Archive for 2015

November 2015

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

College Connect: Looking for part-time work to ease the financial crunch

By Nina Cavender One of the most important things you can do as a freshmen, other than schoolwork is finding a job. It not only provides an extra bullet point on your resume (which always helps), but it can take some pressure off your parents, and you, financially. Personally, finding a job is very important to me because I am 1,200 miles from home. I don’t have the luxury of going home every ...[Read More]
Monday, November 23rd, 2015

SABEW’s Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop

21 Journalists Chosen for Third Annual Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has selected 21 business journalists for a weeklong seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in data and accounting training. Journalists will work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

SABEW Board Member Andrew Leckey named Fulbright Specialist to Uganda

Reynolds Center President, Andrew Leckey has been named a Fulbright Specialist, traveling to Uganda. During a two-week period in March 2016 he will meet with local media, lecture and consult with Makerere University in Kampala. In addition to being a SABEW Board Member and Reynolds Center President, Leckey serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Chapter of the Fulbright Association, as a mentor ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Make big chain stores your friend

By Kouichi Shirayanagi Big chain stores that sell merchandise in the United States usually have liberal take-back policies. Most of the time when you buy something at a chain you can take it back if you don’t absolutely need it. This is very important. If you don’t need something take it back. Sometimes you can even get store credit for the sale price of an item even if you don’t have a receipt ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Saving money on college travel

By Brea Love When we think of the most expensive thing we could possibly do in college it probably involves taking a trip somewhere. I’ve been on quite a few trips within the last four years, and I never thought I could afford them until I met my friend who was a travel guru. She knew all about how to travel cheap. She is a major saver, but we’ve gotten hotel rooms and cabins for less than $100 ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Think in terms of future value when spending

By Kouichi Shirayanagi Some things in life are essential for everyday living. But a lot of purchases we tend to make are not necessarily essential. If you took $100 in today’s money and held it in a mutual fund that gave you an average return of 7% interest per year you would have $1497.45. Think about that. Buying a new polo shirt, two pairs of jeans, two tickets to a major sporting event, ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Slow down and save some cash

By Brea Love Fast isn’t always good for your wallet. I know when we get really busy with classes, work, tests, and studying you feel like you don’t have time to cook. Of course our first thought is to drive through McDonalds or Taco Bell to grab something quick. The dollar menu is a dollar, but dollars add up. I’ve made that mistake before. Those $3 or $4 purchases can add up to $50 very fast. ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Follow Buffett’s advice and avoid credit cards

By Kouichi Shirayanagi In his talk to a group of high school students in the Omaha area, Warren Buffett has one major piece of unsolicited advice before he takes questions: “Avoid credit cards.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70uJA45BmPs) Buffett says that young people need to adopt good financial habits early and it is impossible to have a good financial future if you are borrowing money ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Saving Money on college text books

By Brea Love As college comes to an end I’m looking back on the things I wish I would of known while I was here. Its not where the good parties were, or what easy classes I could of taken. I wish I would of known how to not dish out hundreds and hundreds on books each semester. It was so frustrating buying a $100 book; just to find out I barely needed it, and never opened it. I’ll share my foolproof ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 19th, 2015

College Connect: Is quick cash hanging in your closet?

By Brea Love  Do you have old things just hanging around your closet? I know I do. Students are always wondering how we can save money, make money, and keep money. Sometimes the answers to those questions are right inside of your bedroom. Your clothes can collect a serious profit. Those old jeans your grandma gave you in 2008 aren’t cool anymore, now is the time to recycle and make money. Poshmark I ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XI: Real Estate

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XII: Social Media

Select 10-15 posts published on Twitter or Facebook or a combination of both from one account over the course of 2015. Consideration will be given to breaking news, news value, creativity and “what makes an account worth following.” Judging will take into account different approaches to social-media use. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division V: Innovation

Stories, projects, and initiatives that exemplify creativity and originality. Judges will interpret this category broadly. Examples might include unique uses of multimedia elements, mobile apps or data visualization projects that debuted in 2015. It could be a package of stories that use nontraditional storytelling techniques. The division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division Highlights

Digital: Eligible entrants’ primary business activity is disseminating news and information through a digital platform (online, mobile, etc.). Energy: Energy reporting and/or commentary from any source. Government: Government reporting and/or commentary from any source. Health Care: Health care reporting and/or commentary from any source. Innovation: Stories, projects, initiatives that ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division IV: Health Care

