Archive for 2012

December 2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

SABEW member recognized for longtime economic coverage of New Hampshire

SABEW staff report PHOENIX, Dec. 27, 2012- Denis Paiste, science writer for the Materials Processing Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and longtime SABEW member, was recognized for his coverage of the New Hampshire economy. The Media Award Paiste received from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development cited him “for his consistent and exemplary coverage of the New ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

News Fund seeks media to hire business reporting interns

PRINCETON, N.J.-- The Dow Jones News Fund is recruiting media and news organizations to hire 2013 summer interns for 10 weeks in its business reporting internship program. This is an opportunity for news organizations to hire a great intern who has already been vetted by the Fund. Media outlets who want to enroll their own candidates in the pre-internship training program can also coordinate ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Economist Stockman will speak at SABEW conference in April

SPECIAL to SABEW Noted economist will speak at the 50th anniversary conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Washington D.C. April 4-6. David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will also speak during the spring conference at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Stockman was director of the ...[Read More]
Monday, December 10th, 2012

Recording is now available for teletraining session: “Housing Recovery: Now What?” 12/10/12

  A look at the housing market and how to cover housing in smaller markets. Monday, Dec.10, 2012 Moderator: Kerry Curry Kerry Curry is the magazine editor of HousingWire, a national trade publication based in Dallas that covers the housing economy with a focus on real estate, mortgage lending, investing, mortgage servicing and macro economics. HousingWire runs a news website ...[Read More]
Monday, December 10th, 2012

Past Teletraining: ‘Housing Recovery: Now What?’

 A look at the housing market and how to cover housing in smaller markets.   Click here to listen to a recording of October’s teletraining. Resources: Get to know who’s your local MLS and who are the local guys (usually guys) who track real estate data. Realtor.com publishes monthly reports on listings, asking prices, days on market for 146 metro areas. PR contact is jill.kipnis@move.com Trulia ...[Read More]
Friday, December 7th, 2012

SABEW poll: Business journalism freelancers seeing an increase in pay

By CHRIS ROUSH ,SABEW research director Nearly two-thirds of freelance business journalists who responded to an informal online poll said that their compensation has risen in the past 12 months. That’s up from a year ago, when it was nearly half of the freelancers surveyed stating that they had seen a compensation increase, according to the survey conducted by the Society of American Business ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

SABEW membership rate increase effective Jan. 1, 2013

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX-  Beginning Jan.1, 2013, SABEW memberships will be increased. The new rates are as follows:  Individual memberships will go from $55 to $60. Institutions with 1-5 members will increase from $105 to $110 Institutions with 6-10 members will increase from $165 to $170. Institutions with 11-15 members will increase from $225 to $235. Institutions ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Martin Wolk takes a new position at Microsoft’s MSN Money

Special to SABEW Phoenix- SABEW board member Martin Wolk has accepted a new position as personal finance editor at Microsoft's MSN Money. Wolk will cover issues related to money, including saving money, setting budgets, getting credit, dealing with debt, insurance and taxes. Prior to joining Microsoft, Wolk worked at NBC News Digital, where he was executive business editor, in charge of business ...[Read More]
Monday, December 3rd, 2012

College Connect: ‘Tis the season of exchanging gifts

By ALEXANDRIA BACA The winter holidays are supposed to be a time of giving thanks and celebrating the company of family and friends. I always get a little stressed out, though, at the thought of exchanging gifts. When I was younger, my parents would give my three sisters and I some cash, drop us off at the local mall and we’d spend the day in alternating pairs, buying gifts for the family. Since ...[Read More]

November 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

SABEW’s Holiday Gift Guide

By LEAH LEMOINE Special to SABEW   Holiday cards have been mailed, trips home booked and Aunt Edna’s fruitcake received and discreetly discarded. The final finish on holiday plans? Gifts for your nearest and dearest business writers and editors, of course. Give someone – or yourself – the gift of knowledge this season with one (or two, or three…) of these outstanding books.  ...[Read More]
Monday, November 26th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Robert Khuzami

