April 2014

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Board of Governors’ duties

Duties of Board Members The work of board members is vital to the operation of SABEW, whose programs and services are largely formulated and carried out by members of the Board of Governors. The Board works in close cooperation with the executive director, officers and the Phoenix headquarters staff. Here is a summary of the general duties and obligations of SABEW board members. Board members ...[Read More]

March 2014

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

2014 Spring Conference Materials

Resources and other important information provided by speakers   Data is King: How to use and analyze economic reports Powerpoint provided by Jeannine Aversa Taking the economy's measure Powerpoint provided by Steve Landefeld Covering Personal Finance- tips from the pros Fleeced by Fees  By David Evan Duping the Donors of Fallen Soldiers By David Evans Duping the Donors ...[Read More]
Monday, March 17th, 2014

Past Teletraining: “Sourcing a New Beat” Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. EST

Sourcing a New Beat   Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern   New to your beat and wondering where to start setting up a strong source list? We’ve found some experts who will share their secrets for moving successfully into your new post without missing a beat. Even if you’re not exactly new to your beat, you’ll be able to use these tips to expand your source database today. Listen ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

Fun things to do while in the Valley of the Sun

By RAFFY ERMAC PHOENIX- Although SABEW’s upcoming spring conference is going to be full of amazing speakers and insightful discussions regarding this past year of outstanding business journalism, there is still a lot of fun to be had outside of conference events, especially considering the many things to do in this year’s host city of Phoenix. Located in the historic Valley of the Sun, the ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Allen Wastler

Allen Wastler Allen Wastler is Managing Editor of CNBC Digital, overseeing the day-to-day news production and editorial coverage for the network's website as well as its mobile and digital platforms. Prior to joining CNBC.com, Wastler was Managing Editor of CNNMoney.com, a joint venture between CNN and Time Inc. Before his tenure there, Wastler was the Managing Editor of CNNfn.com, CNN's business ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Karey Van Hall

Karey Van Hall Karey Van Hall is the News Editor for the Washington bureau of Reuters News Agency. She oversees breaking news coverage on politics, foreign policy, and regulatory matters. She also directly manages a group of six reporters who focus on Wall Street regulation. Karey joined Reuters in 2004, combing through Securities and Exchange Commission filings. She was the Washington bureau's ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Mary Jane Pardue

Mary Jane Pardue I’m Mary Jane Pardue, interim head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film and professor of journalism at Missouri State University. I was first elected to the board in 2010, and I am running for re-election this year. As co-chair of the Training Committee, I’m happy to report that we have again met our goal of offering members monthly teletraining conference calls ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Mark Hamrick

Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief, Bankrate.com. I moved to Bankrate in January 2013 after leading business news for The Associated Press Broadcast unit, based in Washington, for nearly 20 years. We established Bankrate's presence in Washington, focusing on the intersection between regulation, the economy and Americans' financial lives. My focus includes the job market and the Federal Reserve, ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall I am the editor in chief of MarketWatch and a member of SABEW's executive committee. Since being elected to the SABEW board in 2011, I have championed two key issues: 1) Keeping the organization focused on the core values of providing service to its members in the form of mentoring, training and networking; and 2) Expanding the organization's reach to embrace new digital media and ...[Read More]

February 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

2013 BiB Winners’ List

Best in Business 2013 Winners List Winners in the 19th annual Best in Business competition for work done in 2013. This year, only one winner is named in each category division. In many instance, judges chose to recognize one or two finalists. Awards will be presented March 29 at the 51st annual SABEW conference in Phoenix. DIGITAL CATEGORY DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 2 Finalist:  CNNMoney ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Reynolds Center Director Linda Austin leaving, will lead APME’s NewsTrain

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- After five years as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Linda Austin will be departing the center in March to become project manager of APME’s NewsTrain. Austin says the changes work well because she is planning on moving back east and starting an international training consultancy. Austin will be the new project ...[Read More]
Friday, February 21st, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Jim Pensiero

F. James Pensiero Jim Pensiero is the editor, talent, for The Wall Street Journal. In this role, Pensiero is responsible for the hiring, development and training of News Department staffers in the Journal’s world-wide news organization. Prior to assuming his current assignment in June 2013, Pensiero served as editor-in-chief for DJ FX Trader – an information application that provided exclusive ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

This editor began “living in the present,” put aside an old career and began a new one

