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SABEW Canada’s 3rd Annual Best in Business Award Winners Announced

TORONTO, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada would like to congratulate the winners of the third annual Best in Business Canada competition. Our awards show, hosted at Baro in Toronto on Wednesday night, saw more than 100 journalists in attendance — our largest crowd ever. The event is the only one of its kind in Canada to honour business ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

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, ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

Information and Resources for Reporting on Nonprofits

April 17, 2017 GuideStar Media contact: Jackie Enterline Fekeci (pronounced “Fa-ketch-ee”), enterline@guidestar.org Website: guidestar.org Database of 2.5 million tax-exempt nonprofits—1.6 million current, remainder defunct or revoked (contact Jackie to access historic information) Nonprofit Profiles—aggregated data from the nonprofits, IRS Forms 990, IRS Business Master File, ...[Click Here]

Training - Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

The more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the United States employs more than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and contributes more than $900 billion to the economy. The sector offers ample opportunities for business journalists to dive into financial records and databases and find stories that can have a substantial impact on the organizations themselves, their beneficiaries, ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 22nd Annual Best in Business Competition

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) on March 17, 2017, announces the results of its 22nd annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding stories published or aired in 2016. The 112 winners and honorable mentions represent all formats and corners of the world. One hundred seventy-five news organizations submitted 946 entries across 65 categories. For ...[Click Here]

October 12-13, 2017: SABEWNYC17

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Training - Fighting Fake News

The digital transformation that is reshaping the news business introduced yet another new challenge: fake news. SABEW’s March training session will feature a panel of experts assembled to address this issue. They’ll talk about fact checking, what respected news organizations are doing to respond to fake news, and what this phenomenon means for the future of business journalism. Monday, March ...[Click Here]

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 ...[Click Here]

Training – Digital Bootcamp: Telling Business Stories through Podcasts

Monday, Feb. 27 2 p.m. EST Podcasts can extend the reach of your business coverage and open up new ways to involve and educate the audience in your space. But what makes a great podcast? On SABEW’s next teletraining session, you’ll hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for delivering engaging podcasts, learn about proven storytelling techniques and discover how to measure the success ...[Click Here]

Enter SABEW's Best in Business Awards Competition by Jan. 31

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Training - Covering Personal Finance in 2017

Monday, Jan. 23 2 p.m. EST January is the time of the year when money management and personal finance are at the top of many people’s minds. Readers are eager for advice and information about setting their household budgets, getting debt under control, preparing to buy or sell a house and making preparations for tax season. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, hear from a panel of experts ...[Click Here]

22 Journalists Selected for the SABEW/Goldschmidt 2017 Fellowship

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has selected 22 business journalists for the 5-day SABEW/Goldschmidt seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in federal, economic, and personal-finance data. Fellows were chosen from a record pool of 43 applicants. Click here for the agenda. Journalists will work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ...[Click Here]

SABEW announces 2016 Health Care Fellows

For the full symposium schedule, click here. Fifteen journalists from across the United States have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s fifth annual Health Care Symposium sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1-3 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg–Washington, D.C., bureau. The symposium will give fellows a head start covering a ...[Click Here]

2016 Best in Business Announced

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will open its 2016 Best in Business (BIB) awards contest on Dec. 1. As in past years, the 2016 BIBs have been updated to reflect the rapidly evolving media landscape. Among this year’s new features: All BIBs will be platform agnostic. Entrants will compete based on the size of their newsroom staff, rather than on the size of their ...[Click Here]

The Power of Business Journalism

SABEW members and friends: It isn’t news to you that business journalism is more powerful and relevant than ever, from coverage of the Panama Papers to Brexit, the Wells Fargo scandal to the Mylan EpiPen price hike, China’s economic reforms to the United States’ presidential candidates’ financial records. Our work holds corporate titans, elected officials and tax-dodging plutocrats to ...[Click Here]

November Training - What will happen to the ACA now?

