December 2017 SABEW Spotlight

Posted By Crystal Beasley on Wednesday December 6, 2017

Happy Holidays from your friends at SABEW!

2017 Annual Appeal

  • Make a statement, and a difference, in support of ethical, strong and trustworthy business reporting. At SABEW, the leading organization for business journalists, we advocate for our members and our profession, exemplifying the highest standards. We’re asking for your financial support through a year-end donation. Click here to read SABEW’s annual appeal message.
  • Donate online today or mail a check to SABEW, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248.

Best in Business

  • The contest opened the call for entries Dec. 1. Click here for information on the contest covering the 2017 calendar year.
  • Save $15 per entry if you enter in December.
  • Freelancers save an additional $15 per entry.

SABEW18 – Spring conference

  • The 2018 SABEW Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., is April 26-28 at the Capital Hilton. Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy will host a conversation with David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group; David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post will break down how he pursued his 2017 Pulitzer-winning investigation into Donald Trump’s misuse of charities, in a discussion with Keith Alexander; and participants can learn how to tell their stories effectively (and without fear) on radio and television. SABEW18 will have plenty of opportunities to network, take stories back to your newsroom, receive training and learn about innovations in the industry.
  • Click here for early bird registration. Reserve your hotel room online.


  • The 2018 SABEW Goldschmidt fellows will be announced on Dec. 11. The workshop will bring them to Washington, D.C., Jan. 8-12, to climb inside economic and labor data. The training is thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation.
  • The Affordable Care Act 2018 health insurance open-enrollment period runs until Dec. 15, 2017. Join health-care experts on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST to discuss the impact of President Trump’s withholding of subsidies and other actions on this year’s sign up with the exchanges. How are states coping? What is the impact on premiums and enrollment? Register now.
  • President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media pose serious obstacles to U.S. press freedom enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Hear panelists discuss their observations and concerns about press freedom under the Trump administration and how journalists can overcome these challenges. Listen to the recording.
  • Develop your understanding of health-care economics and get an update on the Affordable Care Act at the sixth annual Business of Health Care Summit. Selected journalists will receive a stipend to offset travel-related expenses through a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. More information to come.
  • Miss a previous teletraining? Go to our free archive.

College Connect

  • College Connect gives students a chance to speak from their own experiences handling and managing money and credit. Read the most recent articles from students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The project is funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

Member news

  • Congratulations to Marilyn Geewax, a senior business editor at NPR, who will serve as an Industry Fellow with the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership during the spring 2018 semester at the University of Georgia.
  • University of South Carolina is seeking an innovator and proven leader to head its growing business and financial journalism initiative. Click here for more information.
  • The American Society of Business Publication Editors is planning to offer a discount to SABEW members on its upcoming boot camp on data journalism, which will be Jan. 10, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. in New York City. More information on the event can be found here. Anyone interested in attending and taking advantage of the member discount should contact Warren Hersch at
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  • Send SABEW your career updates. We would love to hear from you!

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