Archive for 2013

December 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award: Rules and Instructions for Entry

Second Annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award Sponsored by rbb Agency, Miami, Fla. Administered by SABEW. Named after the late Larry Birger, former Miami Herald business editor, SABEW president and RBB executive. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced at the fall conference in New York City. A total of 48 young journalists entered ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

College Connect: Does healthy food have to be more expensive?

By Phil Joens Michael Pollan’s Omnivore's Dilemma provides an insightful look into how food is made and manufactured. After reading this book I wanted to figure out how to eat healthier. But as Pollan points out, healthy food is often the most expensive food. Current agricultural subsidies support farming for products like corn, soybeans, and meat production but undercut efforts to make healthier ...[Read More]
Friday, December 13th, 2013

18 selected for Goldschmidt data workshop in Washington, D.C.

SPECIAL to SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has selected 18 business journalists for a weeklong seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in data and accounting skills. Journalists will learn and work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore the large cache of data each agency ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Photos from A Celebration of SABEW at 50 at Baruch College, Dec. 5.

View photos from our Dec. 5th celebration here. ...[Read More]
Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Reynolds Center offers two workshops at SABEW’s 2014 spring conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Workshops in how to detect corporate fraud and create data visualizations will be offered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at SABEW’s Annual Conference in Phoenix March 27-29. Detecting Corporate Fraud is for any journalist who wants to learn the basics of corporate fraud detection using public documents. The workshop will be held before ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Five Cronkite New Media Academy courses will start this spring; SABEW members receive $50 discount per class

Special to SABEW The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism will be hosting five Cronkite New Media Academy courses in spring, including both an introductory and an advanced class on social media, courses on shooting and editing video, and public relations. A $50 discount is being extended to SABEW members on each session—they just need to use the code INDUSTRY when registering. More information ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Intensive two-week summer fellowship on journalism ethics is being offered by FASPE

Special to SABEW FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics. Fellowships include an ...[Read More]
Monday, December 2nd, 2013

2014 spring conference hotel information

SABEW has reserved a block of rooms March. 26-29 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. The Sheraton Downtown Phoenix is located at 340 N 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004. Rooms are held at the rate of $169 a night until March 6.  You can book a reservation by calling the Sheraton's reservations department at 866.837.4213 and asking for the Society of American Business Editors & Writers (SABEW) ...[Read More]

November 2013

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Video: Gary Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium, Oct. 24-25, 2013

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- SABEW conducted a two-day journalism ethics seminar here in October in honor of its late president Gary Klott who many thought contributed to the ethics conscience of its 50-year-old organization. Here is a highlight video from the symposium. S.A.B.E.W. Ethics Symposium from Chris Mix on Vimeo....[Read More]
Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Next Teletraining: The Budget Beat: Where are the Fiscal Talks Heading?

SABEW Staff Report Monday Dec. 16, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern The federal government has gotten back to work after the fall shutdown, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s budget issues have been resolved. Negotiations continue. And if a deal isn’t reached, the government could face another partial shutdown in mid-January and will reach its debt ceiling again in February. Where are we now? Where ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Thirty fellows selected to attend the Strictly Financials Seminar, Jan. 2-5, 2014

Special to SABEWPHOENIX- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has selected 30 fellows – 16 journalists and 14 professors – for four days of intensive study in business journalism.The fellows will attend separate seminars Jan. 2-5, 2014, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. Journalists in the Strictly ...[Read More]
Friday, November 15th, 2013

Large increase in students in CUNY business journalism program

Special to SABEW NEW YORK--Thirty students signed up for the business and economics reporting concentration at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, making the concentration the largest of the five offered at the school. The number represents a big increase from the 19 business students on track to graduate this December and almost triple the 12 students who chose the program four years ago. ...[Read More]
Friday, November 8th, 2013

Recognizing and finding solutions to modern ethical issues in journalism took center stage at the 2013 Klott Symposium

 By RAFFY ERMAC PHOENIX- Last weekend, a group of professionals gathered at the First Amendment Forum in Downtown Phoenix’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to watch, discuss, and take part in an engaging ethics panel hosted by three nationally recognized journalists in the field of business reporting. Barney Calame, former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Executive Director’s blog: Tough times in the danger-prone workplace — and then there is the National Football League

By WARREN WATSON, SABEW Executive Director Today’s workplace can be a tough place to survive. There are on-the-job injuries, sometimes debilitating.    There is profanity and racism.  There is drug abuse.  There is occasional law-breaking, even charges of murder. And that all happens in the rah-rah, All-American atmosphere of the nation’s most popular sport, the National Football ...[Read More]

October 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Next Teletraining: “From Turkey to Tinsel: Covering the Holiday Retail Season” Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern

SABEW Staff Report Monday Nov. 18,2013, 2 p.m. Eastern It’s that time of the year again. With the start of the holiday shopping season right around the corner, our panel of retail experts is standing by to help you formulate your coverage. From turkey day to the post-Christmas sales, our panel will prepare you to cover the entire season. They’ll review the business outlook for the holiday ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 31st, 2013

New book by John Wasik shares the secrets of John Maynard Keynes’ financial success

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Longtime SABEW member John F. Wasik has written a new book on the investments of John Maynard Keynes titled “Keyne’s Way to Wealth”. Wasik’s 14th book delves into how Keynes managed to make money during some of the worst markets in history and influenced Warren Buffett, George Soros, David Swensen and many others. Jack Bogle has written the foreword and Robert ...[Read More]
Friday, October 25th, 2013

A provocative discussion of ethics in the media by former CNN anchor Aaron Brown began a two-day ethics symposium at the Cronkite School

 By CHERRELLE WADE PHOENIX- For journalists, ethical decisions are usually pretty easy, especially compared with the difficult decisions that need to be made “every day, every hour and every minute,” former CNN anchor Aaron Brown said Thursday in Phoenix at SABEW’s Gary Klott Ethics Symposium. Brown, who was sitting in the anchor chair at CNN on Sept. 11, 2001, said he was faced with one ...[Read More]
Friday, October 25th, 2013

Cronkite professor and former CNN anchor Aaron Brown kicks off SABEW’s first Klott Ethics Symposium

By RAFFY ERMAC PHOENIX- Business journalists from all over the Valley of the Sun, as well as other professionals from all over the country, gathered in Downtown Phoenix on Oct. 24 to attend the first night of the Gary Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium, a two-day event hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Held in the First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School ...[Read More]
Monday, October 21st, 2013

New York’s Baruch College to host ‘A Celebration of SABEW at 50’ Dec. 5

Special to SABEW NEW YORK--Baruch College in New York City will be the site of a special evening on Dec. 5 honoring the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as it completes its 50th anniversary year. It will be “A Celebration of SABEW at 50,“ and will start at 5:45 p.m. at Baruch, located at 55 Lexington Avenue.  The program, featuring New York real estate developer Bruce Ratner, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Gary Klott Ethics Symposium- Oct. 24-25, 2013

PHOENIX – SABEW will conduct a two-day journalism ethics seminar here in October in honor of its late president who many thought contributed to the ethics conscience of its 50-year-old organization. Read more about Gary Klott here. Veteran journalists Margaret Sullivan, Clark Hoyt and Barney Calame, who all have been public editors at The New York Times, will lead the speakers for the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

SABEW business immersion workshop on business data to be funded by Goldschmidt donation

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – Reporters who want to learn more about federal data and the business of government are invited to be part of a special immersion training being conducted by SABEW in January. The weeklong session, Jan. 12-17, is thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C., ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

SABEW business immersion workshop – Jan. 12-17, 2014

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – Reporters who want to learn more about federal data and the business of government are invited to be part of special immersion training be conducted by SABEW in January. The weeklong session, Jan. 12-17, is thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C. to ...[Read More]
Monday, October 7th, 2013

Record numbers turn out for SABEW’s annual fall conference; 257 attend the Oct. 3-4 event in New York City

By WARREN WATSON NEW YORK--SABEW set attendance records for its annual fall conference, which was held Oct. 3-4 at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. A total of 257 journalists registered for the two-day program.  It was the best turnout in the four years since SABEW revived a fall training event in 2010, anchoring it in the heart of its membership base of financial ...[Read More]
Friday, October 4th, 2013

Commissioner Bart Chilton’s speech at the SABEW fall conference presented on October 4, 2013

Special to SABEW It’s Boss It is an honor to be with you in the financial capital of the world, among those who serve a critical public good with your important works. To a great extent, the media and regulators seek the same thing:  openness, transparency and accountability that ensures we have a free and fair society. That particularly is imperative in the business and financial sector—something ...[Read More]
Friday, October 4th, 2013

News Leaders Anticipate Bright Future for Business Journalism

NEW YORK- Gone are the days of journalists with privileged information “projecting from the mountaintop” to a mass of eagerly awaiting consumers. Now, the news business is increasingly about marketing content and vying for attention in an Internet-based landscape, say three news leaders with pivotal roles in today’s industry. Today’s reporting is in part driven by news consumers who ...[Read More]
Friday, October 4th, 2013

Personal Finance Sessions Kick Off SABEW’s NYC Fall 2013 Conference

NEW YORK- The Museum of American Finance Museum near Wall Street in New York City served as the home to a variety of personal finance journalism sessions and more than 100 registrants in an event co-sponsored by National Endowment for Financial Education and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Two retirement-centered sessions kicked off the program, including panel discussions ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Winners of the Barlett and Steele awards include the Tampa Bay Times, NY Times and The Wall Street Journal

