Archive for 2019

November 2019

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Scholarships can help pay for study abroad

By Skylar Nicholson Out of all college undergraduate students in the United States, only 10% will study abroad before they graduate, according to the Institute of International Education. Part of the reason for such low participation is directly related to costs, but Effie Antonoudi, a University of Georgia consumer economicsand financial planning professor, suggested that more students should ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gap years can be valuable investment in yourself

By Skylar Nicholson Erin Lamb chose to take a gap year between her freshman and sophomore years of college when she was then a student at Samford University. “Our society says you go to high school, you graduate high school and you go to college. So, it can probably be scary to break the mold on that, but doing that teaches you so much about who you are in relation to the world,” said Lamb, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Working in college: Worth the cost?

By Kelly Mayes College can be a balancing act of so many things that it may not seem worth it to have a job. But working might actually be a benefit as long as students make sure to balance their time between working and their studies, said one soon-to-be graduating student at the University of Georgia. “I think having a job, especially in school, is like training wheels for real life because ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

A balancing act: Research or jobs?

By Kelly Mayes Undergraduate research is a vital part of the process of getting into graduate school, but for some students, taking a chunk out of their schedules to spend time in the lab is not that easy. While undergraduate research is a critical element in the education of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), lower-income students struggle to balance the time ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Is paying for graduate school worth it?

By Jada Bowman As graduation approaches many undergraduates contemplate continuing their education at the master’s level, but inevitably that decision involves determining if the benefits outweigh the additional costs. According to Mary Carlson, a University of Georgia professor whose field of study is personal financial planning with an emphasis in financial therapy, the answer should be straightforward: ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Drive time: What one college student learned from paying her own car expenses

By Amy Scott Aaliyah Pauyo bought her 2005 Honda Civic for $4,000 when she was in college. She, like many other college students, knew a car would be useful for getting around campus and town. But Pauyo ultimately had to pay for the car and insurance on her own. “I paid for my own car insurance because my parents couldn’t really afford to help me with car stuff,” Pauyo said. “So I bought ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Bundle and save: College student finds benefits in bundling renters and car insurance

By Amy Scott Insurance was the last thing on Katie Wallace’s mind when she was planning what she needed to do before going to an out of state school. She hadn’t even changed her residency from Colorado to Georgia as she entered her freshman year at the University of Georgia. But a few months into classes, Wallace, who is now a senior graphic design major, said she realized she was going to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

UGA students create unique products as college entrepreneurs

By Mikaela Cohen The weekly schedules for Ayanna Grant, Amani Grant and Daysha Egson, mostly revolve around crocheting, which begs the question: “Why are they doing all of that crocheting?” All three, who are juniors at the University of Georgia, launched a clothing brand, Island Gyals LLC, in Athens, Georgia, and its unique products are all crocheted and hand-made by the three owners. Products ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Budgeting became real for me

By Mikaela Cohen Last semester, I found myself in a scary situation. I received a letter in the mail stating that I owed $1,000 to a sorority that I hadn’t been an active member of since 2017. The letter said that I had four months to pay off the debt. After speaking with the sorority’s national treasurer and national finance coordinator, I realized I was obligated to the dues and fees for ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Recent grad provides example for paying down student debt

By Jada Bowman Maria Rodriguez is not alone as someone under the age of 24 in the United States with outstanding federal student loans. According to Enterprise Data Warehouse, that group totaled 1.69 million people as of June 30, 2019. But Rodriguez, who graduated in December 2018 from the University of Georgia with a degree in management information systems, wants to be rid of her federal debt ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Students struggle to find housing in an affordable housing shortage

By Ashlyn Webb Georgia Chambers, a University of Georgia student, and her roommates are searching for housing for the 2020-2021 school year, nearly nine months in advance of their move-in date. Chambers and her roommates are searching early because of the limited amount of housing that fits their budget close enough to campus to be practical for them. Several students confront such a search each ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

How affordable is on campus housing?

