March Teletraining, Today’s Journalism: “What it takes to survive and thrive in the business” 2 p.m. Eastern, Monday, March 16



March Teletraining, Today’s Journalism : What it takes to survive and thrive in the business

2 p.m. Eastern, Monday, March 16, 2015


Given budget cuts, rapidly changing technology and the overall upheaval in the news business, what does it take for journalists to survive and even thrive? Our panel will address the mentality needed to navigate change, the importance of being entrepreneurial about your career, and ways to develop your own individual brand. We’ll also discuss strategies for leading change and leading other journalists through change. This promises to be a frank and thought-provoking discussion laced with helpful takeaways.

To Register

Instructions: On the day of the call, dial 619-326-2730 and, when prompted, enter the access code 4058935 and you will be put into the call.

Callers may submit questions to the panelists at

Becky Bisbee. Becky joined The Seattle Times as business editor in August 2000. She previously served as business editor at The Austin American-Statesman and The Modesto Bee. She has been a member of SABEW since 1990 and served on the board of governors for 10 years.

Gregory Favre. Gregory, former executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and vice president of news at The McClatchy Company, is the newly appointed editor of CALmatters. CALMatters will launch this spring as a new, non-partisan, non-profit media venture producing public interest journalism focused on California State politics and government. CALmatters will be supported entirely by philanthropy and will provide the content it produces, free of charge, through existing media organizations and on its own Web site. Gregory is also past president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the California Society of Newspaper Editors. Most recently, he is a distinguished fellow of journalism values at Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism.

Glenn Hall. Glenn is the U.S. Editor of The Wall Street Journal, where he oversees coverage of economics, politics and regulations, along with crime, courts, education, real estate and general news. Previously he served as editor in chief of MarketWatch, a leading online financial news site that is part of the WSJ Digital Network. His previous roles included managing editor of TheBlaze, editor in chief of TheStreet, chief innovation officer of the Orange County Register and politics and government news chief at Bloomberg. Hall has been a SABEW board member since 2011.

Greg McCune. Greg McCune is a former president of SABEW who has been a business journalist, newsroom manager, writer and teacher in his long career. Currently a copy editor at the Associated Press in Chicago and journalism instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill journalism school, he previously held eight different reporting, editing and training roles during a three-decade career with Reuters. They included Midwest General News Editor, Training Editor, Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Bureau Chief and Canada Chief Correspondent. He began his career as a commodities and agriculture reporter and has covered a host of issues from international trade to commodity markets and statistics.

Questions about teletraining? Please contact Mary Jane Pardue at or Kimberly Quillen at


Presented as a member service by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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