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]
Monday, December 19th, 2016

College Connect: Saving Money at the Grocery Store

By Zack Newman I relish food and am constantly enticed by the possibility of a smorgasbord of flavors. While the occasional splurge is ok, constructive habits can lead to long-term savings. This happens a few dollars at a time. I compiled a few of my favorite tricks below to save money at the food store. The envelope trick: Budget out the amount of money you anticipate spending on “fun food” ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Filing Taxes Cause College Students to Confront their Money Skills

By Lisa Fu College is when many young adults take their first step to financial independence. It may be taking on a part time job or simply remembering to pay the rent on time, but college is when many students often confront their responsibilities with money and find their knowledge is lacking. When it comes to filing taxes, for example, college students have many questions, but the answers ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: College Loans are Necessary, but Require Planning

By Azure Aladin College is expensive. Tuition, rent, textbooks, groceries and other bills add up, forcing many college students to take out loans to defer the expense of attending a university. Courtney Wheeler, a junior at the University of Georgia, qualified for a scholarship provided to Georgia residents who have performed well academically, but did not get any other assistance even though she ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: In Today’s Electronic Age, Receipts Can Be Your Friend

By Covey Eonyak Son My dad always told me to hold onto my receipts, no matter how minor the purchase. He was obsessed with collecting them. He even had boxes (yes, multiple) of old receipts and invoices in his home office. Just in case. A little over a year ago, my dad’s advice came back ringing in my head. I finally understood why he so meticulously kept all of his receipts. It was July ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Managing Your Money Doesn’t Have to Be So Stressful

By Covey Eonyak Son You probably grew up getting allowances from your parents. Your parents probably got you a piggybank one day, and told you to not to break it open until you’ve saved enough money. And they almost definitely at some point told you to put something back at the store because you don’t really need it. This is how a lot of parents try to teach their children about financial ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Yes, You Really Can Afford to Take That Internship

By Covey Eonyak Son Around this time last year, I finally got a call I spent months hoping to get. The voice on the other end offered me an internship at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was a happy ending to an annual ritual that thousands of college students take part in each year. We spend hours writing and refining cover letters and résumés with the hope that we’ll be chosen. So naturally, ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Best money-saving apps for students

By Emma Diltz At this age, students struggle with saving money. There’s rent to pay off, groceries to buy and miscellaneous bills to check off. But half of the fun in college is being able to go out with your friends, whether it is dinner, drinks or concerts. The problem with all of these is how much money they cost. I’ve compiled the best apps that students can use to save money for the fun ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Getting your first credit card and how to manage it

By Emma Diltz Getting a credit card is a big push into adulthood for a lot of people, including students. Going into college, it’s a good idea to start thinking about getting a credit card. Without good credit, it’s hard to buy a house, pay off student loans or buy a car. As a student, the best card I found is the Discover it for Students card. With this card, students don’t have to have ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

College Connect: Effectively budgeting for the holiday season

By Emma Diltz As the holiday season is upon us, students are strapped for money more than usual. Throughout the rest of the year, they’re usually focused on buying groceries, paying rent and with the little money they have left, shopping or attending a variety of events. All too often, December rolls around, the same time every year, and students haven’t even started pricing gifts, let alone ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

College Connect: As an international student, make sure your bank is actually ‘local’

By Daniel Levitt Telling your bank that you’re going abroad on vacation is often unnecessarily laborious. Try telling them that you’re moving abroad to study until ‘who knows when?’ Though it may seem like the last thing you need to worry about before your move, especially if it prides itself on being “the world’s local bank”, but sorting out your bank account may just be the most ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

College Connect: Grad School Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

By Daniel Levitt When I first told my friends and family of my plans to study in America, they thought I was barmy. And that was before I told them it was a master's degree that I wanted to pursue. As I researched journalism schools from all 50 states, my long short-list of schools stood at six: Georgetown, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Northwestern and Texas. The cheapest list price for international ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

College Connect: A new bicycle isn’t worth it – YES IT IS!

