Virtual training

August 2019

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]

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]

April 2019

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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

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]
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

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

October 2015

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Teletraining: Market Madness – Understanding and covering a turbulent stock market, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern

Market Madness: Understanding – and covering -- a turbulent stock market October 2015 The financial markets have been on a bumpy ride in recent months. Between concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over interest rates, stocks have been dealt blow after blow. This session will give you greater insight into what’s behind the recent market swings and what the outlook is. We’ll also ...[Read More]

August 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Teletraining: Media Strategy – How journalists can develop a personal brand – Listen to the call recording

September 2015 Looking for a way to cultivate an audience and set yourself apart in the crowded news business? Or maybe you’re in search of a little career insurance? Having a strong personal brand can help business reporters and editors navigate the industry upheaval. This session will look at how – and why – to thoughtfully develop your personal brand. We’ll talk about the specific challenges ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

How to Succeed in a Metric-Driving News Operation

Are you faced with monitoring daily metrics to measure the impact of your work? Are you wondering how to cover important but less sexy business topics so they will generate reader interest? Are you concerned about what the increasing focus on metrics means for journalists and news operations? If this is your world, this training session is for you. Find out what metrics we really should ...[Read More]

May 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Past Teletraining: “How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool” Monday, May 18, 1p.m. EST

May Teletraining: How to use Linkedin as a reporting tool Monday, May 18, 2015 1 p.m. Eastern Time During this session, you'll learn how to promote your stories, increase your professional visibility, and conduct advanced searches on companies, groups and more. You'll also learn about some of Linkedin's new tools, including the new publishing platform. Yumi Wilson, a corporate communications ...[Read More]

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