Archive for 2013

December 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Fellows selected for 2014 Goldschmidt Data Immersion workshop

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

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]
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]
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. 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 Gary Klott Ethics Symposium Oct. 24-25 ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

17 chosen as fellows for SABEW healthcare workshop in Chicago, Nov. 7-8

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – Seventeen journalists have been chosen as fellows to attend a special symposium on the business of health care Nov. 7-8. The fellows chosen through an application process, represent 10 states and the District of Columbia. The fellows are: Kristen Scholrich/Crain’s Chicago Business/Chicago Catherine Larkin/Bloomberg/Chicago/Chicago Jim Spencer/Minneapolis ...[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]
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 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]

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 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]

May 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Past teletraining recording now available: “Covering the College Debt Crisis”

Covering the College Debt Crisis May 21, 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: 868588  Moderator: Susan Tompor, Personal Finance Columnist with the Detroit Free Press. Susan writes a personal ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Past Teletraining: “Covering the College Debt Crisis”

Covering the College Debt Crisis May 21, 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: 868588 Moderator: Susan Tompor, Personal Finance Columnist with the Detroit Free Press. Susan writes a personal ...[Read More]

April 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Mad Money host Jim Cramer’s remarks at SABEW’s 50th Anniversary Gala

By JIM CRAMER (Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's Mad Money, addressed journalists at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers 50th Anniversary Gala on April 6, 2013. Here are his remarks.) First, thanks so much to our SABEW hosts. I am thrilled to be here on this 50th anniversary night and I am proud to be amongst the best of the best of our profession. When I first learned of this ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

2013 Washington, D.C.- Gala

SABEW’s 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower’s State ballroom on April 6, 2013.   Individual Tickets: $150 per person. Individual tickets are available here. Please contact our Gala Coordinator Lacey Clements at [email protected] or (301) 751-5227 for more information on sponsorship. SABEW 50th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Platinum Level ...[Read More]

March 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Andrew Leckey

The business journalism career of SABEW board member Andrew Leckey has included syndicated investment columnist, television anchor and educator. As a SABEW board member, he has been especially active in promoting international goals for SABEW and organizing the Speed Networking sessions for students at SABEW conferences. A syndicated investment columnist for the Chicago Tribune for many years, ...[Read More]
Monday, March 4th, 2013

James Madore

James T. Madore is the economics writer at Newsday, covering the regional economy and economic development. James has written about business for much of his career, except for six years as a government reporter including a stint as statehouse bureau chief. During his time as media business writer, he was the lead reporter on a team investigating Newsday’s circulation fraud. That and other stories ...[Read More]

February 2013

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

50th anniversary draws crowd of sponsors and exhibitors; financial support tops $150,000

By MARTY STEFFENS     PHOENIX -- A record number of sponsors and exhibitors took part in  the 50th annual SABEW conference and gala in Washington April 4-6.  As of late February, commitments topped $150,000, which will help fund SABEW educational, training and operations. Bloomberg News was once again a lead sponsor for the three-day conference held at the Marvin Conference Center at George ...[Read More]

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