Clark Merrefield

Clark Merrefield joined The Journalist’s Resource in 2019 after working as a reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as a researcher and editor on three books related to the Great Recession, and as a federal government communications strategist. He has been selected for fellowships in juvenile justice and solitary confinement at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and his work has been awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors. @cmerref

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Beige Book

Story ideas from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book: March 2024

Our semi-regular rundown of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book is full of story ideas for reporters across beats, from financial strain due to “Dry January” in New England, to movers moving out of the moving business in Pennsylvania, to election-related business cutbacks in Virginia to commercial real estate loans coming due across much of the U.S.