10 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now by Meena Thiruvengadam


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Digital First Media's Meena Thiruvengadam presents "10 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now," part of the journalism workshop, "Covering Your Local Economy." Presented by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, and hosted by the Asian American Journalists Association's 2013 Conference, this multi-session training offers the basics of covering local economies.

For more information about training for business journalists, please visit businessjournalism.org.

For additional resources for covering your local economy, please visit the training archive page at http://businessjournalism.org/2013/08/15/covering-your-local-economy-self-guided-training/.

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10 Local Economic Stories to Jump on Now by Meena Thiruvengadam

  1. 1. Title Slide10  local  economic  stories   to  jump  on  now  
  2. 2. Meena Thiruvengadam Business Channel Manager Digital First Media How to reach me: 646-664-4008 meena@digitalfirstmedia.com www.meenamedia.com
  3. 3. Municipal Finance You may not live in Detroit, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your city or town is on strong financial footing.
  4. 4. Real Estate The housing market is making a comeback across much of the U.S. How’s it doing where you are?
  5. 5. Don’t forget renters The rental market is often overlooked in real estate coverage, but it’s ripe with stories - especially now.
  6. 6. Biggest Employers If you don’t already have a list of top employers, creating one can be a smart investment of your time.
  7. 7. Not just quantity but quality A Best Workplaces story is one likely to resonate with readers and have a long shelf life.
  8. 8. Speaking of jobs Unemployment still isn’t back to its pre-recession level, but hiring is up, the nation’s jobs picture is getting brighter and employment stories everywhere.
  9. 9. Are you ready for some football? Football season is literally just around the corner, and it’s not just a sports story. Between stadiums, contracts and team valuations, business angles abound.
  10. 10. Autos Auto sales are as high as they were before the recession, and that leaves lots of opportunities to tell stories that go beyond the numbers.
  11. 11. Healthcare The countdown to health care reform is on, and that makes this the time to look at how changes will impact both consumers and healtth care professionals in your area.
  12. 12. Interest rates One thing’s for sure, and that’s that interest rates can’t stay at record lows forever. Hints of higher rates are emerging and already starting to have an impact on borrowers, savers and others in your area.