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April 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

SABEW17 Student Newsroom Team

Participating Schools and Reporters: Hannah Levitt, MSJ, Medill School of Journalism Hannah Levitt is a graduate student at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, specializing in Business, Money and Markets. Levitt has a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Michigan, where she focused on economic development and international political conflicts. In ...[Read More]
Friday, April 21st, 2017

Bryan Borzykowski to be next SABEW Secretary

Bryan Borzykowski, a freelance business writer, has been named the 2017-18 secretary for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. "I'm thrilled to be joining the SABEW ladder. From helping bring SABEW to Canada, I've seen firsthand just how important this organization is to business journalists. In today's uncertain media landscape, it ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Freelance Journalist for Web for Strategic Insight

Description: Institutional investors are some of the most influential investors in the world. Looking for a few regular contributors to pitch and write stories for our daily website read by institutional investors. Qualifications: Firm knowledge of finance, business journalist, meticulous about data gathering, ability to write and research issues affecting pension funds and asset owners, SEC filings ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Pension Fund Reporter for Strategic Insight

Description: The very well respected magazine and website CIO (just won best media brand) is seeking a very talented writer, and meticulous business journalist with an understanding of finance to take on our beat about pension funds and asset owners, to help institutional investors stay informed. Experience with SEC filings a plus, new grads also considered, send clips. Qualifications: Ability to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

SABEW 2017 Board of Governors Candidates

SABEW members will be casting ballots this year for candidates running for six seats on the Board of Governors. Each term lasts for three years, ending in the spring of 2020. There are seven candidates running for the six available seats. All are members in good standing. The incumbent board members running for the board are: Robert Barba, technology editor, American Banker Shobhana Chandra, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Bryan Borzykowski named SABEW 2017-18 secretary

Bryan Borzykowski, a freelance business writer, has been named the 2017-18 secretary for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. "I'm thrilled to be joining the SABEW ladder. From helping bring SABEW to Canada, I've seen firsthand just how important this organization is to business journalists. In today's uncertain media landscape, it ...[Read More]
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

Click here for Information and Resources for Reporting on Nonprofits    ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Duties of the SABEW Board of Governors

The work of board members is vital to success of SABEW. Here is a summary of the general duties and obligations of SABEW board members. Board members are: Required to attend in person the SABEW board and membership meetings. The board meets twice a year, at the annual SABEW spring and fall conference. The SABEW membership meetings also occur during the conferences. The SABEW board also meets by ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

College Connect: I took Jay Leno’s advice – will you?

By Philip Joens In my last post I talked about my own experiences after graduating from college and how I’ve come to terms with the business side of my life as a reporter. When you’re young and not making much money though, it may be helpful to choose carefully where you’ll live and what you do in your free time. Save Money, save for retirement young When you enter the workforce a few ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

College Connect: In Today’s Work Journey – Be Prepared for Detours

By Philip Joens As a student at the University of Missouri I’d often spend nights working at an on-campus dining hall---usually working in the dishroom or cooking cheese burgers on a hot and greasy grill--- and say to myself, “There’s got to be something better than this.” Now, A little over two years after graduating from college, I’m finding the working world is tougher than I ever ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Tapping into Tuition Assistance Programs

By Tommy Lehner What if there was a legitimate way to get most of your college tuition paid for while you work? Sounds intriguing, right? In the state of Georgia, this is a reality through a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The program allows full-time employees at any college under the University System of Georgia to receive free tuition for up to nine hours of classes per semester under most ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: The Money Ups and Downs of College Students from a Single-Parent Home

By Reann Huber On the surface, it is not easy to see any differences between a college student who comes from a single-parent household or one from dual-income household. But, research shows these different environments often lead to students approaching their college expenses in completely different ways. University of Georgia associate professor Diann Moorman has done research in bankruptcy, ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Creating and Actually Sticking to a Budget

By Reann Huber For college students, financial planning and budgeting is easily one of the biggest headaches to deal with when also pursuing a degree. Nonetheless, there are easy ways to make and stick to a budget that any college student can follow. For all of my budgeting needs, I use Mint.com after discovering it helped me take the next step in the process and made me feel like I actually ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Considering Law School? You May Have to Give Up the Part-time Job