By Ashlyn Webb The choice between living on campus or off campus is a decision several rising sophomores at the University of Georgia must make when figuring out their housing for the next year. All first-year students at UGA are required to live on campus with the exception of those students who are from neighboring counties. They are allowed to live at home. Jade Adhola, a junior at UGA, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Think scholarships to defray the costs of studying abroad

By Savannah Sicurella Studying abroad provides students the opportunity to experience cultural perspectives, styles of education and academic, professional and social environments different from their own. It can be a transformative thing, undergraduate study abroad alum Tatiana Anthonysaid, but the experience of living, learning and laboring in another country isn’t cheap. With the average ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Crunching the numbers for your gap year

By Savannah Sicurella When Marla Ebert, now a career consultant in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, opted to take a gap year before beginning a master's program in higher education, she approached the decision with specific criteria in mind: she wanted a “well-rounded” experience to prepare her for the master’s program, to keep her attuned to the “student ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Collegiate health centers provide lower cost options for students

By Erin Schilling Tish Thompson navigated life as an uninsured college student. With a part-time job, student loans and classes to worry about, her health insurance didn’t seem like a top priority at the time. “I knew about student insurance, but I had no money,” Thompson said. Thompson’s story is familiar in the United States. According to a health insurance coverage analysis by ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Younger generations have different interests in personal finance coverage

By Erin Schilling Money divides Baby Boomers and Generation Z'ers just as much as it connects them. Young people are now using the blasé “OK, Boomer” meme to defend against the “snowflake” snub from older folks, creating a virtual war in which no topic — especially money management — is safe from fire. But personal finance gets tricky. Young adults need the advice and knowledge ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Mobile finance apps won’t do the work for you

By Caroline Odom Being in college often means feeling broke. One student wonders if he will be able to pay his rent. Another questions if he should stay home and cook or go out to eat with his friends. Even students who can rely on the financial safety net of their parents may question their financial situation as personal finances become personal for the first time. Regardless of the situation, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

UGA innovation wants to reach all parts of campus

By Caroline Odom When Meriah Grove was a freshman at the University of Georgia in 2016, she walked into the office of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and asked how she could get involved. “My passion and my life is creating something out of nothing,” said Grove, a senior advertising major from Roswell, Georgia. Grove has watched the program, an entity of the Terry College of Business, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Why you should start building your credit in college

By Charlotte Norsworthy  Friends of Alexis Manson call her the “budget queen” because of her categorized budget spreadsheets and careful spending habits. “For me, building credit and good practices during college feels lower risk than waiting until after college,” Manson said. “I think it’s better to start learning right now while I have a bit of a safety net than wait and be overwhelmed ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

College students struggle to establish credit

By Charlotte Norsworthy JT Cavalenes was recently denied for his first credit card. He’s a freshman at Kennesaw State University and decided to apply for a credit card after his parents advised him to start planning for his future. “It’s a lot more necessary to already have [established credit] when you’re out of college than while you’re in it, so already having it built up is helpful,” ...[Read More]
Friday, November 15th, 2019

Night of SABEW, Dec. 5

A Night of SABEW: Coast-to-Coast Social and Best in Business Awards Kick-Off Calling all business journalists from across North America! SABEW is organizing casual meetups on Thursday, Dec. 5. Come mingle over a drink, talk journalism and, of course, share your biggest stories of the year. SABEW’s 25th Best in Business Awards opens Dec. 2. Learn more about how to enter and get recognized for ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

America’s Balance Sheet: Struggling Millennial Families by Ana H. Kent

Ana Kent Fed Slides by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

America’s Spending Behavior: Overview of the Consumer Expenditure Surveys

BLS Steven Henderson CE Slides by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Trump Claims He Boosted U.S. Incomes by $7,000. Data Say Otherwise

Data Dive Session by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Executive Director at Association of Health Care Journalists

Job Description: The Association of Health Care Journalists, the world’s premier professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of health journalism and advocating for health journalists, is seeking its next Executive Director to build on the organization’s strong foundation while continuing to grow its membership, programs and impact. AHCJ boasts about 1,500 members, a staff of eight ...[Read More]
Monday, November 11th, 2019

America’s Balance Sheet

Handout SABEW Nov 12 by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Monday, November 11th, 2019

November 2019 Links to Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Data and Information

Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) Website – CE Homepage (www.bls.gov/cex) CE Tables – Current (2018) and historical calendar year expenditure tables by race, generation, income, age, Hispanic origin, education and other key demographics, some back to 1984; midyear updates, July through June, 2011-12 onward; experimental tables, www.bls.gov/cex/tables.htm) CE Detailed Tables – most detailed ...[Read More]
Saturday, November 9th, 2019

2019 State of the Business Journalism Industry survey released

SABEW and rbb Communications conducted a Snapshot Survey about the State of Business Journalism Today in late October that engaged 78 members. rbb is an integrated communications agency in Miami, Florida, which generously sponsors the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award contest. The survey is designed to capture a "read" of how members feel rather than be scientifically perfect. We asked ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

SABEW advocates for access to government experts, records

November 6, 2019 The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is increasingly concerned about the shroud of secrecy that has enveloped the federal government and government agencies. For that reason, we have co-signed a letter to Congress, authored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and signed on by journalism organizations, in support of legislation that would ensure ...[Read More]
Monday, November 4th, 2019

Now accepting applications for 2020 Goldschmidt fellowships

Want to learn more about the data you use every day? If so, apply by Nov. 22 for SABEW’s 2020 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop and learn from the government professionals that gather and analyze the nation’s economic data. This all-access weeklong session will be Jan. 13 through 17 in Washington DC. This is the seventh year of the workshop, which is funded by a grant from the Chicago-based ...[Read More]

October 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Staff Business Journalist at CIO (Chief Investment Officer)

Job Description: Energetic finance journalist needed who is avidly and actively curious about asset allocators and asset managers, to break news, develop sources, find scoops, and interview money managers as well as CIOs at pension funds, foundations, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. We’re interested in spotlighting  investors who are leading the pack and the trends effecting ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Business Reporter at Chemical & Engineering News

Job Description: We're looking for a reporter to write breaking news and analysis about the business of chemistry. Stories are about technology breakthroughs, consumer market trends, regulation-driven changes, intellectual property developments, and start-up company formation and funding. Reporter should be able to work on platforms including website, newsletters, mobile app, podcasts, video, and print ...[Read More]
Monday, October 28th, 2019

CNBC’s “My College Dream” launched today from College Connect posts

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 28, 2019 From CNBC CNBC’s Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a financial wellness initiative in partnership with Acorns, today debuted My College Dream, a series of first-person accounts by students about their college and career aspirations, the serious money struggles they have faced along the way and the real-world consequences that resulted from their circumstances ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Michigan Business Reporter at Bridge Magazine

Job Description: Bridge Magazine seeks an enterprising, versatile and knowledgeable reporter to launch a new Michigan Business Watch beat covering business news and insights across the state for our award-winning, nonpartisan, nonprofit publication. This beat will focus on news through a business lens, examining how public policy impacts economic growth climate and frequent tracking of economic data ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: Laurryn Thomas

Laurryn Thomas is a senior multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina with a minor in political science. She is from Greenville, South Carolina and attended Greenville Technical Charter high school where she graduated with 49 credit hours from Greenville Technical College. Laurryn is graduating in three years and hopes to pursue a career as a local reporter before moving on to ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: William “Cooper” McGee

Cooper McGee is a senior multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina. He is from Saint Matthews, South Carolina, and developed a love for writing in high school. He wrote for his local newspaper, The Times and Democrat, after his freshman year of college. Cooper enjoys playing golf with friends, his father and brother. He also plays rhythm guitar in a band called Mary English ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: Dara Khaalid

Dara Khaalid is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She is from Rock Hill, South Carolina and from an early age, has loved connecting with people and finding ways to creatively tell their stories. Khaalid particularly loves to tell local stories and aims to highlight the voiceless and marginalized communities. This passion led her to pursue a career as a multimedia ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: Ryan Hibbison

Ryan Hibbison is a junior broadcast journalism major in the Capstone Program at the University of South Carolina. After taking a financial journalism class, he developed a love for business journalism and added a business administration minor to his degree. Moving 7 times across the country throughout his childhood has given Ryan the unique ability to instantly relate to anyone he meets. Ryan currently ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: Christine Bartruff

