Twenty-one business journalists were selected for SABEW’s 2022 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop that will take place March 20-24 in Washington, D.C. During the four-day program, the journalists will interact with representatives of governmental and non-governmental agencies that produce the data that business journalists use every day. These sessions expand the journalist’s knowledge of economic data and help government agencies better tailor that data to inform the public.
The fellows, who were chosen from a pool of 31 applicants, include:
- Lian Bunny, reporter, Buffalo Business First, Buffalo, N.Y.
- Lillianna Byington, reporter, Bloomberg Government, Washington, D.C.
- Lauren Coleman-Lochner, reporter, Bloomberg, New York
- Hannah Denham, reporter, Washington Business Journal, Chevy Chase, Md.
- Nathan DiCamillo, economics reporter, Quartz, New York
- Joanne Drilling, data editor, Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati
- Maria Hollenhorst, producer, Marketplace (American Public Media), Los Angeles
- Bryan Mena, economics reporter, The Wall Street Journal, Washington, D.C.
- Andrea Miller, producer, CNBC, Bethlehem, Pa.
- Nusaiba Mizan, PolitiFact Texas reporter, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
- Christie Moffat, reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Seattle
- Alexis Muellner, editor-in-chief, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Tampa, Fla.
- Victor Ocasio, business reporter, Newsday, Bushwick, N.Y.
- Austin Ramsey, associate reporter, Bloomberg Law, Washington, D.C.
- Alexandra Skores, breaking business news reporter, Dallas Morning News, Dallas
- Deborah Solomon, economics editor, The New York Times, Washington, D.C.
- Spencer Soper, tech reporter, Bloomberg, Seattle
- Maya Srikrishnan, reporter, Center for Public Integrity, San Diego
- Chanel Stitt, business reporter, Detroit Free Press, Detroit
- Lydia Tomkiw, senior reporter, FundFire (a Financial Times specialist publication), New York
- Robin Urevich, senior reporter, Capital & Main, Los Angeles
For the first time since 2019, the workshop will be in-person and focus on understanding how the government creates and uses data and will show how to track down hidden data. Fellows will be surrounded by experts and government professionals during this all-access program. Additionally, they will speak directly with those who compile and manage the statistics as they explore the large cache of data each agency produces and understand the data’s importance to their communities.
The week-long event will include representatives from the:
- American Statistical Association (ASA)
- U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Investment Company Institute
- Project on Government Oversight
The workshop is in its eighth year and is funded annually by a grant from the Illinois-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.
Training will be led by Marty Steffens, SABEW chair at the University of Missouri, and Kevin G. Hall, SABEW past president and North America editor for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.