Archive for 2009

August 2009

Friday, August 14th, 2009

New SABEW Executive Director Named

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers named veteran journalist and media industry leader Warren Watson as its executive director. Watson has been the director of J-Ideas, a journalism non-profit serving high-schoolers across the nation, since July of 2004. J-Ideas is based at Ball State University. He was at the American Press Institute from 1998 to 2004, the last four years ...[Read More]

July 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Baldwin’s Business Journalism Roots Go Back to SABEW’s Birth

From business editor to philanthropist In October of 1961, legendary business journalism advocate R.K.T. (Kit) Larson organized a three-day meeting that led to the birth, three years later, of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. About 60 business journalists attended the gathering. They met in Norfolk, where Larson was associate editor of The Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star. Vermont ...[Read More]
Sunday, July 19th, 2009

American City Chairman Ray Shaw, recent recipient of SABEW Award

Ray Shaw, the chairman of American City Business Journals Inc. and the most recent recipient of the SABEW Distinguished Achievement Award, died Sunday, July 19, at the age of 75, due to complications from a bee sting. Shaw, whose company operated 40 weekly business newspapers throughout the country, was a fierce advocate for business journalism and a tireless worker. He also enjoyed working ...[Read More]

June 2009

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Steiger Pledges $5,000 to SABEW Fund Drive in ‘Challenge Within a Challenge’

One of business journalism's most prominent leaders, former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger, has pledged $5,000 to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' current fund-raising campaign in an unusual "challenge within a challenge." SABEW is seeking $50,000 to match a $50,000 challenge grant from four prestigious donors - The Ford Foundation, the John S. and James L. ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 4th, 2009

100 Attend New York Fundraiser for Fund for the Future

Nearly 100 New York and New Jersey area members and friends mingled on May 28, digging deep into their pockets to benefit SABEW's Fund for the Future. The event was hosted by Paul Steiger, former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and now editor in chief of Pro Publica; and Larry Ingrassia, New York Times business editor. Guests nibbled on appetizers and sipped wine as they chatted for three ...[Read More]

May 2009

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Arizona State Cronkite School Dean Callahan Talks About SABEW Move

SABEW's membership voted last month to relocate the the organization's headquarters from the University of Missouri in Columbia to the Cronkite School of Journalism at the new Arizona State University campus in downtown Phoenix. Chris Callahan is the founding dean of the school. Before accepting the ASU job in 2005, Callahan  helped lead the University of Maryland's journalism program to national ...[Read More]

January 2009

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Ray Shaw to receive SABEW distinguished achievement award

Ray Shaw, chairman of American City Business Journals, will receive the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers(SABEW) at its 46th annual conference in Denver in late April. Shaw has run the publisher of 40 business weekly newspapers since 1989. Before that, he was president and chief operating officer of Dow Jones & Co., the publisher ...[Read More]

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