April 2018

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

4th Annual BIB Canada Winners

And the winners of the 4th annual Best in Business Canada Awards are... Beat Reporting Gold: Christine Dobby, The Globe and Mail (Telecom) Silver: Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post (Energy) Breaking News Gold:Paul Waldie, Tim Kiladze, Alexandra Posadzki, Andrew Willis, Jeff Gray, Tavia Grant, Kelly Grant, Tu Thanh Ha, Molly Hayes, Joe Friesen, Josh O’Kane and Susan Krashinsky Robertson,The ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Cindy Perman

Cindy Perman is the partnerships and syndication editor for CNBC.com. Cindy Perman has been in business news for more than 20 years – all in digital. About 10 at WSJ.com and 10 at CNBC.com. Most of that time has been on a news desk, though recently she did a stint as commentary editor at CNBC and is currently working on CNBC’s partnerships, primarily on Apple News and Google Newsstand. She ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Heather Long

Heather Long is an economics correspondent at The Washington Post. Heather weighs in daily on the hottest topics impacting the U.S. economy. She is best known for her coverage of the tax code overhaul and her travels around the Rust Belt highlighting the views and needs of middle America. Prior to joining The Washington Post in July, Heather was a senior writer and editor at CNNMoney, an assistant ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Data Journalist at Redfin

Job Description: Have a distinctive point-of-view about current issues and events and how they affect the housing market and consumers at large. Write compelling, newsworthy data-driven articles about housing affordability and how people are living now that are interesting to national media, real estate industry and consumers. Simplify and effectively communicate complex ideas in writing and through ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Managing Editor and Head of Audience Development at InvestorPlace Media

Job Description: We’re looking for a data-driven leader who can do it all – keep our content pertinent and timely for our audience, crunch website analytics, herd freelancers, and grow and develop your writing and editing team. This job—like all digital media—is as much about data and analytics as it is about crafting story ideas. We operate at high volume, and need a quick-thinking leader ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Megan Davies, Editor, Thomson Reuters

Megan Davies is an editor/reporter with Thomson Reuters. Megan Davies has been an editor/reporter with Reuters since 2004 and is currently Deputy Editor of U.S. Financial Markets for Reuters in New York. Prior positions in the New York bureau include running the municipal bond team, leading M&A, and reporting on private equity. She worked in the Moscow bureau from 2011 to 2014 covering Russian ...[Read More]
Monday, April 9th, 2018

Money Reporter at South Florida Business Journal

Job Description: A Business Journal reporter is recognized as the community’s foremost authority on their assigned beat by: Producing compelling, high-impact breaking news and enterprise rich in perspective/context; owning the beat audience and conversation; building source network relentlessly and working collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and others to maximize the impact of ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Digital News Producer at The San Francisco Business Times

Job Description: The San Francisco Business Times seeks a Digital Producer. The Digital Producer is the primary manager of digital news content, focused chiefly but not solely on content that will appear in our electronic Morning and Afternoon Editions. The Digital Producer writes, edits and curates online content and drives audience engagement; and is responsible for amplifying that content with ...[Read More]

March 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: The importance of emergency savings

By Marilyn Primovic Mice destroyed everything in my storage unit last summer. Instead of moving my belongings to my new apartment, I moved them to a dumpster. I also moved something else: money from my emergency savings account into my checking account to purchase necessary replacements. Ann Woodyard, assistant professor of financial planning at the University of Georgia, encouraged college ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: To rent or to buy: that is the millennial question

By Kristen Rary Caroline Wrenn is living her dream. The recent graduate’s husband was drafted by a Major League Baseball team and will finish school in the off season. All of the couple’s plans are falling into place. But they have one big issue: where to live. “My husband is a professional baseball player so we will be moving a lot throughout the year. The players can be traded, promoted, ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: New tax laws, but no significant changes for students

By Maggie Scruggs President Donald Trump rolled out a new tax plan early this year making cuts for corporations and some adjustments for individuals. Changes in tax laws can translate into gains or losses due to one’s circumstances, but for students not a lot changed, according to Lance Palmer, professor of financial planning and housing and consumer science at the University of Georgia. When ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: college students and credit scores

By Hallie Smith Having a good credit score is critical to owning a home, signing a lease and other financial responsibilities of adulthood. However, many college students do not understand how to build credit in a healthy way. Brenda Cude, a professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at the University of Georgia, said college students “are way too concerned and too conservative ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Overcoming bad spending habits