Monday, November 14 2 p.m. EST Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling a crowd at a rally toward the end of his campaign "it's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov.. 8."  Now, with a Republican-controlled Congress, that goal is within reach. How will that happen and what will the Republicans put in its place? What will that mean for the 20 million ...[Click Here]

Fellows sought for 2016 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

SABEW is seeking applications for a workshop that will help journalists better understand health care economics and provide an update on the Affordable Care Act. The training program comes during insurance-enrollment season, in which more than 8 million Americans are expected to use government exchanges. With double-digit premium hikes and major insurers dropping out, we will hear from reporters and ...[Click Here]

Kevin G. Hall receives SABEW’s top honor

  Kevin G. Hall, chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of the highest honors, the President’s Award. Hall received the honor Friday, Oct. 7 during the SABEW fall conference held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan. Hall, a former SABEW board member and past president, ...[Click Here]

Fellows sought for 2017 Goldschmidt data immersion/government workshop in Washington

Reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data are invited to be part of SABEW’s 4th Annual Goldschmidt data immersion training in mid-January. The weeklong session, January 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 inside economic and labor data, ...[Click Here]

BuzzFeed News' William Alden wins Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

William Alden, 27, a San Francisco-based business reporter for BuzzFeed News covering the technology industry, is the 2016 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists younger than 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 7 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the third year for the competition. The past two years’ ...[Click Here]

September Teletraining - Covering the election on the business desk

Covering the election on the business desk November’s election is coming up fast, but is your organization ready? This election cycle is proving to be one of the most significant in decades – according to a UBS AG Wealth Management Americas survey of 2,300 wealthy investors, 77 percent expect the November election to be a game-changing event for the U.S. economy. On SABEW’s next teletraining ...[Click Here]

Boning Up on Business Journalism Skills - Sept. 20 at EIJ16

SABEW will be presenting a three-hour session during the Excellence in Journalism 2016 (EIJ16) conference in New Orleans. We'll cover the essential basics for any business journalist, plus talk about where the jobs are and why you'll want to go into business journalism if you aren't in it already. Come prepared to learn about: Following the money: how to find great business-journalism stories ...[Click Here]

Twitter for Business Journalists - August 15

Twitter for Business Journalists: How to break news and build your brand in 140 characters or less Are you a regular Twitter user looking to up your game? Then SABEW’s Aug. 15 tweetorial is for you. We’ll share Twitter best practices for journalists and help you learn how to use the platform to build your brand, find and cultivate sources, and get the most eyeballs on your stories. We’ll ...[Click Here]

Longtime SABEW Board Member Elizabeth Whitney dies

Renowned journalist, Elizabeth Whitney, died Tuesday. Whitney was the first female business editor at a major U.S. newspaper, the then-St. Petersburg Times. She was both an influential and exceptional reporter and editor to the journalism community. Whitney had a distinguished career of reporting and editing staying devoted to business-related news. She served on SABEW’s Board of Governors from ...[Click Here]

July Teletraining - Coaching journalists toward their best work

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Click Here]

SABEW recognizes the top business stories of 2015

By Will Racke Medill News Service The SABEW 2016 annual conference concluded Saturday night with a banquet honoring the winners of the 2015 Best in Business awards. SABEW President Joanna Ossinger, a team leader at Bloomberg News, opened the festivities by encouraging business journalists to be bullish about the future of their profession. The industry may be facing uncertainty, but Ossinger ...[Click Here]

The Panama Papers: A New Face For Investigative Journalism

Story by Kristy Westgard Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service The Panama Papers marked a shift away from the traditional lone wolf method of investigative journalism in favor of collaboration, a panel of journalists said Saturday. Four journalists involved in the investigation spoke about their ...[Click Here]

Consumers have plenty to learn about money management

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University People don’t know how to manage their money. That’s the main theme from “Mining Behavioral Research and Government Data to Tell Personal Stories,” a Friday session at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Financial experts highlighted their research on consumer protections and ...[Click Here]

Entrepreneurship is key to media outlets being successful

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service While some traditional media outlets struggle to make a profit because of the disruption caused by technology and innovation, others that welcome the changing trends have experienced much success. The difference, experts said, is how willingly the outlets embraced entrepreneurialism. “I still think the most important thing, which you alluded to, is they have ...[Click Here]

Job market data encouraging for business journalists

By Charles Clark Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Good news was delivered to current and future journalists Saturday afternoon: There are business reporting jobs available and the jobs pay well. A panel at the SABEW 2016 annual conference discussed the career outlook for business journalists. It was moderated by Diana Henriques, SABEW board ...[Click Here]

Business journalists discuss making tough ethical decisions

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University If a news organization sends out a tweet that the Capitol has been attacked, but no one can confirm it — should you report it, too? What if that tweet causes markets to drop? As business journalists, SABEW attendees must answer questions like this regularly. Glenn Coleman, Joanna Ossinger, ...[Click Here]

SABEW focuses spotlight on Baron’s leadership at Globe and Post

By Will Racke Medill News Service Marty Baron gets about three public speaking requests a week, thanks to his newfound celebrity courtesy of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning film that depicts the true story of the Baron-led Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church. His day job as the executive editor of the Washington Post prevents him from fulfilling most of those ...[Click Here]

