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April 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

CUNY Seeks Business Journalists for New 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 ...[Read More]
Monday, April 21st, 2014

Next teletraining: Freelance Training: Secrets to Success, Monday, April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern

Freelance Training: Secrets to Success New to freelancing? Think it might be in your future? You’ll get some tips of the trade from some of the best in the biz in this session. You’ll find out how to find work, what editors expect from freelancers today and how to negotiate pay. You’ll also get some helpful resources you can use. Join us…  April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern Register for the call ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 17th, 2014

VIDEO- Michael Lewis- March 28, 2014

SABEW Luncheon with author Michael Lewis On Friday March 28, 2014, author Michael Lewis was the recipient of SABEW's Distinguished Achievement Award. Lewis was interviewed by long time journalist Diana Henriques during a luncheon in his honor. Here are videos from that luncheon. "The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Jacqueline Bolivar, Cronkite student reporter   Michael Lewis at ...[Read More]
Friday, April 11th, 2014

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

SPECIAL to SABEW For the fifth year in a row, SABEW will conduct its fall conference at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.  The dates:  Oct. 9-10. Registration information is available here. “The SABEW fall conference never fails to make news and is a great place for networking and training,” said SABEW President Marty Wolk, managing editor ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

President’s letter: How I got here

By Marty Wolk April 2014 I’ve been coming to SABEW events for a long time, since I was first dragged to one by my old Reuters pal Dick Satran when he was on the board of governors in the 1990s. After I moved to Seattle, I attended (and covered) two memorable SABEW conferences, including one where Bill Gates spoke in an intimate setting, and another where Steve Ballmer declared that Microsoft ...[Read More]
Monday, April 7th, 2014

SABEW installs new president, leadership team; 51st conference draws 225 to Cronkite School

SPECIAL TO SABEW The Society of American Business Editors and Writers concluded its 51st annual conference March 29 by installing a new president and announcing new board members and executive officers. Marty Wolk, managing editor of MSN Money, took over for a one-year term as president of the 4,000-member organization at the conclusion of the conference in Phoenix.  Wolk also was the conference ...[Read More]
Friday, April 4th, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship, Part 2

By Kathleen LaPorte and Cailin O'Brien NEW YORK- Business journalists still report stories from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange even though computer trading has reduced the action there, but the audience for those stories has expanded well beyond the affluent investors often associated with Wall Street. At a time when the average smartphone can easily display stock prices and companies ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship

By Nicholas Fouriezos and Maria Torres NEW YORK- Trading beaches and sun tans for the blustery streets of New York, four University of Georgia journalism students spent their spring break studying business news in the nation’s financial capital. The students met with editors and reporters at the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and Yahoo Finance. They also visited the trading desk at ...[Read More]

March 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Pollster: Arizona’s switch from red to blue state ‘inevitable’

By JOE MARTIN Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster said Saturday. Jim Haynes, president and CEO of the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center, said the shift has been slowed thus far by a lack of participation ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Panel: Treat cannabis as a serious business topic, not as a joke

By KIRSTEN KRAKLIO Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – It’s time for the news media and nation to stop making cannabis the butt of jokes and source of puns and treat the plant as a serious business topic, several journalists and CEOs said Friday. “As a journalist I’ve been embarrassed by a lot of the coverage that’s been going on in this industry,” Al Olsen, senior editor at CNBC, ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Lewis details reporting, relationship-building that led to ‘Moneyball’

By PERRY VANDELL Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Not every writer knows when an article will turn into a book. Sometimes a moment, an experience, a strike of inspiration can transform what was supposed to be a magazine feature into a full-blown novel. For Michael Lewis, who received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Distinguished Achievement Award on Friday, that ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

MGM Resorts CEO: Federal ban on online gaming wouldn’t end it

Friday, March 28, 2014 By Jamie Killin Cronkite News PHOENIX – A bill before Congress that would prohibit all forms of Internet gambling would instead allow for it to continue unregulated, the CEO of MGM Resorts International said Friday. “What I believe is in the best interest of Americans is to regulate, to get rid of the bad actors, to force them out of business,” James J. Murren ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

