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15 journalists get close-up look at the progress of the ACA at Atlanta seminar

Special to SABEW ATLANTA – On the eve of the second open enrollment period, 15 specially selected journalists were drilled in the business aspects of the nation’s health care law Nov. 13-14 at the suburban Lawrenceville campus of the University of Georgia. The event, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, explored the intricacies behind the 4-year-old Affordable Care Act  (ACA) law as millions ...[Click Here]

Make a difference this holiday season with a tax-deductible gift to SABEW

Dear SABEW Friends, These are exciting times for SABEW, the world’s largest association of business journalists. The impact of our work this year can be seen far beyond our annual conference and recognition of topnotch business reporting honored through our prestigious Best in Business awards. For starters, we offer free training calls attended by upward of 100 people each month. Our recently ...[Click Here]

CUNY Seeks Business Journalists for Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support in-­‐depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have resources to tackle complex, time-­‐ consuming stories, the McGraw Fellowships will enable accomplished ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining: "Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season"

Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season November 17, 2014, 2 PM ET The holiday shopping season has always been prime season for data breaches. And this year, coming on the heels of a series of high-profile data breaches, promises to be no different. Just in time for the holiday retail season, this SABEW panel will help you break down cybersecurity issues and how to cover them. We’ll look ...[Click Here]

SABEW's 2015 conference to highlight Chicago strengths- Nobel-winning economists, high-tech startups and advanced training

CHICAGO – SABEW’s 2015 conference will kick off Thursday, April 23, with an all-star panel of economists, and that is just the start of what promises to be an exciting weekend in the Windy City. The opening night panel, sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will feature economists Austan Goolsbee, Randal Kroszner and Richard Thaler. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker ...[Click Here]

Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg to be next SABEW President; Wall Street Journal's Glenn Hall added to executive ladder

Nov. 11, 2014 - Joanna Ossinger, an editor with Bloomberg News, has been named president-elect of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Ossinger, currently Treasurer, will take over at the conclusion of SABEW’s annual conference in Chicago, April 23-25, 2015, and will serve a one-year term. She has been at Bloomberg for five years, ...[Click Here]

Fellows sought for Goldschmidt data immersion/government workshop in Washington in February

PHOENIX – Reporters who want to learn more about federal data and the business of government are invited to be part of the 2nd Annual Goldschmidt data immersion training being conducted by SABEW in February. The weeklong session, Feb. 9-13, is thanks to  a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C., to climb ...[Click Here]

SABEW members invited to attend half-day workshop focussed on impact investing

Please note that the event will be postponed with a new date to be announced soon and an exciting slate of speakers. All journalist stipends will be honored from previous RSVPs for the event. Special to SABEW The Case Foundation is hosting a private journalist and communicator gathering in New York to help educate and raise awareness around impact investing and social entrepreneurship. SABEW ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining: "Rising Health Care Costs: How to uncover stories"

Rising Health Care Costs: How to uncover stories October 27, 2014 Rising costs are one of the biggest trends in health care, and SABEW has a session aimed squarely at how to cover that issue. Our panel will examine the cost of health care, from how insurers use the levers they have in policy design to curb costs, to whether drug companies are gouging payers with high drug prices. Just as importantly, ...[Click Here]

Data-driven interactive reporting engages digital audience

By Matt Zuzulo NEW YORK - Members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers gathered for a conference on Friday, Oct. 10 at the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Speakers Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight, Neil Irwin of the New York Times, Matthew Philips of Quartz and Moderator Annalyn Kurtz of Columbia University discussed the growth of data-driven ...[Click Here]

McGraw Symposium kicks off the SABEW fall conference

By Kylie Gumpert, Cronkite School of Journalism If there’s anything that three of business journalism’s top digital leaders can agree on, it’s that digital journalism is profoundly different from anything that’s been tackled so far, and it sure is riveting. CEO and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget of Business Insider, which overtook the Wall Street Journal in terms of visitors by 5 million ...[Click Here]

Baldwin pledges $100,000 to SABEW for international expansion

Special to SABEW Kenneth Baldwin Jr. has pledged $100,000 in support of expansion plans to train a new generation of business editors and writers in the United States and Canada. Baldwin's four-year pledge to SABEW reflects his foundational belief that business journalism matters to people. And he's backed that up with previous donations to SABEW and the University of South Carolina journalism ...[Click Here]

Kathleen Graham, nonprofit journalism training veteran, named executive director of SABEW

Special to SABEW Kathleen Graham, a longtime journalism association executive, has been appointed executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Graham comes to SABEW from Alfred Friendly Press Partners in Washington, D.C., where she served as executive director. During her leadership at Alfred Friendly, she oversaw a distinguished ...[Click Here]

Lisa Gibbs receives SABEW's top honor, the President's Award

Lisa Gibbs, newly appointed business editor of The Associated Press, will be recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of its highest honors, the President’s Award. Gibbs will receive the honor Thursday evening, Oct. 9, at the inaugural McGraw Symposium to be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan. Gibbs, a former SABEW board member, ...[Click Here]

Two new appointments round out SABEW Board of Governors

Special to SABEW Brad Foss, deputy business editor of The Associated Press, and Bryan Borzykowski, a Toronto-based freelance business writer, have been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Foss (at right), who has been with the AP since 1999, directs daily coverage and long-term strategy for a global staff of reporters and editors from his ...[Click Here]

Summer Ethics Fellowship for Journalists at Auschwitz

Special to SABEW FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.  ...[Click Here]

SPJ and the Medill School of Journalism present a discussion on net neutrality and why journalists should care: Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.