By Reann Huber Many students consider the possibility of attending graduate school immediately after finishing their undergraduate degree, but the daunting price tag that comes along with pursuing a higher degree brings financial concerns to students they may not have faced in the past. University of Georgia senior Abby Fitts, a philosophy major from Columbus, Georgia, is one of those students ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Expert Explains the Reality of Credit Cards

By Reann Huber Diann Moorman is an associate professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and specializes in research on bankruptcy, single parent households, credit card debt and more. I reached out to Moorman to learn more about credit cards and the debt that often comes along with them and how they affect college students. Q: How beneficial would you ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Being a Broke College Student

By Reann Huber Having gone through three years of college, I have seen just about every type of student that likes to designate themselves as a “broke” college student. They might not have received as big of a paycheck because they missed a few shifts while preparing for a test, or had to spend a little extra on textbooks for the semester. However, many students have never actually faced what ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: What Most College Graduates Don’t Anticipate After Graduation

By Rachel Madray Many college students are not prepared for the financial obligations they will face after graduation. After relying on their parents for the past 20 plus years of their lives, the transition to becoming self-sufficient can be shocking to many, especially if they have not prepared for what to expect. Matt Goren, who teaches personal finance at the University of Georgia, has a list ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Students Have Options When Considering Post Graduation Plans

By Rachel Madray As graduation approaches, college students are faced with a tough question. Now what? Perhaps the three most considered options are taking a year off to travel, going to graduate school or getting a job. There are financial pros and cons for each option so careful consideration is important before making a decision. Travel Matt Goren, a University of Georgia professor who ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Students with Questions about His Entrepreneurial Dream Gets Expert Answers

  By Rachel Hinkle Victor Edwins, 20, a marketing major at the University of Georgia, has questions about his dream of opening his own restaurant. College Connect found answers to those questions from Bob Pinckney, director the entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Is it a better idea to rent or buy a building myself? Depends on the situation ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: An Expert Answers Five Questions about Planning for the Long-Term

By Rachel Hinkle Taylor Liszewski, an advertising major at the University of Georgia, had more questions for a personal finance expert as she thought about her long goals for owning a home and planning a family. College Connect once again turned to Matt Goren, an assistant professor at UGA who teaches Introduction to Personal Finance, for the answers. Q: I want to own my own home one day. What ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: A College Students Gets Expert Advice on Her Five Key Questions

By Rachel Hinkle Taylor Liszewski, an advertising major at the University of Georgia, had several questions about personal finance and budgeting as she prepares for life beyond college. College Connect turned to Matt Goren, an assistant professor at UGA who teaches Introduction to Personal Finance, for answers. Q: Is it a bad idea to have a credit card at a young age? A: No, absolutely not: ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: A Planning Tip When Preparing to Repay Your Student Loans

By Kalah Mingo Alexis Williams, a third-year public relations major, has an unpaid internship, but makes money and saves on dinner as a server at Olive Garden. “I eat salad and breadsticks almost every night for dinner so it has its perks,” said Williams, who attends the University of Georgia. Williams said she has concerns when it comes to budgeting and saving, especially when considering ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Debit Card Theft: 18 Cents She’ll Never Get Back

By Kalah Mingo Emma Williams, a third year digital marketing major at the University of Georgia, was the victim of debit card theft. Her mother called asking why she had used her card at a gas station in Atlanta when she should’ve been in Athens. Williams was in Athens and hadn’t used her card. In fact, she still had possession of her debit card yet someone still used her information to make ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: What should I be spending on?

By Garrett Michael Lilley Cushman, a sophomore Biology major at the University of Georgia, said she has trouble deciding what to spend money on, while still growing a healthy savings account. She can cover most of her basic needs, like food, a place to live, and school tuition, but said she struggles to decide what to purchase when it comes to her wants. “I try my best to save on all of ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Paying the Bills, While still Working towards a Career

By Garrett Michael Abbi Camillo, an interior design major at the University of Georgia, has struggled to find a stable college job that will cover rent and other monthly living expenses, while also enhancing her ability to find a career. This is a problem many students face, and it can seem like an insurmountable wall to climb once bills begin to go unpaid. Matt Goren, who teaches personal finance ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Turning to a Peer for Advice

