'Rourke, http://audiencestack.com/static/blog.html
    Mining Social Media

    Dozens of new apps and tools make it easier than ever for journalists to sort and uncover informatio

    Week in Review

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    Race and Real Estate, TTIP Stumble, Dirty Russian Money in U.K.

    The Washington Post finds link between race and real estate prices; serious setbacks in TTIP deal le