Posts From Erik Sherman

Narrative Techniques Can Mess Up Your Business Reporting

Great narrative is prized in journalism. Long stories with protagonists, antagonists, narrative arcs, color, drama, conflict,

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Know the Timelines in Your Reporting

People you interview may say something that is blatantly false or true, and you might be

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Understand Operations Management for Better Business Reporting

If you had the option to do one thing to improve your business reporting and personal

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Keep Updating Your Working Process

In any undertaking, once you’ve done it long enough, you’ll have developed working habits. That is

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Avoiding Hypocrisy in Business Journalism

If you are a business journalist, then you also have the role of critic. Not that

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Watch for the March of the Would-Be Website Experts

Journalists know in theory that marketers want to get attention because it might help their businesses.

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Look at Business Success the Right Ways

You have a business selling used bottle caps at 5 cents a piece to collectors (because

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Checking Sources for ‘Fake Stories’

“Fake news” has become a thorn in the side of reporting. Yes, there are always stories

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Google’s New Suite of Tools for Journalists

I’m wary of large companies, especially tech ones that seem to be giving things away. Particularly

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Double-Check All the Things People Are Sure They Know

You’d think this would be a given, but too many business stories incorporate information that, while

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