By Daniel Levitt "I'll buy one at the start of the semester." "I'll buy one after my exam." "No, seriously, I'll buy one on the weekend." Sound familiar? There's only one time to buy that bicycle you need, and that's now! See, for all of those days and weeks that you delay the big purchase, your bank balance is being left exposed. But it doesn’t have to be big at all. The “green” ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

22 Journalists Selected for the SABEW/Goldschmidt 2017 Fellowship

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. Click here for the agenda. Journalists will work with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ...[Read More]

November 2016

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

SABEW announces 2016 Health Care 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]
Monday, November 21st, 2016

Jan. 9-13, 2017: SABEW/Goldschmidt Data Immersion/Government 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]
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

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Fellows sought for 2016 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

SABEW is seeking applications for a workshop that will help journalists better understand health care economics and provide an update on the Affordable Care Act. The training program comes during insurance-enrollment season, in which more than 8 million Americans are expected to use government exchanges. With double-digit premium hikes and major insurers dropping out, we will hear from reporters and ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2016

College Connect: Why I have a Safety Net

Charlie Clark, Arizona State University Cronkite School I got my first job at 19 making $8.25 per hour working in a coffee shop. Although I would by no means characterize that as good pay, I was in college on a scholarship, and it was certainly enough income to fill my gas tank and supply my diet of ramen and microwavable mac n’ cheese. Although my only real motivation for saving at the time ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2016

College Connect: Money Can’t Buy Love

Jacob Garcia, ASU Cronkite School I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “Money can’t buy love.” I agree, and I hope my experiential story about money demonstrates that. I spent this past summer in Cape Cod, Mass., and for one of my days off in early July, I decided to take a trip to NYC to visit my girlfriend. Her birthday comes in mid-July, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to celebrate ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2016

College Connect: Lessons in Money from New York City

Kanak Jha, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication This past summer I had the opportunity to move to bustling New York City. New York is full of life lessons, especially for a young student working their first full time internship far away from home. Some of the most prominent lessons the city taught me was about money. When I moved to the city I ...[Read More]
Monday, October 24th, 2016

College Connect: The Bank of Mom and Dad

Connor Murphy, ASU Cronkite School Even among other major European cities, German towns and cities are unique for their dependence on cash. Whether you’re buying a pilsner at a beer garden or postcard to send home, cash is the preferred method of payment. This is not to say that credit is not a major part of the German economy, but everyday transactions are generally paid in cash only. In many ...[Read More]
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]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

College Connect: Why I never buy anything that’s not on sale

Kourtney Balsan, ASU Cronkite School I never buy anything that isn’t on sale. Red stickers and slashed prices is my norm. Why? Well, besides the fact I am a broke college student, I realized that everything will usually go on sale eventually. I learned this life tip through my own shopping experience. I love to shop, so much so, that I consider it a recreational sport or a means of relaxation. ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

College Connect: Is Money Happiness?

Anya Rogers, ASU Cronkite School Money is a medium of exchange, a unit of accounts and a store of wealth. Money is many things, but it is not happiness, time or love. A teacher I know is eligible to retire now, but if he waits three more years, he will make a couple thousand more in retirement every year for the rest of his life. The only problem is that his job is getting harder every year. ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

College Connect: Buy Now, Pay Later

Sophia Kunthara, Student, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication The simplest lesson in personal finance: don't spend what you don't have (or won't have). This is true for borrowing money in the form of loans and for credit card spending. Taking out a loan and using a credit card can have enormous benefits, but can easily be a trap for debt as well. Credit ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

College Connect: Magic or Credit?

Serena Zhang, Student, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication I remember being in awe of credit cards when I was really young. Before I even knew the official name, I use to call them “magic cards” because money was magically stored in them. I was 16 when I got my first magic card. My parents got it for me because I was going out of the country ...[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]
Friday, October 14th, 2016

Fellows sought for 2017 Goldschmidt data immersion/government workshop in Washington

Reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data are invited to be part of SABEW’s 4th Annual Goldschmidt data immersion training in mid-January. The weeklong session, January 9-13, is thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation. The training will bring journalists to Washington, D.C., to climb inside economic and labor data, ...[Read More]

September 2016

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

BuzzFeed News’ William Alden wins 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]
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

College Connect: 4 Fun Ways to Save Money This Year

By Andrea Stoll   Andrea Stoll is a student at the University of Missouri....[Read More]
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

College Connect: Can you really live without a TV set?

