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December 2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

College Connect: My first semester abroad

By Robert Abel This spring I spent my first semester abroad. I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I had planned to use the money from financial aid to support myself while I was abroad. It would have been roughly over $4,000, which would have been a little over $1000 a month to live on. The only problem was the extra money was through parent plus, or a loan that your parents co-sign on for an added ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 27th, 2012

College Connect: Parents and Personal Finance

By Robert Abel My first post was about how I felt the need to help and give back to my parents. I spoke about how I used the money left over from my student loans to help my parents with bills and other expenses. While I still support helping my parents, I would also like to expand on my previous post by  talking about the limitations and what I have learned since. You have to learn when enough ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 27th, 2012

SABEW member recognized for longtime economic coverage of New Hampshire

SABEW staff report PHOENIX, Dec. 27, 2012- Denis Paiste, science writer for the Materials Processing Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and longtime SABEW member, was recognized for his coverage of the New Hampshire economy. The Media Award Paiste received from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development cited him “for his consistent and exemplary coverage of the New ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

News Fund seeks media to hire business reporting interns

PRINCETON, N.J.-- The Dow Jones News Fund is recruiting media and news organizations to hire 2013 summer interns for 10 weeks in its business reporting internship program. This is an opportunity for news organizations to hire a great intern who has already been vetted by the Fund. Media outlets who want to enroll their own candidates in the pre-internship training program can also coordinate ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Economist Stockman will speak at SABEW conference in April

SPECIAL to SABEW Noted economist will speak at the 50th anniversary conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Washington D.C. April 4-6. David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will also speak during the spring conference at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Stockman was director of the ...[Read More]
Friday, December 14th, 2012

College Connect: Learning from our parents financial mistakes

By ROBERT ABEL My first post was about how I felt the need to help and give back to my parents. I spoke about how I used money left over from my student loans to help my parents with bills and other expenses. While I still support helping my parents, I would like to expand on my previous post by addressing the limitations and what I have learned. First, you must learn when enough is enough. Sometimes ...[Read More]
Friday, December 14th, 2012

College Connect: Need a fresh look at your spending? There’s an app for that.

By  ALON GALBOA  Smartphone apps are seemingly everywhere these days – one for every purpose imaginable. Some are for fun and others for work. But what if you need to get your financial life in order? The first, and some might say the only, app you need is Mint. It is the perfect way to get a birds-eye view of your personal finances. You can either input information or more conveniently securely ...[Read More]
Friday, December 14th, 2012

College Connect: Save money on tuition by looking for classes off campus

By ALON GALBOA College can be expensive. Everyone knows that. But if you’re already in college, why not also try and save some money and stress? How’s that possible, you might ask yourself. Is there some strange class not in the course catalog that offers the same credit of your regular classes, but costs less and is pass/fail? If these magical classes existed, would you enroll in them? To ...[Read More]
Friday, December 14th, 2012

College Connect: Starting young

By ALON GALBOA College is full of decisions. Some of them, like what to major in or who to date, are obvious. Others can be less clear. Yet, there’s one decision that you could start right now that puts you in a better financial position than almost all other college students. It’s not winning the lottery, or inheriting large amounts of money, it’s saving money and investing. It’s a ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Ad for Freelance Writer with The Registry

The Registry  Writer Freelance West Coast, Telecommute Application deadline: 1/13/13   Job description: The Registry covers real estate for the San Francisco Bay Area. We gather information, break news and provide analysis. We seek freelancers who: * Have a minimum five years of reporting experience at a daily newspaper or other formal media environment, preferably writing ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

College Connect: Bargains may really be blunders

By KATIE BRENNAN The rise in popularity of online deal sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Lifebooker has been about as dramatic as the discounts they offer. The discount sites have seen spectacular growth in recent years, aided by the U.S. recession and increased consumer interest in mobile technology. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported Groupon’s stock price was surging on speculation ...[Read More]
Monday, December 10th, 2012

Recording is now available for teletraining session: “Housing Recovery: Now What?” 12/10/12

  A look at the housing market and how to cover housing in smaller markets. Monday, Dec.10, 2012 Moderator: Kerry Curry Kerry Curry is the magazine editor of HousingWire, a national trade publication based in Dallas that covers the housing economy with a focus on real estate, mortgage lending, investing, mortgage servicing and macro economics. HousingWire runs a news website ...[Read More]
Monday, December 10th, 2012

Past Teletraining: ‘Housing Recovery: Now What?’

