If it turns out to be a slow news day, you can always tune into Sagework’s free, hour long, webinar today at 2pm EST. Last month, we wrote about their resources for journalists to better read financial documents. Today, Chairman Brian Hamilton will continue on that theme in the webinar on how to evaluate IPOs and calculate a valuation for your reporting. You can register here.
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Nothing strikes more fear in my being than numbers. Especially big ones that need to be multiplied and divided and turned into percentages (see? That probably doesn’t even really make sense). I take a Socratic approach to my mathematical ignorance: I admit I know nothing. it can’t be just me either — which is why NPR has so much success with it’s “Planet Money” podcast, and journalists like Matt Yglesias and Felix Salmon have so many Twitter followers. They get it and they know how to explain it, without dumbing it down.
It’s important to know what they’re talking about — which is why I’ll never forget
the seventh circle of hell my required “Media Economics” class in graduate school, where we were taught how to read financial statements, read finance minded books, and eventually create our own start-up and pretend we were pitching to VCs.
With that in mind, I share this white paper with you, released by Sageworks this week. It’s a very useful overview of how to read financial statements as a reporter, and uses Twitter’s IPO for examples. It’s not just for tech reporters, either. Journalists should know how to read the numbers, examine trends, and call bullshit — or at least be able to project what companies are up to according to the numbers.
Do you have any other good resources for journalists? Share them in the comments or tweet @10,000Words with your weekend reading.
New York Women in Communications, Inc., is always up to something — whether it’s industry focused ‘Twitter Chats,” sponsored networking events or running their blog with insider information and tips for the career oriented.
This past weekend, they hosted a Student Career Conference at New York University, where over 300 students gathered to listen to keynote speakers such as Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code and Eva Chen, editor-in-chief of Lucky.
Students attended break out panel sessions throughout the day with industry professionals — all women, of course — covering topics ranging from “Blogging 101″, “Digital Marketing and Advertising” and “Careers in Broadcast Television” among others. Read more