Posts From Erik Sherman

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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Tech Tools That Increase a Reporter’s Productivity

Productivity is important in any line of work. And for reporters with seemingly endless deadlines, efficiency

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7 Tips for Better Business Interviews

Last year, I joined two long-time business journalist colleagues of mine—Randy B. Hecht and Robert McGarvey—on

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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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