Tag "Jon Talton"

Business Journalism: Some ‘moving on’ thoughts …

I was always Iron Man. I wasn’t the smartest person in journalism and I sure didn’t

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Words that make me cringe

I’ve told you the story about the contest reporters held in San Diego: “I Can Alienate

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What a friend we have in FRED

Mark Twain noted that there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Fraud with numbers is something

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The basics of guerrilla journalism

Our calling is inhabited by three kinds of news organizations. Let’s use the Sergio Leone scale:

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Getting punked; getting clarity

Years ago when I worked in San Diego, I covered a company whose chief executive was

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Midyear opportunities for business journalists

With June 30th, we’ve reached the important mid-year point where you can take stock of myriad

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When sources say stupid things

Friends don’t let friends write drunk, unless one is at the Algonquin Round Table. But what

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About those ‘negative’ stories…

Business journalists especially face the accusation of being “negative.” Companies want to control their image. Many

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Background, off the record and you

The most authoritative quotes come from on-the-record named sources, preferably senior executives, labor leaders, scientists, economists

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Business journalism for dummies, part 2

In the previous Business Journalism for Dummies post, I laid out some of the basics you

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