Special to SABEW PHOENIX--The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced today the winners of the prestigious Barlett and Steele awards. The gold prize went to  a Tampa Bay Times/Center for Investigative Reporting collaboration on “America’s Worst Charities,” a project by Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart that identified charities that steered as much as 95 percent ...[Read More]

September 2013

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

A $3 million gift will be used to establish the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Special to SABEW NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 – The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation announced a gift of $3 million to endow a  Center for Business Journalism named in McGraw's honor. The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism will be designed to improve coverage of business and economic issues. The gift will ...[Read More]
Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Win a fellowship: Strictly Financials or Business Journalism Professors seminar

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering 24 fellowships worth $1,500 each for intensive business journalism training in Phoenix Jan. 2-5. To learn how to ferret out stories in financial statements and SEC documents, apply for the Strictly Financials Seminar. Always wanted to teach? The Business Journalism Professors Seminar covers how to teach a university course ...[Read More]
Monday, September 23rd, 2013

SABEW’s Glenn Hall new editor of MarketWatch, Dow Jones announces

SPECIAL to SABEW Glenn Hall, a member of SABEW’s Board of Governors, has been named the new editor of MarketWatch, Dow Jones has announced. Hall, a veteran business journalist, has been managing editor for news at the start-up website TheBlaze.com, where he has served as managing editor since July 2012. Hall replaces Jonathan Krim, recently appointed global technology editor for The Wall ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Luminaries of journalism scheduled to open SABEW’s fall conference: CNBC’s Hoffman, Steiger,Winkler,Carroll and Thompson come together to discuss the Future of Journalism

Special to SABEW NEW YORK – Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of CNBC, will join a panel discussion exploring the future of journalism at the annual SABEW Fall Conference Oct. 3. Hoffman will join Paul Steiger, Matthew Winkler, Mark Thompson and Kathleen Carroll for the discussion, which will start at 7 p.m., right at the conclusion of a 6 p.m. reception at the City University of New York Graduate ...[Read More]
Monday, September 16th, 2013

Jane Bryant Quinn set to speak at the personal finance conference on Oct. 3

Special to SABEW NEW YORK -- Nationally known personal finance author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn will be the keynote speaker at a personal finance conference co-sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) on Oct. 3 at the Museum of American Finance. Quinn's long career includes, "Staying Ahead," a ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 5th, 2013

SABEW starts Young Journalist Award in honor of late past president Larry Birger (1977), who mentored many

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will honor the nation’s top young business journalist with a new award named after one of its past presidents. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award will be presented March 29 at SABEW’s annual spring conference at the Cronkite School in Phoenix. Made possible by a $5,000 gift from rbb Public ...[Read More]

August 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Registration, hotel packages added to SABEW fall/ online auction

PHOENIX- SABEW has added items to the annual fall conference/ online benefit auction. They include: ·      3 registrations to the March 27-29 spring conference in Phoenix.  They will be awarded to separate bidders. ·      2 hotel stays at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, which will be the official hotel for the conference. They will be offered to separate bidders. ·      ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Past Teletraining: Planes,Trains and Automobiles

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, August 8, 2013 — From the recent crash landing in San Francisco to the runaway train disaster in Canada, transportation coverage has been front and center this summer. Join some of the leading transportation journalists for a training session on how best to cover this rapidly evolving industry.  The call will explore how best to cover mergers, safety regulations, and ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 15th, 2013

CFA Institute hosting a free seminar for business journalists Thursday August 22, in New York City

Special to SABEW CFA Institute is hosting and educational seminar for business and financial journalists who want to better understand balance sheets, cash flow and income statements, the finer points of analyzing a company’s financial statements and identifying red flags.  This media seminar is based on Chapter 4 of the new Claritas® Investment Certificate curriculum. Reporters who attend ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

For a Limited Time: 2-for-1 Discounts to Attend SABEW Fall Conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – For a limited time, SABEW is offering 2-for-1 discounts for members and non-members choosing to attend the organization’s fall conference Oct. 3-4 in New York City. The offers begin immediately and will be in effect through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23.  They will not be extended. ·      For members, the rate is $149 for two people from the same institution. ·      ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Dick Weiss and Joe Winski named Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors at California State University, Fullerton, and the University of Oklahoma

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Two veteran journalists, Dick Weiss and Joe Winski, are the latest Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors to be named under a $1.67 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Winski will be teaching at California State University, Fullerton, and Weiss at the University of Oklahoma. The five-year program will ultimately create 11 visiting professorships ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