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Monday, November 19th, 2012

SABEW introduces videos from New York conference

Working with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, we have videos ready for two of our recent New York sessions – a social media workshop conducted by Columbia’s Sree Sreenivasan and an investigative reporting conversation between Diana Henriques and Jill Abramson, both of The New York Times.  More video will be available in the coming weeks.   Visit our Training ...[Read More]
Monday, November 19th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Diana Henriques

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Monday, November 19th, 2012

Videos- 2012 NY Conference- Lex Fenwick

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Thirteen SABEW members named fellows by The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Thirteen SABEW members have been awarded fellowships in business journalism through The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The selected journalists will attend workshops and seminars at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix on Jan. 2-5. During the four-day event, fellows will be trained in how to teach university-level ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

SABEW’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Have you written a book lately?  Let us know. The holiday shopping season is upon us.   We’d like to know if you have written a book in the last couple of years so we can include it in a our holiday business journalism shopping guide. Also let us know if one of your colleagues has been active. You can’t say we’re not helping to jump-start our economy. Just drop me an email at watson@sabew.org. --- ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Recording is now available for teletraining session: Fresh Ideas for covering retail

  Fun and fresh ideas for covering the retail during the holiday season. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Moderator: Karen Talley is a special writer covering retailers for Dow Jones Newswires. She previously spent eight years on the stocks team. She has also worked at American Banker and the Long Island Business News. Panelists: Ellen Davis joined the National Retail Federation in ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Fresh ideas for covering retail, Nov. 12, 2012

A panel of experts  discuss fun and fresh ideas for covering the retail during the holiday season. Teletraining call was held  1p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, Monday, Nov. 12.     To listen to the call, click here. Moderator: Karen Talley is a special writer covering retailers for Dow Jones Newswires. She previously spent eight years on the stocks team. She has also worked at American ...[Read More]
Monday, November 5th, 2012

New Small Business category added to 2012 Best in Business competition

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Nov. 5 — SABEW’s 18th annual Best in Business competition will include coverage of Small Business for the first time. The competition opens for entries on Monday, Dec. 3. Also new this year: Technology; and Innovation, a category that will recognize creative and bold initiatives across all facets of business journalism, from exciting new apps to interesting storytelling ...[Read More]

October 2012

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Inside the story: GlobalPost investigates ‘America the Gutted’

Special to SABEW   In April 2011, celebrated authors Don Barlett and James Steele challenged SABEW spring conference-goers to do more stories about the demise of the middle class.  Barlett and Steele were being honored with SABEW’s most important honor, its distinguished achievement award.  It was a subject area in which they had investigated. Thomas Mucha, Editor of GlobalPost, was ...[Read More]
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Reynolds president visits Grambling, encourages diversity in biz reporting

Special to SABEW By Justin Madden The president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism told Grambling State University students this week that business journalism needs them. During his first visit to the university, Andrew Leckey detailed for more than 30 communication students why they should consider a career in business journalism – a cool, fun and meaningful ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spotlight: Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business

Editor’s note:  Some of the nation’s best business journalism was honored this year in the SABEW Best in Business competition. To understand that journalism and share some of the strategies involved, SABEW will feature selected winners in a new periodic web feature “How We Did the Story.”   "Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business" was a Best in Business winner ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

SABEW’s BIB to open Dec. 3; Small Business, Technology added as categories

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Oct. 16, 2012 — SABEW's 18th annual Best in Business competition opens for entries on Monday, Dec. 3, with two new categories, Small Business and Technology. Also new this year: Innovation, a category that will recognize creative and bold initiatives across all facets of business journalism, from exciting new apps to interesting storytelling experiments. This replaces ...[Read More]
Monday, October 15th, 2012

Recording is now available for Online and On Time: How to make your writing sing for the web and multimedia

If you’re a working journalist, chances are you’re spending more time writing for the web and for multimedia platforms. Learn how to polish your writing skills and hone your writing process, particularly as it pertains to online writing. This session is designed to help both experienced and up-and-coming journalists. Oct. 15, 2012 2 p.m. Eastern Below are instructions on how to listen ...[Read More]
Friday, October 12th, 2012

