J-School students report and write a long-form feature to meet their thesis requirement. Khadeeja Safdar (M.A., 2013), picked a big subject, and got hers published by The Atlantic
More business reporters are being asked to do web video or appear on TV. Don’t panic.
In less than twenty years, the assets of exchange-traded funds have ballooned to more than $1 trillion. Now, many financial news organizations dedicate full-time reporters to these investment vehicles. Here’s what you need to know.
Photo: Rolf Kleef
Here’s everything you need to know about filing a FOIA request — and a few resources to help.
Mastered the basics? Here are a few ways to use the Terminal to hunt for market trends or ideas.
Louise Story, a reporter at The New York Times, on how her education helped inform her reporting.
The Bloomberg Terminal is a trusted resource, but it can take some getting used to.
Pension plans remain a vital source of income for many retirees. Here’s how to stay current with the industry.
Photo: Paul Tillinghast
The industry is growing rapidly, but facing heavy scrutiny. Here’s what you need to know.
As capital has flowed into Brazil, China, India and Russia at a record pace, the demand for stories about these markets has climbed.
Photo: Robert S. Donovan
Natural disasters can wreak havoc with regional economies in a variety of ways. Here’s how to report on the travel and leisure industries when catastrophe strikes.
Photo: Gui Seiz
Here’s how to avoid some of the most common missteps when writing about taxes.
The Federal Reserve release countless documents each year explaining its policy stance and economic projections. Here are the most important ones and what journalists should glean from them.
Photo: Shirley Li/Medill
Here are seven critical questions a reporter should ask when covering a merger or acquisition.
There is no shortage of sales data. Finding the most appropriate and accurate numbers can be tough.
Retail reporters must sort through a sea of ads to find deals worth passing on to readers. Here are a few guidelines for assessing a bargain.
Photo: Rob Stinnett
Wal-Mart is moving in, and you’re covering it. Here’s where to turn.
Cracking a big corporate story does not always require a source on the inside.
It may be years before the full cost of Hurricane Sandy is known, but business journalists have a few resources at their disposal for handicapping the damage.
Photo: May S. Young
Reporters can take several steps to shave time off writing to make breaking news more manageable.
Some rookies are starting their careers overseas. Here’s how one reporter did it and landed clips in major US dailies.
Here are a few tips on picking the right company and writing a compelling piece.