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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11

By on Nov 11, 2014

What is net neutrality, anyway? On Monday, President Obama came down in favor of net neutrality and the FCC will likely follow his lead. But what does this all mean? The Upshot’s Neil Irwin wrote a great explainer to clear up this issue for those who are just catching up. Essentially, the internet in its […]

Entertaining Business - did the Sharks make a mistake?
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Entertaining Business – did the Sharks make a mistake?

This week, we’re introducing a new regular column, Entertaining Business, in which Angel Cohn reviews business-themed entertainment programs. She’ll look at whether they’re show business — or business. The latest episode of ABC’s Shark Tank was a prime example of why this show often tends to function more as a valuable business tool for new […]

Panel of freelance finance bloggers at FinCon14.
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Freelance writing: How to successfully pitch an editor

For freelance writers, pitching stories can be intimidating. What should you say? How many clips should you include? How do you ask for more money? A panel of assignment editors at FinCon 2014 revealed what’s been successful with them.  The advice was offered up Saturday (Sept. 20) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national […]

Branding for Journalists: You Being You … Online: Webinar, March 5
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Branding for Journalists: You Being You … Online: Webinar, March 5

In this free, one-hour webinar, Robin J. Phillips, the Reynolds Center’s digital director, will show you some simple tips to take control of your image, and accentuate the value of who you are and what you do best – apart from your news organization. Your brand can be as simple as You Being You… Online.

The Business of Me: Self-guided training
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The Business of Me: Self-guided training

The pre-UNITY Convention workshop, “The Business of Me,” was originally held Aug. 1, 2012.

Mark S. Luckie, Twitter’s creative content manager for journalism and the media, offers tips for professional branding and marketing, pitching ideas, as well as financial and time management. Learn five key action items to advance your career as an entrepreneur.

Freelance tips: Broaden topics to expand business, pursue new clients
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Freelance tips: Broaden topics to expand business, pursue new clients

Today’s post is geared towards independent writers and reporters interested in freelancing. But this advice should still pique your interest even if it’s beyond this specific niche. I talked with Joanne Cleaver, an author and communication consultant who recently wrote the “The Career Lattice.” Her book helps people understand how lateral moves can advance their careers. […]

Executive Pay Seattle Times
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‘Demo not memo’ helped Seattle Times reporter get editors behind graphics

Sanjay Bhatt, who reports on the economy for The Seattle Times, didn’t want to just do a standard ranking of executive compensation. He wanted to put together a visualization focusing on the connection between executive pay and corporate performance.

Rodney Brooks at Grambling
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Sheila, Rodney Brooks vow to sponsor Grambling students at NABJ

By Justin Madden Grambling State University An Emmy-award winning journalist businesswoman has agreed to pay convention registrations for three Grambling State University students to attend the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention in New Orleans in June. Sheila Brooks, CEO of SRB Communications in Washington, D.C., made the offer at the end of a […]

Aviation Queen brand
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Why journalists need to develop their brand – now!

Your brand can save you: I learned this up close and personal after I was laid off from Aviation Week last month after a great five-and-a-half year run. Thanks to my brand and social media, I received some great job leads (and expect to be hired very soon) and a healthy amount of freelance work.