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Chuck Ringwalt named winner of SABEW's David J. Morrow Scholarship at University of South Carolina

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Chuck Ringwalt, a senior majoring in broadcast, is the 2014-2015 recipient of the David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism at the University of South Carolina. The Morrow scholarship is a partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the leading ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining: "How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool" Monday, May 18, 1p.m. EST

May Teletraining: How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool Monday, May 18, 2015 1 p.m. Eastern Time During this session, you'll learn how to promote your stories, increase your professional visibility, and conduct advanced searches on companies, groups and more. You'll also learn about some of Linkedin's new tools, including the new publishing platform. Yumi Wilson, a corporate communications ...[Click Here]

2015 Gorkana Financial Journalist Influencer List Topped by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jon Hilsenrath, Gretchen Morgenson and Michael Lewis

Special to SABEW New York, NY, May 6, 2015 – Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC and The New York Times, Jon Hilsenrath, The Wall Street Journal, Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times and Michael Lewis, an author and Vanity Fair contributor, were identified as the most influential financial reporters in the 2015 Gorkana Financial Journalists Influencer List. The influencer list is based on data from the 2015 ...[Click Here]

Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg News takes the helm at SABEW; eight elected to the Board of Governors

Special to SABEW PHOENIX-Joanna Ossinger, an editor for Bloomberg News, was installed as the new president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), the largest association of business journalists, at its annual conference last week in Chicago. Ossinger succeeds Marty Wolk, assigning editor at NerdWallet. "SABEW is a great organization with a bright future, and I'm honored ...[Click Here]

Award Information for Winners and Finalists in SABEW's 2014 Best in Business

Plaques will be ordered roughly one month after certificates are picked up at the awards ceremony or have been sent out via U.S. mail.  Please send any changes you'd like made to the text of the award to bib@sabew.org. SABEW provides one plaque per honored entry, which will be mailed to the address noted within the entry or within the institutional/individual membership. Additional plaques ...[Click Here]

Real estate journalist Ilyce Glink receives SABEW President’s Award

CHICAGO - Ilyce Glink, an award-winning real estate journalist and founder of Think Glink Media, was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of its highest honors, the President’s Award. Glink received the honor Saturday, April 25, at SABEW’s annual conference in Chicago. Glink, a longtime SABEW member, was honored for her years of service to the organization, ...[Click Here]

Announcing SABEW's 20th annual Best in Business winners

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) congratulates the winners of its 20th Best in Business competition. The prestigious competition honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. The honored works represent all corners of financial news, from the New York Times breaking news coverage of the Alibaba IPO to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s ...[Click Here]

2014 BIB Winner's list

Here are the 2014 BIB winners and finalists. Winners were announced at the 2014 BIB awards ceremony at SABEW's spring conference in Chicago, April 25.     DIGITAL  DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 1 Finalist- Amanda Levin, The Deal, for “Unsolicited bid puts Cleco on the block.” DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 2 Winner- Dan Mangan, CNBC.com, for Affordable Care Act subsidies ...[Click Here]

Mining social media outside Facebook, Twitter

By Jesse Millard Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University CHICAGO - Journalists using social media often confine themselves to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, neglecting a wide array of other often more productive avenues that are free of charge. Marketing Synergy Inc. CEO Randy Hlavac told attendees of the SABEW spring conference they must break the mold because the ...[Click Here]

Reporting on Social Security not easy

By Jesse Millard Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University CHICAGO - Readers and viewers tend to spend only about three months following Social Security coverage because they only retire once, according to Social Security experts who spoke at the SABEW 2015 conference. Reporters should not treat Social Security stories not like breaking news, because a reporter could ...[Click Here]

Panelists: Immigration intersects with economics

By Yimian Wu Medill News Service CHICAGO - People have many misconceptions when talking about immigration. Darren Lubotsky, associate professor of economics at University of Illinois at Chicago, Martin R. Castro, chair of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, and Hector Romero, CEO of Signum Research, countered these myths during a SABEW panel discussion. Myth No.1 Immigration cost a lot of taxpayer’s ...[Click Here]

VIDEO: Rauner’s refusal to take questions at SABEW riles reporters

By Meredith Wilson Medill News Service CHICAGO - If it was part of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda to court the press during his speech at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in Chicago, it didn’t quite work out. Rauner, a businessman who made his fortune in private equity, gave the keynote speech on Saturday, the final day of the conference, to a nearly-full ...[Click Here]

