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Fall 2009

October 2009

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Glasses raised to honor supporters

By TBJ staff NEW YORK - SABEW members celebrated the success of our 2008-09 fund drive with a reception attended by top donors and leading business journalists. At the Sept. 10th event, at Thomson Reuters headquarters at Times Square, SABEW President Greg McCune gave out wine bottles with the SABEW logo on them to major donors in appreciation of their support. Among those at the reception ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Next generation learning economic fundamentals before hitting the streets

Chair's Corner Marty Steffens SABEW Chair in Business and Financial Journalism steffensm@missouri.edu / 573-884-4839 This is the third semester I've taught "Economics for Journalists" at the University of Missouri, exposing nearly 600 students to micro and macroeconomics. My co-professor, Dr. Martin Pereyra, and I use a customized textbook, "Econ 1051: General economics for school of journalism," ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Remembering the (old) poor in the new recession

Ethics in Action Edward Wasserman John S. and James L. Knight Foundation professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, I recalled a comment by the astronomer Fred Hoyle, who was dismayed by the lunar mission. Hoyle had referred to the moon as a "ruined slag heap," a pretty brazen remark at a time of national ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

ACBJ exec joins officer ladder

By TBJ staff Beth Hunt, manager of editorial operations for American City Business Journals, has been elected by SABEW's board of governors to become our next secretary. Hunt will take office at the society's 2010 annual conference in March in Phoenix. She has been a governor since 2008 and joined the board's executive committee in May. She will become president of our organization in Spring ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

When you are shown the door, open your mind to possibilities

Behind The Beat Mary Jane Pardue Associate professor of journalism at Missouri State University mjpardue@missouristate.edu The newsroom staff is dwindling around you and your chilling thought is, "Will I be next?" And, if you are, what will you do to earn a paycheck? You may be thinking "I'm a writer. I can always get a job." But where? SABEW member Julius Karash is a freelance writer ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

New dogs teaching old dogs new tricks

President's Letter Greg McCune ThomsonReuters Greg.mccune@thomsonreuters.com One of our summer interns at Reuters gave an internal training course to some of our veteran reporters the other day on how to put together an audio slide show. It was a formal training course via webinar with reporters in different cities participating. The veteran reporters loved it. I am sure this sort of thing is ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

An exciting time for change

Executive Director's Report Warren Watson SABEW Executive Director 602-496-5186 Journalism bug bites early, leads Warren Watson to SABEW I started playing around with journalism when I was 9, writing stories in pencil about Ted Williams and my Boston Red Sox on the blue lines of the composition paper we used in fourth grade. But I didn't get serious about it until the end of my junior year ...[Read More]

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