Archive for 2006

December 2006

Friday, December 15th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Best In Business Journalism Contest Adds Columnist Category, Online Registration

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 12th annual Best in Business contest is getting bigger and better than ever. This year's competition offers two major changes: registration of all entries online at, and a new category for business columnists. The deadline for online registration of all entries is February 1, 2006. Paper copies of entries must be sent to SABEW ...[Read More]
Friday, December 15th, 2006

Rod Smith, editor of R-J Gaming Wire, dies at 60

By HOWARD STUTZ GAMING WIRE Rod Smith, the Review-Journal's Gaming Wire editor whose varied 30-year career took him into the fields of economics, politics and business journalism, died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. Smith, 60, had been the newspaper's award-winning lead reporter on the gaming industry since August 2002 and wrote a weekly column in the Business section's Sunday ...[Read More]

October 2006

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Business Journal reporter Andrew Hamm dies

Andrew Hamm, a veteran reporter with the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, died suddenly Monday at his home in Tracy. The San Joaquin County coroner's office said Hamm appeared to have suffered a heart attack. A cause of death is pending further tests. He was 46. Hamm had been at the Business Journal since 2000 and covered energy, transportation, hospitality and sports management. ...[Read More]

September 2006

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Sentinel business columnist passes away after heart attack

Orlando Sentinel business columnist Susan Strother Clarke died this afternoon, one day after suffering a massive heart attack at her College Park home. She was 47. Clarke started working at the Sentinel in 1985, coming from the Gwinnet Daily News in Georgia. She held a variety of editing and reporting positions for the newspaper, and she became the Sentinel's business columnist in February 2003. In ...[Read More]

August 2006

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

2006 News: Make a difference

If you believe in what you do and want to promote the cause of quality business journalism, we have an opportunity for you. Become a candidate for the Board of Governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.  As you may recall, six SABEW board positions open up every year. We also fill the seat of the board member who has been elected secretary/treasurer. (This year, that's Bernie ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 10th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW receives $25,000 grant for capacity building efforts

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has received a $25,000 grant sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism, Ford, and James L. and John S. Knight Foundations for capacity building efforts. This grant will match each dollar SABEW raises up to $25,000. The match will double your dollars, and if you have a corporate matching program, that would add to your own gift. ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 10th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW has been awarded $25,000 from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to launch several ethics-based initiatives

August 10, 2006  COLUMBIA, MO -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has been awarded $25,000 from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to launch several ethics-based initiatives. The grant is the second awarded this year to SABEW from the Oklahoma City-based journalism foundation. In May, the group received a challenge grant funded by Ethics and Excellence as well as ...[Read More]

June 2006

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Rocky business reporter dies

John Accola, a business investigative reporter at the Rocky Mountain News, died June 25 of an apparent heart attack. He was 56. Accola was a winner, with colleague Peggy Lowe, of a 2000 Best in Business award in the Spot Enterprise - Giant Newspapers category. He authored or co-authored a number of other stories and series nominated for SABEW awards. Deb Goeken, managing editor of the News, ...[Read More]

May 2006

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Q&A With New SABEW President Dave Kansas

By Chris Roush  Friday, May 12, 2006 Earlier today, I conducted an e-mail Q&A with new Society of American Business Editors and Writers President Dave Kansas. Dave is editor of the The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section. He oversees coverage of Wall Street, banking, markets, investing and personal finance. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the section. In ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

2006 News: Elected Officers of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers

COLUMBIA, MO., Wednesday, May 3, 2006  Dave Kansas, editor of the Money and Investing section of The Wall Street Journal, was named president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers during its annual conference. Gail DeGeorge, business editor of the South Florida SunSentinel, became SABEW¹s vice president. Bernie Kohn, the assistant managing editor/business for The Baltimore ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Financial Advice TV Show Pioneer Dies

Louis Rukeyser, who for 32 years presided over PBS' Wall Street Week, a landmark financial advice show developed in Owings Mills and distinguished by his keen insights, wry puns and idiosyncratic musings on the market, died yesterday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Rukeyser, who was 73, died of multiple myeloma, a rare cancer of the bone marrow, said his brother, Bud Rukeyser. An imposing ...[Read More]