By Henley Tullos College is the first time most students have the chance to live away from their parents, which comes with the responsibility of paying bills, buying groceries and budgeting. “I try my best to budget for groceries and utilities.  I don’t make impulsive purchases because my priority is purchasing my needs rather than my wants,” said Abby Feltner, a student at the University ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: College students and their taxes

By Catherine Morrow A University of Georgia professor said college students can learn important lessons about their financial situation from filing their own taxes. Lance Palmer, a professor in the department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, said learning those skills as students will make it much easier to understand in the future. “I think it’s a great idea for ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Planning for that future house

By Rebecca Nauth College students are always trying to find ways to save money. If given an option between buying a new $200 textbook or buying that same book used, water-stained, and a little torn for $50 from Amazon, it’s safe to assume that most college students would gravitate towards the second option. But when it comes to looking for a place to live, college students likely have many ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: The pros and cons of living off campus

By Charlotte Norsworthy Many college students grapple with the decision to live on or off campus. While there are many factors to consider, for most students, the decision boils down to affordability. At the University of Georgia, most students are required to find a spot on campus to live during their first year, which can vary from single-person dorm rooms, six-person dorm rooms and even two-person ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Read the fine print: why students should understand their leases

By Charlotte Norsworthy For most students, college is their first attempts at adulthood. Students must learn how to manage personal finance, maintain class-work-life balance and develop the perfect elevator pitch to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Thus, it is easy to see how signing a rental lease, a legally-binding 12-month contract, can add to the stack of ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Developing a personal budget

By Michaela Patafio Developing a personal budget serves as a useful way to manage money, allowing for more responsible spending and investing strategies while securing financial freedom for the future. A personal budget opens the door for more financial opportunities. It helps consumers prioritize their spending so that they can ensure funding for the things that are most important. Budgeting ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Long-term goal setting key to student financial success

By Emma Korstanje "I work a part time job, I make $500 a month and I'm having trouble budgeting," is a string of phrases commonly heard by Matt Goren, who teaches personal finance at the University of Georgia. For many college students, taming their finances in such a situation may seem of utmost importance. However, Goren said focusing on that immediate situation shouldn’t be a student's biggest ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Students and Financial Stress

By Alec Larson As the end of the Spring semester nears, many graduating college seniors grow increasingly worried about their finances. “I’m stressed because even though I’ve been saving money my entire life, I’ve spent a lot of it while in college just because it’s hard to work a lot,” said Stephanie Motter, who is graduating from the University of Georgia in May. “You can’t ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Finding Affordable Health Insurance

By Alex Marchante Nearly three in four college students and recent graduates have challenges finding affordable health insurance, according to a poll published by Agile Health Insurance in 2017. Given that student loan debt in the United States has topped $1.4 trillion and average student debt in 2017 passed $37,000, according to debt.org, health insurance may be one of the last things on college ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Credit cards explained from a student’s perspective

By Danny McArthur When University of Georgia student Kalah Mingo applied for her first credit card in 2016, she thought it was a straightforward offer. Mingo, a fourth-year journalism major from LaGrange, Georgia, was enticed by the student offer from Bank of America: zero interest for the first year. “I felt like it was a perfect time to start working on my credit score, so I said ‘yes’ ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Factors to consider when renting

By Emmy Medders Students living in Athens are only here for a short time. As a result, most of them participant in the local real estate market as renters instead of buyers. For the past five years, apartment complexes have popped up throughout the community, especially downtown. With so many options for students, what is the most important element to look for in a home away from home? “That’s ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Income Levels Directly Impact the Health of Americans

By Alyssa Alves Americans with higher incomes are healthier because of their ability to afford better health insurance plans, medications and diagnostic tests. “There are a lot of problems in the American healthcare system. Compared to other countries, we are purchasing the same amount and quality of healthcare but paying much more,” said Patryk Babiarz, a professor in the College of Family ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Renters insurance may not cover theft

By Ashlyn Davis Hayley Ahuja recently called her insurance company to learn if her renter’s policy would replace stolen property. In recent weeks, Ahuja, a 21-year-old fashion merchandising major at the University of Georgia, noticed some of her items in the common area of her apartment were missing. They turned up again after three or four days, so she feared a roommate was taking these things ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Digital waves in personal finance

