Archive for 2014

November 2014

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

CUNY Seeks Business Journalists for Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support in-­‐depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have resources to tackle complex, time-­‐ consuming stories, the McGraw Fellowships will enable accomplished ...[Read More]
Monday, November 17th, 2014

Past Teletraining: “Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season”

Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season November 17, 2014, 2 PM ET The holiday shopping season has always been prime season for data breaches. And this year, coming on the heels of a series of high-profile data breaches, promises to be no different. Just in time for the holiday retail season, this SABEW panel will help you break down cybersecurity issues and how to cover them. We’ll look ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SABEW’s 2015 conference to highlight Chicago strengths- Nobel-winning economists, high-tech startups and advanced training

CHICAGO – SABEW’s 2015 conference will kick off Thursday, April 23, with an all-star panel of economists, and that is just the start of what promises to be an exciting weekend in the Windy City. The opening night panel, sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will feature economists Austan Goolsbee, Randal Kroszner and Richard Thaler. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg to be next SABEW President; Wall Street Journal’s Glenn Hall added to executive ladder

Nov. 11, 2014 - Joanna Ossinger, an editor with Bloomberg News, has been named president-elect of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Ossinger, currently Treasurer, will take over at the conclusion of SABEW’s annual conference in Chicago, April 23-25, 2015, and will serve a one-year term. She has been at Bloomberg for five years, ...[Read More]
Monday, November 10th, 2014

Teletraining: “Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season,” Monday, November 17, 2014, 2PM EST

Cybersecurity and the holiday retail season November 17, 2014, 2 PM EST The holiday shopping season has always been prime season for data breaches. And this year, coming on the heels of a series of high-profile data breaches, promises to be no different. Just in time for the holiday retail season, this SABEW panel will help you break down cybersecurity issues and how to cover them. We’ll look ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Contest Categories- BiB Canada

RULES FOR EACH CATEGORY A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as permalink URLs or PDFs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics.   CONTEST CATEGORIES Beat ...[Read More]

October 2014

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Bryan Borzykowski

Bryan Borzykowski is a Canadian-based business editor and writer, who now resides in Winnipeg after living in Toronto for nearly 16 years. Bryan has written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S., including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the New York Times, CNBC, BBC Capital, CNNMoney and more. Bryan’s main areas of focus are investing, personal finance, small business and ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

2013 BiB Winner: “Down the line: how TransCanada fumbled the Keystone pipeline project.”

In the 2013 Best in Business contest, the Globe and Mail, won three awards. In the category of newspaper features, Nathan VanderKlippe won first prize for his piece, "Down the line: how TransCanada fumbled the Keystone pipeline project." With graphics, video, photo galleries and solid reporting, a complex story is told with accuracy and a human touch.  Experience the full report here. What ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

2013 BiB Winner: “Inside the fall of Blackberry: How the smartphone inventor failed to adapt” by the Globe and Mail

In the 2013 Best in Business contest, the Globe and Mail, won three awards. A team of journalists, including Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff, Steve Ladurantaye, Iain Marlow, Tim Kiladze and Boyd Erman, produced this award-winning work. A finalist in two categories in the 2013 BiB, "Inside the fall of Blackberry," is a thorough and intriguing piece of journalism. What the judges said: The judges ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

2013 BiB Winner: “Lac-Mégantic” by the Globe and Mail

In the 2013 Best in Business contest, the Globe and Mail, won three awards. “Lac-Mégantic,” by Grant Robertson and Jacquie McNish was not only an example of exemplary investigative reporting but the video presentation at the award ceremony was one of the highlights of the evening.  This is what the judges said about Lac-Mégantic: The Globe and Mail wasn’t the only news organization ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Data-driven interactive reporting engages digital audience

By Matt Zuzulo NEW YORK - Members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers gathered for a conference on Friday, Oct. 10 at the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Speakers Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight, Neil Irwin of the New York Times, Matthew Philips of Quartz and Moderator Annalyn Kurtz of Columbia University discussed the growth of data-driven ...[Read More]
Friday, October 10th, 2014