Past Teletraining: Online and On Time: How to make your writing sing for the web and multimedia

Online and On Time: How to make your writing sing for the web and multimedia   If you’re a working journalist, chances are you’re spending more time writing for the web and for multimedia platforms. Learn how to polish your writing skills and hone your writing process, particularly as it pertains to online writing. This session is designed to help both experienced and up-and-coming journalists. ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Long time journalist receives SABEW’s highest honor

By CALE OTTENS NEW YORK--Tears of joy filled the eyes of Diana Henriques, a longtime investigative reporter for the New York Times, as SABEW’s Kevin Noblet presented her with the business writers and editors organization’s highest honor, SABEW’s distinguished achievement award. Although Henriques has reported for the The New York Times since 1989,  primarily specializing in investigative ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

SABEW conference-goers salute Henriques

By DORIANNE R. PERRUCCI NEW YORK — For just a moment, the investigative reporter didn’t know how to answer the question. “You are drawn to dark corners,” said Julie Abramson, editor of The New York Times, leaning closer. “What fascinates you most?” Diana Henriques shrugged. “I was having fierce arguments at four years old – I have an overdeveloped sense of what’s fair,” ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Much Ado About Social Media with Sree

By JI HYUN LEE NEW YORK--Social media was the topic du jour for the 2012 Fall SABEW conference and leading the Friday morning panel was Columbia University’s Sree Sreenivasan, a longtime professor with a newly minted title, chief digital officer.  Possibly the most revealing, and entertaining moment of the workshop was when he began the lecture by casually asking the room which hash tag they ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

On being ‘direct, immediate and in the moment’

By NICK THOMPSON NEW YORK -- In describing the operation of a news organization, Gary Silverman, deputy U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, likened it to a jazz band. Reporters and editors are to know their instrument. Together, the band works to be “direct, immediate, and in the moment.” Silverman, CNBC editor Nik Deogun, and Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel described ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Restructuring: A Conversation with Lex Fenwick

By KATIE BRENNAN NEW YORK -- Lex Fenwick seems to have a knack for switching up longtime tendencies. Earlier this year, he accepted the position of CEO of Dow Jones and Co. The move came after 25 years at Bloomberg. In his conversation with Lisa Gibbs of Money Magazine, Fenwick said making the decision was scary, “like leaving part of the family, knowing you will never come back.” He ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Making practical use of social media in the newsroom

By JUSTIN YANG NEW YORK -- Journalists must use social media to reach a wider audiences, a panel of experts told SABEW’s fall conference Sept. 27. Lewis DVorkin of Forbes and Emily Peck of the Huffington Post discussed in their panel how their newsrooms are utilizing social media, the debates that arise from using social media and emerging platforms. For the Huffington Post, a chunk of the ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

New York Times, USA Today and two N.C. Newspapers Win 2012 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism

Special to SABEW PHOENIX — The New York Times, USA Today and a joint project by The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer won gold, silver and bronze awards respectively in the sixth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced today. Named for the renowned investigative ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

A Panel of Experts discuss the Challenges of Hiring in a Changing Media World

By KELSEA WASUNG NEW YORK--At the 2012 Fall Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference, a panel of three media professionals and experts, shared their views on hiring in the changing media industry and the skills needed to obtain a job. Greg McCune, editor in charge of Reuters American Service moderated the panel, “Challenges of Hiring in a Changing Media World.” The panelists ...[Read More]

September 2012

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Hall to become SABEW president in 2013; Milstead named to SABEW officer ladder

SABEW Staff Report NEW YORK – Kevin Hall, the national economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, will become SABEW president in April at the conclusion of the organization’s 50th anniversary conference in Washington, D.C., current president Jill Jorden Spitz announced. Hall is based in Washington and is current co-chair for the 50th anniversary program to be held April 4-6 at George ...[Read More]
Sunday, September 30th, 2012

