Events

May 2018

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]
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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]

April 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain pose challenges for news organizations

By Ang Gao Medill News Service New and arcane technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency pose challenges and opportunities for major news organizations that are scrambling to meet reader demand for more coverage. Among the biggest challenges are how to help readers understand the burgeoning technology and guide coverage of a world that few people, including themselves, fully understand, ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

SABEW18 – Morgenson: ‘It’s about more than the awards’

By Sarah Foster Medill News Service April, 2018 Gretchen Morgenson was walking up Third Avenue in New York City, still fresh off her move from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, when an abrupt shouting sounded in the distance.   “I don’t mean to bother you! I don’t mean to bother you!” the voice said. She didn’t acknowledge the commotion at first, thinking the pedestrian ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

SABEW18-More than just ‘white noise’: Media leaders address solutions to harassment

By Danielle Chemtob UNC-Chapel Hill In the wake of the New York Times Harvey Weinstein investigation and the Me Too movement,  female media leaders tackled the issue of sexual harassment and the systems that enable such behavior at the spring conference for the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The conversation largely focused on employees who ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

SABEW18-BEA director: County-by-county GDP to roll out this fall  

By Roxanne (Yanchun) Liu Medill News Service The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said it plans to develop county-by-county gross domestic product data and expects to have prototype statistics available by this fall, Director Brian Moyer said on Friday. The GDP statistics will cover more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. and may include breakouts by major industry sector for each county, Moyer ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

SABEW18-Ross, Hassett address policy impact on economy

By Danielle Chemtob and Brian Baker University of North Carolina and Medill News Service Trump administration officials defended recent tax reform and tariffs Friday at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s spring conference in Washington, D.C. In two separate sessions, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett attributed ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

SABEW18 – Rubenstein expects private equity investors to look to emerging markets

By Brian Baker Medill News Service Private equity investors are likely to focus more on opportunities in emerging markets as countries like China and India increase their share of the global economy, said David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of private equity giant The Carlyle Group. “If the emerging markets are 55 percent of world’s GDP, but they’re only getting 17 percent ...[Read More]

March 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Training: Optimizing your professional brand on LinkedIn

April 2018 Conduct research on companies and individuals. Develop story ideas. Build a personal brand. LinkedIn can help journalists do all of those things and more, and SABEW’s next teletraining session will teach you how. We’ll do a deep dive with Yumi Wilson, a social media expert and former LinkedIn trainer, who will demonstrate the social media platform’s research tools and share best ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Digital Strategy: Put together an e-newsletter that readers can’t resist

You’ve got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. Newsletters today come in all stripes, from conversational missives to news-driven bulletins. They are an important tool for news organizations interested in both informing and engaging audiences. SABEW’s March session will look at the evolution of this trend, and the strategies various news organizations are deploying. From timing and logistics ...[Read More]

February 2018

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Covering Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology stands to be one of the biggest and most compelling financial stories of 2018. While bitcoin’s wild roller-coaster ride draws headlines, there are more than 1,500 other digital currencies on the market today, with companies such as Kodak, Atari and Long Island Iced Tea getting into the cryptocurrency game. Other major companies, such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft ...[Read More]

January 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Behind the lens: How to snap photos and videos that make business stories shine

High-quality photos and video can make stories sing online and in print, but in business journalism, coming up with great art can be a challenge. SABEW’s next training session will give you ideas about how to break beyond the standard ‘CEO at a desk’ shots and bring new life to business photography. Mitchell Masilun, an Arkansas-based editorial photographer and multimedia specialist, will lead ...[Read More]

October 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

April 26-28 – SABEW18

Schedule Conference Registration Program at a Glance Speakers Hotel and More Student Newsroom...[Read More]

August 2017

Monday, August 28th, 2017

International Trade in the Era of Trump

President Donald Trump has talked tough on trade ever since he first hit the campaign trail. He criticized China for a massive U.S. trade deficit. He also said the North American Free Trade Agreement was bad for the United States. Once in office, he fulfilled a campaign promise of pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation deal negotiated under former President Barack ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. ET – 10 Great Digital Tools for Business Journalists

For SABEW’s August training session, we’ve teamed up with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism to present a webinar via the Adobe Connect video-conference platform. The session will introduce business reporters and editors to new web tools and apps that are mostly free, easy to learn, and fun to use. The digital tools will simplify many of the tasks that business journalists ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

10 Great Digital Tools for Business Journalists

For SABEW’s August training session, we’ve teamed up with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism to present a webinar via the Adobe Connect video-conference platform. The session will introduce business reporters and editors to new web tools and apps that are mostly free, easy to learn, and fun to use. The digital tools will simplify many of the tasks that business journalists ...[Read More]

July 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Going Public: Reporting on IPOs

