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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.

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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SABEW celebrates World Press Freedom Day

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) celebrates World Press Freedom Day by turning its attention to the nation’s capital, where the COVID-19 pandemic and economic policymaking are producing troubling trends when it comes to informing the public and the press.


 On April 28, the Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists called on the Centers for Disease Control and Director Dr. Rochell Walensky to “grant greater access within the agency to its reporters.” Although the DC-SPJ chapter noted that it was “encouraged” by Walensky’s response, it has called for further dialogue.


SABEW has previously raised the need for transparency in the release of COVID-19 data at all levels of government. We applaud the DC-SPJ for raising the issue of access to staff and data on pandemic response. With lives on the line and vaccine hesitancy on the rise, open communication between the CDC and the press is essential.


Just ten days earlier, on April 18, the Washington Post reported on efforts to remove Congressional Budget Office Director Phillip Swagel amid reports that some Senate Democratic staff were unhappy with the CBO’s calculations of the economic impact of a $15 per hour minimum wage. SABEW agrees with the Post that removing one of Washington’s most apolitical institutions over an analysis that doesn’t give the desired result is “a terrible idea.” 


The COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented economic response should provide opportunities for more transparency when it comes to press access and policymaking. SABEW will continue to inform its members and the public about developments in these areas. Links to recent articles and the World Press Freedom Index are below.


 SPJ Chapter calls for ongoing dialogue with CDC



 Opinion: Senate Democrats need to leave Congress’s scorekeepers alone



 World Press Freedom Index



May 3, 2021