Archive for 2018

December 2018

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Managing Editor at GeekWire

Job Description: GeekWire, one of the country’s top independent tech media companies, is seeking a managing editor for a key leadership role in its newsroom, supporting and working in partnership with existing editors to strengthen its journalism and expand its editorial capacity to better serve its growing community of readers, listeners and viewers. This is a wide-ranging position on an energetic ...[Read More]
Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Beat Basics for New Reporters

Description Alex Heath, senior reporter for Cheddar and 2018 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30 will lead this beat basics for new reporters training. SABEW chair Marty Steffens will facilitate a conversation with Heath on how to build and cultivate sources, standout in a crowded beat (like covering Facebook), get over the millennial ...[Read More]
Friday, December 21st, 2018

Senior Reporter/Digital Strategist, The Journal Record

Job Description: The Journal Record, a leading source of business and legislative news in Oklahoma, is seeking an experienced journalist with an interest in covering Oklahoma's energy industry, including the oil and gas and power generation markets. In addition to covering the state's momentous energy sector, additional responsibilities include covering health care issues and the development and execution ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Dec. 31 Midnight: BIB early bird deadline

Visit the BIB website for contest details....[Read More]
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Dec. Spotlight

SABEW staff wishes all of our members a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! 2019 SABEW Goldschmidt Fellows We would like to congratulate the journalists who have been selected to participate in the weeklong data-immersion workshop from Feb. 25 to March 1 in Washington, D.C. This opportunity is funded by a generous grant from the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.Congratulations the ...[Read More]
Monday, December 17th, 2018

2019 Goldschmidt Fellows Selected

20 Journalists Selected for 2019 SABEW Goldschmidt Fellowship The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) has selected 20 business journalists for the five-day SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop, which will be Feb. 25 to March 1 in Washington, D.C. Fellows were chosen from a pool of 39 applicants. The workshop will focus on understanding how the government ...[Read More]
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Senior Editor at LCD/S&P Global Market Intelligence

Job Description: Report for real-time breaking/analytical news service covering U.S. leveraged finance markets (loans, high-yield bonds); track debt issues from inception through trading markets via contacts at originating institutions, buyside/investors; write daily wraps, analytical/feature stories using proprietary data from LCD/info obtained from market sources. Job Qualifications:  Experience ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Retail Reporter at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Job Description: Are you a reporter who can dig into the retail industry to deliver engaging, insightful news and features? If so, we have just the opportunity for you! The role involves coverage of some of the biggest names in the industry – from grocers like Walmart to home-improvement retailers including Home Depot and footwear maker Nike. You will demonstrate your ability in an industry ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Editor, Banking News at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Job Description: Are you seeking a rewarding leadership role? As an editor with the bank news team, you will deliver fast-paced news while collaborating with a team that spans four countries. Coverage includes U.S. banks and the regulations, trends and economic events that impact them.  This position will lead our Washington, D.C., coverage of regulators, policymakers and politics affecting the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Senior Banking Reporter at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Job Description: Join a dynamic global team of reporters and editors in a fast-growing newsroom to cover the U.S. big bank beat. Collaborate globally with colleagues across the U.S., Europe and Asia, while mentoring fresh talent. The Impact: Readers turn to us for deep insight into the financial industry. As part of one of the largest, most-established teams in our newsroom, the senior ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Insurance Reporter at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Job Description: The U.S. Financial Services and Insurance team covers the broad, exciting and dynamic world of financial news: our coverage spans asset managers, investment banking, trading markets, financial technology and insurers. Equifax's data breach? We're on it. The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on insurance markets and consumers? Us again. Ongoing wrangling in Congress over ...[Read More]
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Investigative Reporting Fellow at O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Job Description: The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee allows you to dig into a national, state, regional or local investigative story of your choice for an academic year. Fellows receive a $65,000 stipend, allotments for housing and travel, and help from top journalism students. It’s your chance to tell a story that can change policy or even ...[Read More]
Monday, December 3rd, 2018

2018 BIB Entry How-To webinar

The SABEW Best in Business awards are open for entries. Register here.  The SABEW Best in Business awards are the only comprehensive set of awards honoring excellence in business journalism. The awards are given for stories produced from Jan. through Dec. of 2018 and are given in 27 categories including audio, banking/finance, breaking news, economics, government, health/science, investigative, ...[Read More]
Monday, December 3rd, 2018

