Posts From Erik Sherman

The Real ‘Fake Media’ that Should Worry You

Tired of hearing about “fake news” and “fake media?” Sorry to break it to you, but

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Don’t Get Duped on the Business Beat

There’s a sucker born every minute. As a reporter, particularly a business journalist, you don’t want

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New Tools for Doing Data

I’ve come across some new (at least to me) tools that are great for reporters doing

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Business Journalists Need to Cover Morality and Ethics on their Beat

You don’t sustain a career in journalist without constantly learning. Even if you’re a business journalist

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Reporting Lessons From May’s Job Numbers

Early in June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers for May.

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Will Companies on Your Beat Sink or Swim in the Coming Months?

The stock market is up! Oh, sorry, down! Ah, wait, up after all! Trying to follow

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Avoid Getting Played by ‘Polls’

Who confuses the coronavirus family and Corona beer? Earlier this year, it would seem like many

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Judging the Information You Get

There is no good journalism without information. But there are very different types: poor, decent, good,

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We Still Don’t Understand the Covid-19 Numbers

It’s been, what, five months since the early news of Covid-19 spreading? Numbers are at the

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Tips on Working with 10-Ks and 10-Qs

For any business journalist—even if you don’t focus on finance—a public company’s 10-Ks (financial reports for

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