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

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]
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]
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]

November 2012

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]
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]

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]
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

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]
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]
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]

July 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Journalist Jenna Greene honored by ASBPE for her article “Civil Inaction”

Special to SABEW Jenna Greene, reporter for The National Law Journal, has won the 2012 Stephen Barr Award. It was presented by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for her article, “Civil Inaction,” on July 18 at the Azbee Awards Northeast banquet. This year the ASBPE, a professional association of editors, writers, art directors and designers who work in business, trade ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Donation message from SABEW President Jill Jorden Spitz: It’s easy to give.

SPECIAL TO SABEW Hello, SABEW colleagues: Just moments ago I set up a monthly donation to SABEW through my credit card. It took me about a minute to fill out the form on the SABEW site and a minute to fax it in, and now I'm on the way to meeting my goal of $2,000 over the next 18 months. Jill Jorden Spitz, SABEW president I hope you will consider joining me. This is the easiest, least painful ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Henriques named winner of SABEW’s distinguished achievement award

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, July 19, 2012 — Diana B. Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist and author of The Wizard of Lies, the New York Times bestseller about the Bernie Madoff scandal, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award this year from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the organization announced. The award, which is SABEW's highest honor, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Drilling Deep: Toronto

If you're in Toronto attending our workshop, please tweet about it with this hashtag: #sabewtoronto Thanks! SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX -  Toronto on Thursday, July 19, is the second city to host the Drilling Deep: Investigative Reporting Workshop Series, sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers through a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Drilling Deep: Oklahoma City

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX - Oklahoma City on Friday, July 13, will be the first of the Drilling Deep: Investigative Reporting Workshop Series, sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers through a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF). SABEW was awarded a $25,000 grant in April to provide training in investigative business reporting in workshops ...[Read More]
Monday, July 9th, 2012

The 2012 Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism are now open for entries

By SABEW Staff The 2012 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism are now open for entries. Named for two-time Pulitzer Prize winners Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the sixth annual awards celebrate the best in print and online investigative business journalism. “Don and I have an informal motto: ‘Tell the reader something they don’t know,’” said Steele. “It sounds ...[Read More]

June 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

SABEW Board member Glenn Hall becomes managing editor of The Blaze

Had run since 2008....[Read More]
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

ProPublica’s Paul Steiger to turn over editorship at end of ’12

To be non-profit's executive chairman....[Read More]
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Award-winning SABEW member presents on shadow banking at IRE

Link to overview, handout of 6/18 event....[Read More]
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Recent media research reveals surprising results on the usage of the term “job killer”

By CHRIS ROUSH Media stories with the phrase “job killer” rose dramatically after Barack Obama was elected president, particularly after he took office, according to research from two professors. The number of stories with the phrase “job killer” increased by 1,156 percent between the first three years of George W. Bush’s administration (16 “job killer” stories) and the first three ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

SABEW board member Gary Silverman receives promotion at Financial Times

Longtime SABEW board member Gary Silverman has been promoted to deputy U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. His promotion comes after the announcement that Martin Dickson will be replacing Gillian Tett as U.S. managing editor. Silverman will take his new post in September and will continue to coordinate U.S. coverage between the U.S. and London bureaus. He was elected to his current term ...[Read More]

May 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Central Michigan, Elon and LSU to Receive Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX - Journalism programs at Central Michigan University, Elon University in North Carolina and Louisiana State University will receive visiting business journalism professors next spring under a $1.67 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. This is the second year that the foundation has funded business journalism professors at universities to encourage the ...[Read More]
Monday, May 14th, 2012

Covering the entertainment biz: Hollywood Reporter vs. Variety

By JOSH CLINARD, Special to SABEW Reed Elsevier, owner of Variety, placed the “bible of Hollywood,” for sale March 23, 2011. The move is a reminder that the trades are changing -- drastically. Until the emergence of the Internet, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter competed as Hollywood’s primary guide to all daily business transactions. “People used to talk about ‘the trades,’ ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The embargo and business journalists

By SABRINA HUSAIN, Special to SABEW Whether broken by human or technical errors, embargo breaches can have serious consequences. Ron Leuty, a biotech reporter at the San Francisco Business Times, experienced the detrimental consequences of breaking an embargo firsthand.  In September 2009, Leuty was accused of breaking an embargo with Bayer HealthCare. Initially, Bayer ...[Read More]
Monday, May 7th, 2012

Biz journalists pressured by sources to write stories poll says

Special to SABEW Business journalists often feel pressured by their sources to write stories that aren't newsworthy and that could result in financial gain for those sources, according to research completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Using a survey distributed to SABEW members, honors graduate Victoria Stilwell found that sources use their status as trusted informants ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

SABEW initiative to attract people of color to business journalism

Remarks from the SABEW president....[Read More]

April 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Cassie Cope named winner of SABEW’s Morrow scholarship at University of South Carolina

Winner is an editor at The Daily Gamecock....[Read More]

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