Amy Dunkin and Toddi Gutner taught a workshop this morning on financial literacy and reporting.
Dunkin was BusinessWeek’s longtime personal finance editor and now works as director of special projects at the CUNY J-School. Gutner covered personal finance at Forbes and BusinessWeek and is currently a contributing writer at The Wall Street Journal and the Conference Board, an economics and business think tank.
They enlisted two guest speakers – also prolific business reporters – to share some of their financial reporting wisdom with the class.
Chris Farrell is economics correspondent for Marketplace and Marketplace Money, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance programs, respectively. He is also contributing economics editor for BusinessWeek magazine.
Lewis Braham is a freelancer who has written personal finance stories primarily for BusinessWeek and the web site SmartMoney.com. He has also been published in Fortune and various investment newsletters. He holds an MFA in creative writing from CUNY’s Brooklyn College.
Here, Chris Farrell weighs in on personal finance. Video by Chris Clemens.
After the jump: Tips on how to write a great personal finance story.