Third Class of Xana Fellows Chosen for SABEW23

SABEW selected ten business journalists as Xana Fellows for SABEW23 taking place April 20-22 at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. During the three-day program, the Fellows will tap into the Poynter’s deep expertise in teaching those who manage, edit, produce, program, report, write, blog, photograph and design, and also allow us to explore Florida as an epicenter of the country’s post-pandemic economy. From automation to climate change, economic development to tourism – even the hot topics of banking and finance – are all on display in the Sunshine State.

The SABEW23 Xana Fellows include:

  1. Natalie Campisi, reporter, Forbes Advisor
  2. Kelly Dereuck, reporter, Missouri Business Alert
  3. Isabella Farr, senior reporter, The Real Deal
  4. Krystal Hu, tech reporter, Reuters
  5. Paxtyn Merten, senior data reporter, Stacker
  6. Meera Raman, staff reporter, Boston Business Journal
  7. Lauren Rosenblatt, business reporter, The Seattle Times
  8. Rosa Saba, business reporter/editor, Canadian Press
  9. Erin Slowey, corporate tax reporter, Bloomberg Tax
  10. Taylor Tompkins, economics editor, Investopedia

The fellows will participate in invitation-only specialized news leadership development sessions throughout the year. The program includes topics like managing up, resolving newsroom conflict, managing change and achieving career goals.

SABEW launched the Xana Fund mid-career leadership program in 2020 in honor of SABEW board member and Quartz Executive Editor Xana Antunes. She was dedicated to ensuring that individual journalists had space to develop their skills despite facing relentless change across the industry. Xana was also focused on the gender gap in business news and the need for more structured opportunities for female business journalists to advance their careers.

This project is supported by a sponsorship from Google and through donations from individuals and Xana’s family. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Xana Fund online. Include “The Xana Fund” in the drop-down menu.

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