Chicago Fed President highlights first set of speakers

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing is announcing three key sessions for its upcoming conference. Additional sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Austan Goolsbee highlights this first set of confirmed speakers set to take the stage at the event held April 18-20, 2024, at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications on Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus.

Q&A with Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Austan Goolsbee
Friday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president discusses monetary policy and the U.S. economy. Moderated by Nick Timiraos of The Wall Street Journal.

Investigative Business Journalism: So Much More than “Follow the Money”
Thursday, April 18 at 2:15 p.m.

Speaker: Megan Twohey, The New York Times

Whether you work in a large or small newsroom, freelance or contribute remotely, business journalists are naturally drawn to investigative stories. The axiom to “follow the money” is an age-old winner, but there are many other strategies when pursuing ambitious and complex business investigations. Megan Twohey has done so at Reuters, the Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and since 2016 at The New York Times. Her subjects have ranged from Adidas and Kanye West to the online market for adopted children. Come join Megan in a conversation about how to build and flex your investigative muscles.

Digging Into the Business of Sports
Thursday, April 18 at 3:10 p.m.

Speakers: J.A. Adande & Melissa Isaacson, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; Christine Brennan, USA Today, CNN and ABC News

A Big 10 television deal worth $8 billion. A single player for the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $700 million. And Russian oligarchs worth untold billions owning sports teams. The business of sports is big business – and a big story. This panel will offer observations based on more than 120 combined years of covering sports.

Early registration is now open. Register today and save here.

Attendees can take advantage of the #SABEW24 discounted group rate at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, located 0.5 miles from the venue. To make a reservation click here.


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