 A look at the housing market and how to cover housing in smaller markets.   Click here to listen to a recording of October’s teletraining. Resources: Get to know who’s your local MLS and who are the local guys (usually guys) who track real estate data. Realtor.com publishes monthly reports on listings, asking prices, days on market for 146 metro areas. PR contact is jill.kipnis@move.com Trulia ...[Read More]
Friday, December 7th, 2012

SABEW poll: Business journalism freelancers seeing an increase in pay

By CHRIS ROUSH ,SABEW research director Nearly two-thirds of freelance business journalists who responded to an informal online poll said that their compensation has risen in the past 12 months. That’s up from a year ago, when it was nearly half of the freelancers surveyed stating that they had seen a compensation increase, according to the survey conducted by the Society of American Business ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

SABEW membership rate increase effective Jan. 1, 2013

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX-  Beginning Jan.1, 2013, SABEW memberships will be increased. The new rates are as follows:  Individual memberships will go from $55 to $60. Institutions with 1-5 members will increase from $105 to $110 Institutions with 6-10 members will increase from $165 to $170. Institutions with 11-15 members will increase from $225 to $235. Institutions ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Ad for a Print Managing Editor at 1105 Media

1105 Media Print Managing Editor Full-Time Dallas, TX Vacancy  to be filled Application deadline: Open Job description: Job Summary:                                                 Write beautifully and be recognized in an atmosphere of independent, friendly & driven professionals.  Bring your ingenuity, industry knowledge ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Martin Wolk takes a new position at Microsoft’s MSN Money

Special to SABEW Phoenix- SABEW board member Martin Wolk has accepted a new position as personal finance editor at Microsoft's MSN Money. Wolk will cover issues related to money, including saving money, setting budgets, getting credit, dealing with debt, insurance and taxes. Prior to joining Microsoft, Wolk worked at NBC News Digital, where he was executive business editor, in charge of business ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

17 reporters chosen for health symposium in January in N.Y.; Glied to be keynote speaker

SPECIAL to SABEW PHOENIX – Seventeen business journalists from 11 states and the District of Columbia have been chosen as fellows for a special two-day education program on the business of health care, to be conducted by SABEW and sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The program will be held at Reuters headquarters at 3 Times Square in New York City on Jan. 17-18, announced Warren Watson, executive ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

SABEW 2012 donation campaign winds down

SABEW welcomes personal and corporate donations to help fund its busy schedule of training and education activities as the end of the fiscal year nears. The donation is tax deductible. The money we raise will support our programs to support business journalism.  We consider it our fund for the future. You can give by visiting the Donate page of our website, which will securely accept your ...[Read More]
Monday, December 3rd, 2012

College Connect: A college student and the fiscal cliff

By NICK THOMPSON As a young college student surviving on canned tuna and cheap beer, there was not much that met the eye for me for some time on this whole fiscal cliff thing. All that I had heard was that tax hikes and spending cuts were coming, and Congress will be dysfunctional as always in solving the problem. That was before the election, and at that point I was still jealous that Mitt ...[Read More]
Monday, December 3rd, 2012

College Connect: ‘Tis the season of exchanging gifts

By ALEXANDRIA BACA The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of giving thanks and celebrating the company of family and friends. I always get a little stressed out, though, at the thought of exchanging gifts. When I was younger, my parents would give my three sisters and I some cash, drop us off at the local mall and we’d spend the day in alternating pairs, buying gifts for the family. Since ...[Read More]

November 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

SABEW’s Holiday Gift Guide

By LEAH LEMOINE Special to SABEW   Holiday cards have been mailed, trips home booked and Aunt Edna’s fruitcake received and discreetly discarded. The final finish on holiday plans? Gifts for your nearest and dearest business writers and editors, of course. Give someone – or yourself – the gift of knowledge this season with one (or two, or three…) of these outstanding books.  ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Executive Director’s Blog: A departed friend and mentor and my days in a journalism incubator on Cape Ann

