Archive for 2011

December 2011

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Half of freelance biz journalists saw increase in pay in 2011

SABEW survey finds average pay up from 2010....[Read More]
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Former L.A. Times Journalist Named Reynolds Visiting Professor

Was part of 2 Pulitzer-winning teams....[Read More]
Monday, December 19th, 2011

Please remember SABEW in your 2011 charitable giving plans

As 2011 winds down, we'd like to encourage you to make a charitable donation to SABEW, the world's largest and oldest association focused on the betterment of business journalism. With tax time on the horizon, a reminder that a donation to SABEW is tax deductible. The money we raise will go toward our training and education activities.  We consider it our fund for the future. We're appealing ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Commonwealth Fund awards SABEW $15,000 grant for business of health care training

PHOENIX -- The Commonwealth Fund has awarded a new $15,000 grant to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers to conduct education and training programs focusing on the nation's new health-care law. The programs will be conducted onsite and online, said Warren Watson, executive director of SABEW, the world's largest and oldest organization of business and financial journalists. It ...[Read More]
Monday, December 12th, 2011

SABEW 2012 fall conference in New York City is Sept. 27-28 at CUNY

Event returns to CUNY grad j-school in Manhattan....[Read More]
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Recording available for “Covering Public Pensions: Issues & Solutions,” 12/5

Gain tools to tackle this vital issue....[Read More]
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Covering your local pension plan

COVERING YOUR LOCAL PENSION PLAN Dec. 5, 2011 - 1 p.m. MST The Pew Center on the States estimated in 2010 that there is at least a $1 trillion gap between what our 50 states are setting aside for public employees retirement benefits and how much those benefits will cost in their entirety in their entirety in the future. SABEW selected only a handful of journalists for its special three-day seminar ...[Read More]
Monday, December 5th, 2011

College Connect: Looking ahead to grad school

By David Wietlispach, University of Missouri In an economic climate where students face daunting job prospects -- even the idea of competing with mom and dad for a job -- seniors ready to graduate with a bachelor's degree are giving more thought to staying put in school. I know...I'm one of them. But does it make financial sense to delay the real world for a few more years while pursuing grad ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Best in Business 2012 FAQs

Click here to START the entry process Here, with answers, are FAQs about the Best in Business contest for entries from calendar year 2012:   Some answers to commonly asked questions are below; this list is updated regularly as new questions come in. ALSO, please read the rules carefully as the answers to many questions may also be found there. Still have questions? Write us at bib@sabew.org ...[Read More]

November 2011

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Next teletraining: Covering Public Pensions, Issues & Solutions, 12/5

Speakers from SABEW's June seminar will present....[Read More]
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Best in Business 2011 Rules

SABEW’s BEST IN BUSINESS AWARDS COMPETITION Download the new BIB rules for calendar year 2011 (PDF) Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (These are updated regularly as new questions come in)   Contest Year 2011 INTRODUCTION Welcome to the 17th annual Best in Business awards competition, sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. SABEW, with ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Reynolds staffer, Reuters reporter win Foreign Press Association award

Story By Reynolds Center Staff Kelly Carr, a Reynolds Center staffer, and Brian Grow, a Barlett & Steele Award winner, have won the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2011 for Financial/Economic reporting for a Reuters special report on the use of U.S. shell and shelf companies. The award is for the first story in a Reuters’ series by Carr and Grow. Kelly Carr is the Reynolds Center’s ...[Read More]
Monday, November 21st, 2011

Ad for job for business reporter at Lakeland Fla. Ledger

The Ledger Business Reporter Full time Lakeland, Fla. No application deadline The Ledger is seeking a F/T Reporter to primarily be a Business reporter. Responsibilities will include reading financial statements, working with spreadsheets, covering breaking business news, contributing investigative and enterprise business-related stories, writing daily and monthy features, writing ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Former SABEW chief, 2 other members named Reynolds visiting biz-journalism professors

To start teaching this spring at 4 universities....[Read More]
Monday, November 14th, 2011

Recording available for ‘Fresh Ideas for Covering the Holiday Retail Season, 11/14

Learn innovative ways to cover Black Friday, etc....[Read More]
Monday, November 14th, 2011

The role of the media in the credit crunch

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization research study....[Read More]
Monday, November 14th, 2011

College Connect: Taking a semester off: Dreams vs. Money: Reality Sets In

By CANDACE SAUTMAN, University of Missouri   Never let money play a factor in pursuing your dreams, or so we’re told. That notion sounds nice, but money typically plays the largest factor. This has become increasingly clear during my time here in New York City. This past summer I had an internship in the city that most would consider rare. It was paid. I was making $10/hour working ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 10th, 2011

