Beat Basics for New Reporters


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 fear of interviewing in an email world and pitch unique story ideas.

Sponsor rbb Communications. rbb is an integrated communications firm inspiring companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales.

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Presenter: Alex Heath is a senior reporter for Cheddar. He regularly breaks news on the biggest players in tech and media. Before Cheddar, he was a senior reporter for Business Insider covering the likes of Facebook, Snap, and Twitter. He first started writing professionally for tech blogs at the ripe age of 15. He’s currently based in New York City and originally hails from Louisville, Kentucky.

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