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

General Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Best in Business is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing as of the date of entry. Regular membership is defined by SABEW’s constitution and bylaws, particularly Article III. (View at https://sabew.org/about/constitution-and-bylaws.) Good standing means SABEW received your membership dues and your membership is current ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division I: Digital

Group Digital 1: Up to 2.5 million unique visitors per month. Group Digital 2: More than 2.5 million unique visitors per month Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos and graphics. Submit entries as permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division X: Personal Finance

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division III: Government

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VII: News Agencies

Eligible entrants: Primary business activity is distributing news-to news organizations and other business entities. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like this: ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division VI: International

This division is open to media organizations based outside the United States, as well as work by U.S.-based organizations that is datelined outside the U.S. This division is platform-agnostic. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division IX: Radio/TV/Podcast

Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, and graphics. Please note: Content from an organization's website, even if online-only, should be entered in these categories. Submit entries as permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.pdf) 1. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Category Highlights

 All or some of the following categories are within each division. General Excellence: A news organization’s quality, strength and consistency over the contest year. Breaking News: Coverage of a single news event in the 24 hours after it breaks. Can be reactive reporting of news that breaks, or proactive news broken by a reporter or news organization’s reporting staff. Judges will be asked ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XV: Technology

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XIV: Student

This division honors the best student business reporting of 2015. An entry will consist of any story or package of stories written or produced by a college or university student who is a member of SABEW. Work done for school news organizations will be judged separately from work done for professional news organizations. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division XIII: Small Business

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Division II: Energy

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title ...[Read More]
Monday, November 9th, 2015

2015 Annual Appeal

Dear SABEW friends, When you are looking for top-notch business-reporting training, where do you turn? If you want to network with fellow financial journalists, where do you go? If you are hoping to discover innovative digital strategies working for other newsrooms, where do you look?If you’re like most successful business journalists, you turn to SABEW. Why? Because you know you will ...[Read More]
Monday, November 2nd, 2015

SABEW 2015 Health Care Economics Symposium 

PHOENIX – Sixteen journalists from across the United States have been selected as fellows for SABEW's fourth annual Health Care Symposium sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather Nov. 8-10 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on the campus of the American Institute for Economic Research to discuss the rising cost of health care as well as new data on health care economics. The ...[Read More]

October 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

SABEW Welcomes Sapna Maheshwari, Business Reporter at BuzzFeed News, to Board of Governors

Sapna Maheshwari, a business reporter covering retail and e-commerce at BuzzFeed News, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. "As an award-winning reporter at a groundbreaking dot-com media organization, Sapna brings a great perspective to the board as we work to broaden our appeal among business journalists," said Joanna Ossinger, SABEW ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Sapna Maheshwari

Sapna Maheshwari is an advertising industry reporter for The New York Times. Previously she was with BuzzFeed News as a business reporter covering retail and e-commerce. Prior to BuzzFeed she was a reporter at Bloomberg News, where she covered retail and corporate credit and regularly contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek. She and a colleague won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

2015 SABEW/NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Photos

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

2015 SABEW Fall Conference Photos

Thursday, Oct. 8 Fall Conference Opening Reception  McGraw Symposium   Friday, Oct. 9  Morning Sessions  Awards ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Pam Yip remembered at SABEWNYC15

By Marty Wolk Pam Yip, longtime business columnist for the Dallas Morning News, was remembered at SABEW’s 2015 fall conference in New York for her dedication to the organization, the profession and most of all, her readers. SABEW President Joanna Ossinger paid tribute to Yip for her passion and dedication to SABEW, honoring her with a posthumous President’s Award. Yip served on the board ...[Read More]
Friday, October 9th, 2015

Teletraining: Market Madness – Understanding and covering a turbulent stock market, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern

Market Madness: Understanding – and covering -- a turbulent stock market October 2015 The financial markets have been on a bumpy ride in recent months. Between concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over interest rates, stocks have been dealt blow after blow. This session will give you greater insight into what’s behind the recent market swings and what the outlook is. We’ll also ...[Read More]
Friday, October 9th, 2015

Michael R. Bloomberg receives SABEW’s Distinguished Achievement Award

2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Reception honoring Michael R. Bloomberg Photos NEW YORK – Michael R. Bloomberg, entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist, received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award, last night at the opening of SABEW's annual fall conference in New York. Bloomberg was selected by SABEW’s Nominating ...[Read More]
Monday, October 5th, 2015