March 2006

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Seeks Donations

SABEW's Fund for the Future is a new fundraising drive that seeks to provide this organization with the financial muscle required to create more innovative training opportunities at a cost that will fit into shrinking newsroom budgets. SABEW already helps our 3,500 members in numerous ways: from industry news and professional tips contained in our newsletter, The Business Journalist, and on our ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Best in Business Winners Announced

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has named the winners in its 12th annual Best in Business contest, which recognizes the best overall publications, as well as best breaking news, enterprise and special projects reporting in business journalism during 2005. The contest received 850 entries from daily newspapers, business weekly newspapers, magazines, wire services, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Business Journalists Urge SEC to Limit Reporter Subpoenas

03/08/2006 COLUMBIA, MO. -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the nation's largest trade group for financial journalists, salutes the effort by Chairman Christopher Cox of the Securities and Exchange Commission to clarify the terms under which his agency will serve subpoenas on a financial journalist in any SEC investigation unrelated to that journalist's personal trading activities. As ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

2006 News: SABEW seeks nominations for board

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is seeking business journalists who would like to serve terms on its board of governors. At least eight governor seats will be up for grabs at its annual conference in Orange County, Calif., in May 2007. There's nothing honorary about the title of SABEW governor. This is a working board that runs SABEW's conferences and contests, helps with our ...[Read More]

February 2006

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

2006 News: One Day Newsroom Management Course

"MANAGING JOURNALISTS" A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP WITH REUTERS AMERICA TRAINING EDITOR GREG MCCUNE Does this conversation sound familiar? "Congratulations! You are the new Assistant Managing Editor/Business, with 20 business section staff reporting to you. Welcome on board! And by the way: "¢ You must cut 10% of your department budget within two months. We need your proposed cuts by next Friday. "¢ ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

2006 News: Carol Junge Loomis to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

SABEW has selected Carol Junge Loomis, a journalistic fixture at Fortune magazine who's often regarded as the best business writer in the United States, as this year's recipient of our Distinguished Achievement Award. Loomis, 76, takes five months off each year but still has plenty of time to afflict the powerful. Last year, for example, her scathing cover story about Carly Fiorina's tenure as Hewlett-Packard's ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Responds to “Pretexting” Identity Theft by Hewlett-Packard

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a trade group representing 3,500 financial journalists, is outraged that any company would stoop to unethical -- if not illegal -- means to gain access to a reporter's telephone records.  According to news reports, Hewlett-Packard officials hired private investigators to learn who talked to the media about board decision-making. These investigators, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

2006 News: Disney CEO to Speak at SABEW Conference in May 2007

Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger will address SABEW's 44th annual conference in Orange County, Calif., on May 21, 2007. Robert Iger Iger succeeded long-time Disney CEO Michael Eisner as the entertainment and news company's leader in October 2005. He oversees a diverse set of operations from a major Hollywood studio to the ABC network and its news production as well as a massive tourism business. Previously, ...[Read More]

January 2006

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

2006 News: Reuteman joins succession ladder

Rob Reuteman, business editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, has been named secretary of the Society of American Business Editors, effective May 2007. In joining "the ladder," Reuteman will serve a year each as secretary, then treasurer, vice president and president of SABEW. Reuteman, 56, joined the SABEW Board of Governors last year, served on the Internet committee that redesigned the ...[Read More]
Sunday, January 15th, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Student Winner on Front Page of Wall Street Journal

Emily Steel, the journalism student who won the SABEW student business journalism contest in 2006, had her first front-page byline on The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. Steel, who is from Connecticut, won the student contest for a story she wrote while interning at the St. Petersburg Times in the summer of 2005. It detailed the salaries of executives at the largest non-profit organizations ...[Read More]
Monday, January 2nd, 2006

2006 News: Changes to SABEW’s Best in Business Contest for 2007

Last year's conversion to an electronic entry process for SABEW's Best in Business contest was such a hit that, for the upcoming contest in 2007, we're going almost completely digital. Here's what's changing: If you're entering the section contest, you'll enter as you did last year: register your entry online, and then mail in four copies of each of the sections you're entering. But if you're entering ...[Read More]
Monday, January 2nd, 2006

2006 News: SABEW Best in Business Takes Another Step into Digital Age

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is building on last year's success with online registration for its Best in Business contest by taking the entire entry process online for many categories in our 13th annual competition. The Best in Business entry forms will be available on this site beginning Jan. 2, 2007. Editors will enter the SECTION contest as they did last year: Register the ...[Read More]

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