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A Quick Guide to Business and Economics Databases

One perk grad students sometimes miss is free access to a vast number of premium online databases. These often include the same resources that financial professionals pay thousands of dollars a month to use, and learning your way around them can add an extra level of precision and depth to your reporting.

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Writing About Corporate Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy may not be the beat you’ve always dreamed about, but if you approach it the right way, it can yield gripping stories and put you on the map. It can allow you to speak truth to power and give victims a voice

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What’s different about the tech beat

Technology is everywhere, and people in the industry are really jazzed about what they do. But you still need to keep your BS detector working.

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Radio reporting in the Great Recession: What works best when numbers can be deadly dull?

The old maxim among hosts, editors, reporters and producers is that if you say more than one or two numbers on the air, your listeners will tune out, like bored kids in a math class.

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When to use anonymous sources

Everyone’s uncomfortable with them, but they still yield valuable information that serves the public trust. Here are 6 questions to ask before granting anonymity.

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