McGraw Symposium kicks off the SABEW fall conference

By Kylie Gumpert, Cronkite School of Journalism If there’s anything that three of business journalism’s top digital leaders can agree on, it’s that digital journalism is profoundly different from anything that’s been tackled so far, and it sure is riveting. CEO and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget of Business Insider, which overtook the Wall Street Journal in terms of visitors by 5 million ...[Read More]
Friday, October 10th, 2014

Baldwin pledges $100,000 to SABEW for international expansion

Special to SABEW Kenneth Baldwin Jr. has pledged $100,000 in support of expansion plans to train a new generation of business editors and writers in the United States and Canada. Baldwin's four-year pledge to SABEW reflects his foundational belief that business journalism matters to people. And he's backed that up with previous donations to SABEW and the University of South Carolina journalism ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Kathleen Graham, nonprofit journalism training veteran, named executive director of SABEW

Special to SABEW Kathleen Graham, a longtime journalism association executive, has been appointed executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the largest association of business journalists. Graham comes to SABEW from Alfred Friendly Press Partners in Washington, D.C., where she served as executive director. During her leadership at Alfred Friendly, she oversaw a distinguished ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Lisa Gibbs receives SABEW’s top honor, the President’s Award

Lisa Gibbs, newly appointed business editor of The Associated Press, will be recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of its highest honors, the President’s Award. Gibbs will receive the honor Thursday evening, Oct. 9, at the inaugural McGraw Symposium to be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan. Gibbs, a former SABEW board member, ...[Read More]

September 2014

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Two new appointments round out SABEW Board of Governors

Special to SABEW Brad Foss, deputy business editor of The Associated Press, and Bryan Borzykowski, a Toronto-based freelance business writer, have been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Foss (at right), who has been with the AP since 1999, directs daily coverage and long-term strategy for a global staff of reporters and editors from his ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Summer Ethics Fellowship for Journalists at Auschwitz

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 during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.  ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

2014 Personal Finance Workshop- NYC-Thursday, Oct. 9

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

SPJ and the Medill School of Journalism present a discussion on net neutrality and why journalists should care: Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.

The Society of Professional Journalists and  Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are co-sponsoring a panel discussion addressing why the media should care about net neutrality.   Government, nonprofit and media representatives will discuss the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue and whether it's related to the First Amendment ...[Read More]
Monday, September 15th, 2014

Past Teletraining:”Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports,” Monday, September 15, 2014

Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2014 The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis led a session that can help you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants learned how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call also reviewed the BEA’s two newest data series, which track ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 11th, 2014

New scholarship available in honor of journalist James Foley

Special to SABEW James Madison University and Iowa State University have come together to offer the James Foley Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria. The $5000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly ...[Read More]

August 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Teletraining: “Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports,” Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST

  Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will lead a session that helps you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants will learn how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call will also review the BEA’s two newest data ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

One-day Personal Finance Writers Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 9 in NYC

Save the Date: SABEW-NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Thursday, October 9, 2014 (before the start of the SABEW fall conference at CUNY) Convene Times Square 810 7th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53rd Streets), 23rd Floor New York, NY 10019 The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) again are offering a one-day personal ...[Read More]
Monday, August 4th, 2014

Special rate for SABEW members at FinCon 14 in New Orleans, September 18-20

Special to SABEW August 4, 2014- Attention all personal finance and investing writers! #FinCon14 (Where Money and Media Meet) is just around the corner. As a thank you for how well we were treated at this year's Spring SABEW Conference, I want you, as a SABEW member, to attend FinCon14 at a special rate. FinCon is a three-day conference for the financial media community. Attendees connect, learn ...[Read More]

July 2014

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director Pawlus to Lead Premier LGBT Journalists Group Washington, D.C. – Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced that Adam K. Pawlus has assumed its top staff post and will oversee its efforts to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. As executive director, he will lead NLGJA's flagship programs, including ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 10th, 2014

