Archive for 2016

December 2016

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Training – Covering Personal Finance in 2017

Monday, Jan. 23 2 p.m. EST January is the time of the year when money management and personal finance are at the top of many people’s minds. Readers are eager for advice and information about setting their household budgets, getting debt under control, preparing to buy or sell a house and making preparations for tax season. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, hear from a panel of experts ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Fellows selected for 2017 Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has selected 22 business journalists for the 5-day SABEW/Goldschmidt seminar in Washington, D.C., in January that will immerse them in federal, economic, and personal-finance data. Fellows were chosen from a record pool of 43 applicants. Journalists will work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Census Bureau, the ...[Read More]

November 2016

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

SABEW announces 2016 Health Care Symposium Fellows

For the full symposium schedule, click here. Fifteen journalists from across the United States have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s fifth annual Health Care Symposium sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1-3 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg–Washington, D.C., bureau. The symposium will give fellows a head start covering a ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The Power of Business Journalism

SABEW members and friends: It isn’t news to you that business journalism is more powerful and relevant than ever, from coverage of the Panama Papers to Brexit, the Wells Fargo scandal to the Mylan EpiPen price hike, China’s economic reforms to the United States’ presidential candidates’ financial records. Our work holds corporate titans, elected officials and tax-dodging plutocrats to ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

What will happen to the ACA now?

Monday, November 14 2 p.m. EST Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling a crowd at a rally toward the end of his campaign "it's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov.. 8."  Now, with a Republican-controlled Congress, that goal is within reach. How will that happen and what will the Republicans put in its place? What will that mean for the 20 million ...[Read More]

October 2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Kevin G. Hall receives SABEW’s top honor

  Kevin G. Hall, chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with one of the highest honors, the President’s Award. Hall received the honor Friday, Oct. 7 during the SABEW fall conference held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Midtown Manhattan. Hall, a former SABEW board member and past president, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Oct. Teletraining: Young journalists, big impact

Young journalists, big impact Monday, October 17 2 p.m. Eastern Today’s young business journalists show us that decades of experience are not required to have a major influence in the industry. At 27 years old, Buzzfeed’s William Alden’s reporting has taken him inside the secretive Palantir Technologies and caused an executive shake-up at insurance broker Zenefits. William has been honored ...[Read More]
Friday, October 14th, 2016

April 27-29, 2017: SABEW17 Seattle

 SABEW17 - The Future of Business News Conference Registration Program Schedule Hotel and More...[Read More]

September 2016

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

William Alden wins 2016 Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

William Alden, 27, a San Francisco-based business reporter for BuzzFeed News covering the technology industry, is the 2016 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists younger than 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 7 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the third year for the competition. The past two years’ ...[Read More]
Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Teletraining – Covering the election on the business desk

September 2016  November’s election is coming up fast, but is your organization ready? This election cycle is proving to be one of the most significant in decades – according to a UBS AG Wealth Management Americas survey of 2,300 wealthy investors, 77 percent expect the November election to be a game-changing event for the U.S. economy. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, our panel of editors ...[Read More]
Friday, September 2nd, 2016

September 20 – Boning Up on Business Journalism Skills at EIJ16

SABEW will be presenting a three-hour session during the Excellence in Journalism 2016 (EIJ16) conference in New Orleans. We'll cover the essential basics for any business journalist, plus talk about where the jobs are and why you'll want to go into business journalism if you aren't in it already. Come prepared to learn about: Following the money: how to find great business-journalism stories ...[Read More]

August 2016

Friday, August 26th, 2016

SABEW Canada announces its new board for the 2016-2017 season

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada is pleased to welcome its new board for the 2016-2017 season. Featuring business journalists from across the country, the board will oversee the day-to-day operations of SABEW Canada and continue to host social events, speaking sessions and workshops to promote discussions about the state of business journalism in Canada. This ...[Read More]

July 2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Longtime SABEW Board Member Elizabeth Whitney dies

Renowned journalist, Elizabeth Whitney, died Tuesday. Whitney was the first female business editor at a major U.S. newspaper, the then-St. Petersburg Times. She was both an influential and exceptional reporter and editor to the journalism community. Whitney had a distinguished career of reporting and editing staying devoted to business-related news. She served on SABEW’s Board of Governors from ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 7th, 2016

July Teletraining – July 18

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Teletraining – Coaching journalists toward their best work

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing and documentaries. Prior to joining Investopedia, Caleb was the Director of Business News for CNN and worked for the network for ten years in a variety of executive and management roles including the Executive ...[Read More]

June 2016

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Roseanne Gerin

Roseanne Gerin has worked in journalism for more than 18 years, reporting on many different kinds of stories both in the United States and abroad. Roseanne is currently an editor at Radio Free Asia in Washington, where she writes stories on human rights, corruption, the environment, politics, economic development and labor issues in six Asian countries that have limited or no access to independent ...[Read More]

May 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Patrick Sanders

Patrick Sanders is the assistant managing editor/investing at U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C. He previously was senior editor, investing at U.S. News & World Report. A former editor of The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana, Patrick was previously Connecticut news editor for The Associated Press. He then helped launch the New York Times editing center in Florida that produces ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The Panama Papers: A New Face For Investigative Journalism

