Virtual training

June 2020

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

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

Register here. 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 maternal ...[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]

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

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Suffolk GDP Surges

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Long Island’s Economic Future

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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 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]

October 2019

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

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 cause their full ...[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]

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