Business reporting often involves outlining complicated legal, economic and environmental issues. Researching these aspects of a story and presenting them in clear, accessible prose in one of Barbara T's specialties.
As a longtime student and fan of local history, Barbara T has amassed a collection of facts and anecdotes that add color and insight to her stories. Her stint as an art student in Perugia, Italy, also allows her to write about arts from an informed perspective.
This was a very traditional undergraduate program in English.
American studies was an interdisciplinary program that focused on literature and history, but also covered other fields such as philosophy and sociology.
Reporting on manufacturing has allowed Barbara T to cover a broad range of businesses and industries. She has written news stories, business profiles and industry reports for general audiences and readers of B-to-B publications.
Barbara T has designed and managed the arts and entertainment sections of three different newspapers, and edited an alternative newspaper with a heavy focus on arts. She also also reported extensively on local artists and arts organizations.
Barbara T has had the opportunity to interview and profile many local musicians, and to report on different organizations, events and performances.
Newspapers cover non-profit organizations in different ways. Reporting on fundraising events helps draw attention to an issue or cause. Stories that highlight individual examples and personal stories of non-profit activities and services are also good ways to cover an organization.
While covering the presidential primary in New Hampshire has been a career highlight, for Barbara T one of the most interesting types of political reporting involves local issues and elections. Those are often the types of stories that involve politics that directly impact readers.
Presentations are an opportunity to present a comprehensive view of an issue, product, project or plan.