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December 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Jeff Rowe: The roots of quality multimedia

December 30, 2009...[Read More]
Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Krystle Russin: The economy in media

Commentary by Krystle Russin The moment Editor and Publisher magazine shut its doors, it signaled what people already believed: no matter how many times they bought a newspaper: print is dying. The problem is, print is in decline, but it is not dying. The more people want to say it, the more we believe it. The more we believe our own opinions, the more we look to other media forms and doubt ...[Read More]
Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Video: Why SABEW is so important to me

Three business-news execs talk about the value of membership...[Read More]
Friday, December 18th, 2009

Nieman Foundation Journalism Awards

The Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism. The Nieman Foundation will present the 2009 Bingham Prize on March 4, 2010. The award honors exceptional investigative reporting of a story of national significance in which the public interest is being ill-served. The cash award for the winner is $20,000 and the deadline for applications is January 8, 2010. For more information visit: www.nieman.harvard.edu/worth-bingham-prize/. ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Six big names penciled in Phoenix conference line

NYT’s Sulzberger, WAP's Downie, 'pay czar' Feinberg, Mexican corporate mogul Salinas highlight 47th annual SABEW gathering...[Read More]
Thursday, December 17th, 2009

2009 Rules and Information

You can find all rules and information for the 2009 BIB Contest here....[Read More]
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Teletraining call recording available

Members can hear Dec. 14's 2010 economic outlook...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

NYT Publisher Sulzberger To Speak At SABEW’s Phoenix Conference

Attendees to hear his views on newspapers’ future...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

Kathleen Beans: On banks’ risk appetite

By KATHLEEN M. BEANS In the aftermath of the financial crisis, lending institutions are re-examining how much risk they want to put on their balance sheets. The amount and types of risk that an institution is willing to take in pursuit of a desired level of return is often called its "risk appetite." Everyone who works in an organization must understand the institution's risk appetite so that the ...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

By Director Warren Watson – New SABEW web site is rolled out; watch for new developments in next month

Welcome to the new (and still-developing) SABEW website!...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

Video from SABEW President Greg McCune

SABEW leader discusses website changes...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

Nominations sought for SABEW board seats Deadline to apply has been extended

Put your knowledge of business journalism to work for your society by volunteering to serve as a member of SABEW's Board of Governors. SABEW members, institutionally or individually, in good standing at the time of the next national conference March 19-21 are eligible for open seats, which are generally for three-year terms, said former SABEW President Bernie Kohn, who heads the nominations committee. Board ...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

List of Resources for Business Journalists

Blogs Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair | JourBiz: http://jourbiz.blogspot.com/ Kathy Kristof | Devil in the Details: http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/devil-details/ Jonathan Lansner | Lansner on Real Estate: http://lansner.freedomblogging.com/ Jodi Schneider | DC Works: http://www.dcworks.info/ Maya Payne Smart | Writing Coach: http://www.writingcoach.com/blog Eric ...[Read More]
Monday, December 7th, 2009

Jonathan Blum: On the New eReaders

By JONATHAN BLUM Business journalists looking to avoid getting flattened by the techno steam roller should get a feel for purpose-built electronic readers known as eBooks. Strictly speaking, eBooks are as old as computers themselves. Folks have read stuff on their PCs since there were PCs. Check out this list of eBook assets over at drscavanaugh.org. http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/libraries/ebook_libraries.htm But ...[Read More]
Friday, December 4th, 2009

Hot biz-journalism tips in a cold week

Go online to follow ‘Reynolds Week’ seminars...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

SABEW Board Elects Business Journal Leader as Secretary

ACBJ executive to take office in March...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Funds New Business Journalism Fellowship at Nieman Foundation

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

SABEW’s New Digs or By The Time I Got To Phoenix

By Rob Reuteman How high-tech is Arizona State's new downtown Phoenix campus? They just opened a new dorm tower across the street from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It has a laundry facility that texts you when the wash or dry cycles are completed. That is definitely one of the oddest things I found out during a three-day site visit to the new SABEW headquarters recently. You ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Audio-training session focuses on reporting on executive compensation

Recording available (21MB MP3). There's more to the executive compensation story than eye-popping salaries and bonuses. Learn how to frame the hot issue of executive compensation -- popularized from fallout from the federal stimulus package -- in a more meaningful way for your readers, viewers and listeners. Join SABEW for "Executive Pay: Getting Beyond the Gee-Whiz Factor," a live telephone ...[Read More]

November 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

4 SABEW members among fellows at Reynolds Center’s ‘Strictly Financials Seminar’

PHOENIX, Nov. 30 - Four SABEW members are among 12 business journalists selected to receive fellowships to the Jan. 5-8 'Strictly Financials Seminar' here, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Debbie Blumberg, reporter at Dow Jones Newswires in New York City; Lynn Ducey, staff writer for the Phoenix Business Journal; Rob Neill, business producer for MSNBC.com ...[Read More]
Monday, November 30th, 2009

