Archive for October, 2017

October 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Digital Strategy – How to use SEO to hook an audience

Monday, Nov. 6 2:00 p.m. EST Business journalists today are not only reporting, writing and editing the news, they’re also helping drive the distribution of their stories. Join our panel of experts as they do a deep dive into the subject of SEO and how it can best be used to build and engage an audience. This session will examine the tools, tips and best practices for writing headlines and meta ...[Read More]
Monday, October 23rd, 2017

April 26-28 – SABEW18

Schedule Conference Registration Program at a Glance Speakers Hotel and More Student Newsroom...[Read More]
Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Young Journalists, Big Impact

Monday, October 30 2 p.m. EDT There’s a lot to be learned from today’s young financial journalists through their strong beat reporting. Take Jillian Berman, 28, of MarketWatch, for example. Her work covering the student-debt crisis earned her this year’s Larry Birger Young Journalist Award, which honors journalists under the age of 30. The judges of the contest noted that on this extensively ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

SABEW condemns Trump’s recent tweet on revoking broadcasting licenses

President Donald Trump’s apparent advocacy for revoking the broadcasting licenses of television networks that he dislikes is unacceptable. Only in totalitarian regimes are licenses removed from networks in response to the airing of stories that upset politicians. This should not happen in a democracy such as ours. Some Twitter users are going to extreme measures to change their identity in fear of ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving even while a student

By Veronica Graff For most, college is about embracing bankruptcy and finding peace within the fact that you’re simply broke – that was quite the wake-up call. Spending money is like gaining weight, it’s definitely noticeable, and the proof is in your bank account, but for some reason you don’t make the connection that those smoothies or juice cleanses and even those shoes that you had to ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: From student to adult (gulp!)

By Sydney Maki College is hard on your bank account. The fiscal responsibilities you’ll have after graduation hit even harder. This summer was my last as a student, and as financial aid dispersal season loomed close, I wondered what my life could look like in another 12 months. No more would I be able to craft a formula of savings and paychecks minus rent, utilities, textbooks and groceries ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Savvy parents lead by example

By Mitchell Atencio When I was 10-years-old my family and I moved into a new house. We moved from a medium-sized suburban house in Chandler, Arizona to a custom home in south Gilbert. First off, I recognize the privilege in this, I wouldn’t feel right writing this if I didn’t acknowledge that. But, that’s not the point of this. The point is finances and saving and the lessons learned. While ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: New city and new budget

By Kara Carlson Over the summer I had the opportunity to intern in Seattle, and explore a new city I had no familiarity with. Living in a new, big, and expensive city all summer completely on my own made me really see money and budgeting in a new way. Being in a new city, I naturally wanted to take in as much of the sites, tourist attractions, local food and of course Seattle coffee as possible. ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Early credit training pays off

By Joe Gilmore I learned at a very young age how important credit is. My parents opened up a bank account for me when I was still in elementary school or junior high. I got my first credit card in high school. Since then, I have been using it to build up my credit score so that when I need to take a loan the interest rate will be acceptable. I have a lot of friends whose credit scores are in the ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Tackling student loans and credit

By Jimmie Jackson For a first-time college student, it can be hard to figure everything out financially. You have to fill out the FAFSA in order to be offered scholarship, loan, or grant options. I filled out the FAFSA for my first year of undergrad at the University of Illinois. This was my first time having to know all about interest rates and such. At the time I qualified for subsidized loans ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Bargaining in Thailand

By Gabriel Sandler “Two paintings for 1200 baht” “I can’t do 1200, you have to go lower than that.” In a small art booth in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as it rained outside and my friends wandered away down the market street, I decided to stay and haggle. This is how I started. I wanted two paintings: one blue and black, an ethereal river town at night, the other black and orange and yellow, ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving in school, saving on your own

By Ethan Millman Over the past few years as a college student, like almost any other student, I’ve had to become more frugal. As a first semester freshman, I didn’t hesitate to go to every dinner, movie or other social event to attempt to solidify the friendships I’d always heard would be the most important of my life. And for the first few months of college, I lived like this with ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: The little things add up

