Jodi’s Journal

Jodi’s Journal: A convenience culture comes with a cost

Many industries are laser-focused on adding convenience for the customer. But might it all be coming at a cost?

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Jodi’s Journal: The ups and downs of downtown

A down holiday season in 2016 led to a year that wasn’t great for downtown retailers, so this holiday season is critical.

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Jodi’s Journal: Who’s the new face of Zeal?

There’s a rare opportunity to help lead entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls, and it’s key to find the right candidate.

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Jodi’s Journal: The ‘Lyft’ Sioux Falls needed

Lyft will bring economic opportunity to Sioux Falls and South Dakota even as it equalizes us with every other metropolitan area that offers the service.

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Jodi’s Journal: What’s the story behind the hiring horror stories?

A perfect storm in retail is resulting in extreme hiring struggles.

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Jodi’s Journal: Queen bees, online cliques and women in the media

Warranted or not, I’m always really careful when I write about women in the workplace.

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Jodi’s Journal: In Toys R Us, a glimpse of how the consumer has changed

Toys R Us is the latest retail chain to declare bankruptcy. But ask moms why they shop the way they do, and it becomes clear how much the consumer has changed.

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Jodi’s Journal: Downtown’s big wins can create more momentum

This has been a big week for downtown. Here’s how we can keep the momentum going.

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Jodi’s Journal: Media, smartphones and why we won’t cover politics

A series of events recently captured for me where many of us in the media and society find ourselves today – drawn into a digital universe where clicks, shares and likes drive everything from revenue to psychological health.

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Jodi’s Journal: Final lessons from a legendary professor

The late Dr. Chen Ho Chen was a brilliant scientist at SDSU who made major contributions in the field of plant biotechnology, but he also left a legacy with those he mentored and taught.

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