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Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
Develop business angles on any beat
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Develop business angles on any beat

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Chad Graham and Robin Phillips lead a Reynolds Center Webinar, "Develop Business Angles on Any Beat" on Sept. 14, 2010. For more information, visit BusinessJournalism.org.

Chad Graham and Robin Phillips lead a Reynolds Center Webinar, "Develop Business Angles on Any Beat" on Sept. 14, 2010. For more information, visit BusinessJournalism.org.

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  • Some companies use meaningless words to make news about themselves seem more important than it is. Or, maybe they’re hiding behind poor financial performance.
  • Some companies use meaningless words to make news about themselves seem more important than it is. Or, maybe they’re hiding behind poor financial performance.
  • -Can we all please stop covering Krispy Kreme openings, ADD MORE EXAMPLES HERE -Also, be aware of the impact your coverage can have on a company’s stock price if you make a big deal out of a story that really isn’t a big deal
  • -Can we all please stop covering Krispy Kreme openings, ADD MORE EXAMPLES HERE -Also, be aware of the impact your coverage can have on a company’s stock price if you make a big deal out of a story that really isn’t a big deal
  • --Chad Graham gives example of covering unemployment problems in Arizona. PR people gave the excuse that the “economy was to blame for the backlog in claims,” but he kept asking why – even on simple issues of unemployment – and found more problems than just with the economy. --Never be afraid to ask a veteran business reporter for help, they were once in your shoes
  • --Chad Graham gives example of covering unemployment problems in Arizona. PR people gave the excuse that the “economy was to blame for the backlog in claims,” but he kept asking why – even on simple issues of unemployment – and found more problems than just with the economy. --Never be afraid to ask a veteran business reporter for help, they were once in your shoes
  • Some companies use meaningless words to make news about themselves seem more important than it is. Or, maybe they’re hiding behind poor financial performance.
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    • 1. Business journalism Chad Graham and Robin J Phillips Reynolds Center for Business Journalism www.businessjournalism.org (when you’re not a business reporter)
    • 2. Many reporters will do anything to avoid business reporting , but it’s getting more difficult to do that – no matter what your beat. Blame the recession. We’re all impacted by money .
    • 3. Here are 5 tips on how to be successful when covering business when you have a non-business perspective. You will make your grouchy editor happy. We promise.
    • 4. Business reporting tip No. 1 Don’t run away from the business angle because of the company’s jargon or promotional style.
    • 5. Example from a real press release Company X, a pioneering figure in product identification solutions and user interface component manufacturing, today announced it has furthered its commitment to delivering the industry's fastest turnaround time on prototypes with the introduction of Two-day Graphic Overlays.  The quick-turn prototype program combines Miller Dial's signature quality and design innovation with low-cost production to offer customers up to 10 plastic overlays, nameplates or labels just two days after the final lay-out is approved.
    • 6. Business reporting tip No. 2 Don’t fall for the excuse of ‘this is the way it’s always been done.’ A fresh perspective is your asset.
    • 7. Subjects for story
    • 8. Business reporting tip No. 3 Don’t do a company’s marketing for them.
    • 9.  
    • 10. Business reporting tip No. 4 Don’t be afraid to look stupid… really, don’t.
    • 11. Channel Columbo. Ask why. And don’t talk too much. Let them fill the silence.
    • 12. Business reporting tip No. 5 Look for the business angle in every story. Consider these examples from television and news.
    • 13. Wall Street story
    • 14. Border business
    • 15. Consider the lesson of supply and demand from the ‘Worldwide deficit of chemicals for road paint imperils Valley upkeep’ story from azcentral.com. (See the handout provided)
    • 16. Questions?

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