SABEW raises $4,200 through benefit online/live auction; proceeds will benefit training projects

NEW YORK -- SABEW raised $4,200 to benefit its training and education programs through an online and live auction in conjunction with its annual fall conference in New York City Sept. 27-28. Items ranged from products and services, to a Maine vacation, to lunches with important business journalists, and tours of newsrooms. Among the winning bidders: * Bruce Rubin, a former business partner ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 27th, 2012

2013 Summer Internship at Reuters

SABEW Staff Report Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news agency, is looking for talented undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates for its 2013 summer internship program in the Americas. The 10-week paid internships are a crash course in hands-on financial, business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned ...[Read More]
Monday, September 24th, 2012

Director’s Blog: Drilling Deep in L.A.

By WARREN WATSON SABEW Executive Director LOS ANGELES – Fifty-two journalists, mostly from Southern California, attended a special SABEW workshop on investigative Journalism Sept. 21 at the Los Angeles Times. The “Drilling Deep” seminar was the third in a four-workshop series funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.  Earlier workshops were held in Toronto and Oklahoma ...[Read More]
Friday, September 21st, 2012

New research reveals media misstep in financial coverage

By CHRIS ROUSH The financial media focused too much on covering the political aspects of the federal government’s stimulus package aimed at the economic crisis during 2009 and didn’t do enough agenda setting, according to research from a Columbia University professor. “Much of the coverage focused on the political process and the familiar debates about tax cuts and protectionism and so ...[Read More]
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Recording is now available for teletraining session: Looking for your dream job?

Looking for Your Dream Job? Tips on how to find it and what editors need today. Sept. 17, 2012 2 p.m. Eastern Below are instructions on how to listen to the call on your computer or your telephone. • To listen to the recording on your computer, click here ConferenceRecording-1061611-263444 *This is an MP3 digital audio file, which can be played with any digital audio player supporting ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

SABEW poll: Majority of business journalists have seen a pay raise in the past year

Special to SABEW By Chris Roush A majority of business journalists in the United States received a pay raise within the past 12 months, according to an informal survey of nearly 250 business reporters and editors conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Of those that received a raise, two-thirds said the increased pay occurred at their current job. A third of the ...[Read More]

August 2012

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

CMU, Elon and LSU to receive Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX -- Starting in the spring semester of 2013, three veteran journalists will be visiting professors at Central Michigan, Elon and Louisiana State universities under a $1.67 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The professorships will enable students at the three universities to get valuable training in a specialized and increasingly critical area of journalism, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

SABEW’s 50th anniversary conference will be held in Washington D.C.

SABEW staff report PHOENIX – The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will conduct its 50th anniversary conference and celebration April 4-6, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The world’s oldest and largest association of business and economic journalists will gather at George Washington University. It will be a highlight event as SABEW begins a celebration of 50 years of service to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Recording now available for: “Covering Health Care in the Wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision,” 8/20/12

Covering Health Care in the Wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Monday August 20, 2012 The Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Health Care Act. What's next? What are the implications for the new exchanges, for Medicaid, for taxes? Here’s your chance to get tips and ask questions of noted health care journalists and a small-business expert  in SABEW's next hourlong teletraining ...[Read More]
Friday, August 17th, 2012

SABEW poll for newspaper business sections/pages: What are your plans for stock tables and agate?

SABEW Staff Report Newspapers are again wrestling with how to display agate and other stock tables at a time when newsprint can be costly. SABEW is taking a quick poll of editors of sections. We hope you will help us out by completing this short survey. The survey is directed at editors who deal with print. Thanks for helping. --- Warren Watson, SABEW Executive Director...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The last Money intern at The Times-Picayune turns out the lights

Special to SABEW By DiAngelea Millar EDITOR’S NOTE: DiAngelea Millar is a junior at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. She is completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently and hopes to become a “special projects feature reporter at a newspaper while being a famous author of fictional novels.” She spent the summer in New ...[Read More]

July 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

“Covering Health Care in the Wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision,” 8/20/12

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