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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.

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

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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Reporting on Bankruptcies and Debt Webinar

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Last year had the most large corporate bankruptcy filings (of $50 million or more) since the Great Recession. This Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) training session will help journalists understand and report on bankruptcies and debt — even if this isn’t their beat.

Attendees will learn the types of bankruptcy filings, how to use the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system and more. You’ll also learn about the different types of debt and how to find and use corporate credit ratings in your reporting.


Claire Boston is a team leader at Bloomberg News, where she oversees distressed debt and bankruptcy coverage for North America. She’s spent six years at Bloomberg, primarily covering the $10 trillion corporate bond market. Earlier in her career, she reported on business and politics for newspapers in Missouri and Arkansas. She has bachelor’s degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Missouri and is a CFA Charterholder.


Maria Chutchian has been covering corporate and municipal bankruptcies for nine years, first with Law360, then Debtwire, and for the past year, Reuters. She has covered high-profile cases including Purdue Pharma, Boy Scouts, the National Rifle Association, JC Penney, and Puerto Rico. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College.

Tom Hals covers legal issues for Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news agency. He spent eight years helping to lead the company’s U.S. bankruptcy reporting, covering major cases such as that of the Caesars casino business to the industry-wide disruption in the retail and energy sectors. Prior to taking up his current position in 2009, he worked as editor and reporter in New York, London, Tokyo, Philadelphia and New Orleans during his 25-year career in financial news.

Alexander Saeedy is a reporter with the Wall Street Journal on its Pro Bankruptcy team. He previously worked at Reorg Research, S&P’s Leveraged Commentary & Data, and Euromoney, covering distressed debt, bankruptcy, and leveraged finance. He won a Overseas Press Club Fellowship in 2015, which placed him at Reuters News during the height of the Greek debt crisis Reuters News in Brussels, where he later worked as a freelancer for two years and wrote for Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Vice and other outlets.


November 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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