March 2019 Spotlight

Posted By Aimee O'Grady

SABEW mourns loss of Sho Chandra

SABEW is accepting donations in memory of Sho Chandra, who passed away last month. Funds will be used to underwrite fellowships to first-time SABEW conference attendees starting in the fall of 2019. More details will be available closer to the fall conference. You can donate online (please designate your contribution in memory of Sho Chandra) or by mailing a check to the SABEW office at ASU. Sho will be honored during SABEW19 at ASU in Phoenix.

Congratulations to SABEW board member Jim Nelson

Nelson has been named business editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

SABEW welcomes NPR’s Pallavi Gogoi to its board of governors

Pallavi Gogoi, chief business editor at NPR, has been appointed to the SABEW board of governors. Gogoi leads the network’s coverage of the most essential financial, economic, technology and media stories of the day.

SABEW board member Andrew Leckey checks in while on sabbatical

Andrew Leckey, president of Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, directed a six-nation summit held in Dubai on South Asia regional economic integration for 70 business journalists Feb. 24-27.

2018 Best in Business Winners Announcement on Social Media

SABEW will announce the BIB winners this month on Twitter. Watch @SABEWFacebook and LinkedInPurchase tickets to the BIB awards ceremony and dinner on Friday, May 17, at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix.

Michelle Singletary will receive SABEW’s Distinguished Achievement Award

Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist at The Washington Post, will receive SABEW’s highest honor during a luncheon May 17 sponsored by NEFE at the SABEW19 conference. Mark Hamrick, SABEW board president and Bankrate.com senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief, will lead a special Q&A discussion with Singletary. Read the announcement.

Columbia Journalism School

WERT Prize for Global Business Reporting presented by the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School. The prize honors excellence in comprehensively reported business journalism by a woman for work that fosters a greater understanding of global business. Application deadline is March 15.

Copyright and fair use in a digital age: How to break news, produce lively coverage and keep it legal

Bernadette Mooney Burns with Radio Free Asia will lead SABEW’s virtual training March 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Register.

SABEW releases a statement in support of Sunshine Week
Mar. 10-19

As the nation marks Sunshine Week ’19, SABEW is celebrating the importance of the First Amendment and press freedom. Read the statement.

SABEW19 is May 16-18 at ASU’s Cronkite School in Phoenix

The SABEW spring conference explores journalism in a time of disruption. Early bird registration ends April 28. See the schedule.

Who do you know that might sponsor SABEW19?

SABEW19 is a wonderful media relations opportunity. Sponsors gain visibility with logos on conference signs and announcements. Those who attend can interact with members and become a useful resource for your stories. Contact Renee McGivern if you have specific information about a potential sponsor.

2019 Goldschmidt

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged the important role business journalists play in covering America’s economy at SABEW’s 2019 Goldschmidt Workshop in the historic boardroom of the Federal Reserve. The Goldschmidt fellows enjoyed a week immersed in government data, obtaining valuable information to bring back to their newsrooms.

College Connect

ASU journalism students writing for SABEW’s College Connect project speak from their own experience handling and managing money and credit. Thanks to NEFE for funding this important initiative. 

50:50 Project

This BBC project aims to inspire and assist news media around the world to equally represent women and men in their content. Learn more.

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