Goldschmidt Fellows Selected for 2024 D.C. Workshop

SABEW selected 24 business journalists for the 2024 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop taking place March 3-7 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 33 applicants, include:

  • Oluwakemi Aladesuyi, freelance, New York
  • Seth Bodine, business reporter, Fort Worth Report, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Michael Bologna, senior reporter, Bloomberg Industry, Chicago
  • Varvara Budetti, deputy editor data, Forbes Marketplace, Allenton, PA
  • Christine Burton, deputy data editor, Forbes Advisor, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Jarrell Dillard, economic reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington
  • Samantha Fields, senior reporter, Marketplace, New York
  • Alex Gailey, senior data reporter, Bankrate, New York
  • Andy Giegerich, managing editor, Portland Business Journal, Portland, OR
  • Stephanie Hughes, senior reporter, Marketplace, Baltimore
  • Hannah Erin Lang, personal finance reporter, Marketwatch, New York
  • Arielle Martinez, data reporter, Newsday, New York
  • Whitney McDonald, editor, Bank Automation News, Detroit
  • Bethan Moorcraft, reporter, Moneywise, Toronto, CAN
  • Ana Lucia Murillo, reporter, Washington Business Journal, Washington
  • Madeline Ngo, economic correspondent, The New York Times, Washington
  • Mitchell Parton, staff reporter, Dallas Business Journal, Dallas
  • Hailey Ross, insurance reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Washington
  • Courtney Rozen, White House reporter, Bloomberg Government, Washington
  • Antoinette Smith, senior editor, S&P Global Commodity Insights, Houston
  • Ana Teresa Solá, reporter, CNBC, New York
  • Michael Taffe, data reporter, Financial Times, New York
  • Tisha Thompson, investigative reporter, ESPN, Washington
  • Clayton Vickers, The Hill, grad student, University of Missouri, Washington

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 tenth 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 training.


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