Christine Bartruff is a sophomore multimedia journalism major at the University of South Carolina. She first fell in love with journalism while working on her high school’s yearbook staff, where she did everything from photography to writing to design. Though she is a born-and-raised Virginian, Christine came down to USC for college after falling in love with the campus and the people here. She currently ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

David J. Morrow Scholarship Winner: Ann Bailey

Ann Bailey has been interested in news since early childhood when PBS NewsHour was her favorite show. She has worked at various media outlets in Columbia including SCETV, The State and WLTX. Ann is from Charleston and is studying Broadcast Journalism, and she hopes to work for PBS one day. When she's not focused on news, Ann works on short films with SGTV's 1080C. She enjoys art and has a senile chihuahua ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Workplace navigation for the professionally inexperienced

By Samuel Leal The pursuit of legally taxable income has taken me to some interesting places. Just after my high school graduation, for example, I had thought proving myself in the real world meant getting a job in the deli department of a nearby grocery store - but quit after a while because the free chicken wings no longer seemed to make that particular job worthwhile overall. The summer after ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Associate Editor/Media Relations at Sports Business Journal

Job Description: Sports Business Journal is seeking an Associate Editor to join its team and lead coverage of esports, both in SBJ and in our sister publication, The Esports Observer. The ideal candidate will bring ideas and guidance to a team of reporters and work with and manage that group. The Associate Editor will edit stories, plan packages and oversee the direct deployment of resources across ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Contract Reporter/Writer at Education Week

Job Description: This position requires solid business reporting skills and a strong curiosity and interest in K-12 issues. We need someone who is digitally savvy, conscientious, and solution-focused, who thrives in the fast-paced and ever-changing environment that is digital news, and who is willing to take on multiple tasks as assigned. Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting and writing on ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

SABEW Fall Conference at Reuters, Times Square, Nov. 12

SABEWNYC19: Business reporting during an economic downturn View the 2019 Fall Conference schedule. Is the nation’s 10-year economic expansion running out of steam? Between the trade war and a slowing global economy, some economists think the U.S. might be headed toward recession. SABEW’s Fall Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, will give journalists the tools they need to understand ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Make public records part of your beat reporting

Matt Drange, recently an investigative reporter, left The Information in October to pursue a new project. He has spent much of his career reporting at the intersection of the tech industry and government. At SABEW’s next webinar, he'll show you how to harness state and federal FOI laws to generate a consistent flow of documents you can use on any beat. Please come with an open mind and questions ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Quartz Executive Editor Xana Antunes wins Front Page Lifetime Achievement Award

Quartz Executive Editor and SABEW board member Xana Antunes recently won the Front Page Lifetime Achievement Award from The Newswomen's Club of New York. Antunes is executive editor at Quartz. Prior to starting there in 2014, she was executive editor and vice president at CNBC Digital; editor at Crain's New York Business; executive editor at Fortune and CNNMoney.com; and editor, deputy editor and ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two free registrations for first-time SABEWNYC19 conference goer

SABEW is offering two complimentary registrations to its Nov. 12 fall conference at Reuters in Midtown Manhattan in honor of SABEW board member and Bloomberg journalist Sho Chandra. She passed away earlier this year. If you would like to be a first-time SABEW conference attendee and you live and work in New York City, fill out this short application by Friday, Oct. 25. The recipients will be announced ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Business Editor at Boston Globe

Job Description and Responsibilities: The business editor will be responsible for the Boston Globe’s daily business report for online and print audiences. The editor will oversee a business staff of about a dozen reporters, columnists, and editors. The business editor will respond to breaking news in Boston and beyond, plan the smartest possible coverage of the biggest business stories of the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Technology investment awakening

by Hailey Mensik Growing up, I hated when people asked me what my dad did. He was a technology salesman, working for companies like IBM, and it was boring to explain and even worse to watch people have to listen. His jobs were always stable and offered good healthcare. Commissions made some years better or worse, but didn’t force us to drain our savings – until two years ago. He was offered ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

How I got my financial life together

by Andy Blye When I was in the Peace Corps I lived in a very rural village and did not have access to the internet. I served in an African nation called Zambia and I lived 80 miles away from paved roads and grid electricity.  To avoid boredom way out there in the bush, I would download podcasts on my phone when I went to town and bring them back to the village with me. I really loved listening ...[Read More]

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