What to ask entrepreneurs when writing about startups

By Yimian Wu Medill News Service CHICAGO - How can a business journalist tell whether a startup’s early success will be lasting or a flash in the pan? Here are three key metrics outlined by startup investors during a panel discussion at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual conference in Chicago Friday. Accountability Accountability means delivering on promises and ...[Click Here]

Panelists: British high-speed trader could not have caused “Flash Crash”

By Brian MacIver and Lucy Ren Medill News Service CHICAGO - Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine raised eyebrows Friday at the annual conference for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, saying that everyday Americans don’t need to understand the internal workings of the financial markets. Speaking during a panel discussion, Levine responded to a question from NPR’s Marilyn Geewax ...[Click Here]

Successful personal branding requires authenticity

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University CHICAGO - “Be authentic, be different,” advised Amy Dickinson of the syndicated advice column Ask Amy. Ron Lieber, who writes the “Your Money” column for the New York Times, said he has found success in email, not social media. The SABEW 2015 session “Brand Yourself: The Business of Social Media ...[Click Here]

Digital innovation to play key role in future of business journalism

By Chloe Nordquist Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University CHICAGO - Imagine if The Economist had been born today. What would it look like? That was one of the questions posed by Xana Antunes, editor for New Initiatives at Quartz, during a panel discussion on the future of business journalism. Digital innovation has caused news organizations to change the way ...[Click Here]

Rahm sells Chicago (minus the warts) to visiting journalists

By Ryan Sachetta Medill News Service CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented a glowing picture of the city of Chicago, emphasizing his push for expanding access to education and job gains in a keynote address to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers  Friday evening. Left on the cutting floor was any mention of the city’s pension crisis, looming teacher negotiations and gang ...[Click Here]

Midwest manufacturing must move away from Rust Belt reputation

By Meredith Wilson Medill News Service CHICAGO - While manufacturing in the Midwest isn’t going to disappear, a recovery of the industry won’t happen without innovation, according to business leaders and experts speaking at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference Friday. Rust Belt manufacturing, which has been declining sharply since the 1980s, is beginning to show ...[Click Here]

American malls aren’t dying, but they are tracking your data

By Siyuan Du and Taylor Hall Medill News Service CHICAGO - Retail industry experts say e-commerce won’t be the death of America’s malls, but the digital evolution will be key in ensuring success for the future. Initial fears over the threat of e-commerce to the shopping mall industry have waned, but with Amazon’s stock up 14 percent after the company reported better-than-expected earnings ...[Click Here]

Panelists: Global business trends matter at the local level

By Agnel Philip Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University CHICAGO - International impact must play an increasing role in coverage of local business, reporters for the Chicago Tribune and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel told journalists attending the SABEW annual conference in Chicago. For example, tainted meat sold by a supplier to McDonald’s and other restaurant chains ...[Click Here]

VIDEO: Travel companies making forays into China to capitalize on growing travel market

By Andrew Fowler and Brian MacIver Medill News Service CHICAGO - U.S. travel executives, speaking on a panel at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual convention, pointed to China as the future driver of growth in the industry but said luxury high-end travel is being supplanted by more moderate tastes. Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corp., said the ...[Click Here]

Frontier Airlines, Carnival Corp. CEOs talk oil at Chicago conference

By Brian MacIver Medill News Service CHICAGO - Frontier Airlines President and CEO David Siegel said Friday that the airline took a multi-million dollar loss on oil derivatives in its first quarter as hedges meant to protect the company from rising oil prices backfired when prices instead declined. In an interview following a breakfast panel at the Society of American Business Editors ...[Click Here]

Finding the right financial advisor source

By Ryan Sachetta Medill News Service CHICAGO - Your editor wants a personal finance story, but there’s one obstacle: You need a financial advisor source. What should you be considering and where should you be looking for potential sources? That’s exactly what Jim Pavia, senior editor at large at CNBC, and John Waggoner, a columnist and reporter for the Money section of USA Today, discussed ...[Click Here]

University of Chicago economists don't see Fed raising rates before Sept.

By Lucy Ren and Ryan Sachetta Medill News Service CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates before its September meeting and instead will wait into the summer to get a better assessment of the economy before making any decisions, according to two University of Chicago economists. Former Federal Reserve governor and University of Chicago professor Randall Kroszner ...[Click Here]

What's the biggest story the business press isn't covering?