By Denver Ellison Peer advice can be some of the best advice to rely on when it comes to understanding college experiences. Our peers may have gone through similar situations and can help us learn from the mistakes that they made. University of Georgia junior Ajara Ceesay, a health promotion major from Jonesboro, Georgia, discussed how she thinks about money and handles her own finances during a ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: How I Prepared for Off-Campus Living

By Denver Ellison Before making the final decision to move into an off-campus apartment, many of us may wonder what the difference is between living on and off campus. We go back and forth in our heads on if it is worth it to come out of pocket every month only because we want our own place. On top of that, we have to figure out which friends will be the most compatible for living together. If you ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Financial Expert Explains the Basics for College Students

By Denver Ellison Many of us may think we have our personal finances under control. This is especially true if we have been living on our own for some time. However, talking to an expert can help us to better understand the various aspects of personal finance and how money is important in our lives. Swarn Chatterjee, an associate professor in financial planning, housing and consumer economics at ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Reasons to Build Your Savings Account Early

By Denver Ellison As college students, we find many ways to blow through our money.  We like to use our funds for new clothes and going out to eat with our friends. However, many finance professionals believe college students should recognize the importance of saving. Not only will it help us to be more responsible as young adults, but it will also help us build our retirement funds. Here are some ...[Read More]
Friday, April 7th, 2017

College Connect: Ways College Students Mismanage Their Money

By Denver Ellison It’s a fact that people mismanage their money. However, when college students mismanage their funds, it may be a lifestyle issue rather than a mistake. Many of us don’t take the time to think about how we are spending our money or why we are spending our money. Instead of budgeting and tracking, we spend the majority of our paychecks and wait around for the next pay period ...[Read More]

March 2017

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Andrew Leckey named Visiting Scholar at Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai

Andrew Leckey, president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, has been named a Visiting Scholar at the Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai, China, for summer 2017. The Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) is located at Fudan University, one of China’s top universities. Since the Institute’s1993 inception it has pooled the strengths of varied disciplines to conduct ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Agriculture Reporter for WATT Global Media

Description: Responsible for collecting and analyzing facts procured through interview, investigation, research or observation and producing resulting reports about newsworthy topics/events. Reports on topics for readers of WATT AgNet and Agribusiness. Investigates and reports on breaking news developments, takes photographs and video to illustrate content. Attends conventions, expositions, press ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Reporter for Wichita Business Journal

Description: The Wichita Business Journal is looking for a reporter who can develop sources, find scoops and crunch data for stories relevant and useful to the Wichita business community. He or she should also know how to use social media to get sources and stories. We're looking for an assertive, dynamic, competitive journalist who will thrive as part of an award-winning team. Create daily scoops ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Money Reporter for South Florida Business Journal

Description: South Florida Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for a Money reporter. As a reporter in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic reporter to establish himself/herself as the go-to source on banking, personal wealth and finance, private equity ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Real Estate and Retail Reporter for San Antonio Business Journal

Description: The San Antonio Business Journal is looking for an ace reporter to cover real estate and development, retail and restaurants. Our reporters write and post multiple stories daily online. They are expected to own their assigned beats, break news daily, dig into topics for regular print edition cover stories, curate weekly industry-related hub pages, collaborate closely with newsroom leaders, ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Real Estate Reporter for Orlando Business Journal

Description: Orlando Business Journal is seeking a real estate reporter who can marry strong traditional journalism skills — source building, sharp news judgment, interviewing prowess, strong analytical and investigative reporting, clear writing, document use — with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, this reporter will produce content that is accompanied by perspective and ...[Read More]
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Data Reporter for Houston Business Journal

Description: Houston Business Journal is looking for a Data Reporter to compile the publication's high-profile and award-winning investigative research projects and Lists. The job includes researching and analyzing data collected from surveys, regulatory agencies and other sources, and digging into available business data to find, investigate, report and write compelling and important local business ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Lawrence Ingrassia to receive SABEW’s 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award

Lawrence Ingrassia, managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, will receive the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ highest honor, its Distinguished Achievement Award, for 2017. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of business journalism and who has served as a nurturing influence on others in the profession. Ingrassia will accept ...[Read More]
Friday, March 10th, 2017