National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, October 12 –15

Special to SABEW Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to working print, online or broadcast journalists based in the U.S. for the annual October "Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists," at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The fellowship includes full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation. The ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Renee McGivern named interim executive director of SABEW

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Ariz. – Renee McGivern, a consultant with extensive experience leading news associations, has been appointed interim executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, effective July 1. McGivern spent nearly two decades as head of the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation and served as interim executive director at the National Scholastic Press Association. She ...[Read More]

June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Sageworks Institute survey seeks to understand the training needs of journalists

Special to SABEW June 30, 2014-  Sageworks Institute, a not-for-profit organization that provides free resources to help journalists better understand financial analysis, just released a survey. The purpose is to understand what educational topics the organization should cover and so, your journalists would have an opportunity to request the training materials they really need. Please take ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Lisa Gibbs, long-time SABEW member and award-winning business reporter, named new AP business editor

Special to SABEW By Paul Colford, Director of Media Relations, The Associated Press   NEW YORK – Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor. Gibbs will oversee more than 65 business reporters and editors worldwide. She will be based in New York and start the job in late August. “We are thrilled ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Former SABEW president Byron Calame honored by the Missouri School of Journalism

Special to SABEW Columbia, Mo. (June 23, 2014) – The Missouri School of Journalism will award the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to a total of seven individuals and media organizations in print, digital and electronic journalism, photojournalism and advertising. The 2014 medalists will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the University ...[Read More]
Monday, June 16th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News,” 2 p.m. EST Monday, June 16

Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News 2 p.m. EST on Monday, June 16   The news business is undergoing a fundamental shift as changes in reader behavior influence the bottom line at news organizations. Join our panel for a strategic discussion on the impact of mobile traffic, social media, subscription models, and search engine referrals. We explore the advantages and disadvantages ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 12th, 2014

SABEW welcomes Yahoo’s Task to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Aaron Task, editor in chief of Yahoo Finance, has been appointed to join the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Task, who oversees all original content for the site and the Yahoo! Finance newsroom, is also the host of "The Daily Ticker" on Yahoo! Finance, where he offers insights on the most important business stories of the day, including ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Broadcasting business news means ‘Pop Biz’ wins

BY VICTOR OCASIO Dow Jones News Fund Business Intern NEW YORK -- In broadcast network news, the day-to-day world of Wall Street is one far removed from target audiences. For producers, business news comes down to one key interest group – the consumer. Members of the 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency program, which pairs hand-picked student journalists from around the country ...[Read More]
Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Warren Watson resigning as SABEW executive director

Warren Watson, executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers since 2009, announced Monday that he is resigning effective June 30. He plans to move back to his native New England to complete a book on the state of journalism, "Surviving Journalism," (Marion Street Press) and pursue other journalism endeavors. "It's been a gratifying five years," said Watson, a ...[Read More]

May 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens is SABEW Chair in Business Journalism at the University of Missouri. Marty worked in the newspaper industry for 30 years, heading up many in-depth and investigative projects. Projects she edited helped change federal laws on military air crashes involving civilians, and court challenges she spearheaded opened family court records in New York. Marty worked for the Los Angeles Times, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Kevin G. Hall

Kevin G. Hall is a senior investigator and chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. He shared the 2016 Pulitzer Prize as part of the Panama Papers team, and is a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and Loeb Award winner for reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis. From 1999 to 2005 Hall was Knight Ridder’s Brazil-based South America bureau chief, and won the Sigma Delta Chi for Best ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marty Wolk

Marty Wolk is an assigning editor at NerdWallet, which aims to bring clarity to all of life's financial decisions. Prior to joining NerdWallet, Marty served as managing editor of MSN Money and executive business editor at NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com). Marty also has served as a senior correspondent for Reuters and as a newspaper reporter and editor. A longtime SABEW board member, ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Canadian SABEW member wins first prize in the PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Special to SABEW The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) announced the winners of its third annual PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism (the PMAC Awards) today. First prize went to SABEW member Bryan Borzykowski for the Canadian Business Investor's Guide 2014, an investment resource for all levels of investors. Winners were selected from 31 French and English entries ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

