Teletraining – Covering the election on the business desk

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 will discuss how business desks can best cover the election – from the presidential race to elections of local importance. We’ll talk about what kind of stories can be assigned and covered now, those that should be done after Election Day and angles to follow after the winners take office. Don’t let the political reporters have all the fun – whether your organization is covering the White House or City Hall, this session will be packed with information and advice for you.

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Fred Monyak, The Associated Press. Fred is a Washington news editor who oversees coverage of the global economy. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in journalism, both from Northwestern University. He began his career in Norfolk, Virginia, where he covered local news, before moving to Washington, where he initially helped oversee coverage of politics, diplomacy and other areas as news editor in The Baltimore Sun’s Washington bureau. After a stint managing personal finance coverage for USA Today, he joined the AP’s Washington bureau. For the past eight years, he has supervised AP reporters who cover the economy, the housing industry, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and financial regulatory institutions.


Dan Haar, The Hartford Courant. Dan is a columnist at the Courant, writing about the intersection of politics, business and economics. Dan has toggled between roles as columnist, political reporter and business editor since 2000.  Previously he was a business writer, reporting on manufacturing, jobs, technology and telecom. He joined the Courant as a photographer after graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Dan has written extensively about urban development, tax policy, gun control, the AR-15 rifle and the character of Connecticut, including a summer-long walk across the state.

Carrie Levine, The Center for Public Integrity. Carrie Levine joined the Center for Public Integrity in October 2014 as a federal politics reporter investigating the influence of money in politics. For four years before joining the Center, she worked as research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, where she managed a five-person staff that exposed the activities of politically active “dark money” nonprofits and uncovered instances of congressional self-dealing. Carrie previously worked as a reporter and associate editor for The National Law Journal, where she covered the inner workings of lobbying firms and lobbyists’ strategies. Carrie also previously reported for The Charlotte Observer, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass., and The Sun (Lowell, Mass.). She is a graduate of Boston University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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