By WARREN WATSON Peter Watson coaxed, cajoled and challenged me through my first daily newspaper job in Gloucester, an enclave on the Northeast coast of Massachusetts. He died the other day at 73, fighting a brain tumor to the very end on Boston’s North Shore. He was an inspiration to me and many others who traversed the newsroom of his Gloucester Daily Times in the 1970s and 1980s.  I ...[Read More]
Monday, November 26th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Robert Khuzami

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

College Connect: Paying for college on a budget

By ALLISON PRANG If you're doing it essentially alone, paying for college isn't going to be an easy task, especially in today's economic times. Before starting my freshman year at the University of Missouri, I was offered different financial packages at four different schools. One was almost a full ride to a private liberal arts college in the middle-of-nowhere Iowa. But I wasn't having any ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

College Connect: Weighing the post-college job offer

By SYDNEY MILLER  Finding a job: the new frontier -- at least, it is for college students. Finding a job post-graduation can be a daunting and frightening task, but choosing a job can be even scarier. What do I mean by that? Sifting the good jobs from the…job with less benefits. Aside from the occasional internship and part-time job, students have no experience navigating the world of employment ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

College Connect: Earning money on the side

By  ALEXANDRIA BACA  As a graduate student, I’m not exactly making the big bucks. I have a graduate assistantship working as an assistant news editor at the Columbia Missourian that grants me a tuition waiver and an above-minimum wage. I still, however, have more out in students loan than I’m comfortable with so I spend a fair amount of time picking up extra hours at the Missourian or looking ...[Read More]
Monday, November 19th, 2012

SABEW introduces videos from New York conference

Working with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, we have videos ready for two of our recent New York sessions – a social media workshop conducted by Columbia’s Sree Sreenivasan and an investigative reporting conversation between Diana Henriques and Jill Abramson, both of The New York Times.  More video will be available in the coming weeks.   Visit our Training ...[Read More]
Monday, November 19th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Diana Henriques

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Monday, November 19th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Lex Fenwick

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Thirteen SABEW members named fellows by The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Thirteen SABEW members have been awarded fellowships in business journalism through The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The selected journalists will attend workshops and seminars at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix on Jan. 2-5. During the four-day event, fellows will be trained in how to teach university-level ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Ad for Editor in Chief with the Nashville Business Journal

Nashville Business Journal Editor in Chief Full Time Southeast Application deadline: 12/31/12 Vacancy to be filled   Job description: Editor in Chief – Nashville Business Journal Nashville, TN Reports to Publisher Summary: Editor in Chief (EIC), as the highest ranking newsroom leader, is responsible for driving product strategy and quality across all platforms ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

SABEW’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Have you written a book lately?  Let us know. The holiday shopping season is upon us.   We’d like to know if you have written a book in the last couple of years so we can include it in a our holiday business journalism shopping guide. Also let us know if one of your colleagues has been active. You can’t say we’re not helping to jump-start our economy. Just drop me an email at watson@sabew.org. --- ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Ad for Business Editor at the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group

Democrat and Chronicle Media Group Business Editor Full-time Position to be filled Northeast Application Deadline: 12/31/2012 Job Description: Our news organization, known for its innovative journalism, is looking for a Business Editor to oversee news judgment decisions in business coverage, including business stories for Democrat and Chronicle.com and Page 1A of the print edition. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Recording is now available for teletraining session: Fresh Ideas for covering retail

  Fun and fresh ideas for covering the retail during the holiday season. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Moderator: Karen Talley is a special writer covering retailers for Dow Jones Newswires. She previously spent eight years on the stocks team. She has also worked at American Banker and the Long Island Business News. Panelists: Ellen Davis joined the National Retail Federation in ...[Read More]
Friday, November 9th, 2012

