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Seven Tips for Election Reporting

From an article by Thomas Winship, chairman of the International Center for Journalists and former editor of The Boston Globe. Written for Editor & Publisher.

Thomas Winship, chairman of the International Center for Journalists and former editor of The Boston Globe | June 27, 2008

Backgrounder on reporting on banking crises

The banking system is the heart of a country's economy. It pumps the money that is required for the economy to grow and for businesses to develop. This is especially true for developing countries as they typically do not have developed capital markets and so bank credit makes up most of the funds that small businesses need to expand.

Anya Schiffrin, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue | June 27, 2008

Backgrounder on reporting on Capital Markets

Capital markets are markets in which equity (shares) and debt (bonds) are traded. If they exist at all in less developed countries they are typically small. Most financing to help companies grow is done through bank financing rather than through the equity markets. Over the past decade or so, an “emerging markets” capital market has emerged. Based primarily in New York and London, this market has permitted developing countries’ governments (“sovereigns”) to access international capital markets.

Catherine Mckinley | June 27, 2008

Practical Suggestions for Journalists Covering Catastrophe

The term "primary trauma" applies to individuals who have had first-hand experience of a catastrophic event. It would include those who survived or witnessed a catastrophe as well as those who have lost someone close to them. Telling their story to journalists can be damaging to these individuals, or it can be therapeutic. The journalist has a significant role in determining which of these it will be.

Anne Nelson, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Dr. Daniel Nelson, M.D., University of Cincinnati School of Medicine | June 27, 2008

Taking Care of Yourself

Journalists who are exposed to catastrophe may themselves develop symptoms of primary trauma, through experiencing or witnessing disastrous events, or losing someone close to them.

Anne Nelson, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Dr. Daniel Nelson, MD, University of Cincinnati | June 27, 2008

The Bloomberg Way: 10 Commandments for Business Reporters

Being the best requires precision in language, scrupulous attention to detail, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, persistence in getting any task accomplished, no matter how daunting, the humility to recognize that none of us is infallible, and the decency to address anyone and everyone with concern and kindness.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

Putting the Jargon into Context

Never write a story directly from a press release. This is a bad idea for any type of story, but some reporters are tempted to take economic reports or corporate reports at face value because of the often complex financial information presented. Always call a variety of knowledgeable sources, such as economists, analysts and experts to help you determine the story behind the press release.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008

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