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  • The basics of guerrilla journalism
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    The basics of guerrilla journalism

    Basics, Best Practices, Career tips, Featured

    Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale: • The Good are ones that practice serious, aggressive journalism, value business news, encourage constant learning by journalists and believe their readers are smart people. At one time, these were called “destination newspapers.” • The Bad are those with [...]

  • Weird Al Yankovic takes on business lingo in latest video
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    Weird Al Yankovic takes on business lingo in latest video

    Best Practices, Career tips, Featured, Glossary

    Wrapping up a series of eight videos in eight days, Weird Al Yankovic parodies business language. With a tune that sounds very much like Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” the song – “Mission Statement” features Yankovic harmonizing with himself on lyrics full of corporate jargon. As he sings, an artist illustrates the [...]

  • The world of fandom – Comi-Cons – is ripe for financial stories
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    The world of fandom – Comi-Cons – is ripe for financial stories

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    What’s a multi-billion industry that draws celebrities, corporate exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of free-spending enthusiasts to events in multiple venues nationwide? No, not talking about NASCAR, the NFL or the beauty pageant circuit.  The movement I’m thinking of is the world of fandom – comic cons (comic conventions)  cosplay (costumed role playing) and related [...]

  • Microsoft layoff news prompts a look at job cuts
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    Microsoft layoff news prompts a look at job cuts

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Manufacturing | Large companies, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Story ideas

    Word last week that Microsoft will be jettisoning 18,000 workers raises the specter of mass layoffs, a frequent occurrence several years ago but one we haven’t heard much about lately. A few industries stand out in terms of recent job cut numbers, according to the outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas; the firm’s monthly jobs [...]

  • Hack to flacks: PR advice from a cranky journalist
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    Hack to flacks: PR advice from a cranky journalist

    Best Practices, Featured, Jon Talton, Story ideas

    Some of you will go directly into public relations or “public affairs” (I always wanted to be in public affairs, but that’s another story). Others are journalists who will leave mid-career for the “dark side” of PR. The latter used to be a sure shot — journalists had the best contacts, writing skills, etc. That’s [...]

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