By Sam Durham Financial apps have begun to cement their place in the modern consumer market. Out of the $80 trillion in the world economy today, only $5 trillion is made of up physical currency, according to Business Insider. As global finances become more ingrained in technology, so do our personal finances. Matt Goren, who teaches financial planning at the University of Georgia, said there ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: College Students and Credit Cards

By Charlie Ferrelle Few college students use credit cards to pay for their expenses, but according to the experts they should. College students in 2015 used debit or check cards for 42 percent of their purchases, cash for 40 percent, and credit cards for only 6 percent, according to Credit.com. These statistics, which were gathered in spring 2015 by Student Monitor Financial Services, have ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

College Connect: Student loans increasing; assistance available

By Amber Haywood The numbers are in. The outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. is $1.4 trillion held by about 44 million individuals, according to Katie Lobosco of CNNMoney. The proportion of people going to college is increasing, but the cost of educating them is increasing at a faster rate than inflation. "Cost of education has escalated at a disproportional rate as compared with the overall ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Training: Optimizing your professional brand on LinkedIn

Conduct research on companies and individuals. Develop story ideas. Build a personal brand. LinkedIn can help journalists do all of those things and more, and SABEW’s next teletraining session will teach you how. We’ll do a deep dive with Yumi Wilson, a social media expert and former LinkedIn trainer, who will demonstrate the social media platform’s research tools and share best practices on ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Managing Editor at South Florida Business Journal

Job Description: South Florida Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for a Managing Editor. The ME, in one of the hottest markets in the country, is the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing the orderly flow of content across multiple platforms: online, mobile, email, print and social. The post reports directly to the Editor-In-Chief. Organization is key for ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Retail Reporter at Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jb Description: At a time when the retail industry is desperately trying to figure out what its future looks like, one thing is certain: Southwest Florida remains a mecca for new brands and experimentation because our people have money and love to shop. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is looking for an engaging and enterprising reporter/columnist who loves retail as much as our readers. Home to what will ...[Read More]
Friday, March 16th, 2018

Business Reporter at State Journal-Register

Job Description: The State Journal-Register seeks a reporter to cover Springfield's local business community and economic trends. The ideal candidate will be a versatile journalist who can produce stories that range from quick-hit mini-profiles and comings/goings coverage to more in-depth analysis on economic trends affecting central Illinois and the state -- and how those trends affect readers. He/she ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

2010 Best in Business Contest Results

CONTACT: Warren Watson, SABEW executive director (watson@sabew.org, 602-496-7862) PHOENIX – The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has announced the winners of its 16th annual Best in Business competition, which honors excellence in business and financial journalism across all news platforms. The Bloomberg News family of publications captured the most awards with 23 honors. ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Associate Director of Editorial at MIT Sloan School of Management

Job Description: MIT Sloan is seeking an editor and writer to help lead editorial strategy and to cover finance/economics and global impact. Job Qualifications: A minimum of five years’ experience writing for a business, science, or technology publication; experience writing for web audiences and with social media distribution in mind; experience editing staff writers and/or freelance writers; ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Digital Strategy: Put together an e-newsletter that readers can’t resist

You’ve got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. Newsletters today come in all stripes, from conversational missives to news-driven bulletins. They are an important tool for news organizations interested in both informing and engaging audiences. SABEW’s March session will look at the evolution of this trend, and the strategies various news organizations are deploying. From timing and logistics ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Senior Film Reporter at Variety

Job Description: Variety is looking to hire an aggressive, pro-active news reporter to cover the film beat. The ideal candidate, to be based at Variety’s L.A. headquarters, will be expected, first and foremost, to break significant, high-impact news stories on our website. Opportunities also exist for writing more in-depth, analytical pieces for our weekly magazine, but the top priority is breaking ...[Read More]

February 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Website Editor at Marijuana Business Daily

Job Description: Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), since 2011 the top producer of B2B news and trade shows serving executives and major investors in America's $6 billion cannabis industry, is seeking an editor to oversee its daily news website, MJBizDaily.com. You'll be based in our Denver office reporting to the Managing Editor and will receive a competitive salary, paid time off, 401(k) and ...[Read More]
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Finance Reporter at Marijuana Business Daily