2019 Goldschmidt Application

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November 2018

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Business News Reporter at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Job Description: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is looking for a highly motivated business news reporter to cover retail and workforce issues, as well as other business news as needed. This role combines an ability to interpret financial reports and develop sources within industries with telling lively, impactful stories illustrating economic trends through people’s experiences. It requires keen attention ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Deputy Editor, Ad Age

Job Description: Ad Age is seeking a dynamic, self-starting scoops- and news-obsessed editor to help craft our coverage of the light-speed evolution of marketing, media and communications. Will help run a newsroom tackling the intersection of marketing, media, advertising and money. Job Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: *Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or similar ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: It’s Confusing – the Multicultural Issue of Tipping

By Yutong Yuan Tip, or not tip? As a student from a country where giving a gratuity is not part of the social etiquette, I’m always confused by when, where and how much I should tip. When eating out with friends at a restaurant, I can always ask for advice on how much I should leave as a tip. However, things become trickier when I’m alone, facing an iPad with tipping options ranging from ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Why Ditching Your Car is the Right Choice, and Easier than You Think

By Kristoffer Tigue Six years ago, my car got towed for being parked four inches — rather than five — from someone’s driveway. In Minneapolis, where I grew up, that can run you a hefty fine of about $150 for the first day. The problem was that, as an undergrad at the time living in a college town, I didn’t check up on my car for a week. My bill? More than $500, and not to mention another ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Understanding the Difference in Student Loans

By Keegan Pope For most kids, when you’re 17 or 18 years old, debt is a concept that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If you have a car, it’s likely that your parents own it and are least helping to make payments on it. Even if you don’t live at home, you’re almost certainly paying month-to-month rent somewhere. So when the idea of student loans to pay for college comes up, terms like ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Music May Seem Free, But It Bites our Budgets

By Xinyu Wei The first day I came to MU, I was overwhelmed by flyers of welcome parties from tons of clubs and organizations. “Free drink. Free pizza. Free music.” I got hooked by the last part. For a long time, I took it for granted that I don’t have to pay for music. I remember all those tapes and CDs in my family home. All I had to do was put them in the players. Then it’s the time ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Roomies and Even Dining Can have Financial Pitfalls

By Sydney Olsen College is a fun time in everyone’s life. You have true freedom for the first time in your ever. Don’t want to show up for class? That’s up to you. Want to stay up until 2 a.m. every night? Do it. However, with all of this new-found freedom comes a lot of responsibilities. Responsibilities can be fun too as you start to feel like an adult, but sometimes it is difficult to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Having a Pet in College: Worth the price?

By Nikki Ogle We have all been there. You bombed an exam and feel like the worst college student in history. You spent your morning in a giant lecture hall full of unfamiliar faces, feeling all alone. You wonder if you are really cut out for this thing called college. Imagine, your whole day changes when you walk in the door of your apartment or duplex. A wagging tail and sloppy kisses or face ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Stretching Your Dollar in America’s Most Expensive Cities: A Guide to Financing Internships

By Daniel Noonan Old academic halls, crammed libraries on finals week, and Frisbee on the quad are staples of American college life and are often revered as essentials to the college experience. Colleges and universities across America are now adding a fourth aspect to that list that seems to make or break a lot of students overall worthwhile of a traditional four-year degree. That is the undergrad ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: My Journey into Finding My First Credit Card

By Caitlin McCarthy Books, late night pizza and beer, spring break, and the list goes on. All of these being college student “necessities” for a studious and fun few years. The one setback of these is how expensive it can all be. The possible answer to being able to afford these? A credit card. Unlike most college students, I have not yet gotten my first credit card. It might be out of fear ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Mizzou Rideshare Group

By Maggie Austin When I started my college search during junior year of high school, I wanted to pick a university far from home. It was a classic mistake made by a moody, self-centered teenage girl. I actually thought my parents would drive from Chicago every weekend to come see me, so I looked at Syracuse, the University of Minnesota and, of course, the University of Missouri, which was the closest ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: How to Survive a Summer in NYC on an Intern’s Salary

By Lexi Churchill I have always loved New York from afar. For two years in a row I set my sights on working in the Big Apple, applying to as many journalism internships there as possible. When I finally received a call from the financial news network CNBC, I almost couldn’t believe my goals were coming true. If this sounds familiar at all, you’ve probably been dreaming of the big city ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Incremental Costs Eat Away at Your Pocketbooks

By Noah Higgins-Dunn A vivid piece of financial advice from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary slips into my mind every time I’m about to enter Starbucks: “Do I pay $2.50 for a coffee? Never, never, never do I do that,” he said in a CNBC interview. “That is such a waste of money for something that costs 20 cents.” During those late nights at the library, cramming for an exam but struggling ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Vaping Habit – Does It Cost More or Less than Cigarettes?