The Society of Professional Journalists and  Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are co-sponsoring a panel discussion addressing why the media should care about net neutrality.   Government, nonprofit and media representatives will discuss the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue and whether it's related to the First Amendment ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining:"Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports," Monday, September 15, 2014

Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2014 The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis led a session that can help you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants learned how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call also reviewed the BEA’s two newest data series, which track ...[Click Here]

New scholarship available in honor of journalist James Foley

Special to SABEW James Madison University and Iowa State University have come together to offer the James Foley Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria. The $5000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly ...[Click Here]

SABEW Canada launches with an event in Toronto, Sept. 30

By Bryan Borzykowski On Tuesday, September 30, SABEW Canada will hold its first official event at the Rotman School of Management. While the Society of American Business Editors and Writers has been putting on an annual Canadian talk each year since 2010, this event marks the organization’s official launch in Canada. John McCorry, Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for the Americas ...[Click Here]

Teletraining: "Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports," Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST

  Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will lead a session that helps you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants will learn how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call will also review the BEA’s two newest data ...[Click Here]

One-day Personal Finance Writers Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 9 in NYC

Save the Date: SABEW-NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Thursday, October 9, 2014 (before the start of the SABEW fall conference at CUNY) Convene Times Square 810 7th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53rd Streets), 23rd Floor New York, NY 10019 The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) again are offering a one-day personal ...[Click Here]

Special rate for SABEW members at FinCon 14 in New Orleans, September 18-20

Special to SABEW August 4, 2014- Attention all personal finance and investing writers! #FinCon14 (Where Money and Media Meet) is just around the corner. As a thank you for how well we were treated at this year's Spring SABEW Conference, I want you, as a SABEW member, to attend FinCon14 at a special rate. FinCon is a three-day conference for the financial media community. Attendees connect, learn ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director Pawlus to Lead Premier LGBT Journalists Group Washington, D.C. – Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced that Adam K. Pawlus has assumed its top staff post and will oversee its efforts to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. As executive director, he will lead NLGJA's flagship programs, including ...[Click Here]

Free webinar for journalists on understanding earnings disclosures, July 30, 1PM EST

Special to SABEW  Sageworks Institute will be hosting a free webinar for journalists on understanding earnings releases on Wednesday, July 30 at 1 PM Eastern. This webinar focuses on analyzing those disclosures and highlights the importance of attending earnings conference calls. Using GE’s earnings release as an example, Bill Mayew will guide journalists through how to find news in ...[Click Here]

National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, October 12 –15

Special to SABEW Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to working print, online or broadcast journalists based in the U.S. for the annual October "Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists," at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The fellowship includes full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation. The ...[Click Here]

Renee McGivern named interim executive director of SABEW

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Ariz. – Renee McGivern, a consultant with extensive experience leading news associations, has been appointed interim executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, effective July 1. McGivern spent nearly two decades as head of the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation and served as interim executive director at the National Scholastic Press Association. She ...[Click Here]

Sageworks Institute survey seeks to understand the training needs of journalists

Special to SABEW June 30, 2014-  Sageworks Institute, a not-for-profit organization that provides free resources to help journalists better understand financial analysis, just released a survey. The purpose is to understand what educational topics the organization should cover and so, your journalists would have an opportunity to request the training materials they really need. Please take ...[Click Here]

The American Copy Editors Society offers Editing Boot Camps throughout the country: Line-up includes trainings in Chicago; Montreal; Nashville, Tennessee; Omaha, Nebraska; and Palm Springs, California

Special to SABEW June 26, 2014 – The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) announces this year’s schedule of its Editing Boot Camps, a series of intensive regional trainings held in cities across the United States and Canada for editors and people who edit as part of their job. The workshops are presented by knowledgeable and experienced editors of ACES’ executive leadership team, and will ...[Click Here]

Speakers announced for SABEW's 2014 fall conference: October 9 & 10 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Special to SABEW NEW YORK – Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be among the keynote speakers at the annual fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in New York. The conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Oct. 9-10, beginning with an evening event Thursday, Oct. 9 and continuing with a daylong ...[Click Here]

Lisa Gibbs, long-time SABEW member and award-winning business reporter, named new AP business editor

