Sunday, August 28, 2011

Teaching Analysis

The quality of journalism has risen in Nigeria, yet, financial reporting receives a poor grade from me.

Because they do not understand some mathematical concepts, journalists confuse increase with decrease, gain with loss, speed with acceleration, and so forth.

I should like to teach a 10-hour course for financial analysts to clear these things up. As you can imagine, when an article opens with such errors, I run far away from it :( Yet, it's not so difficult when you know how.

Maybe someone else will teach the class? Lagos Business School? Uddin? Bismarck-Rewane? Totally needed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Analyse the global economic crisis

The third monthly WikiLeaks Central Essay Competition 2011 solicits an answer to the question: What are the root causes of the global economic crisis?

The winning essay will be selected based on newsworthiness; supporting research; organization and writing style; and also the essay's capacity to engender online discourse in the form of comments and retweets.

Winner will be published and paid a few bucks. Interested? Visit the Wikileaks Blog.

Previously on UpNaira