Events

July 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Registration for August 11 Virtual Training

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June 2020

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Wed., July 8, 1-2 p.m. ET: Racial and Income Inequities and Health Disparities

View the recording. The latest overall COVID-19 mortality rate for black Americans is 2.3 times as high as the rate for whites and Asians, and 2.2 times as high as the Latino rate, according to APM Research Lab. Although stark, the disparity is not new. Communities of color fare worse than whites across many measures of health, including physical and mental health; infant mortality and ...[Read More]
Monday, June 22nd, 2020

June 23, 10-11 a.m. ET: A conversation with SABEW’s 67 new members from South Asia

10 a.m. Eastern Time - 7:30 p.m. India Standard Time In an expansion of SABEW’s international initiative, 67 journalists from major news organizations throughout Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka joined SABEW. The journalists also launched the South Asian Society of Economic Reporters (SASER), the only business journalism association with members across South Asia. SABEW’s ...[Read More]
Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2 p.m. ET: Approaching the Business Beat with a Diverse Lens Virtual Training

Recent Supreme Court rulings, lending and economic development trends, and small business coverage all offer opportunities to report on diverse communities and issues. This session will help business journalists develop coverage and story ideas that reflect a variety of communities and issues. We’ll also talk about diversifying the voices in our coverage. Register for the virtual training  Moderator Jacqueline ...[Read More]
Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 1 p.m. ET: Economics and Epidemiology – Ask an Expert Virtual Training

How can economics and epidemiology work together rather than being at odds? Will mask-wearing help avoid another economic shutdown? Can we safely return to work amid Covid and when? Are people at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 if they go to work? How will the pandemic change the future of the workplace? Stefanie Ilgenfritz, bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal, will ask these questions ...[Read More]
Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 3 p.m. ET: Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data Virtual Training

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data: A Discussion with Leading Economists Produced in partnership between SABEW and the National Association of Business Economists (NABE). Tuesday, September 1, from 3-4 p.m. Panelists William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics Mary Bohman, Acting Director and Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis Ron S. Jarmin, ...[Read More]

May 2020

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Covering the Election Registration

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Friday, May 15th, 2020

Virtual Training Registration

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Hard Hit by COVID-19 Presentation

Vulnerable Americans COVID-... by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Suffolk GDP Surges

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Long Island’s Economic Future

Long Island's Economic ... by Tesia McLaughlin on Scribd...[Read More]

April 2020

Monday, April 27th, 2020

6 Tips for Freelancers on How to Get Work During COVID-19

By Bryan Borzykowski Freelance business journalist SABEW President May 2019 - May 2020 • Create a list of story ideas in a Google Doc that you can pitch and repitch. If one place says no, then take that idea and find another outlet. Keep track of who you've pitched. • Broaden your client base. A lot of companies are looking for help to write editorial-style content. Reach out to marketing ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

April 14 Training Resources

Seattle Times stories referenced during training: Coronavirus crisis creates new tensions between employers and workers Coronavirus daily news updates, April 14: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation Jobless benefits for some will exceed their wages, thanks to boost from coronavirus relief package Boatyard for yachts, house cleaners and ...[Read More]
Friday, April 10th, 2020

Webinar Registration

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Covid-19 Advice List

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 By Dr. Anthony Feinstein, April 7 webinar presenter • Stressors can trigger anxiety. Multiple stressors at the same time can ratchet up anxiety. • Loss of a sense of control is a major contributing factor to anxiety. • Taking back control, where possible, can significantly help your mental wellbeing. • By dwelling on anxiety-provoking ...[Read More]
Friday, April 3rd, 2020

April 7, 1-2 p.m. EDT: Protecting your physical and mental health while covering Covid-19

For more information on how to look after your mental health during Covid-19, read Dr. Feinstein's list of tips. Journalists are also first responders in this pandemic, and are at-risk for illness and possible death with each assignment. How do you protect our physical and mental health? How can we protect our loved ones and colleagues from accidental transmission? Learn how to avoid depression ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

April 14, 2-3 p.m. EDT: Coronavirus – Covering the Business Impact of the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 14 2-3 p.m. EDT Listen to the recording. The full economic impact of the new coronavirus has yet to be seen. But workers are idled at companies large and small, travel is at a standstill, and a $2 trillion economic relief package is making assistance available directly to households. During SABEW’s next teletraining session, we’ll examine how the global outbreak is impacting ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

