2021

Sept 14: A Double Whammy – Medical debt and COVID

July 28: 10 Fundamental Documents and Data Sets New Business Reporters Need to Know About

July 20: Preventing Burnout

July 13: How Have Americans Coped Financially During the Pandemic?

June 30: Covering Cryptocurrency

April 21: Fact Checking for Business Journalists

April 8: Stock Market Fundamentals for Business Journalists

April 7: The Benefits of a Career in Business Journalism

March 23: How/When Will We Get Back to Work?

March 3: The New Rules of Business: How to Report on ESG

February 12: Story Ideas – What Are We Missing?

February 11: Racial Disparities and Impediments to Getting People Vaccinated

February 10: Vaccine Policy: What is the thinking behind who gets the vaccine and when?

February 9: Vaccine Distribution: Where’s it going? How to track what’s happening in your area

February 8: Vaccine and Therapeutics Development

February 3: Business and Economic Journalism

January 29: What is Business Journalism?

January 27: The Vaccine Rollout – How it’s going? Or not?

January 19: How to Thrive in a Virtual Newsroom


2020

October 14: Covering Business When You’re New to the Beat

October 8: Using Census Data to Tell Stories About the People and Businesses in Your Communities

September 15: Corporate Earnings During COVID – How to Dig Deep for the Best Stories

September 1: Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data

August 20: Economics and Epidemiology – Ask an Expert

August 11: Approaching the Business Beat with a Diverse Lens

July 8: Racial and Income Inequalities and Health Disparities

June 9: Covering the Election on the Business Desk

June 4: Local Economic Stories Using Data from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

May 20: Losing Your Job/ Losing Your Health Insurance – Health care insecurity among jobless workers during the pandemic

May 14: COVID-19’s Economic Impact on the Resiliency of the American Household with the St. Louis Fed

May 7: Taking the pulse of your county economy

April 27: COVID-19 – Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism and You

April 14: Covering the Business Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8: Protecting Your Physical and Mental Health While Covering COVID-19

April 2: What do 100 Million Fund Investors do When Markets Go Sideways

February: Building a Better Infographic – How to tell stories visually

January: Texas v. The U.S. and the ACA – One more time with feeling

January: Using Data to Create Powerful Stories


2019

November: Make public records part of your beat reporting

October: How to harness technology for innovative journalism

September: Learning about the Fed

August: Covering the nation’s trade disputes

July: The business of freelancing: How to chart a course for success

July: Will the ACA Live or Will It Die? Texas v. the U.S. Sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund

June: How to Cover One of the Newest Beats on the Business Desk: Marijuana

May: How to Write for a Millennial Audience

March: Copyright and fair use in a digital age: How to break news, produce lively coverage and keep it legal

February: Business Reporting on Natural Disasters

January: Beat Basics for New Reporters


2018

November: Behind the lens: How to shoot video for business stories

October: How to use social media to build a beat and break news

August: How to mine government contracting data for stories in your own backyard

July: Dig Deep into Health Care Data

July: Freelance Journalism – Getting down to business

June: Metrics to Magnify Your Journalism

May: Understanding economic indicators

April: Optimizing your professional brand on LinkedIn

March: Digital Strategy: Put together an e-newsletter that readers can’t resist

February: Covering Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

January: Behind the lens – How to snap photos and videos that make business stories shine


2017

December: The ACA –  Still alive or on life support?

December: Under Siege –  The State of Press Freedom under the Trump Administration

November: Digital Strategy – How to Use SEO to Hook an Audience

October: Young Journalists, Big Impact 

September: International Trade in the Era of Trump

August: 10 Great Digital Tools for Business Journalists

July: Going Public – Reporting on IPOs

June: Reporting on Sports Business

May: Teenage Financial Literacy

May: Freelancing Your Way to Success

April: Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

March: Fighting Fake News

February: Digital Bootcamp – Telling Business Stories through Podcasts

January: Personal Finance in 2017


2016

November: What will happen to the ACA now?

October: Young journalists, big impact

September: Covering the election on the business desk

July: Coaching journalists toward their best work

May: Breaking news: Make your coverage overshadow the competition

March: Digital business writing – How to hook an audience

February: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Teletraining: Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists

January: Digital Strategy – The rise of the emailed newsletter


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