Special to SABEW By Paul Colford, Director of Media Relations, The Associated Press   NEW YORK – Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor. Gibbs will oversee more than 65 business reporters and editors worldwide. She will be based in New York and start the job in late August. “We are thrilled ...[Click Here]

Former SABEW president Byron Calame honored by the Missouri School of Journalism

Special to SABEW Columbia, Mo. (June 23, 2014) – The Missouri School of Journalism will award the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to a total of seven individuals and media organizations in print, digital and electronic journalism, photojournalism and advertising. The 2014 medalists will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the University ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

SABEW welcomes Yahoo's Task to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Aaron Task, editor in chief of Yahoo Finance, has been appointed to join the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Task, who oversees all original content for the site and the Yahoo! Finance newsroom, 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 ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

Broadcasting business news means 'Pop Biz' wins

BY VICTOR OCASIO Dow Jones News Fund Business Intern NEW YORK -- In broadcast network news, the day-to-day world of Wall Street is one far removed from target audiences. For producers, business news comes down to one key interest group – the consumer. Members of the 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency program, which pairs hand-picked student journalists from around the country ...[Click Here]

New York Times blog producer at the center of some digital efforts

By MORGAN SEARLES, Dow Jones News Fund Business Intern Hampton University grad moves from print writing to digital and changes as she helps The Times change to improve business model  NEW YORK -- Under the storied flag of The New York Times, one facet of new journalism is guided by truth, human experience and one woman’s eye for absorbing imagery. Whitney Richardson is a 28-year-old ...[Click Here]

Next teletraining: "Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News," Monday, June 16, 2 p.m. EST

Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News 2 p.m. 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 will also explore the advantages and disadvantages ...[Click Here]

Warren Watson resigning as SABEW executive director

Warren Watson, executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers since 2009, announced Monday that he is resigning effective June 30. He plans to move back to his native New England to complete a book on the state of journalism, "Surviving Journalism," (Marion Street Press) and pursue other journalism endeavors. "It's been a gratifying five years," said Watson, a ...[Click Here]

SABEW-Commonwealth webinar draws 200 people

Special to SABEW A SABEW webinar drew a total audience of 200 journalists and others May 29. The event was organized by The Commonwealth Fund, with co-sponsorship by SABEW and the Georgetown Health Policy Institute. Moderator was Sara Collins of the Fund.  Warren Watson, executive director of SABEW, made opening remarks. Watch the webinar here. SABEW will be conducting more programs ...[Click Here]

Applications are now being accepted for the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship

Special to SABEW The Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship is NPF’s signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 class. In nine daylong sessions—once a month from September through June—journalists get to know and learn from Washington officials, experts and seasoned journalists. Details can be found by watching ...[Click Here]

SABEW May 29 webinar: Update on the health insurance marketplaces for small businesses

SPECIAL to SABEW SABEW helped sponsor of a free May 29 webinar on the Affordable Care Act’s Small Business Health Options Program, known as SHOP. Presenters looked at state-by-state implementation of the program and an online Q&A will follow. The ACA program was conducted by The Commonwealth Fund.  The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute was also a co-sponsor. Watch the ...[Click Here]

Watson book on “Surviving Journalism” to be published by Marion Street Press

Special to SABEW   PHOENIX --  Warren Watson's book, “Surviving Journalism,” will be published next year by Marion Street Press of Portland, Ore. The project by the SABEW executive director examines the convulsive effects of journalism’s changes, including layoffs, firings, new business models and the Internet, on career journalists. Watson’s manuscript is due to the publisher ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

Past teletraining: "How to Ace Your Early Video Appearances," Monday, May 19, 2 p.m. Eastern

How to Ace Your Early Video Appearances Web video is exploding and the demand for multi-platform work is rising along with it. This session offers tips for traditional text-only journalists who need to appear on video or TV or shoot their own video segments. Our panel discusses how to speak, what not to wear, where to look and how to break down your points into digestible pieces. We also share best ...[Click Here]

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship

Special to SABEW The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Australian Department of Health and the University of Technology Sydney, is pleased to invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2015-16 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship. This program provides a  unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals (academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision-makers ...[Click Here]

President's letter: SABEW’S great Canadian adventure

By MARTY WOLK (Marty Wolk writes monthly columns about his experiences as SABEW president) May 2014 Even though SABEW has “American” in our name, we have increasingly global ambitions, and that starts at our front doorstep with our friends in Canada. From my own front doorstep in Seattle, the northern border is less than three hours away, so on a rainy Friday last week I hopped ...[Click Here]

SABEW to continue business of healthcare education through $35,000 Commonwealth grant

SPECIAL to SABEW The Commonwealth Fund has awarded a grant of $35,000 to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers to conduct training programs for business journalists, including a 2-day symposium in Atlanta. The symposium, which will be limited to 15 journalists selected through an application process, will be held later in the year. The grant will also fund a free distance learning ...[Click Here]

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