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Nathan Bomey
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Excited to say that earlier this week I joined USA TODAY as a business reporter! Always best to follow me on Twitter @NathanBomey.
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Tracing Detroit's half-century path toward bankruptcy.
Detroit is broke, but it didn't have to be. An in-depth Free Press analysis of the city's financial history back to the 1950s shows that its elected officials and others charged with managing its finances repeatedly failed — or refused — to make the tough economic and political decisions that might have saved the city from financial ruin.
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Re: Ann Arbor Videos...I hope this is the person that posted this, tried to find you on-line to thank you. I sent an email to the address posted on the site but it bounced back.
Hi Nathan,
Thank you so much for posting the videos on the history of Ann Arbor. I just found it as I was googleing my Grandfather, Isaac Nagler. I am the daughter of Monte Nagler, his son and a local photographer. Unfortunately, my Grandfather passed away a few months before I was born. I have been told that he was an amazing man. I have forwarded your website to my entire family. It was very exciting to see his store and his face.
Thank you again,
Melinda Nagler
West Bloomfield, MI
nagler.realtor@gmail.com
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"Mom, Dad, I'm electric." But does it matter -- and should it matter -- to car companies?
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Employers that find interns through social media walk a dangerous path. I can see an opportunity there, but only if you do it strategically. It's not that hard to create an appearance of competence on social media. But in a tough economy, bad hires cost money -- so genuine credentials are more important than ever.
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Well, don't most competent employers also, you know, interview the internship candidates? Also, if I'm hiring someone for a social media position, I can get a pretty good sense of their grasp of the medium by scanning through their Twitter stream, for example.
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In my reporting, I'm increasingly realizing the power of LinkedIn as a source of information companies aren't providing. When your employees are providing information on LinkedIn about what they do, it becomes more difficult to hide from a journalist.
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From a pure marketing standpoint, I'm not sure I like the concept of releasing Super Bowl commercials a few days before the game. I understand the desire to generate buzz. However, in a society that thrives on surprise, the unexpected often draws the most attention. One reason why Chrysler's 2011 Super Bowl ad was so successful was because it was so fresh.
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Agreed, Nathan.
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Drinking and working: a perilous mix, as EMU President Susan Martin recently discovered.
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As we speak, I am venturing into the seventh page of Google search results, and it feels like exploring uncharted waters. Not sure if this speaks well to Google's improved search algorithms or speaks poorly because search engine optimization wizards are wielding tricks to jump ahead of competitors.
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To all my circular Google+ friends: I have moved over to the Detroit Free Press, where I'm covering General Motors and other auto news. Exciting times! As always, for regular updates it's best to follow me on Twitter @NathanBomey.
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Congrats!
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Let's start a countdown until the Clint Eastwood Chrysler ad debate morphs into a debate over Michigan's film industry tax incentives. Ready, set ....
One of the most popular Super Bowl advertisements last night was the Chrysler ad featuring Clint Eastwood, titled “Halftime in America.”
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Seems appropriate to post this story to Google Plus.
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I think the key, though is, "Google originally promised to add 1,000 jobs over the first five years of its tenure in Ann Arbor." That's what they used to get the tax credits.
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Business reporter, USA TODAY
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  • USA TODAY
    Reporter, 2015 - present
  • Detroit Free Press
    Business reporter, 2012 - 2015
  • AnnArbor.com
    Business editor, 2011 - 2012
  • AnnArbor.com
    Business reporter, 2009 - 2011
  • Ann Arbor Business Review
    Associate editor and reporter, 2006 - 2009
  • The Washington Times
    Metro reporting intern, 2006 - 2006
  • The Saline Reporter
    Staff writer, 2001 - 2006
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Business reporter, USA TODAY
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I'm a business reporter for USA TODAY. I previous covered Detroit's bankruptcy and General Motors for the Detroit Free Press.  Before that, I served as business editor and reporter for AnnArbor.com.
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Huge lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers, need I say more?
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  • Eastern Michigan University
    Political science and journalism, 2002 - 2006
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