By Brendan Crowley Parents, schools and the federal government have been wringing their hands over the nicotine-delivery sensation that’s sweeping the nation: the JUUL. JUUL puffers may look like they’re sucking on a flash drive, but they’re getting a nicotine hit rivaled only by smoking tobacco. Some turn to the JUUL to help kick their smoking habit. That’s especially common here ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Digital Content Director at WATT Global Media

Job Description: Why WATT Global Media as a career choice? Employees of WATT Global Media choose to join the team of innovative decision-makers who contribute what they know, and research what they don’t!  Applicants of WATT Global Media are curious about how employees go about designing solutions for the clients they serve.  Developing premium content with a focus on targeted audiences in the ...[Read More]
Monday, November 12th, 2018

The November Spotlight

SABEW is Razor-Focused on Your Success Hey, biz journalists and personal finance reporters! SABEW is all about advancing your career, peer connections, skills and understanding of timely, emerging issues through opportunities like our: Best in Business awards competition Spring and fall conferences Workshops and seminars Virtual training Reporting fellowships SABEW also has ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Cheddar Seeks Younger Audiences with Different Approach to News

 By John Durham, Cox-SABEW Fellow Cheddar CEO Jon Steinberg is challenged to build his audience daily, but that is a difficult task in a world where technology is constantly evolving. Cheddar’s website describes the company as a “video news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies and services transforming our lives.” Steinberg spoke recently at the 2018 ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Experts Investment Markets Risky in Lead Up to 2018 Midterms

By Collin Hugely, Cox-SABEW Fellow The course of the United States financial markets could look dramatically different after the dust settles from the 2018 Midterm elections, according to a panel of experts gathered a recent business journalism conference. While a total Democratic congressional takeover is not likely, the real possibility of one of the houses of Congress turning blue could be ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Panel Urges Journalists to Rethink Cybersecurity Stories

By Charlotte Norsworthy, Cox-SABEW Fellow When it comes to cybersecurity journalism, panelists at the 2018 Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing conference in New York City argued it’s more than just hacks. Bob Sullivan, the moderator of the panel and host of the cybersecurity podcast Breach, said journalists often incorrectly focus on the amount of data that has been breached ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Panelists Discuss Experiences Covering a Financial Crisis

By Amy Scott, Cox-SABEW Fellow As journalists cover the ever-evolving stock market, there is a lurking fear of a financial crisis similar to what happened in 2008 happening again, according to a panel of journalists during a the recent conference of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Jillian Berman, reporter for MarketWatch, Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter and editor for ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 8th, 2018

2018 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends and Supporters of SABEW: As we look across the media landscape globally and closer to home, the words of Charles Dickens come to mind. He wrote in A Tale of Two Cities more than 150 years ago, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

November 19: Behind the lens: How to shoot video for business stories

Listen to the audio. View the video. Nov. Training Presentation. High-quality video can bring business stories to life, and journalists are increasingly being asked to shoot segments on their smartphones. SABEW’s next training session will give you an overview of how best to shoot video and audio, even if your equipment is limited. Mitchell Masilun, an Arkansas-based editorial photographer ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Students with Debt Struggle with Transition to Grad School

By Tucker Pennington Imagine driving six hours to class and back each week to save $425 on rent. That is exactly what Jori Moore, a 24-year-old master’s student in school counseling at University of Georgia, does to help make grad school affordable. For the Lilburn, Georgia, student, living at home is one of the many financial decisions she has made in pursuit of her graduate degree, and ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Financial Challenge: A Mother Helps her Student with Down Syndrome Succeed

By Tamara Khader Kathryn Junod, a mother of a University of Georgia student with Down syndrome, has financial challenges quite different than most parents who send their child to the state’s flagship university. Her primary challenge is the lack of funding for the few college programs available for students with disabilities. Her 23-year-old son, Jordan Huffman, is enrolled in the Destination Dawgs ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Pay to Play: A College Athlete without Scholarships