Moore film: Lots of finger-pointing but not a serious analysis of capitalism

Capitalism: A Love Story A Film by Michael Moore Reviewed by Andrea Gabor You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist, as Michael Moore is, to be troubled by the revolving door between Goldman Sachs and the past three administrations or to squirm at the specter of Christopher Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee chairman, (and others) accepting VIP mortgages from Countrywide Financial. Conspiracy ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

U.S. “Compensation Czar” Who Slashed Executive Pay to Speak at National Conference

Registration Continues for March 19-21 Gathering of SABEW Members at ASU's Cronkite School in Phoenix PHOENIX, Nov. 13 - The man whom Time magazine called "the Solomon of settlement," Kenneth Feinberg, will speak to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 2010 national conference here in March, SABEW announced today. President Obama appointed the acclaimed mediator in June as special ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

SABEW Best in Business 2009 Contest Rules Announced

SABEW Spotlight The St. Petersburg Times was recognized earlier this year as a Best of the Best winner in the 2008 SABEW competition, for their entry Testing Grounds: Our Medicine at What Cost? Photo by Kathleen Flynn. SABEW Best in Business 2009 Contest Rules announced PHOENIX, Nov. 24 - No stamps. No envelopes. No paper of any kind. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 2009 ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

SABEW Best in Business 2009 Contest Rules Announced

All entries will be accepted electronically Early entrants pay lower entry fees By Mark J. Scarp SABEW Staff PHOENIX, Nov. 24 - No stamps. No envelopes. No paper of any kind. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 2009 Best in Business journalism contest will, for the first time, receive all entries online. Also, entries received by Jan. 13, 2010, will pay a discounted rate. The ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Student Contest

Recognizes the good work being done at colleges and universities to further business journalism and graduate strong business journalists. SABEW invites students to submit their best work. Rules The judges will pick two winners: one for the best business story in a student publication and one for the best business story in a professional publication. Winners will receive $250 each, plus a scholarship ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Online Contest

The BIB Online Contest selects outstanding business news published on the Internet. Updated: Enter Online Here Online Contest Rules A permalink URL must be included on the entry form.  If the site is password-protected, the password must be listed on the entry form. Check the password-protected box and enter the username and password. The permalink URLs submitted should take the judges to the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 News Contest

The News Contest selects the best individual stories or packages of stories published by the business news media during 2009 in the following categories: Breaking News, Enterprise, Projects and Columns. At least one author of a story submitted as part of each News Contest entry must be a SABEW member. Each category of the News Contest is divided into subcategories based on circulation size. There ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 General Excellence

The General Excellence competition selects outstanding daily newspapers with a concentration of business news, weekly business newspapers, magazines and business Web sites (or business pages on general news sites). At least one member of a newspaper, magazine or online business staff must be a SABEW member to enter the General Excellence contest. In the General Excellence or News Contest, up to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Annual Conference 2010 – Schedule

Conference Schedule as of March 5. THURSDAY, March 18 (Note: A "Become a Multi-Media Business Journalist" track is being offered free to SABEW conference participants March 18-21 by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Each "Become a Multi-Media Business Journalist" session will be marked with an asterisk (*). Each of these sessions, to be presented at the same site as ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Teletraining session: 2010 Economic Outlook

Signs to watch for next year...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Jayson Blair on Ethics: “I Am Here Because of the Choices I Made”

By Jason Bacaj Special to SABEW LEXINGTON, Va. - One important point seemed missing amid the controversy of having Jayson Blair, a disgraced former reporter at The New York Times, deliver the keynote speech at a journalism ethics institute at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 6. "If we believe only bad people do bad things then you good people have no reason to learn ethics," said ...[Read More]
Monday, November 9th, 2009

Supreme Court remains an untapped resource for business and financial journalists — SABEW Spotlight

SABEW Spotlight:  Commentary Supreme Court remains an untapped resource for business and financial journalists By Bill Barnhart As New York Times columnist David Carr noted in his "The Media Equation" column this week, the economic downturn has reduced the usual grist for the business journalism mill. ... Read More...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Mexican CEO Salinas to Speak at SABEW; Businessman on Forbes List of World’s Richest – SABEW Spotlight

SABEW Spotlight: Conference Mexican CEO Salinas to Speak at SABEW; Businessman on Forbes List of World's Richest Registration Now Open for Annual Conference to be Held in Phoenix PHOENIX - The chairman of one of Mexico's biggest business conglomerates, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the SABEW annual conference in Phoenix next March, the Society of American ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Mexican CEO Salinas to Speak at SABEW; Businessman on Forbes List of World’s Richest

Registration Now Open for Annual Conference to be Held in Phoenix PHOENIX - The chairman of one of Mexico's biggest business conglomerates, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the SABEW annual conference in Phoenix next March, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) announced. Salinas Pliego, chairman of Mexico's Grupo Salinas, ranked in 63rd ...[Read More]
Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Moore film: Lots of finger-pointing but not a serious analysis of capitalism – SABEW Spolight

