Best Practices

What a friend we have in FRED
Mark Twain noted that there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Fraud with numbers is something business journalists should always [...]
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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: • The Good are [...]
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Wrapping up a series of eight videos in eight days, Weird Al Yankovic parodies business language. With a tune that [...]
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Hack to flacks: PR advice from a cranky journalist
Some of you will go directly into public relations or “public affairs” (I always wanted to be in public affairs, [...]
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Washington Post watchdog Michael Sallah on shoe leather, coyote runs
Michael Sallah enrolled in two journalism courses fall quarter of his freshman year at University of Toledo. It was love [...]
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Getting punked; getting clarity
Years ago when I worked in San Diego, I covered a company whose chief executive was truth challenged. So when [...]
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