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The following are recorded webinars for business journalists. Our education committee has also created “how we did it” podcasts for journalism educators to use in journalism classrooms. Check them out.

May 18:  Covering the Business of Travel

April 3:  Covering Silicon Valley and Tech Business

March 16:  Covering the Fed – A year into rate increases

Jan. 26:  Covering Crypto – From fallouts to legislation


Dec. 15: Covering Retail – How inflation and inventories are impacting holiday sales

Nov. 29: Legends of Business News with Allan Sloan

Nov. 10: Post-Election Impacts on Business and the Economy

Oct. 25: Nailing Down the Numbers

Sept. 30:  Reporting During Economic Uncertainty

Aug. 26: The Business of Sports

June 23: Covering Red-Hot Inflation

May 12-13: #SABEW22 conference in New York (13 sessions)

April 11: Prepare to Launch

March 3: Covering the Economic Impact of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Feb. 28: Effectively using public, private sector data in economic reporting

Feb. 15: Legends of Business News with Diana Henriques

Feb. 9: The Tipping Point

Jan. 28: The Gagging of America

Jan. 11: Legends of Business News with Carol Loomis


Dec. 16: How to Cover the Great Recession

Nov. 17: Reporting on Bankruptcies and Debt

Nov. 1: Strategies for Landing Jobs and Internships in Business Journalism

Oct. 12: Legends of Business News – Myron Kandel

Sept 28: How to apply to a top journalism internship. Insider tips from new and veteran journalists

Sept 14: A Double Whammy – Medical debt and COVID

July 28: 10 Fundamental Documents and Data Sets New Business Reporters Need to Know About

July 20: Preventing Burnout

July 13: How Have Americans Coped Financially During the Pandemic?

June 30: Covering Cryptocurrency

April 21: Fact Checking for Business Journalists

April 8: Stock Market Fundamentals for Business Journalists

April 7: The Benefits of a Career in Business Journalism

March 23: How/When Will We Get Back to Work?

March 3: The New Rules of Business: How to Report on ESG

February 12: Story Ideas – What Are We Missing?

February 11: Racial Disparities and Impediments to Getting People Vaccinated

February 10: Vaccine Policy: What is the thinking behind who gets the vaccine and when?

February 9: Vaccine Distribution: Where’s it going? How to track what’s happening in your area

February 8: Vaccine and Therapeutics Development

February 3: Business and Economic Journalism

January 29: What is Business Journalism?

January 27: The Vaccine Rollout – How it’s going? Or not?

January 19: How to Thrive in a Virtual Newsroom




Covering Business When Business Isn’t Your Beat

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Nailing Down the Numbers: Bolstering your stories with economic data

For college students and early-career business journalists, tracking down credible economic data for stories can be a challenge — especially on deadline. This training session will cover tips and strategies on locating and navigating economic data; and how to bring those numbers to life in your stories.

Presenters include:

  • Sarah Foster is the Federal Reserve and economy reporter for Bankrate.com. Originally from a small town in rural Illinois, Foster developed a passion for economics while watching her community recover from the Great Recession. She previously worked for Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily Herald and has been interviewed by national and regional media outlets including Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, CNBC, the Toronto Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and more.
  • Ana Hernández Kent is a senior researcher for the Institute for Economic Equity (IEE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her primary research interests include examining economic disparities and opportunities through a demographic lens; exploring wealth outcomes and wealth inequality; and highlighting the role of systemic biases and historical factors in facilitating or blocking wealth accumulation. Her work has been featured in an array of media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to CNN to The Atlantic.

The conversation will be hosted by Jake Batsell, the O’Neil Chair in Business Journalism at Southern Methodist University, with a question-and-answer session moderated by Grace Lawrence, a senior journalism major at SMU.


October 25, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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