By Courtney Beesch My first set of consistent paychecks began when I was 15-years-old, working as a hostess for a local food joint. After finishing my school day, I’d wipe down menus, seat families, and make sure there were enough crayons for children accompanying their parents. I didn’t need the extra cash, but I felt a sense of pride in knowing that the money I did spend came from my own pocket. Back ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Still a lot to learn about money

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit I thought long about how I could best illustrate the impact of money or finances in my life. I thought I might write about financial hardship, about paychecks getting stuck in the mail, or stipends getting delayed, and having to eat bread and peanut butter for a week. I thought I might write about moving to Washington, D.C. for a semester, where food is more expensive ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Money’s Pros and Cons

By Andrew Wei This summer I got a speeding ticket. I wasn’t going as fast as they said I was but I guess everyone says that. Without a doubt, it was a new experience. I’ve been pulled over before, but I don’t think anybody gets used to seeing the red and blue lights flicker on behind them. This was about the middle of June. I figured I should be able to take care of things like this by ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving is NOT over-rated

By Andres Guerra Luz Some people have to live paycheck-to-paycheck, but for me, I did it because I was dumb. It was my freshman year of college and I was a student worker at Arizona State University, where I study journalism. At my job, pay was good. It came every two weeks, so I had to make sure not to blow my whole paycheck in one week. In hindsight though, I realized I should have extended ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

College Connect: Starting a mortgage while in college

By Erdenetungalag Erdenekhuyag I am a student at University of Missouri who already have a mortgage. A home is typically the largest purchase for almost every student. The average home sale price in the U.S. is more than $300,000, according to the recent research conducted by St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. That's a lot of money for anyone, but especially for someone who may be paying for college ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

College Connect: How to avoid from the exchange rate stress

By Erdenetungalag Erdenekhuyag This is my second year at University of Missouri (MU) and I am from Mongolia where one US dollar equals to 2500 tugrug, the Mongolian national currency. Since I came to the US, just in a year, the Mongolian Tugrug depreciated in value by 17 percent relative to the US dollar. This means all my costs here increased while my parent’s income remains unchanged in Mongolian ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Saving money on things of short-term value

By Abby Ivory-Ganja College students buy a lot of stuff – and often they don’t use it very long. You might need something for the dorm, but different for an apartment. Tastes (and fads) change. We've all bought something and then kind of regretted it. Whether it's a book or piece of clothing, you aren't getting full value from the item anymore. There are a few ways I've found to recover some ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Students can save money while eating out

By Abby Ivory-Ganja As a college student, it’stempting to eat out. In fact, some near-campus restaurants take our student meal charge, so it’s even encouraged. If you aren't careful, you'll end up spending more than you realize on food. Lunch can cost $10, and diners about $20. That can really add up. In fact, college students spend most of their discretionary income on food. Students spend ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Troubled in managing your financial accounts? These mobile apps may help.

By Huiqi Xu An international student may have many accounts. I’ve found it difficult to manage my accounts as well as credit cards. Using an app on your smartphone or tablet is one way to put everything in one place. I found these which might be helpful: 1. Clarity Money: I started using this app three months ago when my favorite financial management app “Prosper Daily” was disconnected. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: How to increase credit scores as an international student

By Huiqi Xu Most international students have this problem – how to build credit in the United States when they are starting from zero? It was once a problem to me when I first came to the U.S. But luckily, I found an efficient way to increase credit scores within one year. The three credit agencies, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian begin to calculate a score when you receive a US Social ...[Read More]
Monday, October 2nd, 2017

2017 David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism

Michael Woodel was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania - Let's Go Otters - before moving to South Carolina with his parents after he began studying at USC. He entered college as an accounting major in August 2014, and transferred into USC's journalism program in December 2015 as a multimedia journalism major. He is currently senior news writer for The Daily Gamecock, the student newspaper ...[Read More]
Monday, October 2nd, 2017

2017 David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism

Larissa Johnson is a senior multimedia journalism student in the University of South Carolina Honors College. She is from Dayton, Ohio, where she grew up with her parents, older sister and two cats. She was editor-in-chief of The Daily Gamecock in spring 2017 after working on the copy desk and as managing editor. She's written more than 30 articles for TDG, and had been published in other ...[Read More]

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