Initial public offerings—the first sales of stock issued by a company to the public—are slowly making a comeback following a dearth of them in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and uncertainty about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. News-making IPOs this year include Snap, Inc., the parent company of communications app Snapchat, which raised $3.4 billion in March, making it ...[Read More]

June 2017

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Training: Reporting on Sports Business Slides

Click the link below to download the slides for Covering All the Bases: Reporting on Sports Business. June 2017 Reporting on Sports Business Slides...[Read More]
Thursday, June 15th, 2017

June 26 at 2:00 p.m. EDT: Covering all the bases – Reporting on Sports Business

Reporting on Sports Business Slides Writing about the business of sports has become more than just game coverage in recent years. In fact, sports business has been elevated to a significant stand-alone beat at many news outlets. The beat offers fertile ground for compelling enterprise and investigative stories on collective bargaining agreements, marketing and management initiatives, intellectual ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Training – Covering all the Bases: Reporting on Sports Business

Click the link below to download the slides for this training session: Reporting on Sports Business Slides Writing about the business of sports has become more than just game coverage in recent years. In fact, sports business has been elevated to a significant stand-alone beat at many news outlets. The beat offers fertile ground for compelling enterprise and investigative stories on collective ...[Read More]

May 2017

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Training – Freelancing your way to success

Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance business writing offers many benefits, but whether you do it full-time or on the side, it comes with a whole new terrain to navigate. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll address how to get started in freelancing and how to cultivate regular customers. We’ll also cover the business aspects of being an independent journalist, including ...[Read More]

April 2017

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Recruiter offers 9 tips for landing your first business journalism job

By Saundra Wilson Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University It’s the question many soon-to-be college graduates dread: “What are you going to do next?” While trying to land a first job can be daunting, Beth Hunt, a national recruiter for the American City Business Journals, said confidence and intention go a long way. Hunt spoke at a session ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Experts: Journalists shouldn’t fear technology, they should embrace it

By Kara Calson Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University Robots, 360-degree video, 3-D printing, virtual reality. These are terms that used to seem like something out of a sci-fi novel, but they’re now reality. As technology evolves, journalists must adjust to the fast pace and ever-changing tools. Each new piece of technology draws questions: ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

SABEW17 Student Newsroom Team

Participating Schools and Reporters: Hannah Levitt, MSJ, Medill School of Journalism Hannah Levitt is a graduate student at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, specializing in Business, Money and Markets. Levitt has a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Michigan, where she focused on economic development and international political conflicts. In ...[Read More]
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

Click here for Information and Resources for Reporting on Nonprofits    ...[Read More]
Monday, April 17th, 2017

Information and Resources for Reporting on Nonprofits

April 17, 2017 GuideStar Media contact: Jackie Enterline Fekeci (pronounced “Fa-ketch-ee”), [email protected] Website: guidestar.org Database of 2.5 million tax-exempt nonprofits—1.6 million current, remainder defunct or revoked (contact Jackie to access historic information) Nonprofit Profiles—aggregated data from the nonprofits, IRS Forms 990, IRS Business Master File, ...[Read More]

March 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Teletraining: Investigating Nonprofit Organizations

April 2017 The more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the United States employs more than 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and contributes more than $900 billion to the economy. The sector offers ample opportunities for business journalists to dive into financial records and databases and find stories that can have a substantial impact on the organizations themselves, their ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

October 12-13: SABEWNYC17

Thank you all for helping make SABEWNYC17 a success!...[Read More]
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Training – Fighting Fake News

The digital transformation that is reshaping the news business introduced yet another new challenge: fake news. SABEW’s March training session will feature a panel of experts assembled to address this issue. They’ll talk about fact checking, what respected news organizations are doing to respond to fake news, and what this phenomenon means for the future of business journalism. Monday, March ...[Read More]

February 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

USC Lunch and Learn

University of South Carolina Lunch and Learn: "From the Panama Papers to Trump's Russia Ties: Journalism as a Public Service." SPEAKER: Kevin G. Hall, Chief economics correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers DATE: Wednesday, March 1 from noon -1 PM LOCATION: The USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Located at 800 Sumter Street, Room 318, Columbia, SC 29201. RSVP: David Wilhite FEE: ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Training – Digital Bootcamp: Telling Business Stories through Podcasts

Monday, Feb. 27 2 p.m. EST Podcasts can extend the reach of your business coverage and open up new ways to involve and educate the audience in your space. But what makes a great podcast? On SABEW’s next teletraining session, you’ll hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for delivering engaging podcasts, learn about proven storytelling techniques and discover how to measure the success ...[Read More]

December 2016

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Training – Covering Personal Finance in 2017

Monday, Jan. 23 2 p.m. EST January is the time of the year when money management and personal finance are at the top of many people’s minds. Readers are eager for advice and information about setting their household budgets, getting debt under control, preparing to buy or sell a house and making preparations for tax season. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, hear from a panel of experts ...[Read More]

November 2016

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

What will happen to the ACA now?