By Warren Watson On March 27, 2006, veteran journalist Julie Martin was announced as the new managing editor of the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C., She was 48 and had done award-winning work at The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, among other posts during her 19-year newspaper career. The paper’s first female ME, she was called a journalist of utmost integrity by a colleague. In February 2010, ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Boyle: From newspaper columnist to successful book author

By Warren Watson Gerry Boyle has now written 13 novels.  That’s a number that even surprises him at times. His prose is described as “assured.”  Reviewers remark that his mysteries, all set in his adopted state of Maine  “gallop” off the page. Boyle, 56, who lives in China, Maine, has thrived as a novelist in the last 15 years after his career as a columnist and reporter with ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Journalists will move forward – in their own little worlds! Part 5 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Last in a five-part series) In 2007 to 2009, the recession forced 8 million Americans out of work.  I was one of those, laid off at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Roughly 2 million of that total are still out of work.  Millions more are underemployed and most making less than they did before the bubble burst in this lingering hurt.  Some have retired prematurely. Both ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: How to avoid the frustration factory, part 4 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” -- Anonymous (Fourth of five parts) The same factors that have resulted in vanishing careers for so many journalists have thickened the barriers for would-be journalists. "It's harder than ever to get hired," said John Christie, a former editor and publisher who founded the non-profit Maine Center for ...[Read More]

January 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

ACA webinar on the state of the health care exchanges now available

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – A SABEW  webinar assessing the progress of state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is available for viewing, Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, said. Access The Affordable Care Act's Insurance Marketplaces: What's the Experience So Far? here. The webinar, which features speakers from the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, The Commonwealth ...[Read More]
Monday, January 13th, 2014

SABEW to conduct webinar on Affordable Care Act progress Jan. 22

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – SABEW will continue its work on health reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a special webinar Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Eastern. SABEW is teaming with the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in a 90-minute program sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. Register for the webinar here. The participants will assess progress in the implementation of the ACA ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

2014 Spring Conference Schedule

[sched url="http://sabew2014phoenixconference.sched.org/"]...[Read More]

December 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award: Rules and Instructions for Entry

First Annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award Sponsored by SABEW and RBB Agency, Miami, Fla. Named after the late Larry Birger, former Miami Herald business editor, SABEW president and RBB executive. Quick Facts: The award will be given out March 29, 2014, at the Best in Business awards ceremony at the culmination of the SABEW Spring Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. A ...[Read More]

October 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Next Teletraining: “From Turkey to Tinsel: Covering the Holiday Retail Season” Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern

SABEW Staff Report Monday Nov. 18,2013, 2 p.m. Eastern It’s that time of the year again. With the start of the holiday shopping season right around the corner, our panel of retail experts is standing by to help you formulate your coverage. From turkey day to the post-Christmas sales, our panel will prepare you to cover the entire season. They’ll review the business outlook for the holiday ...[Read More]
Monday, October 28th, 2013

Past Teletraining: Health Care 101: How will the Affordable Care Act impact open enrollment?

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, Sept. 26, 2013 — October marks the start of open enrollment, the period of time during which qualified individuals make decisions about enrolling in health plans. But the annual enrollment period will be different this year thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the opening of the state health insurance exchanges. This call explores some of the issues surrounding enrollment, ...[Read More]
Monday, October 21st, 2013

Ad for an Editorial Director at Michele Magazine Search

Michele Magazine Search LLC  Editorial Director   Full-time  Region: Southwest  Application deadline- (11/15/13)   Job Description & How to Apply: A leading U.S. content marketing agency is now accepting resumes for a Editorial Director to lead a multi-channel content program for a Fortune 500 financial services company. The Editorial Director will lead a multi-channel ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 17th, 2013

See exclusive speech by and interview with the Fed’s Janet Yellen here

President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, current vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to take over when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down in January. This interview was a keynote at SABEW's 50th anniversary spring conference in April. Video by Chris Mix...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


Business of Health Care Tentative Schedule                          Location: Reuters, Chicago Sponsored by SABEW and The Commonwealth Fund Updated Oct. 29, 2013 THURSDAY, NOV.  7, 2013 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Registration. Light lunch (finger sandwiches, veggies). 1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Introductions of fellows – Warren Watson, Marty Steffens, SABEW 1 ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


