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A Kiwi profs view: 8 tips to improve U.S. business journalism

Grant Hannis heads the journalism program at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, where he teaches business journalism to graduate students. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and was for many years the senior financial journalist at Consumer magazine (the New Zealand equivalent of Consumer Reports). As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he is spending the fall 2010 semester at San Francisco State University teaching business journalism and conducting research. We asked Grant for his thoughts on how business journalism in the United States could be improved.

3 2010 | Viewed: 840 | Foreign experience | Read full
Former LAT reporter tells how to turn a series into a book

In 2006, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak wrote a four-part series detailing the exploitation of rich uranium finds on Navajo lands by the federal government and private mining companies. Recently, she published a book called "Yellow Dirt" based on that series.

2 2010 | Viewed: 574 | Foreign experience | Read full
Will inflation impact grocery store shelves?

Cherchez le corn. The ubiquitous yellow grain gets a rap these days for everything from obesity to diabetes to problems at the fuel pump, depending on whose blog or website you're reading.

27 2010 | Viewed: 617 | Foreign experience | Read full
Cash for Coverage: Bribery of Journalists Around the World

A Report to the Center for International Media Assistance.

5 2010 | Viewed: 515 | Foreign experience | Read full
"Study in Europe": European Union holds Education Fairs in three cities of Kazakhstan

ASTANA - In October 2010 the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan and the EU Member States' embassies organize three non-profit information and awareness raising events to promote education possibilities in Europe.

5 2010 | Viewed: 877 | Foreign experience | Read full
Change or Die author Alan Deutschsman named UNR Reynolds chair

Veteran financial journalist and author Alan Deutschman has been named Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

5 2010 | Viewed: 748 | Foreign experience | Read full
Book Excerpt: Macrowikinomics (Part 1)

In an edited excerpt from their new book, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams make the case for "rebooting the world".

5 2010 | Viewed: 570 | Foreign experience | Read full
Timeline leads Idaho reporter to awards for investigation of bids

Ben Botkin of the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, checked the dates on a local college's bidding process and found some discrepancies.

28 2010 | Viewed: 568 | Foreign experience | Read full
Star Tribune reporter takes readers to places they normally cant go

Mike Hughlett of the Minneapolis Star Tribune takes readers into one of Cargill Inc.'s meat plants to show what efforts the company takes to prevent E.Coli outbreaks.

By Rosland Gammon

25 2010 | Viewed: 705 | Foreign experience | Read full
Find human interest stories in local consumer spending

As business journalists we report and write often about the larger economy and the fortunes of companies and industries.

22 2010 | Viewed: 704 | Foreign experience | Read full
Just cant get enough financial reform?

Try mixing a little Basel with your coverage of the Dodd-Frank act.

By Melissa Preddy

19 2010 | Viewed: 720 | Foreign experience | Read full
Investigative Shortfall

Many news outlets are doing far less accountability reporting than in the past, bad news indeed for the public. New nonprofit investigative ventures have emerged, but they can't pick up the slack by themselves.


By Mary Walton


Mary Walton (
marywalton2000@yahoo.com) is a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her most recent book, "A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot," was published by Palgrave Macmillan in August.

7 2010 | Viewed: 573 | Foreign experience | Read full
U.S. business journalists median salary is $65,000-70,000, SABEW reports

Business journalists in the United States have a median salary of between $65,000 and $70,000, according to an informal survey in July and August by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

23 2010 | Viewed: 702 | Foreign experience | Read full
College students invited to business journalism conference in NYC

Undergraduate and master's students are invited to a business journalism conference in New York Oct. 21-23 called, "Getting Started in Business News."

5 2010 | Viewed: 795 | Foreign experience | Read full
LA Times business section is strong, despite shrinking newsroom, says business editor

The business section of a newspaper still has value that you can't get elsewhere in the paper, said John Corrigan, LA Times business editor.

9 2010 | Viewed: 758 | Foreign experience | Read full
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