College Connect: Life in a Greek house

By Lauren Steffens, University of Missouri One of the biggest decisions a college student makes is whether to join a sorority or fraternity. There’s a lot of pressure on some campuses, where 40 percent of students are members of a Greek organization. The rush process can be stressful, but it can be a dream come true to college students who seek to be part of the Greek life. But despite ...[Read More]
Monday, November 7th, 2011

Your next teletraining: ‘Fresh Ideas for Covering the Holiday Retail Season,’ 11/14

Spice up your retail coverage in a down economy....[Read More]
Monday, November 7th, 2011

College Connect: Negotiating with parents – the tough call

By Candace Sautman, University of Missouri My dad is a single parent, so I only have him for support. In order to support my decision to stay in New York City this semester for an unpaid internship, a family friend decided to call him to see if he would change his mind about offering me some kind of financial support. The following day I heard the about the conversation that took place with ...[Read More]
Monday, November 7th, 2011

College Connect: Taking a semester off – a risky proposition

By Candace Sautman, University of Missouri This semester, I decided to not go to college, and gain valuable work experience in New York City. I had interned here over the summer, and a magazine editor I met offered me the great chance to intern this semester – though no pay, which is common. Since the summer job was paid, I did have some savings, but as it turns out, not enough. If you think ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Ad for business reporter/editor at Education Week

Education Week Business Reporter-Editor Full Time East Coast (Bethesda, MD) Application deadline: Open Would you like the challenge of helping America’s leading news source on K-12 education start a new line of coverage on the fast-growing “education industry”? Education Week is looking for an enterprising, business-savvy journalist to cover trends that are changing the education ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

BIB Spotlight: Toyota’s Shocker

(Editor's note: In less than a year, SABEW will conduct its Best in Business competition, which honors the best work in business journalism nationally. Every week leading up to the contest, SABEW will showcase award-winners from 2010 in this space. It's not too early to begin gathering your entries from calendar year 2011. Enjoy this new feature. We hope you will be inspired by the excellence we will ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

College Connect Personal Finance Spotlight

By Marty Steffens SABEW Chair University of Missouri This month SABEW continues its College Connect project, an effort to have students share their experiences with managing money. The project is funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and is being conducted this semester at my home base, the University of Missouri. As before, we've chosen students with very different ...[Read More]

October 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Harrisburg, PA: a city at war with itself

Read a Reuters Special Report...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Taiwan meeting kicks off with SABEW financial reporting workshop

By EVA DOU, Special to SABEW In the throes of the U.S. financial crisis in early 2009, Fortune Magazine Asia Editor William Bill Powell wrote a cover story called, "Is China Sinking?" "That story was 180 degrees wrong, completely wrong," Powell said on Saturday, addressing a financial reporting workshop marking the kick-off of the International Press Institute's 2011 World Congress in Taipei, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Ad for business reporter at NJBIZ

NJBIZ Business reporter Full time East Coast (Somerset, NJ) Application deadline: 11/18/2011 Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY: This is a vacancy needing to be filled. NJBIZ seeks a journalist to report and write for our print edition and website. NJBIZ is New Jersey’s leading source of business news. Position is based in our Somerset office. The reporter ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2011

Download the Fall 2011 TBJ

Download the TBJ in PDF format: Click Here...[Read More]
Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Ad for reporter for Portfolio Media

Portfolio Media, Inc. Reporter Full-time East Coast New York, NY Applications open until 12/31/2011 Law360, published by Portfolio Media, Inc. is an online daily newswire that covers breaking legal news for a sophisticated audience of business lawyers at firms, corporations and government agencies. We currently have several opportunities for reporters to join our NYC editorial team! On a typical ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Ad for Toronto bureau chief for Bloomberg

Bloomberg LP Toronto Bureau Chief Full-Time Toronto, Ontario, Canada No application deadline Bloomberg News is seeking a bureau chief in Toronto to support and expand our coverage in Canada's financial hub. The successful candidate will work closely with our Toronto-based managing editor for Canada and lead a team of reporters and editors covering the finance industry, stock and credit ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Top Editors: Newspaper outlook bleak

By Madhura Karnick Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp scandal has created quiet a stir in media markets around the globe. Just last week, Andrew Langhoff, managing director of Dow Jones & Co. in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe, resigned amid charges he made a deal that involved guaranteeing coverage in the Journal’s European edition. How does a newspaper ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Luxury retailers seeing opportunities despite rocky economy

By Cara Eisenpress Having rebounded from the great recession, luxury retailer Saks sees great opportunities in the luxury segment of the retail market, placing great stock in wealthy consumers’ boundless thirst for expensive, unique fashion and a comparably lavish shopping experience, said Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks, Incorporated in a keynote speech at the Society of Business Editors ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

NY panel explains complex issue of health insurance exchanges

By MARTY STEFFENS The election rhetoric will be about jobs and the economy, but health care will once again capture America’s attentions, said panelists on a healthcare panel at SABEW’s fall conference in New York. U.S. states are in various degrees of adoption of health insurance exchanges, which are mandated under the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. States such as Massachusetts ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

