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January 2010

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Business Journalists Find Social Media Can Aid in Reporting

By WARREN WATSON, SABEW Staff Social networking Web sites are proving to be valuable news-gathering tools, business journalists have discovered. The sites prove to be reliable sources of news and subjects at a time when reporting staffs are smaller and demands greater, reporters and editors said. Greg McCune, training manager of Thomson Reuters in Chicago and president of the Society of ...[Read More]

December 2009

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]

November 2009

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

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]
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]

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]
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 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]

July 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

New SABEW Executive Director Named

SABEW Names Executive Director The Society of American Business Editors and Writers named veteran journalist and media industry leader Warren Watson as its executive director. Read more     The Director's Desk Remembering Tim Wheatley Sidebar by Monty Cook...[Read More]
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Challenge Grant Drive

Challenge Grant Drive The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has reached its goal -- with room to spare -- of matching its $50,000 grant from the Challenge Fund for Journalism's consortium of four national foundations. Read more....[Read More]

July 2008

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

SABEW receives $50,000 challenge grant

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has received a $50,000 grant sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the McCormick Foundation, a Challenge Fund for Journalism V ...[Read More]

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