2016 Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop Fellows

Posted By Crystal Beasley on Monday November 23, 2015

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 Labor Statistics and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to explore the large cache of data each agency produces and to understand the importance of that data to readers. They also will visit the U.S. Federal Reserve and get briefings on new investment data from the Investment Company Institute.

The seminar, funded by the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, will be held Jan. 11-15. The Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation has been a SABEW supporter since 2010.

“The idea was to create something different than SABEW has done in the past, and this data-immersion program gives time for journalists to really understand the sources of the data they use and learn how to dig deeper into data,” said Jim Goldschmidt, a director of the foundation.

“Some 33 professional journalists applied this year – a record number,” said Marty Steffens, SABEW chair and University of Missouri business journalism professor, who will lead the training. “We received high praise from previous participants, many of whom recommended the training to other SABEW members.”

Steffens and Kevin Hall, chief economic correspondent for McClatchy News Service in Washington, are the chief organizers of the event.

“We are pleased with the quality of applicants and congratulate the 2016 Goldschmidt Fellows,” said Kathleen Graham, SABEW executive director. “The intensive, hands-on and classroom-style training on the intersection of U.S. policy and economics will mark the first certificate training program offered by SABEW.”

The 2016 Goldschmidt Fellows: 

  • Lynn Brezosky, senior reporter business, San Antonio Express-News
  • Adelaide Chen, data editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Patti Cohen, economic reporter/tax policy reporter, The New York Times
  • Moriah Costa, banking reporter, SNL Financial, Washington
  • Mediha F. DiMartino, Orange County Business Journal
  • Deirdre Fernandes, business reporter, The Boston Globe
  • Ángel González, business reporter, The Seattle Times
  • Roseanne Gerin, English news editor, Radio Free Asia, Washington
  • Gary Haber, business reporter, York (Pa.) Daily Record
  • Jason Lange, economic reporter, Reuters, Washington
  • Sarah McGregor, U.S. economic editor, Bloomberg News, Washington Bureau
  • Ximena Mosqueda-Fernandez, energy reporter, S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial, Washington Bureau
  • Jennifer Oldham, regional reporter, Bloomberg News, Denver
  • Helaine Olen, economic/business columnist, Slate, New York
  • Matt Phillips, senior editor, Quartz, New York
  • Elizabeth Renter, staff writer, Nerdwallet.com, San Francisco
  • Deon Roberts, banking reporter, The Charlotte Observer
  • Chris Rugaber, economics reporter, Associated Press, Washington
  • Miriam Valverde, business reporter, Sun Sentinel
  • Chris Wetterich, reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Dan Zehr, economics/finance reporter, Austin American-Statesman

The group also will include four students: Moqui Ma, Siyu Lei and Zivile Raskauskaite from the University of Missouri and Zoe Sagalow from the University of Maryland.

View the SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion and Government Workshop schedule here.

For questions about this or other SABEW events, please contact Crystal Beasley, event coordinator, at [email protected] or (602) 496-5188.


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