News leaders and news makers converge at SABEW fall workshop in NYC

Special To SABEW NEW YORK -- More than 180 journalists and others attended the SABEW Fall Conference and Workshop Oct. 13-14 at the City University of New York Graduate School. A series of headliners, including a joint appearance by three top editors at Reuters, Bloomberg and Dow Jones were featured as SABEW conducted its fall event for the second year in a row at CUNY. “It was a dynamic ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Leibowitz Discusses Wall Street and Technology’s Impact on the Market

By Anika Anard Journalists and Wall Street share a compelling task to educate Americans on issues involving markets and economics, a top official of the New York Stock Exchange told the fall workshop of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Oct. 13-14. Larry Leibowitz discussed the relationship between journalists and Wall Street and the importance of understanding one another's ...[Read More]
Monday, October 17th, 2011

Rogoff: America could still descend into a second Great Depression

By Patrick Clark Massive public and private debts accumulated in the run-up and response to the recent financial crisis will likely lead to a long and painful recovery, says Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff. At the same time, the chaotic potential of the European credit crisis could yet push America into a second Great Depression. That was the message Rogoff, co-author with Carmen Reinhart ...[Read More]
Monday, October 17th, 2011

1st Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief to speak at SABEW conference

PHOENIX, Jan. 17, 2012 — Richard Cordray, the first director of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will address the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' 49th annual spring conference in Indianapolis March 15-17, 2012. Read the conference's tentative schedule. A former state treasurer and attorney general in Ohio, Cordray was confirmed by President Barack ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

BIB Spotlight: Company seeking copper mine forges pacts with town, stakeholder groups

(Editor's note: In less than a year, SABEW will conduct its Best in Business competition, which honors the best work in business journalism nationally. Every week leading up to the contest, SABEW will showcase award-winners from 2010 in this space. It's not too early to begin gathering your entries from calendar year 2011. Enjoy this new feature. We hope you will be inspired by the excellence we will ...[Read More]
Monday, October 10th, 2011

Ad for Editor at Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Business Journal Editor Full time Southwest Application deadline: Oct. 26, 2011 This high-profile editorial leadership position entails responsibility for the overall direction, coverage and development of both the print and online products for one of the nation’s largest city business publications. The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment, leadership, a passion for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Phoenix, Milwaukee, Seattle newspapers win ’12 Barlett & Steele Awards

Public pension series was topic at SABEW institute....[Read More]

September 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Nominations for the Ralph Gomory Prize Accepted Through December 31

Wilmington, Delaware – September 2011 – The Business History Conference (BHC) seeks one book and one article to give The Ralph Gomory Prize, an award of $5000. This prize recognizes historical work on the effect business enterprises have on the economic conditions of a country in which they operate. All works must be submitted by December 31, 2011, to Carol Lockman, Business History Conference, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Apply for all-expenses-paid training in business journalism in Phoenix in January

Attention: Experienced business journalists...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Ad for assistant professor at Missouri State Univ.

Assistant Professor Missouri State University Full-time (9-month term, tenure eligible) Springfield, MO Applications Open: Starting 10/17/2011 until filled The Department of Media, Journalism & Film at Missouri State University anticipates an August 2012 opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in broadcast/convergence journalism.  The search will begin October 17, 2011 and ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Business journalism salaries remained steady in past year, poll shows

40% in SABEW survey say pay same as in '10....[Read More]
Monday, September 26th, 2011

Recording available for 9/26 “Covering the economy, local to national”

This session gave journalists a better understanding of the direction of the national economy as well as insights into how they can track and cover their own regional economies. The call also taught listeners how to tap into Bureau of Economic Analysis data and other economic resources. Click here to download a Powerpoint of panelist Mike Schneider’s Great Sites for Data Sets and Software. Below ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Scripps Howard Foundation journalism awards now accepting entries

Biz/econ reporting category has $10K cash prize....[Read More]
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

BiB Spotlight: Deals burn Fisher heirs’ fortune

(Editor's note: In less than a year, SABEW will conduct its Best in Business competition, which honors the best work in business journalism nationally. Every week leading up to the contest, SABEW will showcase award-winners from 2010 in this space. It's not too early to begin gathering your entries from calendar year 2011. Enjoy this new feature. We hope you will be inspired by the excellence we will ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Ad for business writer for the Toledo Blade

NAME OF COMPANY: The Blade JOB TITLE: Business writer JOB TYPE: Full-time REGION: Midwest APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/03/2011 JOB DESCRIPTION: The Blade of Toledo, Ohio has a small but aggressive business staff that strives to beat the competition on key business developments in metro Toledo, as well as to develop more in-depth stories. We are seeking an ambitious reporter with business ...[Read More]

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