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

member_training_headerSABEW 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 are we headed? And how can this complicated story be localized in news markets around the country? Join SABEW’s panel of experts for an hour of straight talk about the budget situation and how to cover it.

To sign up for the call, click here.

Instructions: On the day of the call, dial 619-326-2730 and, when prompted, enter the access code 4058935 and you’ll be put in to the call.

Callers may only listen in to the panelists’ discussion, but may submit questions to that will be sent to the moderator for possible inclusion in the hour-long discussion.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2014

2 p.m. Eastern


  • Jodi Schneider, Bloomberg. Jodi is the Congress team leader in Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau. She previously worked as the Community Banking Editor in the Washington bureau at The American Banker and served as director of training and recruiting and as economics and finance editor at Congressional Quarterly. Earlier in her career, Jodi served as assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report and as local business editor at The Washington Post.


  • Paul M. Krawzak, CQ Roll Call. Paul covers the budget and fiscal policy for CQ Roll Call, where he has worked since 2009. Among other topics, he has reported on President Obama’s first budget, the 2009 stimulus legislation, Paul Ryan’s budget plans, the Simpson-Bowles Commission, the deficit reduction talks between the White House and Congress in 2011, the Budget Control Act and the super committee deliberations. Prior to joining CQ, Krawzak was a regional reporter at the Copley News Service Washington Bureau, where he covered the Ohio Congressional delegation, the steel industry and business. He also served as Pentagon correspondent for the San Diego Union-Tribune.


  • Jim Spencer, The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Jim covers a Washington-based beat examining the intersection of Minnesota businesses with federal politics and policy. He writes about such issues as health care reform, patent reform, banking reform, medical device approval, farm subsidies, free trade, retail policies and intellectual property crime. Before coming to Washington, Jim wrote long-form enterprise stories about health care, environmental, economic, political and social issues, as well as personality profiles, for the Star Tribune.


For more information on “The Budget Beat:  Where are the Fiscal Talks Heading?,” contact Mary Jane Pardue, or 417-836-8834.

Register for the call. At the time of the call, dial 619-326-2730. At the prompt, enter the access code 4058935.

Presented as a member service by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.



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