Archive for May, 2017

May 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

A message from new SABEW President Mark Hamrick: On press freedom and the year ahead

Hello SABEW members: This is the first of what I hope will be regular updates. First, I’m excited to be your president for the year ahead! I’ve had the good fortune of meeting or knowing you in-person. For others, I look forward to being introduced. Also, please check out our terrific new board and officers. We’re just coming off our exciting Seattle spring conference. Thanks to ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Training – Teenage Financial Literacy

Do U.S. high school students have the basic financial literacy skills they need to enter the real world? A report being released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics seeks to answer that question. The report, based on an international survey of the financial literacy skills of 15-year-olds, will examine how U.S. students and educational systems compare with their peers around the ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Executive Director’s Report May 2017

AWARD HIGHLIGHTS SABEW Distinguished Achievement Award Larry Ingrassia, managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, received the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Best in Business ceremony at SABEW17 in Seattle on Saturday, April 29. 2016 Best in Business Awards This year’s transition to a platform-agnostic contest went smoothly thanks to SABEW board members Brad Foss and Xana Antunes ...[Read More]
Monday, May 8th, 2017

Training – Freelancing your way to success

Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance business writing offers many benefits, but whether you do it full-time or on the side, it comes with a whole new terrain to navigate. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll address how to get started in freelancing and how to cultivate regular customers. We’ll also cover the business aspects of being an independent journalist, including ...[Read More]
Monday, May 1st, 2017

James B. Nelson

James B. Nelson is business editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also teaches business journalism and editing at Marquette University. James has been an editor for the Journal Sentinel in business news and, before that, in local news, since the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. During the coronavirus pandemic, he’s the team leader for economics and business ...[Read More]
Monday, May 1st, 2017

Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax, a former NPR senior business editor, is now the Cox Institute’s Industry Fellow at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, helping teach business-news reporting. At NPR, she was responsible for assigning and editing radio stories. She had a special assignment, heading a team of reporters covering the Trump administration’s conflicts of interest and ethical issues. ...[Read More]
Monday, May 1st, 2017

Rich Barbieri

Rich Barbieri is the deputy business editor of The New York Times. Previously, Rich was the executive editor of CNN Business where he oversaw digital coverage and newsgathering for CNN’s worldwide coverage of brands, media, markets, economics, technology and personal finance. He managed a team of more than 60 reporters and editors around the world across platforms. He also oversaw CNN MoneyStream, ...[Read More]
Monday, May 1st, 2017

Mark Hamrick of takes the helm at SABEW; seven are elected to the Board of Governors

Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at, was installed as the new president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) at its annual conference on April 29, 2017, in Seattle. Hamrick succeeds Cory Schouten, senior editor at the Columbia Journalism Review. “I’m humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve SABEW members and ...[Read More]
Monday, May 1st, 2017

Beth Hunt receives SABEW’s President’s Award

Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development at American City Business Journals, was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers with the President’s Award, on April 28, 2017, during the annual SABEW17 conference in Seattle. SABEW President Cory Schouten chose to honor Hunt, a former SABEW board member, for her years of service to the organization, including ...[Read More]

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