The McGraw Symposium: Accelerating Change at the WSJ, Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg

Special to SABEW New York - The CUNY J-School's McGraw Center for Business Journalism will hold the second annual McGraw Symposium on Oct. 8, 2015, in conjunction with SABEW’s fall conference. The Symposium will explore the continuing transformation of business journalism in the digital era. We'll look at the challenges and opportunities faced by outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo ...[Click Here]

Next Teletraining - Media Strategy: How journalists can develop a personal brand - Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. EST

  Media Strategy: How journalists can develop a personal brand Monday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. EST   Looking for a way to cultivate an audience and set yourself apart in the crowded news business? Or maybe you’re in search of a little career insurance? Having a strong personal brand can help business reporters and editors navigate the industry upheaval. This session will look at how – ...[Click Here]

Past Teletraining: "How to Succeed in a Metric-Driving News Operation" - Monday August 17, 2015

How to Succeed in a Metric-Driven News Operation August 17, 2015   Are you faced with monitoring daily metrics to measure the impact of your work? Are you wondering how to cover important but less sexy business topics so they will generate reader interest? Are you concerned about what the increasing focus on metrics means for journalists and news operations? If this is your world, ...[Click Here]

Technology and the urban experience panel facilitated by Dean Murphy, New York Times

NEW YORK- Dean Murphy, Business Editor, New York Times will facilitate a discussion with Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs on the growing impact of technology on cities at SABEW's fall conference, Oct.9. New York City based Sidewalk Labs is a Google-funded innovation company striving to tackle some of our most pressing urban issues, including; pollution, energy consumption, transportation ...[Click Here]

The first GOP Primary debate is tonight!

Special to SABEW The crowded Republican debate tonight marks the official start of another U.S. presidential election. The candidates for the GOP debate were selected based on their ranking in national public opinion polls. SABEW has confirmed  for its fall conference on Oct. 8-9 two top leaders of respected national polling firms. Maurice “Mickey” Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac ...[Click Here]

Come out to meet fellow business journalists in the DC area!

You're invited! Connect with colleagues at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers DC Mixer, Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Join us for hosted appetizers and cocktails. It's a great opportunity to expand your social and professional network. SABEW has exciting plans for business journalists. Bring a colleague, friend or potential member to find out what SABEW has to offer! The ...[Click Here]

College Connect: Preparing to survive, thrive during post college job search

By Ninfa Saavedra The idea of graduating from college and immediately starting a career is not reality, so spending continues for many new college graduates -- without a job. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the unemployment rate for recent graduates in 2014 was 3.3%. That’s higher than normal and 16.8% of new graduates are “unemployed” and can’t get jobs, job hunting or working ...[Click Here]

SABEW welcomes Xana Antunes, editor at Quartz, to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Xana Antunes, editor for new initiatives at Quartz and a champion for emerging digital platforms, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. At Quartz, Antunes combines responsibility for the video lab and talent lab along with developing feature stories and working with the senior team to shape growth strategically. This ...[Click Here]

College Connect: As Internships start to end, consider a new job

By Morgan M. Grayned As summer internships begin to end, it might be time to consider whether you want to stay. Some internships end as early as late July. Others end in early or mid August. Some internships can become a full-time job. About 70 percent of internships at larger companies make full-time job offers to their interns, according to an survey. Every year companies, ...[Click Here]

College Connect: Scholarship Savvy

By Mariah Hickman You chose the college of your dreams, sent in what appears to be one of the best and brightest applications along with recommendations, an entrance essay that would knock the socks off of any college recruiter, paid your application fee and received that grand news that you had been accepted. But there is one major detail the goes unnoticed in your moment of joy and achievement: ...[Click Here]

Diversity session at SABEW fall conference: Oct. 8 & 9

Special to SABEW NEW YORK- The importance of diversity in your newsroom and in your coverage will be discussed Friday, Oct. 9, at the SABEW fall conference. Octavio Blanco, financial news editor at CNNMoney; Tamika Cody, managing editor of Accounting Today; and Sapna Maheshwari, business reporter for BuzzFeed News, will share their experience in navigating the business world as a journalist of ...[Click Here]

Enter Your Best Investigative Business Journalism in Barlett & Steele by Aug. 1

Special to SABEW Administered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Cronkite School at Arizona State and named for two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the Barlett & Steele awards honor the best investigative business journalism each year. The awards were first given in 2007 and feature a gold award of $5,000, a silver ...[Click Here]

Technology's impact on urban life to be discussed at SABEW fall conference: October 8 & 9

Special to SABEW NEW YORK- Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs, will address the growing impact of technology on cities at the SABEW fall conference. Doctoroff heads Sidewalk Labs, a Google-funded innovation company tasked with developing technologies that address the biggest challenges cities face and improving urban life for all. The conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism ...[Click Here]

One-day ASBPE conference and awards ceremony in NYC, Friday, July 24

Special to SABEW The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) is holding their 2015 National Conference and Azbee Awards Banquet, Friday, July 24. The conference will be held at New York University Kimmel Center for University Life.   The conference offers expert advice and training for all business-to-business editors, writers and freelancers.    Check out the 2015 Azbee ...[Click Here]

SABEW welcomes Dean Murphy, business editor of The New York Times, to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Dean Murphy, award-winning journalist and business editor of The New York Times, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Murphy, who oversees all content for The New York Times’ Business Day, was appointed to his current position in December 2012 after a two-year stint as deputy business editor. Murphy joined The ...[Click Here]

SABEW's 2015 fall conference: October 8 & 9 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

For the sixth consecutive year, SABEW will hold its fall conference at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The dates: Oct. 8 & 9. Registration information is available here. "We're lining up a program packed with newsmakers, networking and training opportunities," said SABEW President Joanna Ossinger, a top-news editor at Bloomberg. The McGraw ...[Click Here]

Applications are now being accepted for the Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Special to SABEW The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has announced the Abe Fellowship for Journalists is now accepting applications. Journalists seeking the opportunity for in-depth coverage of topics considered to be of pressing global concern are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to share proposals on one of four topics. 1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International ...[Click Here]

SABEW is now accepting entries for the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Competition

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX -Entries are being accepted for the second annual SABEW award honoring a top young business journalist. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to New York where the award will be presented during at SABEW's annual fall conference October 8-9. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award is named after Birger, the former Miami Herald business ...[Click Here]

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 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,, 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.[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]


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