By Joseph Storelli For most students at the University of Georgia the phrase “student-athlete” brings to mind players from high profile sports such as football or basketball. They imagine those on scholarships often described as being on a “full ride.” Rarely, if ever, would someone like Emily Barber come to mind. Barber, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, is a goalie ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Coping with Student Loan Debt as Graduation Approaches

By Tony Walsh Noah Collins almost passed on the opportunity to earn a college degree. Collins said he underperformed in high school because he was not aware of the options to make higher education affordable. “I had this pessimistic view that I wouldn’t be able to afford it anyways,” he said. “I just did the bare minimum.” Collins eventually discovered ways to afford an education through ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: The Art of Balancing School and Entrepreneurship

By Rachel Grace For Yasmin Rahimi, working for someone else has never been an option. Rahimi started her first business at 15-years-old—a nonprofit organization called Couture for Charity—and launched her second one just a few weeks ago. However, Rahimi found that her entrepreneurial spirit often clashes with her responsibilities as a student. “My parents always tell me that school comes ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Unpaid Internships Pose Financial Questions for Students

By Peter Prybylski Every year students seek internships, work studies or other professional arrangements with a simple goal: to gain valuable work experience in their fields. However, there is often a bigger question than time, place and duties hanging over the job-seekers’ heads: How much money is in it? As U.S. student debt grows past the $1.6 trillion mark, students who are looking for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: I’ve Got a Business Idea: What Now?

By Maycee Dukes Haart Graham, a sophomore English and Film Studies student at the University of Georgia, said she loved writing, clothes and art, and wanted to turn these hobbies into something bigger. Just like that, HaartLine Fashion was born. “It’s like I have a million ideas and I want to do all of them, but I’m only one person and I only have so many hours in a day,” she said. She’s ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Paying to be a Student Fan

By Mary Ray Rhett Parr was a notable exception to the student football ticket chaos this year at the University of Georgia. The fourth -year biology major was granted a full season ticket package to the Bulldogs’ seven home games as well as a ticket to all five away games. Because of the team’s popularity following last season’s near-miss in the national championship game, demand for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Application Fees – The Underestimated Barrier to Graduate School

By Madison Gable Students applying for doctoral programs will find many that offer full funding, which can include tuition, stipends for living expenses and even healthcare coverage. But first students must get accepted, and for some the cost of application fees can be a real barrier. Allie Ibarra is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English, religion and philosophy. She is also ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: University Student Finds Long-Term Solutions in Part-Time Work

By Lawson Powers It’s common for undergraduate students to find part-time jobs to help support the financial burden of school.  It is far more uncommon, however, for students to find work that also provides professional experience in their field of study. Josh Montag, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Georgia has found just that through his involvement in the Virtual ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Growing a Photo Business as a Student

By Keller Austin Most students at the University of Georgia have a goal to graduate and get a job. But junior Luke D’Agostino is already working as a photographer. The public relations major takes photos for upcoming graduates and local concerts, and recently was asked to take wedding engagement photos. D’Agostino gets most of his business from graduation photos because of his location in ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: When Mistakes Happen with Financial Aid

By Julie Fields Sidney Mulkey was preparing to enter her junior year at the University of Georgia when she was informed about a problem with her financial aid. She traced the problem to an error in her Federal Application for Free Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, and discovered the problem was likely due to an error on a tax return. She tried to contact the IRS, but soon realized the issue ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: Alumni Network Provides Financial Support for Club Rugby

By Jed May Playing rugby at a university that doesn’t offer it as a varsity sport can be an expensive proposition. Teams organized by a school’s recreation department are often called club sports and their players don’t receive scholarships. Instead, they pay dues to join the team, and are also responsible for paying for everything from hotel stays on road trips to their jerseys and game ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

College Connect Fall 2018: “Moral Hazard” Causes Doctors to Over-Provide Health Care

By Jeanne Davis Emma noticed a swollen lymph node on the left side of her neck in the fall of last year. The public health student at a major southern university knew that a swollen lymph node usually appeared when a person had a sore throat or a cold so she thought that she could wait it out. When it hadn’t gone away by January, she visited a nurse practitioner at her school’s health clinic ...[Read More]

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