Posts From Erik Sherman

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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Get the Statistics You Need Outside of the U.S.

Readers love numbers. So do editors. Even some reporters. And if you don’t, you should develop

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Finding New Story Ideas During a Crisis

I know, I know, if you hear coronavirus or COVID-19 one more time you’re going to

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Covering Small Business Is Really Different from Large Companies

Once you’ve been writing about large companies—the mainstay of so many publications—you may think that all

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Develop a Specialty Outside of Journalism

For years, on the occasional request for advice from someone who wanted to get into reporting,

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Tips on How to Approach Financial Journalism

I’ve mentioned before the advantages for reporting of having knowledge of a functional silo within business.

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Create Your Digital Go Kit

Most of us live and work in a mobile world and in business reporting, there’s often

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Take a New (Skeptical) Look at Unicorns

Unicorns—startups with at least a $1 billion valuation—used to be as rare in business as they

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Work with a Spreadsheet and Calculator at Hand

Would you sit to write with only a typewriter and plan to send paper drafts to

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