Guy Boulton Guy Boulton has covered the business of health care and health policy for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 2005. He has worked at The Tampa Tribune, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Wichita Eagle and The Salt Lake Tribune. He had a Kaiser Media Fellowship from September 2009 through January 2010 to report on comparative effectiveness research.   Rhett Buttle Rhett Buttle directs ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

November 2013 Fellows

Dennis Domrzalski Dennis Domrzalski is a reporter with the Albuquerque Business First newspaper. He covers health care, banking and the economy and writes for the paper’s daily website and its weekly print edition.  He’s a 33-year news veteran of daily newspapers and wire services.       Jay Greene I am senior reporter with Crain’s Detroit Business. I cover health ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2013

Offshore Leaks: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze

Powerpoint presented by Michael Hudsons of the Internations Consortium of Investigative Journalists at SABEW's Fall Conference, Oct. 4, 2013. (Click to download) SABEW-Offshore Leaks-Oct. 4 ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s, discusses the power of consumer happiness and going local

By ARSELIA GALES NEW YORK-- Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren’s strategy for running a successful department store is simple: put the consumer first. “We try to put customer at the center of all the decisions that we make,” Lundgren said. “The consumer is in charge.” Lundgren, who discussed the retail business at SABEW’s 2013 Fall conference with Greg David of the CUNY Graduate School ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Delta CEO Richard Anderson discusses growing an airline in an ever-shrinking world

 By CARLENE REYES  NEW YORK--Delta Air Lines, Inc. is in a strong position in the U.S. airline industry and will profit further from its recent joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. and the purchase of a Pennsylvania oil refinery,  CEO Richard Anderson told attendees of the SABEW Fall Conference on Oct. 3. Anderson, in a discussion led by Associated Press enterprise airline reporter ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

TheBlaze focuses on content as technology continues to change

By ERIN ROMAN NEW YORK-- In the ever-changing world of technology, it is essential for journalists to switch their focus more heavily to content, ethics and authenticity. At the Society of American Business Editors and Writers fall conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Friday, TheBlaze’s Glenn Beck and Betsy Morgan explained how the libertarian-leaning radio and TV station ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

SABEW FALL 2013: Bart Chilton

By Hannah Cushman New York--I don’t know what I expected from my first SABEW conference, but I do know I didn’t expect cowboy boots — didn’t, that is, until CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton took the stage. If I were better read, his mature Assange ‘do and pop culture references wouldn’t have come as such a shock. But I’m not, and after two newsworthy but terribly conventional Q&As ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

SABEW FALL 2013: Brian Grow

By Hannah Cushman New York-- One month. That’s how long Reuters’ special enterprise correspondent Brian Grow spent vetting documents. Why? Because he had a feeling about an SEC filing. Grow followed that queasiness state by state, county by county to find piles of corporate debt funneled through shell companies owned by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon. In his presentation ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

New York’s Baruch College to host ‘A Celebration of SABEW at 50′ Dec. 5

Special to SABEW NEW YORK--Baruch College in New York City will be the site of a special evening on Dec. 5 honoring the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as it completes its 50th anniversary year. It will be “A Celebration of SABEW at 50,“ and will start at 5:45 p.m. at Baruch, located at 55 Lexington Avenue.  The program, featuring New York real estate developer Bruce Ratner, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

SABEW business immersion workshop – Jan. 12-17, 2014

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – Reporters who want to learn more about federal data and the business of government are invited to be part of special immersion training be conducted by SABEW in January. The weeklong session, Jan. 12-17, is thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C. to ...[Read More]

September 2013

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Business of Health Care: Notifications to be made soon for SABEW healthcare workshop in Chicago

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Journalists applying for a two-day program on the business of healthcare will be notified beginning later this week if they will be accepted as fellows. The session, which will be limited to 17 journalists selected through an application process, will be held Nov. 7-8 at Reuters headquarters in downtown Chicago. It is being sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Brand new items are now open for bids in SABEW’s online auction!