April 2: Investments Webinar, 2-3 p.m. EDT

What Do 100 Million Fund Investors Do When Markets Go Sideways? View the recording. Chief Economist Sean Collins of the Investment Company Institute—the leading association representing regulated funds globally, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—will talk about the latest trends in investor behavior and fund flows in this time of market turmoil. Collins will answer ...[Read More]

March 2020

Monday, March 30th, 2020

April 27, 1-2 p.m. EDT: COVID-19 – Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism and YOU

View the recording. This free public webinar is part of a continuing training series with top leaders in journalism, a service of the Freedom Forum’s Power Shift Project. This virtual training session focuses on health, science, environmental and business reporting and reporters. Facilitator Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago, Freedom ...[Read More]
Sunday, March 29th, 2020

May 7, 1-2 p.m. EDT: Taking the pulse of your county economy webinar

View the recording. This webinar is made free to business journalists as a part of a virtual data series supported by the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. This virtual training will show reporters how to use county Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data to tell the story of how your local economy is faring. This 2018 data of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis came out in Dec. 2019; it ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 28th, 2020

May 14, 2-3 p.m. EDT: Hard hit by COVID-19 – Will Americans bounce back financially?

View the recording. The shutdown has crippled parts of the American economy. Which Americans are most affected?  Learn how data can help you cover this financial crisis. Ana Hernández Kent, policy analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will present a national outlook on consumer debt and the state of wealth for U.S. households. Ana ...[Read More]
Friday, March 27th, 2020

May 20, 1-2 p.m. EDT: Losing Your Job/ Losing Your Health Insurance: Health care insecurity among jobless workers during the pandemic

Listen to the recording. More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment and that number is projected to grow. Losing employer-based health insurance is a terrible added burden during a pandemic. A recent survey by The Commonwealth Fund found that 41 percent of those who have lost their jobs or had hours or pay cut had lost their health insurance, were worried about losing it or were uninsured ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 14th, 2020

June 4, 1-2 p.m. EDT: Local Economic Stories Using Data from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

View the recording. The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages covering more than 95 percent of U.S. jobs. It’s available at the county, metro, state and national levels by industry. In this webinar, we’ll focus on county data and how it can be used in several types of economic stories about the local industries in your community. By ...[Read More]

February 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Infographic Virtual Training Presentation

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Feb. 24: Building a Better Infographic Virtual Training

View the presentation. View the recording. Charts and infographics can be powerful storytelling tools, but to do them well, you need a thorough understanding of the data they’re based on. During this presentation, Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in visual journalism at the University of Miami, will talk about the common mistakes journalists make when assembling infographics and share tips on how ...[Read More]
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

March 11: SABEW’s NYC journalist health care briefing – cancelled due to coronavirus

SABEW has cancelled the March 11 health care briefing at the Commonwealth Fund in NYC. We understand the pressing demands health care journalists are under to cover the coronavirus. Now is not the time to be away from the newsroom.  We are working to offer a virtual alternative or program at a later date. SABEW is hosting a free health care briefing, including a luncheon and networking cocktail reception, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

June 9, 2-3 p.m. EDT: Covering the Election on the Business Desk

Listen to the recording. It’s one of the big stories of the year, and business journalists can play an important role in the coverage. In this virtual training, we’ll talk about the November elections and the election-related stories that can be assigned on the business desk. We’ll also dive into campaign finance and the stories that can be mined from this data. Whether your organization is ...[Read More]

December 2019

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Jan. 21 virtual training: Using data to create powerful stories

Listen to the training. 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 ...[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

Listen to the recording. 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 ...[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

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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

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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: SABEW20 in Toronto – postponed due to coronavirus

Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, SABEW20, which was set for April 30 and May 1 in Toronto, has been postponed. We are working with our Toronto host partners Ryerson University and the Globe and Mail to reschedule the 57th annual spring conference and BIB Awards Ceremony at a later date. SABEW will continue to monitor the situation and keep the membership informed. SABEW ...[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

View the recording. 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 ...[Read More]

September 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

How to harness technology for innovative journalism

View the recording. 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 ...[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]

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