Monday, November 14 2 p.m. EST Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling a crowd at a rally toward the end of his campaign "it's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov.. 8."  Now, with a Republican-controlled Congress, that goal is within reach. How will that happen and what will the Republicans put in its place? What will that mean for the 20 million ...[Read More]

October 2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Oct. Teletraining: Young journalists, big impact

Young journalists, big impact Monday, October 17 2 p.m. Eastern Today’s young business journalists show us that decades of experience are not required to have a major influence in the industry. At 27 years old, Buzzfeed’s William Alden’s reporting has taken him inside the secretive Palantir Technologies and caused an executive shake-up at insurance broker Zenefits. William has been honored ...[Read More]
Friday, October 14th, 2016

April 27-29, 2017: SABEW17 Seattle

 SABEW17 - The Future of Business News Conference Registration Program Schedule Hotel and More...[Read More]

September 2016

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Teletraining – Covering the election on the business desk

September 2016  November’s election is coming up fast, but is your organization ready? This election cycle is proving to be one of the most significant in decades – according to a UBS AG Wealth Management Americas survey of 2,300 wealthy investors, 77 percent expect the November election to be a game-changing event for the U.S. economy. On SABEW’s next teletraining session, our panel of editors ...[Read More]
Friday, September 2nd, 2016

September 20 – Boning Up on Business Journalism Skills at EIJ16

SABEW will be presenting a three-hour session during the Excellence in Journalism 2016 (EIJ16) conference in New Orleans. We'll cover the essential basics for any business journalist, plus talk about where the jobs are and why you'll want to go into business journalism if you aren't in it already. Come prepared to learn about: Following the money: how to find great business-journalism stories ...[Read More]

July 2016

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

July Teletraining – July 18

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Teletraining – Coaching journalists toward their best work

Coaching journalists toward their best work Monday, July 18, 2016 2 p.m. Eastern One of the most important roles that an editor can play is that of a coach. Whether it’s leading journalists on an investigation, helping them manage a project while still maintaining a beat, or guiding them as they persuade a reluctant source, effective coaching makes a newsroom more successful. On SABEW’s ...[Read More]

May 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

SABEW focuses spotlight on Baron’s leadership at Globe and Post

By Will Racke Medill News Service Marty Baron gets about three public speaking requests a week, thanks to his newfound celebrity courtesy of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning film that depicts the true story of the Baron-led Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church. His day job as the executive editor of the Washington Post prevents him from fulfilling most of those ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

May Teletraining – Breaking news: Make your coverage overshadow the competition

Breaking News: Make your coverage overshadow the competition Monday, May 9, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Do you sometimes feel like your breaking news coverage is getting lost in the barrage of social media feeds? Do you wonder if it’s the digital presentation that will get it all the attention it deserves? Maybe it’s the writing and editing that really matter? These are some of the topics we’ll ...[Read More]

March 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

March Teletraining – Digital business writing: How to hook an audience

Digital business writing: How to hook an audience Monday, March 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Let’s face it. Whether you work for a newspaper, a newswire or a news website, you’ve got a digital audience. The challenge is how to best write for that audience. That’s where our panel of digital business journalists comes in. They’ll be rolling up their sleeves and sharing their ideas about successful ...[Read More]

February 2016

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

February Teletraining: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

The First Amendment in the Digital Age Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST Do you know what to do if you run a story that includes a false statement of fact about a well-known CEO; under what circumstance are you allowed to use a video clip you found on Twitter; or what to do if a police officer orders you to stop taking photos in public spaces? If you want some real-world advice from an ...[Read More]
Monday, February 1st, 2016

SABEW16, SABEW Spring Conference – May 19-21, 2016

Conference Schedule Student Newsroom...[Read More]

January 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists

Top investigative tips for beginning business journalists Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 2:00 p.m. EST In this one-hour session, Cezary Podkul of ProPublica will share the formula behind prize-winning investigative pieces. Podkul was this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist award. Listen to the recording here.  Training Links: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Teletraining: Digital Strategy – The rise of the emailed newsletter

Digital Strategy: The rise of the emailed newsletter January 2015 You’ve got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. In an era of social media and apps, emailed newsletters are coming into their own and developing their own voice. They are smart, informative, snarky and fun. Perhaps most significant, they are an increasingly important way of getting content directly into the laps of readers. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

SABEW Los Angeles Mixer – Jan. 24, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join your Los Angeles-area colleagues for food, drinks and networking.  Sunday, Jan. 24 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. La Canada, CA SABEW members and non-members are welcome! No charge, but please RSVP. Location information will be sent in your confirmation email Questions? Email SABEW....[Read More]

October 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

2015 SABEW/NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Photos

Thursday, Oct. 8 ...[Read More]

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