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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore the large cache of data each agency produces, as well as to understand the importance of that data to readers. The group also will get a briefing from economists at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and the Council of Economic Advisers.

The fellows will also learn how Americans are preparing for retirement with an information session from the Investment Company Institute.

The seminar, funded by the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, will be held Jan. 9-13, 2017.

“This type of training fills a real need for SABEW. It’s intensive and classroom-style, which helps journalists not only learn skills but get the mentoring they need to put these skills into practice,” said Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair and University of Missouri business journalism professor, who will lead the training, along with Kevin Hall, chief economic correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

The Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation has been a loyal SABEW funding partner since 2010.

The fellows are:

  • Brad Allen, freelancer, Minneapolis
  • Claes Bell, mobile editor, Bankrate, Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Jason Bolton, data editor, Memphis Business Journal
  • Claire Bushey, reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business
  • Grace Donnelly, data reporter, Fortune magazine, New York
  • Lindsay Dunsmuir, Thomson Reuters, Washington
  • Aaron Glantz, senior reporter, Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting, San Francisco
  • Howard Gold, freelance columnist, MarketWatch, New York
  • Kenneth Hilario, reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Maura McDermott, business reporter, Newsday, New York
  • Saleha Mohsin, U.S. economic policy reporter, Bloomberg LP, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel Moore, business reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Erin Mulvaney, reporter, Houston Chronicle
  • Nicholas Nehamas, reporter, Miami Herald
  • Katherine Peralta, reporter, Charlotte Observer
  • Jim Randle, reporter, Voice of America, Washington
  • Dion Rabouin, reporter, Thomson Reuters, New York
  • Brandon Sawyer, research director, Portland Business Journal, Portland, Ore.
  • Jessica Seaman, business reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock
  • Natalie Sherman, business reporter, Baltimore Sun
  • Andrew Soergel, economy reporter, U.S. News and World Report, Washington
  • Nicholas Wells, data reporter, CNBC, New York
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