Print news isn’t dead, but only a part of media’s future

Friday, March 28, 2014 By Moriah Costa Cronkite News PHOENIX — News in print is far from dead but just one of many platforms in a constantly changing market, a panel of industry leaders said Friday. "There are many different kinds of models out there," said Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor and current vice president-at-large of The Washington Post. "A number of them are prospering; ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cardinals president: Super Bowl’s impact will extend far beyond Glendale

Friday, March 28, 2014 By CAITLIN CRUZ Cronkite News PHOENIX – While the 2015 Super Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the economic impact will be felt across the Valley, Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said Friday. “The footprint of the Super Bowl is much greater than the stadium itself,” Bidwill said told those attending the Society of ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

This year’s David J. Morrow Business Scholarship winner is Thad Moore of the University of South Carolina

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- The University of South Carolina and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers announce the selection of Thad Moore as the winner of the David J. Morrow Business Scholarship. The award is given annually to a graduate or undergraduate student studying business journalism at USC, and the winner attends SABEW events across the country. The award is being expanded ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons speaks at the opening reception of the 2014 SABEW spring conference

By BRITTANY ELENA MORRIS Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Jacob Lipnitski got more than he expected after approaching GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons at Thursday’s opening reception of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ annual conference. “Do you want to take a selfie with me?” Parsons asked Lipnitski, a journalism student from the University of Missouri. After ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Gorkana’s 2014 Survey of Financial Journalists

Phoenix, March 27, 2014 - Gorkana Group, the leading provider of media intelligence services, today announced the findings of its “2014 Survey of Financial Journalists”, a comprehensive analysis of the opinions of leading US journalists. The 2014 findings show that there is ongoing optimism that the economy will continue to grow. In contrast to the 2012 Survey of Financial Journalists, the 2014 ...[Read More]
Friday, March 21st, 2014

SABEW members eligible to study for investment certification

PHOENIX -- SABEW members are eligible to study for the Claritas Investment Certificate at no cost, thanks to a new partnership with CFA Institute. CFA Institute, the organization behind the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, has agreed to provide a limited number of Claritas vouchers to SABEW members as part of the partnership. The program typically costs $685 for study materials and an exam ...[Read More]
Monday, March 17th, 2014

Past Teletraining: “Sourcing a New Beat” Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. EST

Sourcing a New Beat   Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern   New to your beat and wondering where to start setting up a strong source list? We’ve found some experts who will share their secrets for moving successfully into your new post without missing a beat. Even if you’re not exactly new to your beat, you’ll be able to use these tips to expand your source database today. Listen ...[Read More]
Monday, March 17th, 2014

SABEW sets record for BIB entries; wide variety of companies participated

PHOENIX – SABEW’s Best in Business competition has again attracted a record number of entries  -- 1,123. "SABEW is absolutely thrilled with the record number of entries. The number slightly improved on last year’s record (1,120), set during our 50th anniversary when publicity was greater," said Kevin G. Hall, the group's 2013-2014 president, who works for McClatchy. Winners of the contest, ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Register now for our spring conference and be entered to win an Android tablet

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Now through Tuesday, March 18, purchase a full conference registration and automatically be entered to win an Android tablet! The Android Matrix One tablet valued at $100 was donated by the Los Angeles Times. Winner will be notified shortly after the deadline. Conference details. Register for the conference here.  ...[Read More]
Monday, March 10th, 2014

Next teletraining: “Sourcing a New Beat” Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern

Sourcing a New Beat   Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern   New to your beat and wondering where to start setting up a strong source list? We’ve found some experts who will share their secrets for moving successfully into your new post without missing a beat. Even if you’re not exactly new to your beat, you’ll be able to use these tips to expand your source database today.  Join us ...[Read More]
Monday, March 10th, 2014

Mississippi journalist wins SABEW scholarship for minorities

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- A student journalist from the University of Southern Mississippi has won the 2014 Benita Newton Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Her $1,000 award will allow her to attend the March 27-29 SABEW spring conference in Phoenix. Crystal Garner is currently a junior at Southern Mississippi, majoring in computer science and an emphasis ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Candidates for SABEW’s Board of Governors

