Posts From Erik Sherman

6 Grants That Can Fund Your Reporting Project

Maybe you’re freelance. Perhaps you’re at a publication where the idea of a splurge is finding

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Generate Story Ideas Using Business Silo Analysis

Reacting to breaking topics is one way to generate stories. But it does have some weaknesses:

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Climate Change and the Business Reporter

Climate change is an enormous topic for science writers. But those changes don’t exist in a

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How Not to Be Sued for Libel

One of the scariest communications a journalist can get is the notification of a lawsuit for libel. Not

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How to Read the Monthly Jobs Report for Better Business Stories

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report is a cross-section of business, economics, politics and social

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How to Find Interview Sources on Social Media

We all know the feeling: Deadlines are approaching and you need sources. Whether you’re looking for

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Gear to Sharpen Your Smartphone Photography

Many reporters have turned their smartphones into complete media devices. They fit in a pocket and give

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New Sources for Story Ideas: Journals & Academic Publications

Whether you’re on staff or freelancing, generating ideas is part of your business coverage. The more

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How to Access the Web’s Hidden Riches

Information is the key to great reporting. You want data, insights and sources that inform your

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The Desperate Reporter: How to Use Sourcing Services

  Finding sources can be a pain for any reporter. For business journalists, it’s a particular challenge. You

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