Money Reporter at South Florida Business Journal

South Florida Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for a Money reporter. As a reporter in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be responsible for quality coverage across all platforms. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic reporter to establish himself/herself as the go-to source on banking, personal wealth and finance, private equity and insurance. Our ...[Read More]
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Reporter – Commercial Real Estate for Crain’s Chicago Business

Top 3 Reasons to Apply: The beat. Commercial real estate news is essential to Crain's business readers, providing everything from transactional sales leads to a deep understanding of the Chicago economy. Our coverage is read by paid subscribers. The colleagues. Crain's is a collegial place, where reporters and editors work together. Reporters also are experts in their fields, and the editors ...[Read More]
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Tech Reporter for Advertising Age

Description: This reporter will cover the rapidly expanding beat of marketing technology and ad technology.   The tech reporter will report news and features on the marketing tech beat, writing stories for the Ad Age website and the print publication.  Reporter will be charged with diving into how digital technologies are transforming the buying, selling and placement of advertising and explaining ...[Read More]

February 2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Financial Writer/Editor for Karma

Description: We are seeking a part-time or freelance business/finance writer with an interest in mission-driven and impact investing. The role will include writing original and re-posted content. Qualifications: Experience with the social impact space is helpful, but not required; however, a strong business writing background for both institutional and retail audiences is essential. How to Apply: ...[Read More]
Friday, February 17th, 2017

Executive Communications Coordinator and Speechwriter for SEIU International

SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Job Title: Executive Communication Coordinator and Speechwriter Grade: E Location: Washington, D.C. Purpose: The Executive Communications Coordinator and Speechwriter serves as a member of the SEIU communications team and is primarily responsible for writing major addresses, brief remarks, talking points and internal communications for the International ...[Read More]
Friday, February 17th, 2017

Mark Hamrick to be next SABEW president

Feb. 17, 2017 – Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief of Bankrate.com, has been named vice president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Hamrick, who began serving as SABEW treasurer last year, will take over as president at the conclusion of the organization’s 2017 spring conference, which ...[Read More]

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: Watching the Little Things Can Be Essential to College Student Budgeting

By Casey Williams Managing the often routine expenses can pay off for college students on a budget. Ann Woodyard, an assistant professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at the University of Georgia, said simply saving money on gas can make a difference.   She said students can look for ways to cut down on their gas usage by using public transportation or using something ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: College Students Lack Training in Financial Literacy

By Shannon Duffy Nearing graduation, Caskey Dyer feels optimistic about his post-graduation job options. Dyer’s education in international affairs at the University of Georgia has equipped him to intern with Georgia Rep. Park Cannon, work as a teacher’s assistant and publish work on housing inequality. Yet, his high school and college courses left one glaring gap in Dyer’s education: financial ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: How to Survive on a Graduate Student Budget

By Ryan Kor As a first-year master’s student freshly off of my parents’ payroll, the only thing tougher than graduate coursework is figuring out how to manage my personal finances. I constantly have to monitor my spending to ensure that I can pay for essential expenses. Although living on such a tight budget is stressful, it is possible for graduate students to finish school with minimal ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: Financial Savvy Needed When Entering the Working World

By Russell Vandiver College is a time in life to grow personally and to learn skills that will help establish a career. Although college graduates leave with greater knowledge in their chosen major, they often lack significant training that will prepare them for the financial decisions they will confront. John Taylor, a recent recipient of undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting at the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: Student Loan Debt Not Only Factor in Millennials Delaying Homeownership

By Rakel Johnson College comes at a hefty price. It’s no surprise that many students take out thousands in loans to afford their education, and many graduate with a large amount of debt. With higher student debt amounts comes the lowest homeownership rate among young adults in decades. Homeownership is being delayed, and economists often attribute this to the rise in student debt. However, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

College Connect: Savings Can Make College Less Affordable for Some Families

By Nathaniel Berg For parents of prospective college students, it’s important to plan ahead financially. And while conventional logic would suggest that saving money is the best way to prepare for your child’s higher education, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences said that is not always the case. According to Patryk Babiarz, the algorithm responsible ...[Read More]

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