By Kouichi Shirayangi We all grew up with television as part of the background in our lives. So, when we get to college, a TV comes along with us. I did a research of ads, and most dorm residents get a TV that’s about 32 inches. In fact, that’s the recommended size for dorm room from experts at reviewed.com, and that size can be purchased for under $300. In the dorm, cable hookup is part ...[Read More]
Monday, August 15th, 2016

College Connect: Some simple hacks to help you get your deposit back!

By Lauren E. Steffens I’ve lived in every type of campus and off-campus housing – dorms, sorority house, furnished apartments, unfurnished apartments and houses. Each and every one requires a deposit. And often, you don’t get it all back. So here are some tips to avoid a tussle with the landlord when it’s time to move out. After all, deposits are often hundreds of dollars, and most college ...[Read More]
Monday, August 15th, 2016

College Connect: The debate about what it costs to go to college

By Lauren E. Steffens This year’s Democratic primaries talked about the cost of a college education and student debt. Here are some interesting facts I found about the cost of higher education from an annual survey taken by the non-profit, College Board. Some trends from the most recent 2015 report: Go West: When it comes to lower tuitions at public colleges, the western states have it. The ...[Read More]
Monday, August 15th, 2016

College Connect: The very high cost of college parking

By Lauren E. Steffens Parking is the bane of college students. It’s a scene repeated every day – students are circling the metered parking lot near inner campus, waiting for students to leave so they can claim a coveted spot. After finally grabbing a spot, putting in coins or a pay card, they dash to class. It’s a scene I remember well, as that lot was across the street from my sorority ...[Read More]
Monday, August 8th, 2016

College Connect: Don’t be penny safe and pound foolish when making big decisions

By Kouichi Shirayanagi Perhaps the worst decision I made over the past year with my money was when I did not spend more to save anguish in the future, but I just did not know what the future held for me. After I got married in Tunisia, I had to mail my wife’s application for permanent residency to the USCIS processing center in Omaha, Nebraska. I went to the post office in Tunis thinking that ...[Read More]
Monday, August 8th, 2016

College Connect: Tips to save at the grocery store

By Kouichi Shirayanagi A typical college students spends $80 –to $200 on groceries, depending on how much you cook. That’s a lot of money and grocery stores know it. That’s why the layout of a grocery store is a marketing science. The milk is never put in the front of a grocery store because often all someone needs if they just need one item is a gallon of milk. How often have you heard ...[Read More]
Monday, August 8th, 2016

College Connect: Coupons for students go high-tech

By Kouichi Shirayangi On a college campus, there are a lot of coupon books with student discounts. Are they good deals? That depends. Is this an item you’d buy anyway? If it isn’t it might make you spend money and not save money. Years ago, local coupons were most likely found in the Sunday section of the newspaper. Now there are many paper as well as digital locations to find coupons, as ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Boning Up on Business Journalism Skills – Sept. 20 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]

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

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

College Connect: Credit Cards: What To Know and Watch Out For

By Alex Ring With the laundry list of other responsibilities that flood into the life of a college student credit cards can be a double-edged sword that solidifies adulthood and can pave the way for future but it should not be taken lightly. Credit cards play to one of the most important needs of a consumer, convenience. The basis for credit cards originated in the early 1900’s and resembled ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

College Connect: Starting in college – measured spending and saving

By Alex Ring We learned in Econ 1010, that money is defined as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and lastly, a store of value. As the school year, approaches I begin to understand that last part -- the practical job of money. A store of value means that when you transfer purchasing power from the present to the future and when done correctly can keep all other aspects of personal finance ...[Read More]

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