President’s letter: SABEW’S great Canadian adventure

By MARTY WOLK (Marty Wolk writes monthly columns about his experiences as SABEW president) May 2014 Even though SABEW has “American” in our name, we have increasingly global ambitions, and that starts at our front doorstep with our friends in Canada. From my own front doorstep in Seattle, the northern border is less than three hours away, so on a rainy Friday last week I hopped ...[Read More]

April 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

CUNY Seeks Business Journalists for New Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support in-­‐depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have resources to tackle complex, time-­‐ consuming stories, the McGraw Fellowships will enable accomplished ...[Read More]
Monday, April 21st, 2014

Past teletraining: Freelance Training: Secrets to Success, Monday, April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern

Freelance Training: Secrets to Success New to freelancing? Think it might be in your future? You’ll get some tips of the trade from some of the best in the biz in this session. You’ll find out how to find work, what editors expect from freelancers today and how to negotiate pay. You’ll also get some helpful resources you can use. Join us…  April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern Download the call ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

VIDEO- Bob Parsons addresses business journalists at the opening night reception of SABEW’s spring conference

  Bob Parsons speaks at the SABEW 2014 Spring Conference. By Curtis Davis   Bob Parsons at the opening reception of SABEW's 2014 Spring Conference. By Mark Mingura ...[Read More]
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Dates announced for SABEW’s 2014 fall conference: October 9 & 10 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

SPECIAL to SABEW For the fifth year in a row, SABEW will conduct its fall conference at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.  The dates:  Oct. 9-10. Registration information is available here. “The SABEW fall conference never fails to make news and is a great place for networking and training,” said SABEW President Marty Wolk, managing editor ...[Read More]
Friday, April 4th, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship, Part 2

By Kathleen LaPorte and Cailin O'Brien NEW YORK- Business journalists still report stories from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange even though computer trading has reduced the action there, but the audience for those stories has expanded well beyond the affluent investors often associated with Wall Street. At a time when the average smartphone can easily display stock prices and companies ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship

By Nicholas Fouriezos and Maria Torres NEW YORK- Trading beaches and sun tans for the blustery streets of New York, four University of Georgia journalism students spent their spring break studying business news in the nation’s financial capital. The students met with editors and reporters at the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and Yahoo Finance. They also visited the trading desk at ...[Read More]

March 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Pollster: Arizona’s switch from red to blue state ‘inevitable’

By JOE MARTIN Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster said Saturday. Jim Haynes, president and CEO of the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center, said the shift has been slowed thus far by a lack of participation ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Panel: Treat cannabis as a serious business topic, not as a joke

By KIRSTEN KRAKLIO Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – It’s time for the news media and nation to stop making cannabis the butt of jokes and source of puns and treat the plant as a serious business topic, several journalists and CEOs said Friday. “As a journalist I’ve been embarrassed by a lot of the coverage that’s been going on in this industry,” Al Olsen, senior editor at CNBC, ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

Print news isn’t dead, but only a part of media’s future

Friday, March 28, 2014 By Moriah Costa Cronkite News PHOENIX — News in print is far from dead but just one of many platforms in a constantly changing market, a panel of industry leaders said Friday. "There are many different kinds of models out there," said Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor and current vice president-at-large of The Washington Post. "A number of them are prospering; ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cardinals president: Super Bowl’s impact will extend far beyond Glendale

Friday, March 28, 2014 By CAITLIN CRUZ Cronkite News PHOENIX – While the 2015 Super Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the economic impact will be felt across the Valley, Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said Friday. “The footprint of the Super Bowl is much greater than the stadium itself,” Bidwill said told those attending the Society of ...[Read More]

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