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July 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

U.S. Journalist Fellowship in Shanghai, China

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University (China) are collaborating on a program to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Using lobbying databases to track influence in Washington” Monday, July 21, 2 p.m. EST

Using lobbying databases to track influence in Washington 2 p.m. EST on Monday, July 21   Businesses large and small flex their muscles every day in Washington, trying to shape policy that will help their bottom lines. Carrie Levine, who leads the research team at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), walks journalists through lobbying disclosure databases that are ...[Read More]

June 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News,” 2 p.m. EST Monday, June 16

Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News 2 p.m. EST on Monday, June 16   The news business is undergoing a fundamental shift as changes in reader behavior influence the bottom line at news organizations. Join our panel for a strategic discussion on the impact of mobile traffic, social media, subscription models, and search engine referrals. We explore the advantages and disadvantages ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Ad for a Digital Producer at the Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business Journal Digital Producer Full time Region: Southeast Application deadline: 7/7/14 Job description and how to apply: The Birmingham Business Journal, the award-winning business news leader, is looking for an experienced Digital Producer for day-to-day management of all online content and own the execution of the online content strategy across multiple platforms ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Dow Jones Business Interns get “Happy”

By WILL SUTTON (@willsutton), Director, 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Residency Singer, producer and writer Pharrell Williams had a huge hit with “Happy,” prompting remakes and video copies worldwide, and the 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency program decided to do one of its own – with a decidedly business, business journalism and New York City flair. Grambling State University ...[Read More]
Monday, June 9th, 2014

Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency Staff and Visitors

Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency #DJNFBiz14 Faculty, NYU Staff, Visitors *Not all featured on the #BizBeHappy video, but we appreciate and thank them all!   MARIA ALCON, NBC Nightly News business producer ANDREA CALADRISE, New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute community events and initiatives specialist JONATHAN DAHL, editor in chief of WSJ.Money KURT DAVIS, ...[Read More]
Friday, June 6th, 2014

Ad for a Web Content Producer at Regence

Regence Web Content Producer Full time West Coast Portland, OR or Seattle, WA. Application deadline: Open Job description and how to apply: Web Content Producer Portland, OR or Seattle, WA. * As part of a multidisciplinary team of user interface developers, designers and content strategists, this role will collaborate with functional areas of the organization to create web experiences ...[Read More]
Friday, June 6th, 2014

Ad for Energy Reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  Energy Reporter  Full Time  Region: East Coast Application deadline: July 5, 2014   Job description and how to apply: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review seeks a seasoned business writer who delivers sophisticated coverage of energy issues and the environment. We’re looking for a strong reporter who is able to break news and produce compelling daily ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

2014 NYC Conference- Hotel

SABEW is offering a discounted rate for fall conference goers at the Comfort Inn Times Square South. The special rate is $279 a night. In order to take advantage of the discounted rate, please contact the hotel directly at 212-268-3040. Be sure to mention the group’s name “Society of American Business Education and Writers," when reserving a room. The hotel is located at 305 W. 39th St. New ...[Read More]

May 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens Marty Steffens is SABEW Chair in Business Journalism at the University of Missouri.  She worked in the newspaper industry for 30 years, heading up many in-depth and investigative projects. Projects she edited helped change federal laws on military air crashes involving civilians, and court challenges she spearheaded opened family court records in New York. She worked for the Los ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Kevin Noblet

Kevin Noblet Kevin Noblet is managing editor for wealth management at Dow Jones Newswires, where he has worked since 2009. He previously was business editor and international correspondent for The Associated Press and a reporter for newspapers in Connecticut. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He is immediate past president of SABEW....[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Jill Jorden Spitz

Jill Jorden Spitz Jill Jorden Spitz is senior editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. She is 2012-2013 president of SABEW. She formerly was the Daily Star's business editor and assistant managing editor, and before that covered Walt Disney World and Universal Studios for the Orlando Sentinel.  ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Kevin G. Hall

Kevin G. Hall is chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, a post he’s held since 2005. He returned to Washington after a long stint as the Brazil-based South America bureau chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers. During much of the 1990s, Hall worked in Mexico for the Journal of Commerce, covering the run-up to and implementation of NAFTA. He is the president of SABEW (2013-2014)....[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marty Wolk

Marty Wolk is managing editor of MSN Money and incoming president of SABEW. At MSN Money, he oversees editorial content on one of the most widely read financial websites, with more than 17 million unique monthly users. Previously he worked as executive business editor at NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com), overseeing business and money coverage at nbcnews.com and Today.com. He is winner of two BIB ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Aaron Task

As Editor in Chief of Yahoo Finance, Aaron Task oversees all original content for the site, and the Yahoo! Finance newsroom. He is also the host of "The Daily Ticker"" on Yahoo! Finance, where he offers insights on the most important business stories of the day, including: politics, the economy, investing, Wall Street, corporate leadership and company earnings. He is an award-winning reporter and ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Committees- 2014-2015

SABEW committees, as updated May 2015. Any SABEW member interested in serving can contact sabew@sabew.org Executive committee Marty Wolk, chair Kevin Hall* David Milstead Joanna Ossinger Karey Van Hall James Madore Finance/investment committee: James Madore, chair Gail MarksJarvis David Milstead Joanna Ossinger Best in Business Committee Cory Schouten, chair Joanna ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Canadian SABEW member wins first prize in the PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Special to SABEW The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) announced the winners of its third annual PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism (the PMAC Awards) today. First prize went to SABEW member Bryan Borzykowski for the Canadian Business Investor's Guide 2014, an investment resource for all levels of investors. Winners were selected from 31 French and English entries ...[Read More]

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Schedule

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

Speakers

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]

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