2023 Goldschmidt Fellows Selected for D.C. Data Workshop

SABEW selected 24 business journalists for the 2023 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop taking place February 26 – March 2 in Washington, D.C. During the five-day program, the Fellows will interact with representatives from governmental and non-governmental agencies that produce the data that business journalists use every day. These sessions expand the journalists’ knowledge of economic data while helping government agencies better tailor that data to inform the public.

Goldschmidt Fellows, who were chosen from a pool of 34 applicants, include: 

  1.  Neetish Basnet, data reporter, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle
  2.  Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, business reporter, The Denver Post, Denver
  3.  Gabriel Cortés, data reporter, CNBC, Los Angeles
  4.  Garrett Dvorkin, sports business and finance reporter, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore
  5.  Melanie Evans, reporter, The Wall Street Journal, New York
  6.  Michael Finch, investigative reporter, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
  7.  Alex Graf, U.S. banking reporter, S&P Global, Charlottesville, Va.
  8.  Lorrie Grant, managing editor, Transport Topics, Washington, D.C.
  9.  Zoe Han, personal finance reporter, MarketWatch, New York
  10.  Erica Hartsfield, data reporter, Memphis Business Journal, Memphis, Tenn.
  11.  Lily Jamali, senior reporter, Marketplace, Los Angeles
  12.  Brooks Johnson, business reporter, Star Tribune, Minneapolis
  13.  Michelle LaRoche, Hussman professor of business journalism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  14.  Arcelia Martin, business reporter, Dallas Morning News, Dallas
  15.  Andrew McIntyre, editor-at-large, Law360 Real Estate Authority, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  16.  Genevieve Redsten, business reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee
  17.  Nathan Rubbelke, inno editor, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis
  18.  Augusta Saraiva, U.S. economy reporter, Bloomberg News, New York
  19.  Daniel Sernovitz, senior staff reporter, Washington Business Journal, Arlington, Va.
  20.  Mitch Strohm, managing editor, Forbes Marketplace, Nashville, Tenn.
  21.  Aryana Suren, research and teaching assistant,
  22.  Isabel Wang, markets reporter, MarketWatch, New York
  23.  Sabrina Willmer, reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C.
  24.  Evan Wylοge, data journalist,, Denver

The in-person workshop will focus on understanding how the government creates and uses data and will show how to locate hidden data. Experts and government professionals will surround fellows 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 event will include representatives from the:

  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Project on Government Oversight

The workshop is in its ninth year and is funded annually by a grant from the Illinois-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.

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, will lead the training.

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