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Bloomberg View’s Matt Levine on being a financial columnist

By on Aug 25, 2014

People may not trust a banker. They also may not trust journalists. But a banker-turned-journalist?  Now he may be a little more trustworthy. Matt Levine, Bloomberg View’s Wall Street columnist, believes his readers have a certain level of trust in him because of his former banking experience. His previous career at Goldman Sachs prepared him […]

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Public v Private, Power Searching, Detecting Fraud: Popular archives
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Public v Private, Power Searching, Detecting Fraud: Popular archives

We keep all the tools for our training and share them on these Self-Guided Training pages. Another way that people find out about our training is when they stumble upon the slideshows we keep on our Slideshare.net account. Here are the Top 5 training slideshows from this summer. Chris Roush, award-winning professor and founding director […]

Sonari Glinton NPR
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NPR’s Sonari Glinton on being real for radio

Sonari R. Glinton was searching for a job after a company he was with laid off employees following 9/11. He and his colleagues were offered help with their resumes as they looked for new jobs. One work session involved creating a dream board of jobs they thought they’d like. Glinton’s board contained words like “literary, […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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The basics of guerrilla journalism

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

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 […]

Renee McGivern, SABEW interim executive director
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SABEW names interim executive director

Renee McGivern, a consultant with extensive experience leading news associations, has been appointed interim executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, effective July 1. McGivern spent nearly two decades as head of the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation and served as interim executive director at the National Scholastic Press Association. She currently is […]

Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs
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Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs

Michael Sallah enrolled in two journalism courses fall quarter of his freshman year at University of Toledo. It was love at first sight. “I just went bonkers. I fell in love with it. I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do,” Sallah said. Sallah also caught the journalism fervor that lingered from the post-Watergate […]

Truthiness Defined
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When sources say stupid things

Friends don’t let friends write drunk, unless one is at the Algonquin Round Table. But what happens when sources say something demonstrably stupid? Do you put in in the paper or online? Let me be clear. First, there is an eternal debate about cleaning up quotes to make them grammatical and keep the speaker from […]

Todd Neff health and science writer
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Reporter Todd Neff on going ‘Gonzo’ with a piece on marijuana

Todd Neff is a Colorado-based freelance journalist who frequently writes for the University of Colorado Health Insider, a 2,000-circulation newsletter that provides information about the Denver-based University of Colorado Hospital’s operations for employees and faculty. While writing for the UCH Insider, Neff happened across a story that fascinated him. CU Toxicology, a spinoff lab within […]