Ad for Government and Politics Editor at Iowa Sourcemedia Group

Iowa Sourcemedia Group Government and Politics Editor Full Time Midwest Application Deadline: 12/15/12 Vacancy needing to be filled Job Description: The Gazette in Cedar Rapids Iowa is seeking a dynamic government and politics editor to lead a team of nine staffers who cover government and politics at the national, state and local levels. The ideal candidate has demonstrated excellence ...[Read More]
Friday, November 9th, 2012

Ad for Multimedia Business Reporter at Iowa Sourcemedia Group

Iowa Sourcemedia Group Multimedia Business Reporter Full Time Midwest Application Deadline: 12/15/12 Vacancy needing to be filled Job Description: The Gazette, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking business reporter with strong digital skills to join its converged news team. The business reporter would be focused on an array of business related items – including local and regional ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Fresh ideas for covering retail, Nov. 12, 2012

A panel of experts  discuss fun and fresh ideas for covering the retail during the holiday season. Teletraining call was held  1p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, Monday, Nov. 12.     To listen to the call, click here. Moderator: Karen Talley is a special writer covering retailers for Dow Jones Newswires. She previously spent eight years on the stocks team. She has also worked at American ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

How to Advertise

Reach a large range of business journalists and related contacts by aligning yourself with SABEW.  We offer a variety of advertising opportunities. -Ad space on our web site www.sabew.org -E-mail Blasts -Publications at our various conferences & events -Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at our annual fall & spring conferences Contact Lacey Clements for more information or to ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

College Connect: Planning ahead for student travel

By JUSTIN YANG   November usually marks the beginning of the yearning to take a break from the onslaught of midterms and endless amounts of papers waiting to be written. Going home in November means reconnecting with old friends about your wild college experiences and a chance to show off how much you've grown since leaving high school. More importantly, going home for Thanksgiving and other ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

College Connect: It’s never to early to start building good credit

By SYDNEY MILLER It is supposed to be easy. Credit card companies practically beg students with youthful naïveté and lackluster self-control to open an account. I receive at least four credit offers in the mail each year; an everlasting irony, considering I am rejected by the same companies every time. The first life advice I’d lend to any student new to the world of personal finance is, ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

College Connect: How to talk about money — when you live together

By ALEXANDRIA BACA When my partner and I decided to move in together, we knew we'd need to have some frank (and uncomfortable) discussions about money. We're both graduate students, and that means staying within our budgets is important. We agreed to split our shared expenses 50-50, including groceries, rent and utilities. To keep track of who has paid for what, we use a small dry-erase board ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

College Connect: Preventing Debit Card Fraud

By DANIELLE MCCARTHY It was the scariest phone call I’ve ever received. I suppose, in retrospect, I should be happy it is the scariest phone call I’ve ever received. But waking up to a phone call from a stranger telling you he has reason to believe your bank account has been compromised is never good. What’s that you say? More than $1,000 in charges to websites based in the United Arab ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

New Small Business category added to 2012 Best in Business competition

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Nov. 5 — SABEW’s 18th annual Best in Business competition will include coverage of Small Business for the first time. The competition opens for entries on Monday, Dec. 3. Also new this year: Technology; and Innovation, a category that will recognize creative and bold initiatives across all facets of business journalism, from exciting new apps to interesting storytelling ...[Read More]

October 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Ad for Web Content Writer at Demand Media Studios

Demand Media Studios Web Content Writer Contract/Part Time Telecommute New Position Application deadline: Open Until Filled Job description: Demand Media Studios is seeking experience writers to create informative, well-researched content that reaches thousands of visitors on a daily basis. Articles are distributed on popular websites and cover topics like business, nutrition, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Inside the story: GlobalPost investigates ‘America the Gutted’

Special to SABEW   In April 2011, celebrated authors Don Barlett and James Steele challenged SABEW spring conference-goers to do more stories about the demise of the middle class.  Barlett and Steele were being honored with SABEW’s most important honor, its distinguished achievement award.  It was a subject area in which they had investigated. Thomas Mucha, Editor of GlobalPost, was ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XIII: Technology

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XII: Student

This open category will honor the best work of student business journalists. An entry will consist of any story or package of stories written or produced by a college or university student who also is a member of SABEW. Work done for school news organizations will be judged separately from work done for professional news organizations. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XI: Small Business

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit ...[Read More]

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