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – SABEW members meeting here at the annual spring conference will elect six members for the organization’s 22-person Board of Governors, March 27-29. The election will be contested by three incumbents and three newcomers.   Three incumbents have chosen not to run for three-year terms. Candidates include (in alphabetical order): ·      Glenn Hall, MarketWatch ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Online graduate certificate in business journalism now available through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Beginning in August 2014, a five-course, 15-credit certificate in business journalism will be taught through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The online program will include best practices in covering companies, markets and the economy. The six- month graduate certificate will include five three-credit courses covering specific topics ...[Read More]
Monday, March 3rd, 2014

At Phoenix conference, SABEW features new sessions on the ACA, the business of pot, and models for retirement

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- SABEW’s upcoming annual conference in Phoenix will feature speakers on some of the hottest topics facing business journalists today, including the Affordable Care Act, the rapidly growing legal marijuana industry and new models for the health of America’s retirement system. Here are some of the recently announced speakers and panels that will be highlights of the ...[Read More]

February 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The National Press Foundation is hosting all-expenses paid program in Washington, D.C., May 18-21

Special to SABEW The National Press Foundation is hosting their annual, Washington, D.C .based  Retirement Issues fellowship in the middle of May, and this year’s agenda is chock-full of informative concepts that will help anyone with any questions regarding retirement and financial stability during the fun, golden years of their life. Already in its 10th year, the NPF is hosting this all-expenses-paid ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SABEW Honors the Best in Business Journalism, Handing Out 150 Awards for Stories Written in 2013

PHOENIX— The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has announced honorees in its 19th Best in Business competition, which honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. The 150 honored works represent all corners of financial news, from the Albany (NY) Business Review to Fortune magazine and National Public Radio, from CNBC to the Atlanta Journal Constitution ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Bloomberg’s Mina Kimes wins first Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

PHOENIX --  Mina Kimes, 28, an enterprise investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, is the inaugural winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. She will receive her award March 29 at the 51st SABEW Annual Conference in Phoenix. The judging panel also chose to honor four finalists: Chris Kirkham, 30, projects reporter, the Huffington Post Sean ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Reynolds Center awards fellowship to two journalists to attend SABEW Conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded fellowships to two journalists to attend the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) spring conference in Phoenix from March 27-29. The fellowships were awarded to Jason Frazer of WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn. and Sam Murillo of La Voz, Ariz. Both fellows will participate in the ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Reynolds Center Director Linda Austin leaving, will lead APME’s NewsTrain

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- After five years as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Linda Austin will be departing the center in March to become project manager of APME’s NewsTrain. Austin says the changes work well because she is planning on moving back east and starting an international training consultancy. Austin will be the new project ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Learn How to Use LinkedIn as a Reporting Tool” Monday Feb. 24, 2014

Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool   During the 45-minute 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 our new tools, including the alumni tool and unified search box. After the session you will be eligible for a free one-year upgrade to LinkedIn ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

SABEW opposes Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays, lesbians

An open letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: When the Society of American Business Editors and Writers moved to Arizona in 2009, we expected a warm and welcoming environment. In general, that is what we have experienced, but we have been dismayed in recent days by news that the state's Legislature has passed, and you are considering, a measure that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

BIB winners offered $200 registration special; Some travel aid to conference also available

Special to SABEW   PHOENIX – As SABEW Best in Business competition winners are announced this week, SABEW is offering a special registration rate of $200 for those winners to come to the March 27-29 spring conference in Phoenix. "That's $100 off," said Warren Watson, executive director.  "We hope that will help winners be able to come to the BIB ceremony on March 29." Watson also reminded ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Benita Newton minority scholarship available for SABEW

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- A special minority scholarship is being made available for the annual SABEW spring conference March 27-29. The cash award will be for $750.   It includes a full registration to the conference. "So, the winner will have $750 to play with, for hotel and airfare.  It will enable someone to get to Phoenix for our big show," said Warren Watson, executive director. The ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 13th, 2014