Pam Yip, personal finance columnist dies

Longtime SABEW Board member Pam Yip passed away on Sunday from cancer. Pam was a personal finance columnist for the Dallas Morning News for 16 years and served on the SABEW board since 2007. “Pam Yip helped promote the highest standards of business journalism and made lasting friendships with SABEW members,” said Kathleen Graham, executive director of SABEW. “She was always ready to offer ...[Read More]

September 2015

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

SABEWNYC15 Fall Conference – Speed Networking

Sit down for one-on-one "lightning round" conversations with journalists, editors and recruiters during SABEW's Speed Networking session. Students and professionals can seek career advice, brainstorm story ideas and network. Mentors: Xana Antunes, Editor for New Initiatives, Quartz Robert Barba, Deputy Editor, American Banker Nikolaj Gammeltoft, Team Leader, Bloomberg LP Marilyn Geewax, Senior ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

ProPublica’s Cezary Podkul wins Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

PHOENIX -- Cezary Podkul, a financial investigative reporter for ProPublica is this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 9 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the second year for the competition. Last year’s winner, Mina Kimes, will also be in ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

SABEW Fall Conference speaker Dennis P. Lockhart Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dennis P. Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is scheduled to speak at SABEW’s fall conference Friday, Oct. 9, from 9-10 a.m. at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ...[Read More]

August 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The McGraw Symposium: Accelerating Change at the WSJ, Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg

Special to SABEW New York - The CUNY J-School's McGraw Center for Business Journalism will hold the second annual McGraw Symposium on Oct. 8, 2015, in conjunction with SABEW’s fall conference. The Symposium will explore the continuing transformation of business journalism in the digital era. We'll look at the challenges and opportunities faced by outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo ...[Read More]
Monday, August 24th, 2015

Teletraining: Media Strategy – How journalists can develop a personal brand – Listen to the call recording

September 2015 Looking for a way to cultivate an audience and set yourself apart in the crowded news business? Or maybe you’re in search of a little career insurance? Having a strong personal brand can help business reporters and editors navigate the industry upheaval. This session will look at how – and why – to thoughtfully develop your personal brand. We’ll talk about the specific challenges ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

How to Succeed in a Metric-Driving News Operation

Are you faced with monitoring daily metrics to measure the impact of your work? Are you wondering how to cover important but less sexy business topics so they will generate reader interest? Are you concerned about what the increasing focus on metrics means for journalists and news operations? If this is your world, this training session is for you. Find out what metrics we really should ...[Read More]
Friday, August 14th, 2015

Technology and the urban experience panel facilitated by Dean Murphy, New York Times

NEW YORK- Dean Murphy, Business Editor, New York Times will facilitate a discussion with Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs on the growing impact of technology on cities at SABEW's fall conference, Oct.9. New York City based Sidewalk Labs is a Google-funded innovation company striving to tackle some of our most pressing urban issues, including; pollution, energy consumption, transportation ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The first GOP Primary debate is tonight!

Special to SABEW The crowded Republican debate tonight marks the official start of another U.S. presidential election. The candidates for the GOP debate were selected based on their ranking in national public opinion polls. SABEW has confirmed  for its fall conference on Oct. 8-9 two top leaders of respected national polling firms. Maurice “Mickey” Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

College Connect: Preparing to survive, thrive during post college job search

By Ninfa Saavedra The idea of graduating from college and immediately starting a career is not reality, so spending continues for many new college graduates -- without a job. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the unemployment rate for recent graduates in 2014 was 3.3%. That’s higher than normal and 16.8% of new graduates are “unemployed” and can’t get jobs, job hunting or working ...[Read More]
Monday, August 3rd, 2015

SABEW welcomes Xana Antunes, editor at Quartz, to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Xana Antunes, editor for new initiatives at Quartz and a champion for emerging digital platforms, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. At Quartz, Antunes combines responsibility for the video lab and talent lab along with developing feature stories and working with the senior team to shape growth strategically. This ...[Read More]

July 2015

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

College Connect: As Internships start to end, consider a new job

By Morgan M. Grayned As summer internships begin to end, it might be time to consider whether you want to stay. Some internships end as early as late July. Others end in early or mid August. Some internships can become a full-time job. About 70 percent of internships at larger companies make full-time job offers to their interns, according to an Internships.com survey. Every year companies, ...[Read More]
Monday, July 27th, 2015

Xana Antunes

Xana Antunes is an award-winning editor and content creator with a career spanning digital media, video, long form storytelling, and daily news reporting. Currently, Xana is executive editor at Quartz. Previously at Quartz she was the editor for new initiatives, where she combines responsibility for the video lab and talent lab along with developing feature stories and working with the senior ...[Read More]

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