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SABEW announces its Spring 2024–2025 Board of Governors

James Nelson, business editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and instructor at Marquette University, was installed as the new president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) during its annual conference board meeting on April 20 at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus. Nelson succeeds Desiree Hanford.

“I’m honored to serve as president of SABEW, an organization whose mission is to support and provide resources for business journalists,” said Nelson. “SABEW is marking its 60th anniversary, and I look forward to working with fellow SABEW members to build upon this legacy of excellence, broaden our outreach and provide opportunities for journalists from news organizations of all sizes.”

In addition to Nelson, SABEW’s 2024-2025 officer ladder is comprised off Vice President Pia Sarkar, deputy global business editor at the Associated Press, and Secretary/Treasurer Oliver Staley, freelance editor and reporter.

SABEW members elected seven people to the board. The three incumbent board members are:

  • Matthew Goldberg, senior consumer banking reporter, Bankrate
  • Janelle Nanos, business enterprise reporter, The Boston Globe
  • Oliver Staley, freelance editor and reporter

SABEW membership also elected the following four people:

  • Mark DeCambre, editor-in-chief, MarketWatch
  • Stuart Elliott, editor-in-chief and CEO, The Real Deal
  • Chuck Jaffe, host of “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe,” freelance columnist, MarketWatch
  • Rita Trichur, senior business writer and columnist, The Globe and Mail

SABEW, the largest association of business journalists, encourages comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and upgrades the skills and knowledge of business journalists through continuous professional development and educational efforts.

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