By Andrew Fowler Medill News Service CHICAGO - Top business editors, writers and content producers are in Chicago for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' Spring Conference 2015. We asked them what stories the business press is missing right now. We also asked them what was the weirdest story they ever covered. Here's what they had to say. https://vimeo.com/126161618...[Click Here]

Spring Conference 2015 Student Newsroom

Welcome to the SABEW Student Newsroom for the Spring 2015 Conference in Chicago. From panels on Rust Belt manufacturing to the keynote with Illinois' governor, business reporting students from the Medill School of Journalism and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be bringing highlights throughout the weekend. Check back for our latest stories and follow us on ...[Click Here]

SABEW Canada Best in Business Winners Announced!

TORONTO, April 16, 2015. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada would like to congratulate the winners of its first-ever Canadian Best in Business competition. Nearly 100 business journalists came to Valdez Restaurant in Toronto to watch the awards presentation and to get together with colleagues. Nine winners were chosen from a pool of 26 finalists, representing a diverse ...[Click Here]

2015 Board of Governors Candidates

By SABEW Staff PHOENIX, April 15, 2015 - SABEW members will be casting online ballots for candidates running for the Board of Governors for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers starting today at 1 p.m. Eastern time until 4 p.m. Saturday, April, 25. Eight candidates will vie for seven board slots, six three-year terms ending in the spring of 2016, one two-year term ending in the ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining, "Business Freelancing: How to be successful as an independent journalist" Monday, April 13, 2015, 2PM ET

Business Freelancing: How to be successful as an independent journalist Monday, April 13, 2015, 2 p.m. ET   Have you ever thought about freelance business writing? Are you an independent journalist looking for a way to up your game and your portfolio of business? Then SABEW’s next training session is for you. We’ll address how to get started in freelancing and how to cultivate regular ...[Click Here]

Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner will address SABEW spring conference attendees, April 23-25, Chicago 

PHOENIX – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will address the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in Chicago on Saturday, April 25, at 12 noon. Rauner, a Republican, took office in January after defeating Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn on a platform that included overhauling the state’s tax policy. He quickly made headlines by taking action against the state’s ...[Click Here]

National Press Club offers fellowship for journalists interested in covering aging and retirement

Applications are being accepted for the National Press Club's Reporting Retirement: Finding New Angles fellowship. Program Dates:  June 7 - 10, 2015 Program Location: Washington, DC Application Deadline: 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 The fellowships will cover travel, lodging and most meals. For more information & application, visit the National Press Club website.     Check ...[Click Here]

The application deadline for NPF’s no-cost-to-journalists Precision Medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic is one week away

Special to SABEW The National Press Foundation’s Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored for You program will bring 20 journalists to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, May 17 – 20, 2015. Like all NPF’s programs, this fellowship is no cost to journalists. We will cover issues such as the Human Genome Project, Biomarkers, Epigenetics & Bioethics. The application deadline is March ...[Click Here]

Results of 2015 survey conducted by Talking Biz News and SABEW are optimistic for business journalists

By Meg Garner 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 increased pay occurred at their current job. While ...[Click Here]

Past March Teletraining: Today’s Journalism: "What it takes to survive and thrive in the business"

March Teletraining, Today's Journalism : What it takes to survive and thrive in the business March 16, 2015   Given budget cuts, rapidly changing technology and the overall upheaval in the news business, what does it take for journalists to survive and even thrive? Our panel will address the mentality needed to navigate change, the importance of being entrepreneurial about your career, ...[Click Here]

Former SABEW leader to be executive editor of Alton (Ill.) Telegraph near St. Louis

  Special to SABEW   ALTON – Former SABEW executive director Warren Watson is returning to daily journalism. Watson will join the Alton Telegraph, a 7-day newspaper company, as executive editor. He will start in early April.  The paper is owned by Civitas Media, which owns about 100 newspapers, based in Davidson, N.C.  It represents a return to daily newspaper leadership for Watson. ...[Click Here]

More than 100 honored in 20th SABEW Best in Business awards

Monday, March 2, 2015 PHOENIX- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) today announces finalists in its prestigious 20th annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business stories published or aired in 2014. The 119 honored works represent all corners of financial news, from Institutional Investor to Fortune Magazine and National Public Radio, and ...[Click Here]

