Posts From Erik Sherman

When Non-Business Stories Are Really About Business After All

It’s easy to get locked into small views of what constitutes stories in a field of

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When Talking Trade, Here’s Where to Go for Info

With trade tariffs a regular public policy discussion topic these days, understanding the basics behind how

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Writing Tips for Kicking Your Personal Clichés

You’ve heard more times than you could count not to use clichés, whether from a teacher

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Use Your “Common Sense Filter” on Every Story for Better Results

There’s a bewildering amount of data you face in reporting on business. But even that is

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How to Stop Astroturfing by Special Interests

One of the covert ways that companies and PR firms affect coverage and influence the public

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Finding Stories in Corporate Responsibility Reports

Things a little dull on your beat? Try looking through some corporate social responsibility reports. Corporate

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Why Reporters Should Look at Alternative Business Models

Much of business reporting can become habitual. You become familiar with a typical corporate structure, look

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Investigating Company Claims After the Tax Cut

Immediately after the tax cut passed in December, companies like Walmart, AT&T, Boeing, Comcast, and Wells

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Finding Stories in Financial Filing Footnotes

As a business journalist, you know that the public financial filings of corporations are vital to your

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3 Big Corporate Tax Loopholes to Check on Your Beat

Proposed tax legislation has promised a cut in top corporate tax rates from 35 percent to

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