Sept. 19-20 – Advanced data workshop for business journalists

Posted By Renee McGivern on Tuesday July 10, 2018

SABEW is seeking 20 business journalists for a first-ever hands-on workshop with FRED data at the St. Louis Federal Reserve on Sept. 19 and 20. You’ll learn how to graph differing types of FRED data, discover new data releases and find data to help you create new stories.

If you use FRED data now, or want to add it to your reporting, this session is for you.

Speakers will discuss how they take the pulse of the American economy, feed that information to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and influence interest rate decisions. They include:

Diego Mendez-Carbajo, professor of economics, Illinois Wesleyan University.

Charles S. Gascon, regional economist, senior coordinator at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He’ll discuss the Beige Book.

William R. Emmons, lead economist, Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He’ll share insights on household wealth in the United States.

FRED staff in charge of maintaining FRED’s data treasure trove also will be there.

Thanks to a grant from the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation, out-of-town participants will a two-night hotel stay in St. Louis. Participants are responsible for their own travel to St. Louis. Most meals are provided.

This workshop is an advanced session funded by the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Family Foundation, which generously funds the annual SABEW data workshop in Washington, D.C.

Applications are due Friday, August 16. You’ll be notified by August 22. Click here to apply.

This workshop is produced by Prof. Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair of Business and Financial Reporting at the University of Missouri. Questions? Email Marty.

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