New speakers added to SABEW spring conference, March 27-29, in Phoenix

SPECIAL TO SABEW   PHOENIX – Author Michael Lewis, Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney and GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons highlight a growing roster of confirmed speakers who will appear at SABEW’s 51st annual conference in Phoenix, March 27-29. “We have an exciting program of newsmakers, media industry leaders and cutting-edge thinkers to make this conference well worth your time,” said ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Journalists will move forward – in their own little worlds! Part 5 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Last in a five-part series) In 2007 to 2009, the recession forced 8 million Americans out of work.  I was one of those, laid off at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Roughly 2 million of that total are still out of work.  Millions more are underemployed and most making less than they did before the bubble burst in this lingering hurt.  Some have retired prematurely. Both ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: How to avoid the frustration factory, part 4 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” -- Anonymous (Fourth of five parts) The same factors that have resulted in vanishing careers for so many journalists have thickened the barriers for would-be journalists. "It's harder than ever to get hired," said John Christie, a former editor and publisher who founded the non-profit Maine Center for ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: They moved on from journalism to survive, Part 3 of 5

By Warren Watson (Third in a 5-part series) Russ Kendall, a lifelong photographer and photo editor, believes that every journalist should have a Plan B with their career. “If they don’t, he says, they are simply negligent to their lives,” he says with the decisiveness of someone who learned the hard way. Kendall left his photo editing job at the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald in December ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Some in journalism weathered crisis and ultimately survived, part 2 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Second of five parts) Tom Brew and John McIntyre lost jobs for up to a year in 2011 as newspaper journalism squeezed out hundreds of jobs in a belt-tightening after the recession. Both led newspaper copy desks. Both decided to stay in journalism. Both  eventually found full-time jobs again. Ironically, both took advantage of non-paying work to transition – and keep ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Surviving in journalism in the Internet age, part 1 of a 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, has studied journalists with broken careers.  Those are the people who have been adversely affected by technology, downsizing and career trauma in a rapidly evolving business.  This is the first of five parts.) Los Angeles 2000. I had a lot on my mind that early morning in March as I reached outside the hotel room door to find my ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Next teletraining: “Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool” Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

  Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool   During the 45-minute 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 our new tools, including the alumni tool and unified search box. After the session you will be eligible for a free one-year upgrade ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

For a limited time SABEW is offering half-off registrations for the 2014 spring conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- It might be snowy and cold in your parts, but SABEW is planning a big event in sunny Phoenix next month -- and you can take advantage at a half-price registration rate of $150. Our SABEW Winter Special will last only through Feb. 14. For $150 per person, you will be able to enjoy more than two days of top-notch business journalism training at our annual Society of ...[Read More]
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

BIB deadline extended until Tuesday because of entry volume

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- SABEW has extended its Best in Business entry deadline until  Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. Executive director Warren Watson said the volume of last-minute entries has slowed down entries in the all-electronic submission process. "We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to submit their best work," said Watson. Please direct questions to Watson (1-602-496-5186) ...[Read More]

January 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

ACA webinar on the state of the health care exchanges now available

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – A SABEW  webinar assessing the progress of state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is available for viewing, Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, said. Access The Affordable Care Act's Insurance Marketplaces: What's the Experience So Far? here. The webinar, which features speakers from the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, The Commonwealth ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Deadline Feb. 3: $1,000 fellowships to attend SABEW, March 27-29

Special to SABEW   PHOENIX- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will award two $1,000 fellowships to attend the annual Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in Phoenix March 27-29. The center will present the following training: Detecting Corporate Fraud, a free, pre-conference workshop with Theo Francis of The Wall Street Journal and Roddy ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

2015 spring conference- Chicago, April 23-25, 2015

By WARREN WATSON SABEW Executive Director CHICAGO – For the first time since 1992, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers will conduct its annual spring conference in Chicago. The dates: April 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile Hotel, just off Michigan Avenue. The spring conference is SABEW’s largest and most important event of the year. “We’re thrilled to ...[Read More]
Monday, January 13th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Covering Technology if You’re Not a Techie” Monday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. EST

Monday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Eastern New to the tech beat or just want to amp up your coverage beyond the latest products? If so, this session is for you. You will hear from SABEW’s panel of experts who will share their secrets for digging deeper into technology coverage. You will get tips on how to find and write award-winning stories on topics you probably have never thought of. And you will get ...[Read More]

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