SABEW offering 3 levels of sponsorship for New York fall conference at CUNY

Special to SABEW NEW YORK – SABEW will be offering three separate levels for conference sponsorship effective in October at its annual fall conference in New York City. For the first time, individuals and companies can sponsor at a “patron” level for $500.  Regular sponsorships starting at $2,000 and exhibits at $1,200 are also available for the Oct. 3-4 event. The conference will feature ...[Read More]
Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Personal Finance Workshop- Schedule

SABEW / NEFE Personal Finance Workshop Thursday October 3, 2013 Museum of American Finance 48 Wall Street New York, NY 10005   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Updated September, 13 2013   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Registration and continental breakfast in Museum exhibit area. View the Museum’s exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Auction coming up for NYC conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Once again, SABEW will conduct a silent benefit online auction in September that will culminate in live bids at the Oct. 3-4 New York fall conference. During August we will solicit items from board members and others and place information about those items on the SABEW website.   That will include: opening bid minimums and “got to have it” bids for those who want ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Leaving the World of Journalism a Better Place, The Medicare NewsGroup Closes Doors

Special to SABEW After a successful two-year run providing the highest quality Medicare news and information to professionals ranging from journalists to policymakers, The Medicare NewsGroup has announced it will shut down operations, effective August 1, 2013. The Medicare NewsGroup, a subsidiary of Park Avenue Media LLC, was born in early 2011 with the goal of improving media coverage of Medicare ...[Read More]

July 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Past Teletraining: Interviewing Techniques from the Pros

It’s a core skill for journalists, but few reporters receive enough formal training on the interview process. On July 22, three veteran journalists spent an hour talking about interviewing and the techniques they have developed. These experts shared their tips and discussed everything from phone interviews and interviewing reluctant subjects to whether the presence of a PR person in the same ...[Read More]
Monday, July 8th, 2013

SABEW board member selected to be a Fulbright Scholar to China for the spring of 2014

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, July 8, 2013- Newly elected SABEW Board of Governors member and Arizona State University professor Andrew Leckey has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as a Fulbright Scholar to China for the 2014 spring term. He will teach business journalism at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Leckey is the Reynolds Chair in Business ...[Read More]
Monday, July 8th, 2013

SABEW awarded $35,000 grant to develop series of programs on health care, Affordable Care Act

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, July 8, 2013 — The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will conduct a series of education programs on the business of health care beginning in late summer, thanks to a $35,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund. The series will include a two-day symposium of concentrated study for more experienced reporters, said Warren Watson, executive director of SABEW. That ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Three sessions focussing on investigative journalism will be held at SABEW’s fall conference

SABEW Staff Report PHOENIX, July 3, 2013- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will be holding three investigative journalism sessions during SABEW's fall conference. The three sessions, taught by veteran journalists, will offer tips on investigating a CEO, government contractors and stock brokers and financial advisers.  Sessions will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, beginning ...[Read More]

June 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Past teletraining recording now available: “Ethics in a New Media World”

Ethics in a New Media World June 17, 2013 - 2 p.m. EST Listen to the Call: Click here to listen to the call. To hear it on your telephone, dial this playback number: 218-339-2651. (This is not a toll-free number.) When prompted, enter this Playback Access Code: 609169 Additional Resources: Can This Marriage Be Saved: Responsible Co-Existence by Jan Leach and Jeremy Gilbert Moderator: Kevin ...[Read More]
Monday, June 17th, 2013

Gary Klott Ethics Symposium: Schedule

Tentative Schedule Thursday, Oct. 24: 6 p.m. — Registration and Check-in, Cronkite Second Floor 6:30 p.m. — Opening reception, Cronkite First Amendment Center 7:30 p.m. — Introductions by Warren Watson, SABEW executive director; and Kristin Gilger, associate dean, Cronkite School. A SABEW welcome by Marty Wolk, SABEW incoming president. 7:40 p.m. — Ethics Is Easy, Judgment is Hard— ...[Read More]
Friday, June 14th, 2013

Gary Klott Ethics Symposium: Speakers

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown is the inaugural Walter Cronkite Professor of Journalism. Each semester he teaches a seminar on turning points in television news history, a subject in which he is well versed. From the Vietnam protests and Watergate in the 1970s to the beginning of the Iraq War, he has, quite literally, been there. Brown is best remembered for his reporting of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Baruch College Announces the Ratner Visiting Business Journalist Program: Fortune Senior Editor Allan Sloan Selected as Visiting Business Journalist

Special to SABEW NEW YORK, NY- June 4, 2013 -- Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions is proud to announce the launch of the Ratner Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist Program, which will start in Fall 2013 with Fortune Senior Editor Allan Sloan. The Ratner Visiting Business Journalist Program, created with a gift from Forest City Ratner Companies, the ...[Read More]

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