Posts From Erik Sherman

Get Productive (with Some Help)

Productivity gains have a widespread appeal. Get more done always sounds good. Getting a bit more

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Check a Subject’s Political Connections

We’re coming up—again!—on an election cycle which has become practically a full-time business. This is a

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Write for the Format the Audience Expects

Anyone can get into a rut. When you’re a working journalist, a rut can become so

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Make Sure the Trend or Event Is Really New

Trends are a great topic for any sort of journalism and are of particular interest in

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Time for Journalists to Take a Big Step Back from Tech

Oxford University and Reuters did a big study of how U.K. media covered artificial intelligence. Here

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When Statistical Median and Mean Tell You Nothing

In business journalism, statistics may not be second nature to all reporters, but they are a

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Online Sources Can Be Misleading

Online sources have become important in business journalism. Not sources in the sense of finding data

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The Tech Industry and Censorship

The tech industry prides itself on being forward looking and innovative. Enlightened and progressive. As well

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The Mysterious Thing Called Money Is Different from What You Thought

This is a brief story of money, social media, and an unexpected assignment. There was a

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Make Safety First on Your Topic List

All business reporters learn to follow corporate financials and stock performance. But all that is just

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