Twenty-five business journalists were selected for SABEW’s 2022 Goldschmidt FRED advanced data workshop this week in St. Louis from Oct. 19-21.  The journalists will visit the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis during the program to learn about economic data. They will also hear from speakers who 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.

The fellows include:

  1.  Lisa Benton, health and wellness editor, Columbus African American News Journal/Freelance
  2.  Seth Bodine, business and economic development reporter, Fort Worth Report
  3.  Jeff Bollier, regional business reporter, Green Bay Press-Gazette/USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin
  4.  Christa Corrigan, content editor, Buckingham Wealth Partners
  5.  Gabriel Cortes, data journalist, CNBC
  6.  Elena Cox, senior data reporter, Stacker
  7.  Serge Debrebant, freelance contributor, Citywire Germany
  8.  Kelly Dereuck, student reporter, Missouri Business Alert
  9.  Sydney Franklin, real estate enterprise reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
  10.  Austen Hufford, national economics reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  11.  Llewellyn Jones, data journalist, Investigative Economics
  12.  Steph Kukuljan, real estate reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  13.  Gloria Lloyd, real estate reporter, St. Louis Business Journal
  14.  Stephen MacLeod, CRE and economic development reporter, Memphis Business Journal
  15.  Annika Merrilees, business reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  16.  Dan Mika, reporter/graduate student, Freelance/Missouri School of Journalism
  17.  Tristan Navera, real estate reporter, Washington Business Journal
  18.  Genevieve Redsten, real estate/financial growth/opportunities reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  19.  Gabriel Rubin, national economics reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  20.  David Schepp, news editor, Cheapism.com
  21.  Mitchell Schnurman, business columnist, The Dallas Morning News
  22.  Maddy Simpson, data reporter, St. Louis Business Journal
  23.  Joel Stinnett, senior reporter covering health care and banking, Nashville Business Journal
  24.  Vanessa Sumo, data editor, Chicago Booth Review
  25.  Kathryn Vasel, reporter, Freelance

“This is the second time we’ve done this workshop and it resulted in not only greater understanding of FRED data, but better stories,” said Marty Steffens, SABEW chair at the University of Missouri. “Reporters praise these economists as being extremely helpful and insightful in telling economic stories to our audiences.”

The workshop is funded annually by a grant from the Illinois-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. The program is organized by Steffens with the St. Louis Federal Reserve supplying much of the content.

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