Events

December 2019

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Jan. 21: Virtual Training from 2-3 p.m. EST: Using data to create powerful stories

There's never been a better time to be a data journalist. Society is increasingly being driven by data, and the widespread availability of all of this digital information is opening up new opportunities for storytelling. But how do you get started? SABEW’s next training session will teach you how to use data to produce high-impact stories. We’ll talk about how data journalists go about their jobs, ...[Read More]
Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Jan. 22: Virtual training from 1-2 p.m. EST: Texas v. The U.S. and the ACA – One more time with feeling

Ever since a Texas judge ruled more than a year ago that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, everyone has been waiting for a decision from a federal appeals court: Would it uphold the ACA or would it back the Texas judge's ruling? The federal appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling, recently handed down a decision that didn't quite answer either question. It ruled that the mandate requiring insurance ...[Read More]

November 2019

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Dec. 5: Night of SABEW

A Night of SABEW: Coast-to-Coast Social and Best in Business Awards Kick-Off Calling all business journalists from across North America! SABEW is organizing casual meetups on Thursday, Dec. 5. Come mingle over a drink, talk journalism and, of course, share your biggest stories of the year. SABEW’s 25th Best in Business Awards opens Dec. 2. Learn more about how to enter and get recognized for ...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

America’s Balance Sheet: Struggling Millennial Families by Ana H. Kent

Ana Kent Fed Slides by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

America’s Spending Behavior: Overview of the Consumer Expenditure Surveys

BLS Steven Henderson CE Slides by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Trump Claims He Boosted U.S. Incomes by $7,000. Data Say Otherwise

Data Dive Session by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Monday, November 11th, 2019

America’s Balance Sheet

Handout SABEW Nov 12 by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Monday, November 11th, 2019

November 2019 Links to Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Data and Information

Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) Website – CE Homepage (www.bls.gov/cex) CE Tables – Current (2018) and historical calendar year expenditure tables by race, generation, income, age, Hispanic origin, education and other key demographics, some back to 1984; midyear updates, July through June, 2011-12 onward; experimental tables, www.bls.gov/cex/tables.htm) CE Detailed Tables – most detailed ...[Read More]
Friday, November 1st, 2019

April 30-May 1: SABEW’s spring conference, Toronto, Ontario

SABEW is hosting the 2020 spring conference outside of the U.S. for the first time in its 56-year-history. The annual spring conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, on April 30 and May 1 at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism (RSJ), the country’s top journalism school. SABEW President, Bryan Borzykowski, along with conference co-chairs David Milstead and Dawn Calleja, both from the ...[Read More]

October 2019

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

SABEW Fall Conference at Reuters, Times Square, Nov. 12

SABEWNYC19: Business reporting during an economic downturn View the 2019 Fall Conference schedule. Is the nation’s 10-year economic expansion running out of steam? Between the trade war and a slowing global economy, some economists think the U.S. might be headed toward recession. SABEW’s Fall Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, will give journalists the tools they need to understand ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Make public records part of your beat reporting

Matt Drange, recently an investigative reporter, left The Information in October to pursue a new project. He has spent much of his career reporting at the intersection of the tech industry and government. At SABEW’s next webinar, he'll show you how to harness state and federal FOI laws to generate a consistent flow of documents you can use on any beat. Please come with an open mind and questions ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two free registrations for first-time SABEWNYC19 conference goer

SABEW is offering two complimentary registrations to its Nov. 12 fall conference at Reuters in Midtown Manhattan in honor of SABEW board member and Bloomberg journalist Sho Chandra. She passed away earlier this year. If you would like to be a first-time SABEW conference attendee and you live and work in New York City, fill out this short application by Friday, Oct. 25. The recipients will be announced ...[Read More]

September 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

How to harness technology for innovative journalism

The digital focus of today’s news business requires journalists to take on new skills and learn new technologies. But just how specialized does your skill set need to be? Coding is great, but learning to collaborate and leverage technology when it makes sense is better. Knowing how the internet works, how structured information can be leveraged and looking at stories with new thinking patterns can ...[Read More]