SABEW Spotlight Moore film: Lots of finger-pointing but not a serious analysis of capitalism Reviewed by Andrea Gabor You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist, as Michael Moore is, to be troubled by the revolving door between Goldman Sachs and the past three administrations... Read More...[Read More]
Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Bloomberg’s Pittman remembered

"He was a wonderful friend"...[Read More]

October 2009

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

SABEW continues Cronkite transition – SABEW Spotlight

SABEW Spotlight SABEW continues Cronkite transition SABEW continues its transition to a new headquarters at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University's Phoenix campus. Read More...[Read More]
Thursday, October 29th, 2009

SABEW continues Cronkite transition

By Warren Watson SABEW continues its transition to a new headquarters at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University's Phoenix campus. With the addition of executive director Warren Watson and membership coordinator Mark Scarp, the 45-year-old Society of American Business Editors and Writers is now midway through the relocation of its offices from ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 29th, 2009

PBS’ Nightly Business Report Anchor Paul Kangas And Founder Linda O’Bryon To Receive Business Emmy Lifetime Achievement Honors

New York, N. Y. - October 29, 2009 - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will present this year's Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting to Paul Kangas, Anchor and Financial Commentator for PBS' Nightly Business Report, and Linda O'Bryon, the founder of the pioneering business news broadcast and now Chief Content Officer of Northern California Public ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Want to help kids learn about finance?

Courtesy of The Cincinnati Enquirer The goal was simple: start to give children the financial knowledge they'll need to make smart decisions about saving, purchasing and investing, rather than having them learn those lessons in the school of hard knocks. "The lack of basic financial skills was an instrumental factor in the current economic crisis that our nation is facing," said Accounting for ...[Read More]
Monday, October 26th, 2009

SABEW’s New Digs or By The Time I Got To Phoenix – SABEW Spotlight

SABEW Spotlight SABEW's New Digs or By The Time I Got To Phoenix How high-tech is Arizona State's new downtown Phoenix campus? They just opened a new dorm tower across the street from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It has a laundry facility that texts you when the wash or dry cycles are completed. Read more...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Henriques’s preparation led to Madoff assignment at the Times

By Mark J. Scarp SABEW Staff Diana Henriques didn't become the New York Times' Bernie Madoff reporter because she was already a decorated journalist. But the Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of several other national journalism honors said Monday that the qualities that helped her win those accolades - such as never throwing away a business card - enabled her to be the most prepared person ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Phoenix meeting to explore fiscal challenges – SABEW Spotlight

SABEW Spotlight Henriques's preparation led to Madoff assignment at the Times By Mark Scarp Diana Henriques didn't become the New York Times' Bernie Madoff reporter because she was already a decorated journalist. But the Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of several other national journalism honors said Monday... Read more Tips and Tricks from Reporter Henriques Speaking ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Tips and Tricks from Reporter Henriques

Speaking to Arizona State University journalism students Monday, senior financial reporter Diana Henriques of The New York Times offered tips toward being a better business journalist. Henriques has spent more than 40 years in the profession: Never discard a fact - or a business card. "No fact is ever wasted on an investigative reporter. No business card is thrown away." "Gather and build ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Phoenix meeting to explore fiscal challenges

By Mark Scarp Arizona will enter 2010 with many ongoing major economic challenges, including the state's budget crisis. Learn the details, the questions and the possible answers from a daylong conference specifically designed for journalists. "Understanding Arizona's Fiscal Challenges: An Economic Conference for Journalists," will be held Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pulliam Room at ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Tim Wheatley

SABEW Spotlight Sun's Wheatley was top notch Tim Wheatley wanted to be become an FBI agent at one point in his 26-year journalism career. He settled on becoming one of the best editors around - in Minneapolis, in Indianapolis, and finally in Baltimore. Read more Business editor had sharpened Baltimore's coverage For much of his career Tim was a brilliant sports editor, and he ...[Read More]
Monday, October 12th, 2009

Wheatley: “understood changing industry and how to respond to it”

(SABEW executive director Warren Watson asked Monty Cook, editor of The Baltimore Sun, to comment on the business journalism achievements of Tim Wheatley, the Sun's business editor. Wheatley, a former SABEW member, was killed in a traffic accident outside Baltimore earlier in October.) By Monty Cook For much of his career Tim was a brilliant sports editor, and he understood what readers needed ...[Read More]
Friday, October 9th, 2009

The Miami Herald and Bloomberg Markets receive 2009 Barlett & Steele Awards

PHOENIX-The Miami Herald received the gold award and Bloomberg Markets magazine the silver award in the third annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced today. "Borrowers Betrayed" by Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman and Rob Barry of The Miami Herald received the top gold award of $5,000. A nine-month ...[Read More]

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