Job Description: Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily), since 2011 the best-known producer of B2B news and trade shows serving executives and major investors in America's $6 billion cannabis industry, is seeking a finance journalist to cover investing, publicly traded companies and fundraising. This is a full-time position reporting to the managing editor of niche content. The ideal candidate will ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Business Reporter – Philly Consumer at Philadelphia Media Network

Job Description: The assignment: help Philadelphians save a buck, get a raise, and gain the upper hand in their financial dealings with everyone and everything from Comcast, to contractors, to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Stories off this this consumer-centric service beat should empower readers and give them the context they need to make the most of their money (What is the most cost-effective ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Business Reporter at Skift Table

Job Description: Skift Table, the most exciting restaurant innovations media company on the planet, is seeking a full-time Staff Writer in its New York City headquarters to contribute to our timely coverage of the business of dining out. Over the past five years the biggest CEOs, CMOs, and senior executives in the travel industry have come to rely on Skift Travel. Now we’re staffing up to do the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

SABEW stands with Reuters in condemning the detentions of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) stands with member news organization Reuters in condemning the detentions of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and in calling for their immediate release. Police in Myanmar detained the two reporters on Dec. 12 for allegedly “obtaining state secrets” related to a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: Check your balance, kids

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch “- $347,” read my checking account balance on the screen of my phone, glaring in the Phoenix sun. I stopped in my tracks walking home from work. “What’s wrong?” my friend asked. “I think something is wrong with my bank account. It’s fine, I’ll figure it out,” I said. When I got back to my dorm room, frazzled and in disbelief, I called my bank ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: Blackjack tables won’t save your wallet, but proper planning might

By Andrew Wei Recently some friends and I turned 21, and we decided a Las Vegas trip was appropriate. Walking into the idea, I had quite a bit of money, but leaving the Las Vegas Strip I had 68 cents and the lesson of the importance of understanding inflated local pricing. Without quite thinking the whole plan through, we all agreed to go, booked the hotel, and within a few hours were in ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: The moment I viewed orange juice as a luxurious item

By SuElen Rivera I managed to remain debt free until my junior year of college and because I chose to be spontaneous and study abroad I am now planning out how I will pay off my student debt after graduation. No longer unsure of how I feel joining all of the other students and parents paying off university tuition, there’s only a couple things I’d redo along my journey. The deadline ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: A tale as old as time: where does your paycheck go?

By Veronica Graff Laundry detergent: $11.93, fabric softener: $9.94, dryer sheets: $8.94, stain remover: $9.99, total: $40.80. Karen from Target looks up—slightly irritated that it’s 11:34 p.m. and she’s still on the clock—and asks if it’ll be credit or debit — can I pay in smiles I think to myself, maybe that will brighten her day. I really don’t want to have to type out my ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: Scholarship searching is serious stuff

By Kimberly Rapanut Throughout my entire life, education was always stressed as a priority. When high school graduation came and flew by within the blink of an eye, I didn’t hesitate or second guess my decision to apply to college. Pursuing higher education and a college degree was something I felt my whole life, especially my academic one, had led up to. For me, it was simply just the ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: When finances are the dinner conversation

By Stephanie Morse I grew up in a family full of accountants. My parents both majored in accounting in college and most of my grandparents were also accountants. Therefore, money lessons were never in short supply as I was growing up. Words and phrases like “withholding,” “depreciation” and “F.I.C.A limit” often dominated dinner conversation after my sister and I talked about our ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: The first time I filed my taxes

By Abdel Jimenez Taxes are a language only a few speak. Like French, some words have one consonant and with others the ending of a word isn’t pronounced. But when it comes together it sounds beautifully.  In the same way learning how to talk taxes can make you astute by conducting a strategic tax plan. I filed my own taxes last year after I moved out from my parent’s home. It terrified ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: Practicing patience

By Hailey Mensik Since the day I turned 16, I’ve had a job. My first job was at a children’s clothing store and followed by many others at different restaurants. It’s been so interesting to me to see these different kinds of retail and restaurant industries through the lens of an employee, and the varying wages and benefits I’ve been offered. At restaurants tips are huge. Although ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

College Connect: That ancient relic called cash and the power of budgeting

By Derek Hall Physically handling cash is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Even if you haven't bought in to the idea of using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, chances are your money is managed digitally from beginning to end. I opened my personal checking account online. The income my employer pays me is automatically deposited into that checking account. When I want to spend that income, ...[Read More]

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