The Power of Business Journalism

Posted By Crystal Beasley

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 account. It looks out for investors and consumers. It explains what makes the economy tick, and helps keep markets fair.

Such a dynamic journalistic specialty demands a membership organization that helps prepare its members both for day-to-day challenges and an evolving media landscape. Your Society of American Business Editors and Writers is doing just that, expanding from a foundation of ethics and excellence in business journalism. Our spring conference in Seattle next year will be dedicated to the future of business news, and our Best in Business contest will go platform agnostic for the first time, rewarding great work, on all platforms.

What does success look like? SABEW members are better equipped to do their jobs, better connected with the leaders of our field, and better prepared to innovate.

How can you help make it happen? Attend one of our conferences, volunteer for a committee, and join us for a monthly training session. Or make a long-term impact by investing in better business journalism with a tax-deductible donation to SABEW.

Your gift is critical because it underwrites resources and training opportunities directed at the current needs of our profession. Please make a donation today to get the 2016 tax deduction. Go to Razoo’s secure site to donate online, go to SABEW’s site for more information or mail a check to:

SABEW, ℅ Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248

Thank you for your support of SABEW. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Sincerely,
                       
Cory Schouten                                             Kathleen Graham
SABEW president                                        SABEW executive director

SABEW - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University

555 North Central Ave, Suite 406 E, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
Phone: (602)-496-7862

E-mail: sabew@sabew.org

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