Economists, academics cautiously optimistic about US economy

By Charles Clark Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University A panel of economists and academics expressed a relatively optimistic view on the progress of the U.S. economy, and to a degree, the possibility of future wage growth. The discussion about the economy and wages occurred Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. The panel was moderated by ...[Click Here]

Global economic growth still struggling following financial crisis

By Katie Murar Medill News Service There are many signs that point to the U.S. economy improving following the financial crisis a few years ago, but the global economy hasn’t fully bounced back, said Council of Economic Advisors member Jay Shambau. In a panel discussion Saturday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference, Shambau explored the ways in which slow global growth is playing out in ...[Click Here]

Marriott CEO: Hotel industry growing despite recent terrorist attacks

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service Recent terrorist attacks around the world are hurting the travel industry, but Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said that hasn’t stopped the growth of the hotel industry. Following a bidding war in the past few months with China’s Anbang Insurance Group, Marriott International Inc. sealed a deal in April with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for ...[Click Here]

E-Newsletters give publishers more opportunity to engage with audiences

By Trudy Knockless Baruch College A few years ago, most websites encouraged their readers to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, but the focus has now shifted to getting audiences to subscribe to email subscriptions. This allows them to connect and engage with their audiences. For many, it’s a way of making sure their audiences do not miss the most important stories of the day. On ...[Click Here]

Experts point to slowly improving U.S. housing market

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University The U.S. housing market has been through hell, but a SABEW panel of housing experts said it is making a slow and strenuous climb toward stability. The panel explored the outlook of millennials and the housing market’s sustainability during Friday’s lunch keynote at SABEW’s 2016 annual ...[Click Here]

Rich story ideas abound in emerging marijuana industry

Story by Agnel Philip Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism News publications have a responsibility to objectively cover the marijuana business, according to two key players in the Denver Post’s recent efforts to ramp up coverage of the burgeoning industry. “To ...[Click Here]

Panelists share tips on uncovering the murky world of campaign finance

Story by Will Racke Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service Veteran political and campaign finance reporters revealed some trade secrets for covering the intersection of money and politics during a panel discussion at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Friday’s session, “New Tricks for Covering Campaign Finance,” gave business reporters an opportunity to learn about sources, leads and ...[Click Here]

Labor Secretary defends new overtime regulation

By Katie Murar Medill News Service Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed the new overtime regulation announced earlier this week will level the playing field for middle class workers. “I’m very proud of the new regulation, and it’s going to potentially help millions of workers become the middle class managers that they are,” said Perez, speaking Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference ...[Click Here]

Mobile toolkit session features effective and affordable reporting apps

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University The director of NewsLab emphasized the importance of smaller details when using mobile devices for news gathering. “Aspect ratios are important,” said Deborah Potter, of the non-profit news resource. She explained how a poorly cropped picture on Twitter could show someone’s ...[Click Here]

Big names featured at spring business media conference

By Will Racke Medill News Service Business reporters and editors from across the country gathered Thursday night for the SABEW 2016 annual conference, which kicked off with a welcome reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The reception was a prelude to two days of networking and training sessions with prominent business leaders and journalists. Andrew Leckey, president ...[Click Here]

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 21st Annual Best in Business Awards

PHOENIX — The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) today announces winners and finalists in its 21st annual Best in Business (BIB) Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism that was published or aired in 2015. Adding up winners and finalists, Bloomberg led with seven honors, while The New York Times earned six honors — all winners. A diverse group ...[Click Here]

Majority of biz journalists have received a raise in past year, again

by Meg Garner · March 7, 2016 For the second year in a row, a majority of business journalists in the United States received a pay raise in the past year, according to an informal study of more than 200 business reporters and editors conducted in the last month by Talking Biz News and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Of those who received raises, three-fourths said the ...[Click Here]

March Teletraining - Digital business writing: How to hook an audience

Digital business writing: How to hook an audience Monday, March 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Let’s face it. Whether you work for a newspaper, a newswire or a news website, you’ve got a digital audience. The challenge is how to best write for that audience. That’s where our panel of digital business journalists comes in. They’ll be rolling up their sleeves and sharing their ideas about successful ...[Click Here]

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Winner, Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul is the winner of the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist competition, which recognizes talented reporters under 30. The inaugural winner was Mina Kimes, then a reporter for Bloomberg News. Podkul, now 32, was selected as the second annual winner. (Cezary turned 30 during 2014 meeting the award eligibly requirements). Birger was SABEW president in 1977 and was a former Miami Herald ...[Click Here]

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