Archive for 2015

November 2015

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

2016 Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop Fellows

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]
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]

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

Podkul wins 2015 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]
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

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]
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Diversity session at SABEW fall conference: Oct. 8 & 9

Special to SABEW NEW YORK- The importance of diversity in your newsroom and in your coverage will be discussed Friday, Oct. 9, at the SABEW fall conference. Octavio Blanco, financial news editor at CNNMoney; Tamika Cody, managing editor of Accounting Today; and Sapna Maheshwari, business reporter for BuzzFeed News, will share their experience in navigating the business world as a journalist of ...[Read More]
Friday, July 17th, 2015

Enter Your Best Investigative Business Journalism in Barlett & Steele by Aug. 1

Special to SABEW Administered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Cronkite School at Arizona State and named for two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Don Barlett and Jim Steele, the Barlett & Steele awards honor the best investigative business journalism each year. The awards were first given in 2007 and feature a gold award of $5,000, a silver ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Technology’s impact on urban life to be discussed at SABEW fall conference: October 8 & 9

Special to SABEW NEW YORK- Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs, will address the growing impact of technology on cities at the SABEW fall conference. Doctoroff heads Sidewalk Labs, a Google-funded innovation company tasked with developing technologies that address the biggest challenges cities face and improving urban life for all. The conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism ...[Read More]

June 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

SABEW welcomes Dean Murphy, business editor of The New York Times, to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Dean Murphy, award-winning journalist and business editor of The New York Times, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Murphy, who oversees all content for The New York Times’ Business Day, was appointed to his current position in December 2012 after a two-year stint as deputy business editor. Murphy joined The ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Dean Murphy

Dean E. Murphy is an award-winning journalist at The New York Times, where he is currently an associate managing editor for investigations. His career, which has spanned three decades and three continents, includes assignments as a war correspondent in Europe and Africa, as a political reporter in California and New York, as an editor overseeing business news, national news and investigations, and ...[Read More]
Monday, June 15th, 2015

SABEW’s 2015 fall conference: October 8 & 9 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

For the sixth consecutive year, SABEW will hold its fall conference at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The dates: Oct. 8 & 9. Registration information is available here. "We're lining up a program packed with newsmakers, networking and training opportunities," said SABEW President Joanna Ossinger, a top-news editor at Bloomberg. The McGraw ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 11th, 2015

2015 Fall Conference- NYC

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May 2015

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Chuck Ringwalt named winner of SABEW’s David J. Morrow Scholarship at University of South Carolina

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- Chuck Ringwalt, a senior majoring in broadcast, is the 2014-2015 recipient of the David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism at the University of South Carolina. The Morrow scholarship is a partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the leading ...[Read More]
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Past Teletraining: “How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool” Monday, May 18, 1p.m. EST

May Teletraining: How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool Monday, May 18, 2015 1 p.m. Eastern Time During this session, you'll learn how to promote your stories, increase your professional visibility, and conduct advanced searches on companies, groups and more. You'll also learn about some of Linkedin's new tools, including the new publishing platform. Yumi Wilson, a corporate communications ...[Read More]
Monday, May 4th, 2015

Joanna Ossinger of Bloomberg News takes the helm at SABEW; eight elected to the Board of Governors

Special to SABEW PHOENIX-Joanna Ossinger, an editor for Bloomberg News, was installed as the new president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), the largest association of business journalists, at its annual conference last week in Chicago. Ossinger succeeds Marty Wolk, assigning editor at NerdWallet. "SABEW is a great organization with a bright future, and I'm honored ...[Read More]

April 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Award Information for Winners and Finalists in SABEW’s 2014 Best in Business

Plaques will be ordered roughly one month after certificates are picked up at the awards ceremony or have been sent out via U.S. mail.  Please send any changes you'd like made to the text of the award to [email protected] SABEW provides one plaque per honored entry, which will be mailed to the address noted within the entry or within the institutional/individual membership. Additional plaques ...[Read More]

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