Story by Kristy Westgard Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service The Panama Papers marked a shift away from the traditional lone wolf method of investigative journalism in favor of collaboration, a panel of journalists said Saturday. Four journalists involved in the investigation spoke about their ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Consumers have plenty to learn about money management

By Cassidy Trowbridge Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University People don’t know how to manage their money. That’s the main theme from “Mining Behavioral Research and Government Data to Tell Personal Stories,” a Friday session at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Financial experts highlighted their research on consumer protections and ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Entrepreneurship is key to media outlets being successful

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service While some traditional media outlets struggle to make a profit because of the disruption caused by technology and innovation, others that welcome the changing trends have experienced much success. The difference, experts said, is how willingly the outlets embraced entrepreneurialism. “I still think the most important thing, which you alluded to, is they have ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Business journalists discuss making tough ethical decisions

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University If a news organization sends out a tweet that the Capitol has been attacked, but no one can confirm it — should you report it, too? What if that tweet causes markets to drop? As business journalists, SABEW attendees must answer questions like this regularly. Glenn Coleman, Joanna Ossinger, ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

SABEW focuses spotlight on Baron’s leadership at Globe and Post

By Will Racke Medill News Service Marty Baron gets about three public speaking requests a week, thanks to his newfound celebrity courtesy of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning film that depicts the true story of the Baron-led Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church. His day job as the executive editor of the Washington Post prevents him from fulfilling most of those ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Economists, academics cautiously optimistic about US economy

By Charles Clark Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University A panel of economists and academics expressed a relatively optimistic view on the progress of the U.S. economy, and to a degree, the possibility of future wage growth. The discussion about the economy and wages occurred Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. The panel was moderated by ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Global economic growth still struggling following financial crisis

By Katie Murar Medill News Service There are many signs that point to the U.S. economy improving following the financial crisis a few years ago, but the global economy hasn’t fully bounced back, said Council of Economic Advisors member Jay Shambau. In a panel discussion Saturday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference, Shambau explored the ways in which slow global growth is playing out in ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Marriott CEO: Hotel industry growing despite recent terrorist attacks

By Xiumei Dong Medill News Service Recent terrorist attacks around the world are hurting the travel industry, but Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said that hasn’t stopped the growth of the hotel industry. Following a bidding war in the past few months with China’s Anbang Insurance Group, Marriott International Inc. sealed a deal in April with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Experts point to slowly improving U.S. housing market

By Sydney Maki Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University The U.S. housing market has been through hell, but a SABEW panel of housing experts said it is making a slow and strenuous climb toward stability. The panel explored the outlook of millennials and the housing market’s sustainability during Friday’s lunch keynote at SABEW’s 2016 annual ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Rich story ideas abound in emerging marijuana industry

Story by Agnel Philip Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Video by Kat Lonsdorf Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism News publications have a responsibility to objectively cover the marijuana business, according to two key players in the Denver Post’s recent efforts to ramp up coverage of the burgeoning industry. “To ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Panelists share tips on uncovering the murky world of campaign finance

Story by Will Racke Video by Kat Lonsdorf Medill News Service Veteran political and campaign finance reporters revealed some trade secrets for covering the intersection of money and politics during a panel discussion at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Friday’s session, “New Tricks for Covering Campaign Finance,” gave business reporters an opportunity to learn about sources, leads and ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Labor Secretary defends new overtime regulation

By Katie Murar Medill News Service Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed the new overtime regulation announced earlier this week will level the playing field for middle class workers. “I’m very proud of the new regulation, and it’s going to potentially help millions of workers become the middle class managers that they are,” said Perez, speaking Friday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference ...[Read More]
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Big names featured at spring business media conference

By Will Racke Medill News Service Business reporters and editors from across the country gathered Thursday night for the SABEW 2016 annual conference, which kicked off with a welcome reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The reception was a prelude to two days of networking and training sessions with prominent business leaders and journalists. Andrew Leckey, president ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

May Teletraining – Breaking news: Make your coverage overshadow the competition

Breaking News: Make your coverage overshadow the competition Monday, May 9, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Do you sometimes feel like your breaking news coverage is getting lost in the barrage of social media feeds? Do you wonder if it’s the digital presentation that will get it all the attention it deserves? Maybe it’s the writing and editing that really matter? These are some of the topics we’ll ...[Read More]
Monday, May 9th, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Roseanne Gerin

Roseanne Gerin Editor Radio Free Asia Roseanne Gerin has worked in journalism for more than 16 years, reporting on many different kinds of stories both in the United States and abroad. She is currently an editor at Radio Free Asia in Washington, where she writes stories on human rights, corruption, the environment, politics, economic development and labor issues in six Asian countries that have ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Patrick Sanders

Patrick Sanders Senior editor for investing U.S. News & World Report Patrick Sanders heads the investing desk in the Money section for U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C. He is interested in developing continuing education programs that will help SABEW members become better journalists. A former editor of The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana, Sanders was previously Connecticut ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Neil Roland