August 2019

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Nov. 12 – SABEWNYC19 Fall Conference

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Learning about the Fed virtual training, Sept. 9

Listen to the recording.  The Federal Reserve has been in the news a lot lately. It could be because it recently lowered the federal funds rate for the first time in a decade. Or because President Donald Trump has mentioned the Fed many times. It’s important to know what the Fed does, because the Fed’s actions affect nearly everyone. If you have a credit card balance, a home equity line ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Fellows selected for 2019 FRED Advanced Data Workshop

SABEW has selected 16 business journalists for the FRED advanced data workshop at the St. Louis Federal Reserve on Sept. 19 and 20. Fellows will learn how to graph differing types of FRED data, discover new data releases and find data to help you create new stories. Speakers will discuss how they take the pulse of the American economy, feed that information to the Federal Open Market Committee ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

SABEW D.C. mixer at National Press Club, Sept. 16

Please join SABEW during the D.C mixer at the National Press Club’s Cosgrove Lounge on Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. SABEW board member Heather Long, economics correspondent, The Washington Post will host a Q&A with Damian Paletta, former White House economic policy reporter (now WaPo economics editor) for The Washington Post, on how to cover the White house and land scoops. Beer and wine ...[Read More]
Monday, August 19th, 2019

FRED advanced data workshop, Sept. 19 and 20, St. Louis

SABEW has selected 16 business journalists for the FRED advanced data workshop at the St. Louis Federal Reserve on Sept. 19 and 20. Fellows will learn how to graph differing types of FRED data, discover new data releases and find data to help you create new stories. Speakers will discuss how they take the pulse of the American economy, feed that information to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...[Read More]

July 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Aug. 15 – Covering the nation’s trade disputes virtual training

Trade conflicts with China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union have grabbed headlines, but where do these disputes stand now? During SABEW’s next teletraining session we’ll talk about the status of the nation’s trade disputes, how to cover them and what resources journalists can turn to when covering these topics. We’ll also talk about how reporters around the country can localize these ...[Read More]
Monday, July 8th, 2019

July 18 – Will the ACA Live or Will It Die? Texas v. the U.S.

In health care, there is no more high stakes case than Texas v. the U.S., which will decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA touches every aspect of our health care system. Right now, 18 Republican state attorneys general and governors, two individuals and the Trump administration are arguing against the validity of the ACA, which is being defended by 21 Democratic state attorneys ...[Read More]

June 2019

Monday, June 24th, 2019

July 22 – The business of freelancing: How to chart a course for success virtual training

Listen to the recording.  Independence. Flexibility. The ability to choose the projects you want to focus on. Freelance writing offers many benefits, but it also requires discipline, a business mindset, and the ability to juggle projects and clients. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll talk about how to run your freelance business like a business, addressing things like the importance of ...[Read More]

May 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Virtual Training June 2019: How to Cover One of the Newest Beats on the Business Desk: Marijuana

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, the nation’s cannabis industry has emerged as one of today’s hot business stories. The fast-growing marijuana sector is creating jobs, generating new business opportunities and, increasingly, justifying its own beat on the business desk. SABEW’s next virtual training session will do a deep dive into the growing cannabis industry. Our ...[Read More]
Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Innovation in fact checking – SABEW19

                          May, 2019 By Madeline Ackley The Cronkite School In the digital age, misinformation can travel at warp speed, making fact checking absolutely vital for an informed public. Luckily, fact checkers in the industry have come prepared with incredible innovations ...[Read More]
Sunday, May 19th, 2019

U.S. Sens. Sinema and McSally talk trade, immigration – SABEW19

By Hailey Mensik The Cronkite School Talks of immigration and trade in Arizona consumed much of U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally’s SABEW sessions in Phoenix. Both expressed a need to fix the country’s legal immigration system, as a surge of migrants at the U.S. Mexico border have officials calling for its closure. But with a low national unemployment rate, McSally, R-Ariz., ...[Read More]
Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Susanne Craig provides a look into The New York Times’ Trump tax exposé – SABEW19