SABEW's online fall auction offers something for every business journalist. New to the auction is an expenses-paid trip to Phoenix. The winning bidder will get $500 airfare stipend and two nights in the Sheraton Downtown Hotel to attend a special ethics symposium Oct. 24-25 at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus. The value of the purchase is $1,000. The ...[Read More]
Monday, September 16th, 2013

Jane Bryant Quinn set to speak at the personal finance conference on Oct. 3

Special to SABEW NEW YORK -- Nationally known personal finance author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn will be the keynote speaker at a personal finance conference co-sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) on Oct. 3 at the Museum of American Finance. Quinn's long career includes, "Staying Ahead," a ...[Read More]
Monday, September 9th, 2013

Next Teletraining: Entrepreneurial Journalism: Developing Your Brand

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, Sept. 9, 2013 —  As the news industry evolves, journalists are increasingly branding and promoting their expertise and work. But how can reporters and editors best use social media, blogs and other tools to accomplish this? And how much personality is too much? This session, which is aimed at both independent free-lance journalists and those who are employed by news ...[Read More]

August 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Ad for a Reporter at The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee

The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee Reporter Full-time Region: Midwest Application deadline:  9/15/13 Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY. The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee is seeking a reporter to cover local business news on multiple platforms including print, digital and social. The best candidates will demonstrate that they can ...[Read More]
Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 NYC Fall Conference Oct. 3-4

Program Schedule - Registration - Thursday-night Event - Auction Speakers - Reynolds Center - Hotel Luminaries of journalism scheduled to open SABEW's fall conference: Hoffman, Steiger,Winkler,Carroll and Thompson come together to discuss the Future of Journalism Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of CNBC, will join a panel discussion exploring the future of journalism ...[Read More]
Monday, August 5th, 2013

2013 NYC Conference- Hotel

Many conference-goers will be staying at Comfort Inn Times Square South. But the SABEW room-block deadline has passed. We still suggest you first contact Comfort Inn Times Square South, and inquire about the best rates that might still be available. The hotel is located at 305 W. 39th St. New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-268-3040 For other questions regarding accommodations, please contact ...[Read More]
Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Personal Finance Workshop- Schedule

SABEW / NEFE Personal Finance Workshop Thursday October 3, 2013 Museum of American Finance 48 Wall Street New York, NY 10005   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Updated September, 13 2013   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Registration and continental breakfast in Museum exhibit area. View the Museum’s exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship ...[Read More]

July 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Phoenix will host SABEW’s 2014 annual conference March 27-29

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX –Make your plans now to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, March 27-29, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz. The spring conference and Best in Business awards banquet is expected to attract several hundred business editors, reporters and producers as well as a wide range of exhibitors. The conference will open with an informal ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Ad for a Financial Regulation Researcher/Reporter for MLex

MLex Financial Regulation Researcher/Reporter Full time East Coast Application deadline: 07/26/13 Job description & how to apply: Washington International news service MLex is seeking a full-time researcher/reporter for its Washington D.C. bureau. Founded in Brussels in 2005, MLex provides online regulatory news, analysis and information for legal and financial professionals. ...[Read More]

June 2013

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Macy’s Lundgren to speak at SABEW fall conference; Chilton, Beck added to program

Special to SABEW Terry Lundgren, the chairman and CEO of Macy’s Inc., will be a keynote speaker at SABEW’s annual fall conference in October at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Lundgren will be the opening speaker on the second day of the conference.  He will talk at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. The conference opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a reception ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

NYC Fall Conference: Speakers

Richard H. Anderson Richard H. Anderson is Delta’s chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors. Through the vision of Anderson’s leadership team, Delta is a values-based company that is strategically and creatively reengineering the airline business model. The airline has reinvigorated a culture known for high employee engagement and gracious customer service. ...[Read More]
Friday, June 7th, 2013

Schedule: Business Journalism Workshop Toronto, Ontario July 11, 2013

Tentative Schedule Updated June 26, 2013 Business Journalism Workshop Toronto, Ontario July 11, 2013 University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, 8 a,m. to 5:30 p.m. Developed by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and Rotman School 8 a.m.  — Refreshments and Registration, Exchange Café, Ground Floor, South Building 8:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction to SABEW ...[Read More]

April 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Just a little publication called “The New York Times”

By: CODY LAGROW Obviously a modest man, David Barstow thinks his award winning work for something he referred to as “a little publication called The New York Times” was just responsible, necessary and plain-old watchdog journalism. As someone who currently writes for publications known only by his mother, I find him to be a very humble, brilliant man who is one of the best in his field. In summary, ...[Read More]

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University

Suite 416, 555 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
Phone: (602)-496-7862 Fax: (602) 496-7041

E-mail: sabew@sabew.org

©2001 - 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc.