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 finance reporting workshop in New York on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Journalists and content experts will engage in meaningful discussions designed to help cultivate story ideas, share best practices, understand research initiatives in behavioral finance, and network and learn from notable journalists in the consumer finance field.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Convene Times Square, near SABEW’s fall conference location of CUNY. Registration is free for SABEW members and just $25 per person for non-members.

Click here for all workshop information including schedule, speakers and tickets.

This workshop is geared toward writers and bloggers, producers and editors, and broadcasters who are looking for innovative consumer finance stories they can deliver to their audience in compelling ways. We welcome journalists from all disciplines (lifestyle, features, investigative, general assignment, etc.) to this one-day informative event on personal finance issues.

Registration is required and separate from the SABEW fall conference.

Call for Session Ideas and Speakers:
We currently are in the process of developing the program for the workshop. Have a topic in mind or interested in leading a discussion yourself? Send an email to Renee McGivern, acting Executive Director at SABEW or Paul Golden at NEFE.

In addition to speakers offering insight into the most relevant personal finance trends and secrets of the industry, the workshop also includes a networking breakfast and lunch (meals provided), and an open mic session where audience members can comment, critique and brainstorm story ideas. Expect to come away from this collaborative setting with tangible story ideas, new data to corroborate, and multiple perspectives that go beyond traditional personal finance content.

Current sessions being developed include:

  • Disaster Planning and Finances: Disasters consume increasing amounts of the news cycle and human interest, but reporting through the lens of personal finance is unique considering the impact of business interruption and the financial security of an individual or family.
  • Tapping into Social/Multimedia: Hear from social/multimedia veterans on how they harnessed the online potential to inform a larger, more engaged audience.
  • 6 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Hear six SABEW Best in Business Award recipients share background information on their off-the-wall personal finance story to hopefully spark your inspiration. If it does, step up to the mic and tell us about it!
  • Healthcare: Learn from experts on how to cover this popular buzzword with a personal finance perspective; dissect the cost and process of insurance, as well as the struggle with limited coverage.
  • Consumers in Distress: A new study by the Urban Institute says more than 35 percent of Americans have debt that has been reported to a collections agency. Even as credit card debt continues to decline, the share of Americans facing collectors’ calls hasn’t budged.

Registration is free for SABEW members.


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