                          By Andres Guerra Luz The Cronkite School When Susanne Craig and her colleagues began what would turn into an 18-month investigation into the origins of President Donald Trump’s wealth, the New York Times reporter said they had a simple question that originated ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

How to write an award-winning business story – SABEW19

                              By Hailey Mensik The Cronkite School Both student journalists and veteran reporters spoke about the projects that caught the attention of SABEW judges and earned them recognition at this year's Best in Business Awards. Andres Guerra Luz from ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Covering health care important as ever for business reporters – SABEW19

                                  By Kara Carlson The Cronkite School For many Americans, health care and everything tied to it is never far from the mind. How they spend, where they work, their prescription costs and many regular occurrences are all affected ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Gov. Ducey: Arizona leads the way in business climate – SABEW19

                          By Andres Guerra Luz The Cronkite School Arizona leads the way in fostering a favorable environment for businesses to operate, Gov. Doug Ducey told audience members at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s spring conference in Phoenix. The ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Women continue to break barriers in newsrooms – SABEW19

        May, 2019 By Madeline Ackley The Cronkite School Two longtime newsroom leaders spoke about what it means to be a woman in the news industry at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing spring conference in Phoenix on Friday. Kristin Gilger, associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Cronkite ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Data reporting and the backbone of investigative journalism – SABEW19

                        By Deagan Urbatsch The Cronkite School At a time when empirical evidence is more important than ever for reporters, data can constitute the hard facts in any investigative story, according to Maud Beelman, the executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Despite challenges, Stelter sees bright future for journalism – SABEW19

                            By Derek Hall The Cronkite School News outlets and journalists continue to face an uncertain future in the wake of the digital revolution, an issue CNN’s Brian Stelter addressed at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing spring conference ...[Read More]
Friday, May 10th, 2019

SABEW19 Student Newsroom

Miss the SABEW19 conference? Check out our ASU student coverage at #SABEW19 and below. Click here for the student bios. Despite challenges, Stelter sees bright future for journalism While there are a number of challenges affecting the industry, journalists continue to find new and innovative ways of reporting and telling stories, said CNN's Brian Stelter at the Society for Advancing Business ...[Read More]

April 2019

Friday, April 12th, 2019

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

SABEW Celebrates World Press Freedom Day advocating for the importance of free speech to the functioning of the global economy...[Read More]
Friday, April 12th, 2019

How to Write for a Millennial Audience

Listen to the recording. They’ve gotten a bum wrap for their news consumption habits. But millennials are regular consumers of news, and research shows that they often are willing to pay for content. Just how do you develop coverage for millennials and, even better, sell them a subscription? SABEW’s May virtual training session will do a deep dive on this generation and its impact on the news ...[Read More]

March 2019

Friday, March 29th, 2019

May 16-18: SABEW19 at ASU in Phoenix

Conference Program Speakers Registration Exhibitors Sponsors Hotel Information...[Read More]

February 2019

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Copyright and fair use in a digital age: How to break news, produce lively coverage and keep it legal

In today’s fast-paced world of breaking news and the need for fresh, interesting content, it’s sometimes easy to make mistakes, which can be costly to your reputation and that of your news organization. Bernadette Mooney Burns, general counsel of Radio Free Asia, will present a webinar refresher on the fundamentals of copyrights, fair use and plagiarism in the digital age, with some current examples ...[Read More]

January 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Business Reporting on Natural Disasters

When covering natural disasters, business journalists have the unique challenge of connecting an audience with the specific impact these events have on local, regional and national businesses, from supply chains to logistics, to major employers, to mom-and-pop shops.   While some natural disasters like hurricanes are fast moving, others like flooding and wildfires can take longer to ...[Read More]
Friday, January 25th, 2019

July 16 – SABEW NABE Reception and Data Session

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists Tuesday, July 16 from 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel located at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. For the third year, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) and the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) will partner on a program ...[Read More]