Neil Roland Head of US financial regulations team Lexis-Nexis’ MLex News I’d like to help invigorate SABEW and increase its penetration by tapping my quarter-century of business journalism experience, my digital and international perspective, and a history of service as a teacher and coach. I’m particularly intrigued by the opportunity to serve on the board’s training committee, offering ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver Vice president, content Investopedia/IAC SABEW's mission is more important than ever, and I believe that it has both the right and the responsibility to expand its scope beyond the promotion of excellence in business journalism. As a member and an awards recipient, I am honored to be a nominee to the Board of Governors. If elected, I would push the Society to become a more dynamic ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Amy Gleason

Amy Gleason Senior director, News S&P Global Market Intelligence I believe I can help bring new ideas and creativity to the challenges and pressures facing today's newsrooms. I love solving tough problems, and would be honored to collaborate with the SABEW board to bring thoughtful, relevant ideas to help shape the future of our newsrooms. As news director at SNL Financial, now part of ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Sapna Maheshwari

Sapna Maheshwari (Incumbent) Business reporter Buzzfeed news SABEW's core mission to encourage and uphold "the highest standards of economic journalism" has never been more important than at this point in history. Corporations are influencing people's lives in unprecedented ways — sometimes good, often bad — and have a growing array of tools with which to silence or dilute fearless, substantive ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – Xana Antunes

Xana Antunes (Incumbent) Editor of New Initiatives Quartz My short stint on the SABEW board serving out the term of a departing board member has afforded me a close-up appreciation of the vital role the organization plays in the business journalism community. SABEW is an ideal forum to advance excellence in coverage of the global economy, nurture and share best practices, set high ethical ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

2016 Board of Governors Candidate – James T. Madore

James T. Madore (Incumbent) Senior Business Writer/Economy Newsday I would like to be considered for nomination to the SABEW Board of Governors for the Spring 2016 elections. I have served on the board for nearly three years and led the Finance Committee for about two years. The committee meets every month via teleconference to review SABEW’s finances and to suggest adjustments in spending ...[Read More]

April 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

2015 Canadian Best in Business nominees announced

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Canada is pleased to announce the list of nominees for its second Canadian Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business reporting published or broadcast in 2015. The nominees represent some of Canada's most venerable news organizations, including Canadian Business, Vancouver Sun, Reuters Canada, Alberta Venture, ...[Read More]

March 2016

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 21st Annual Best in Business Awards

PHOENIX — The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) today announces winners and finalists in its 21st annual Best in Business (BIB) Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism that was published or aired in 2015. Adding up winners and finalists, Bloomberg led with seven honors, while The New York Times earned six honors — all winners. A diverse group ...[Read More]
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

March Teletraining – Digital business writing: How to hook an audience

Digital business writing: How to hook an audience Monday, March 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Let’s face it. Whether you work for a newspaper, a newswire or a news website, you’ve got a digital audience. The challenge is how to best write for that audience. That’s where our panel of digital business journalists comes in. They’ll be rolling up their sleeves and sharing their ideas about successful ...[Read More]

February 2016

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Winner, Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul is the winner of the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist competition, which recognizes talented reporters under 30. The inaugural winner was Mina Kimes, then a reporter for Bloomberg News. Podkul, now 32, was selected as the second annual winner. (Cezary turned 30 during 2014 meeting the award eligibly requirements). Birger was SABEW president in 1977 and was a former Miami Herald ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Seeking SABEW Board Candidates – Deadline Feb. 29

SABEW is currently seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Governors. Board members help set policy and strategic direction for SABEW, and their work is vital to the operation of the organization. Board members are expected to attend two in-person meetings a year, participate actively on at least one board committee, support SABEW’s development efforts and assist with the recruitment ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

February Teletraining: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

The First Amendment in the Digital Age Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Do you know what to do if you run a story that includes a false statement of fact about a well-known CEO; under what circumstance are you allowed to use a video clip you found on Twitter; or what to do if a police officer orders you to stop taking photos in public spaces? If you want some real-world advice from an ...[Read More]
Monday, February 1st, 2016

SABEW16, SABEW Spring Conference – May 19-21, 2016

Conference Schedule Student Newsroom...[Read More]

January 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST In this one-hour session, Cezary Podkul of ProPublica will share the formula behind prize-winning investigative pieces. Podkul was this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist award. Listen to the recording here.  Training Links: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Teletraining: Digital Strategy – The rise of the emailed newsletter

Digital Strategy: The rise of the emailed newsletter January 2015 You’ve got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. In an era of social media and apps, emailed newsletters are coming into their own and developing their own voice. They are smart, informative, snarky and fun. Perhaps most significant, they are an increasingly important way of getting content directly into the laps of readers. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

SABEW Los Angeles Mixer – Jan. 24, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join your Los Angeles-area colleagues for food, drinks and networking.  Sunday, Jan. 24 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. La Canada, CA SABEW members and non-members are welcome! No charge, but please RSVP. Location information will be sent in your confirmation email Questions? Email SABEW....[Read More]

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