Archive for March, 2014

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]
Monday, March 31st, 2014

Ad for Retail/consumer reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Retail/consumer reporter Full-time Midwest Application deadline: 5/1/2014 Job description and how to apply: We are searching for a tenacious business journalist to tackle the retail/consumer beat and provide the compelling and insightful coverage that our audience demands. We need a dogged and productive reporter who can write clearly, accurately and authoritatively ...[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]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Lewis details reporting, relationship-building that led to ‘Moneyball’

By PERRY VANDELL Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Not every writer knows when an article will turn into a book. Sometimes a moment, an experience, a strike of inspiration can transform what was supposed to be a magazine feature into a full-blown novel. For Michael Lewis, who received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Distinguished Achievement Award on Friday, that ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

MGM Resorts CEO: Federal ban on online gaming wouldn’t end it

Friday, March 28, 2014 By Jamie Killin Cronkite News PHOENIX – A bill before Congress that would prohibit all forms of Internet gambling would instead allow for it to continue unregulated, the CEO of MGM Resorts International said Friday. “What I believe is in the best interest of Americans is to regulate, to get rid of the bad actors, to force them out of business,” James J. Murren ...[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]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

This year’s David J. Morrow Business Scholarship winner is Thad Moore of the University of South Carolina

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- The University of South Carolina and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers announce the selection of Thad Moore as the winner of the David J. Morrow Business Scholarship. The award is given annually to a graduate or undergraduate student studying business journalism at USC, and the winner attends SABEW events across the country. The award is being expanded ...[Read More]
Friday, March 28th, 2014

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons speaks at the opening reception of the 2014 SABEW spring conference

By BRITTANY ELENA MORRIS Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Jacob Lipnitski got more than he expected after approaching GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons at Thursday’s opening reception of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ annual conference. “Do you want to take a selfie with me?” Parsons asked Lipnitski, a journalism student from the University of Missouri. After ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Gorkana’s 2014 Survey of Financial Journalists

Phoenix, March 27, 2014 - Gorkana Group, the leading provider of media intelligence services, today announced the findings of its “2014 Survey of Financial Journalists”, a comprehensive analysis of the opinions of leading US journalists. The 2014 findings show that there is ongoing optimism that the economy will continue to grow. In contrast to the 2012 Survey of Financial Journalists, the 2014 ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ad for a Business reporter at the Tampa Tribune

The Tampa Tribune Job Title: Business reporter Job type: Full-time Region: Southeast Application deadline: Open until filled   Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY: The Tampa Tribune is looking for a self-starting business journalist experienced with real estate and development but with the flexibility to cover a wide range of topics for print and online. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

2014 Spring Conference Materials

Resources and other important information provided by speakers   Data is King: How to use and analyze economic reports Powerpoint provided by Jeannine Aversa Taking the economy's measure Powerpoint provided by Steve Landefeld Covering Personal Finance- tips from the pros Fleeced by Fees  By David Evan Duping the Donors of Fallen Soldiers By David Evans Duping the Donors ...[Read More]
Friday, March 21st, 2014

SABEW members eligible to study for investment certification

PHOENIX -- SABEW members are eligible to study for the Claritas Investment Certificate at no cost, thanks to a new partnership with CFA Institute. CFA Institute, the organization behind the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, has agreed to provide a limited number of Claritas vouchers to SABEW members as part of the partnership. The program typically costs $685 for study materials and an exam ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

College Connect: Cost of Living Considerations

By Annie Dankelson All journalism students — probably all students, really — strive for them: those coveted summer internships. If you’re like me, you’ll take whatever you can get, wherever you can get it. This could be right in your hometown or in a big city miles away. However, while it’s good to keep your options open, especially as someone new to his or her field, living in different ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

College Connect: Expect the Unexpected

By Annie Dankelson As the typical “poor college student,” your parents probably tell you to spend your money wisely. They might even suggest creating a budget. I know that when I started having to pay for my own rent and food, putting money aside for different essential categories was quite helpful. However, imagine this situation. It’s the end of the month, and you’ve used all of your ...[Read More]
Monday, March 17th, 2014

Past Teletraining: “Sourcing a New Beat” Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. EST

Sourcing a New Beat   Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern   New to your beat and wondering where to start setting up a strong source list? We’ve found some experts who will share their secrets for moving successfully into your new post without missing a beat. Even if you’re not exactly new to your beat, you’ll be able to use these tips to expand your source database today. Listen ...[Read More]
Monday, March 17th, 2014

SABEW sets record for BIB entries; wide variety of companies participated

PHOENIX – SABEW’s Best in Business competition has again attracted a record number of entries  -- 1,123. "SABEW is absolutely thrilled with the record number of entries. The number slightly improved on last year’s record (1,120), set during our 50th anniversary when publicity was greater," said Kevin G. Hall, the group's 2013-2014 president, who works for McClatchy. Winners of the contest, ...[Read More]
Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Register now for our spring conference and be entered to win an Android tablet

