Posts From Erik Sherman

Checking the Validity of a Website

I took a free online course at the Knight Center about how to research people and

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Corporate Frauds Are Great Topics If You’re Careful

I’ve recently binged on watching videos about frauds and con men. There was a 2016 documentary

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Forget the Source’s Fancy Pedigree

You know the drill. You receive a response to an outstanding query, or maybe it’s something

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How to Explain Today’s Crazy Stock Market to People

If you think you know how stocks are doing, better check again in five minutes. The

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Be Honest and Forget the Hagiographies

There were a lot of bad things about Sumner Redstone and how he ran a business.

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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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