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

Posted By Spring Eselgroth

reynolds centerThirteen 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 courses in business journalism. The seminars, taught by highly regarded business journalists and business journalism professors, are part of Reynolds Business Journalism Week at the Cronkite School.

“The professionalism of the applicants for this seventh year of our annual business journalism seminars has been impressive,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at the Cronkite School. “The demand for quality coverage of business and economic issues continues to grow, with news organizations and universities rising to the occasion.”

The week will also feature a discussion with investigative-reporting duo of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, along with the winners of the 2012 Reynolds Center’s Bartlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business

SABEW members selected as 2013 fellows are:

  • Chris Arnold, correspondent, NPR, and Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism
  • Janine Harper, producer, Fuji TV
  • Jonathan Horn, senior staff writer – economy, San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Sandra Pedicini, business reporter, Orlando Sentinel
  • Brian Reisinger, senior reporter, Nashville Business Journal
  • Carolyn Shapiro, consumer and retail writer, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
  • Sean Sposito, tech reporter, American Banker
  • Katy Stech, bankruptcy reporter, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal
  • Melita Marie Garza, assistant professor, Texas Christian University
  • Noelle Knox, Reynolds visiting professor, Louisiana State University
  • Susan Lisovicz, Reynolds visiting professor, Arizona State University
  • Adam Mayers, adjunct instructor, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Micheline Maynard, Reynolds visiting professor, Central Michigan University


Since 2003, more than 15,000 journalists have learned to cover business better through free training from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The center is at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University’s Phoenix campus. The center offers regional workshops and webinars, as well as daily tips to cover business better at

It is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed over $115 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.


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