Posts From Erik Sherman

Surprising Sources for Business Stories

Finding a new source of information is always good for business journalists. There are plenty of obvious

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FOIA User’s Guide: 6 Key Sources

When a city bids to host the Olympics, it’s big sports news. It’s also a massive

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Don’t Let Fake News Creep into Your Business Stories

In the last year, “fake news” became synonymous with the Trump campaign, election and administration. But

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How to Slide Into a New Business Beat

Some journalists stay on the same beat for so long you could swear the industry would

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Business Stories in Health Care Legislation

The failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continues to be a major political story, as

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4 Ways to Add Data Visualization

Good business journalism requires many skills: research, interviewing and analysis. These days, you need to add

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How to Navigate Off-the-Record Requests

Questions about material delivered by anonymous sources have fueled recent political stories. But off-the-record promises are

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Four Common 10-K Red Flags

Public companies have many ways of making themselves look more stable and successful than might be

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Watch Out! Pro-Forma Financial Reports

Financial statements and documents are a primary tool for the business reporter. Public companies registered in

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How to Vet Story Sources

Years ago a PR person pitched his “Fortune 500” client to me. Having never heard of

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