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Now through Tuesday, March 18, purchase a full conference registration and automatically be entered to win an Android tablet! The Android Matrix One tablet valued at $100 was donated by the Los Angeles Times. Winner will be notified shortly after the deadline. Conference details. Register for the conference here.  ...[Read More]
Monday, March 10th, 2014

Next teletraining: “Sourcing a New Beat” Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern

Sourcing a New Beat   Monday, March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern   New to your beat and wondering where to start setting up a strong source list? We’ve found some experts who will share their secrets for moving successfully into your new post without missing a beat. Even if you’re not exactly new to your beat, you’ll be able to use these tips to expand your source database today.  Join us ...[Read More]
Monday, March 10th, 2014

Ad for a Business Editor/Writer with OZY

OZY Business Editor/Writer  Are you a versatile business editor/writer? Ready to try something different in journalism? Meet OZY. Founded by former MSNBC and CNN anchor Carlos Watson, OZY is a new kind of daily news and information site that brings “educated but edgy” readers up to speed on what happened over the past 24 hours and then vaults them ahead by previewing six to eight new ...[Read More]
Monday, March 10th, 2014

Mississippi journalist wins SABEW scholarship for minorities

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- A student journalist from the University of Southern Mississippi has won the 2014 Benita Newton Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Her $1,000 award will allow her to attend the March 27-29 SABEW spring conference in Phoenix. Crystal Garner is currently a junior at Southern Mississippi, majoring in computer science and an emphasis ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Candidates for SABEW’s Board of Governors

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – SABEW members meeting here at the annual spring conference will elect six members for the organization’s 22-person Board of Governors, March 27-29. The election will be contested by three incumbents and three newcomers.   Three incumbents have chosen not to run for three-year terms. Candidates include (in alphabetical order): ·      Glenn Hall, MarketWatch ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Allen Wastler

Allen Wastler Allen Wastler is Managing Editor of CNBC Digital, overseeing the day-to-day news production and editorial coverage for the network's website as well as its mobile and digital platforms. Prior to joining CNBC.com, Wastler was Managing Editor of CNNMoney.com, a joint venture between CNN and Time Inc. Before his tenure there, Wastler was the Managing Editor of CNNfn.com, CNN's business ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

Karey Van Hall

Karey Van Hall Karey Van Hall is the News Editor for the Washington bureau of Reuters News Agency. She oversees breaking news coverage on politics, foreign policy, and regulatory matters. She also directly manages a group of six reporters who focus on Wall Street regulation. Karey joined Reuters in 2004, combing through Securities and Exchange Commission filings. She was the Washington bureau's ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Mary Jane Pardue

Mary Jane Pardue I’m Mary Jane Pardue, interim head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film and professor of journalism at Missouri State University. I was first elected to the board in 2010, and I am running for re-election this year. As co-chair of the Training Committee, I’m happy to report that we have again met our goal of offering members monthly teletraining conference calls ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

Mark Hamrick

Mark Hamrick is senior economic analyst, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com. An award-winning journalist, Mark joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington for many years. Along with his work translating developments in the economy, financial markets, politics and business ...[Read More]
Friday, March 7th, 2014

Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall is the global chief of Dow Jones Newswires, overseeing teams of journalists in the U.S., Europe and Asia that produce content for the wire and coordinating with news leaders across The Wall Street Journal to deliver exclusive news and insights produced by the broader newsroom to the professional news service. Glenn previously served as U.S. Editor of The Wall Street Journal and as Editor ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Online graduate certificate in business journalism now available through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Beginning in August 2014, a five-course, 15-credit certificate in business journalism will be taught through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The online program will include best practices in covering companies, markets and the economy. The six- month graduate certificate will include five three-credit courses covering specific topics ...[Read More]
Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Ad for a Business Reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Business Reporter Job type: Full Time  Region: East Coast Application deadline: April 6, 2014 HOW and WHERE TO APPLY: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review seeks a seasoned business writer who delivers sophisticated coverage of energy issues and the environment. We’re looking for a strong reporter who is able to break news and produce compelling daily coverage, ...[Read More]
Monday, March 3rd, 2014

At Phoenix conference, SABEW features new sessions on the ACA, the business of pot, and models for retirement

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- SABEW’s upcoming annual conference in Phoenix will feature speakers on some of the hottest topics facing business journalists today, including the Affordable Care Act, the rapidly growing legal marijuana industry and new models for the health of America’s retirement system. Here are some of the recently announced speakers and panels that will be highlights of the ...[Read More]

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