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Looking for tips on how to stay ahead of the next big business news story or wondering how to learn from the best in the business? Please check out two new blogs on BusinessJournalism.org that are for business journalists looking to enhance their skills and coverage.

“Your Daily Tipsheet” will help business journalists get ready for tomorrow’s business news story today with daily posts from Melissa Preddy, a business writer, editor and columnist for The Detroit News from 1995 to 2008. Preddy will provide links, tips and ideas on how to get ahead of the news, breathe fresh life into perennial business stories and localize national trends and events. She will pay special attention to the preparation necessary for good storytelling, whether in print, online or broadcast.

“I really want this blog to be a conversation with business journalists," Preddy said. "Our aim is to provide go-to practical resources on a daily basis, and I welcome questions, suggestions and ideas on topics the blog should tackle."

To contact Preddy, please e-mail mpreddy@aol.com.

“Make It Great!” will dissect one stellar example of business journalism each weekday and offer an actionable tip to help journalists replicate what made the story great. Blogger Rosland Gammon is a former business reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Bloomberg News who now teaches at Marquette University and Alverno College.

To recommend a story for recognition in “Make It Great!” please e-mail rbgammon@rbgmedia.com.

You can follow new posts to both blogs on Twitter and Facebook.

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