Posts From Erik Sherman

Immigration Is Now Part of Your Beat

It used to be that immigration was considered fodder for political journalists. Or social issues journalists.

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Reporting on CEO Compensation

In a world still talking about income inequality, high CEO compensation can be a touchy point

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Sexual Harassment Must Be a Topic of Coverage in Business Journalism

It was around a year ago that the initial bombshell articles about Harvey Weinstein hit. All

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3 Key Points in Understanding BLS Job Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), using surveys from the Census Bureau as well as other

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Remember Your Own Experience When Looking for Topics

Developing new topics can be a challenge. A lot of journalists forget to look inward instead

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For Good Business Journalism, Think Like a Librarian

Business journalism is the process of gathering, arranging, and presenting information that helps people better understand

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Develop Your Personal Theory of Reporting

You spend years learning tactics, skills, strategies, ethics, and industries in business journalism. And they’re all

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6 Things to Check in that Proxy Statement

Proxy statements are a gold mine for business journalists. The amount of information available is amazing

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When Non-Business Stories Are Really About Business After All

It’s easy to get locked into small views of what constitutes stories in a field of

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When Talking Trade, Here’s Where to Go for Info

With trade tariffs a regular public policy discussion topic these days, understanding the basics behind how

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