Posts From Erik Sherman

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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Protect Your Sources and Yourself: Safe Reporting Tips

Experiencing a degree of paranoia is nothing new for investigative reporters who need to protect their sources.

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New Ways to Uncover Federal Agency Information

One of the developments impacting business reporters early in the new administration is the accessibility of data and

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Business Reporting in the New Administration: Challenges and Opportunities

The new Trump administration has turned politics-as-expected on its head. The Republican-dominated Congress has been close

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11 Top Online Tools for Business Journalists

  Tools, data, and other resources can help make your work faster, more accurate, and better.

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Boost Your Business Analysis: Build Your Own Metrics

Any good business journalist regularly heads to a company’s financials to see what is going on.

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Reporter’s Tip Sheet: How to Assess a Survey

Surveys and polls are regular tools of public relations teams. But it’s important to recognize that

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Skip the Hype and Dig into Reality

Hype is a constant issue in business. Companies indulge in it. PR reps dole it out

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