December 2018

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Beat Basics for New Reporters

Description Alex Heath, senior reporter for Cheddar and 2018 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30 will lead this beat basics for new reporters training. SABEW chair Marty Steffens will facilitate a conversation with Heath on how to build and cultivate sources, standout in a crowded beat (like covering Facebook), get over the millennial ...[Read More]

November 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

November 19: Behind the lens: How to shoot video for business stories

Listen to the audio. View the video. Nov. Training Presentation. High-quality video can bring business stories to life, and journalists are increasingly being asked to shoot segments on their smartphones. SABEW’s next training session will give you an overview of how best to shoot video and audio, even if your equipment is limited. Mitchell Masilun, an Arkansas-based editorial photographer ...[Read More]

September 2018

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Sept. 2018 – How to use social media to build a beat and break news

Social media is a tremendous resource for journalists looking to build a beat, break news, or track down elusive man on the street sources on deadline. The real challenge is sifting through all the chatter and harnessing the full potential of social platforms. SABEW’s next teletraining session — featuring some of the best in the business when it comes to social media reporting -- will help you ...[Read More]

August 2018

Monday, August 6th, 2018

August 13 – How to mine government contracting data for stories in your own backyard

A key lesson for business reporters is to follow the money to get the story. Nowhere is this truer than with federal, state, and local governments, which spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually on goods and services. They are the primary buyers of technology of all shapes and sizes, ranging from IT services to cloud-based software, electronic warfare and blockchain data storage. Companies large ...[Read More]
Monday, August 6th, 2018

Oct. 25 – SABEWNYC18 Fall Conference

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July 2018

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

How to mine government contracting data for stories in your own backyard

A key lesson for business reporters is to follow the money to get the story. Nowhere is this truer than with federal, state, and local governments, which spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually on goods and services. They are the primary buyers of technology of all shapes and sizes, ranging from IT services to cloud-based software, electronic warfare and blockchain data storage. Companies large ...[Read More]

June 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Freelance Journalism: Getting down to business

Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance writing offers many benefits, but it requires a business mindset. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll talk about how to run your freelance business like a true business, addressing things like keeping track of clients, growing revenue, managing invoices, setting up a home office and adopting an entrepreneurial mindset needed to be ...[Read More]
Monday, June 11th, 2018

Dig Deep into Health Care Data

How do you get past the press release on the health beat? The hardest thing for reporters, veterans or newbies alike, is knowing where to look for information. What kind of financial shape is your local hospital or health insurer? How does the state or federal government rate that nursing home? Does a particular doctor have an unusually high number of medical malpractice claims? We are going to dig ...[Read More]

May 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

July 17, 2018: Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:15 - 5:15 PM Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC Speakers: Brian Moyer, director, BEA William Wiatrowski, acting commissioner, BLS Stephanie Studds, chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau Moderator: Lydia DePillis, economy reporter, CNNMoney Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

June 11, 2018 – Training: Metrics to Magnify Your Journalism

Join us for a discussion about metrics in the newsroom, the pros and cons of different analytics platforms, and using data to drive news decisions. As the revenue model for journalism moves away from heavily relying on advertising and more toward paying customers and subscribers, newsrooms will have to measure audiences differently. This session, led by Liz Worthington of the American Press Institute, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Training: Metrics to Magnify Your Journalism

Join us for a discussion about metrics in the newsroom, the pros and cons of different analytics platforms, and using data to drive news decisions. As the revenue model for journalism moves away from heavily relying on advertising and more toward paying customers and subscribers, newsrooms will have to measure audiences differently. This session, led by Liz Worthington of the American Press Institute, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

May 14 – Teletraining: Understanding Economic Indicators

GDP, CPI, M1 and M2. Leading, lagging and coincident. Procyclical, countercyclical and acyclical. The economic indicators are an indispensable part of the economics beat, pointing to the state of health of local, regional and national economies. Covering the economy is not your run-of-the-mill business beat. Journalists tasked with writing about the economy rely on economic indicators issued by statistical ...[Read More]

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