HBS Examines the Allure of WhiteCollar Crime and More – Boston News

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You can develop a rapport more quickly through four 15-minute phone calls than one hour-long, in-person conversation.”“Establish a system of checking your biases to limit the impact your relationships with sources could have on your work.”“If you’re describing someone’s feelings, opinions or mindset, consider letting that person review what you have written to make sure it represents them accurately.”You can read more from the Soltes profile on white collar criminals like Bernie Madoff in Journalist’s Resource. 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He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer center_img HBS Examines the Allure of White-Collar Crime, and More – Boston News Last Updated Jan 2, 2019 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more