Fellowship focused on advancements in medicine available from the National Press Foundation

The National Press Foundation is offering a new fellowship opportunity for U.S.-based journalists from all media. Our “Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored for You” program will bring 20 journalists to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, May 17 – 20, 2015. Like all our programs, this fellowship is no cost to journalists. Applications are now open and the application deadline is March 30. Here ...[Click Here]

SABEW D.C. workshop dives deep into data

By MARTY WOLK, SABEW President Last week’s Goldschmidt data immersion workshop in Washington reminded me once again of SABEW’s unique role in mentoring and training business journalists. For the roughly two dozen participants the week offered unparalleled access to research analysts, data experts and policymakers. In a whirlwind week we took a deep dive into data with an alphabet soup ...[Click Here]

Past February Teletraining: "The New Blueprint for Mobile Journalism"

  February Teletraining:  "The New Blueprint for Mobile Journalism" Readers are increasingly consuming business news in bite-sized sessions on smart phones and tablets. For many news organizations, this represents a sea change in the way they must deliver coverage to readers. During this session, we’ll do a deep dive into mobile news and examine why it’s poised to be even more of a driving ...[Click Here]

Enter the Scripps Howard journalism competition! Cash prizes in 17 categories.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual Scripps Howard Awards journalism competition. The contest offers $180,000 in prizes in 17 categories – including business and economics reporting. Journalists whose work was distributed by U.S. media outlets online, on air or in print during 2014 are eligible for entry. The deadline for submission is midnight Feb. 10, ...[Click Here]

Take part in our business journalist salary survey!

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers and Talking Biz News wants to know how much money you make as a business journalist. We're conducting a confidential survey of business journalists throughout the country to determine the pay for business reporters and editors in various positions. The compensation information you provide for the salary survey will remain strictly confidential. ...[Click Here]

2014 BIB deadline has been extended!

Get your entries in now! The deadline for SABEW's 2014 Best in Business competition is now the end of the business day on Feb. 4, 2015 Rules and information on entering can be found here. For questions regarding the BIB, email us at bib@sabew.org or call us at 602-496-7862.  ...[Click Here]

February Teletraining: The new blueprint for mobile journalism" 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  February Teletraining: The New Blueprint for Mobile Journalism" 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, February 24, 2015   Readers are increasingly consuming business news in bite-sized sessions on smart phones and tablets. For many news organizations, this represents a sea change in the way they must deliver coverage to readers. During this session, we’ll do a deep dive into mobile news and ...[Click Here]

Past January 2015 Teletraining, "The Internet and digital journalism: What reporters and editors need to know"

  The Internet and digital journalism: What reporters and editors need to know The news business is changing rapidly, and increasingly it centers around digital technology. This session will help you figure out what skills you need to be developing now. We’ll also discuss the digital vocabulary journalists should have and dive into the debate about whether or not reporters should know ...[Click Here]

SABEW member Larry Ingrassia joins the LA Times

Special to SABEW Larry Ingrassia, former senior editor at the New York Times, has taken the position of associate editor with the LA Times. During his tenure at the New York Times (2004-2012), Ingrassia and his staff garnered numerous awards including five Pulitzer Prizes. In addition, he was the force behind innovative initiatives such as Times Insider feature and the NYT Now and NYT Cooking apps. Speaking ...[Click Here]

Five SABEW members awarded scholarships for CFA Institute's Claritas Investment Certificate

SABEW, in partnership with the CFA Institute, awarded scholarships to five journalists to participate, free of charge, in the Institute’s Claritas Investment Certificate program. CFA Institute is the organization behind the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. It created the Claritas program to give participants a clear understanding of the investment industry and the professional responsibilities ...[Click Here]

SABEW President Marty Wolk joins NerdWallet!

Hi friends -- I'm happy to let you know that I have started a new job as an assigning editor at NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based company that aims to help consumers make informed decisions about all the financial transactions in their lives. This is an exciting opportunity for me to join a growing company that, in true Silicon Valley style, intends to disrupt the financial services industry by ...[Click Here]

2015 Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop- Washington, D.C., Feb. 9-13

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has selected 20 business journalists for a weeklong seminar in Washington, D.C., in February that will immerse them in data and accounting skills. Journalists will learn and work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Census and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore the large cache of data ...[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]

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]

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