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Erik Sherman

Erik is an independent journalist and author who primarily covers business, economics, finance, technology, politics, and legal/regulatory, while elegantly expressing the complex and often incorporating data analysis.

My Latest Articles

Make sure the trend or event is really new

Trends are a great topic for any sort of journalism and are of particular interest in business. Knowing where companies and industries are heading, what the best performers do for

Online sources can be misleading

Online sources have become important in business journalism. Not sources in the sense of finding data somewhere or pouring through regulatory filings or a company’s website. Instead, there’s an increase

The tech industry and censorship

The tech industry prides itself on being forward looking and innovative. Enlightened and progressive. As well as its new approach to business. Except, there are a couple of twists in

Make safety first on your topic list

All business reporters learn to follow corporate financials and stock performance. But all that is just money, not the boundaries of a company’s interaction with its employees and the world.

Here’s why oil is part of your beat

You might think that oil is the province of reporters covering the energy industry and its companies. Not at all. No matter what area you cover, oil has some important

Getting to the basics of blockchain

If anything has skated along on a pool of hype and general lack of understanding, it’s been blockchain. The technology gets touted as the answer to almost everything while also

For 2019, embrace #MeToo and look beyond it

This last year has been turbulent in many ways. One of them for business journalism has been learning far more about sexual harassment and gender discrimination than was generally done

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The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
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