SABEWDC16 Student Newsroom

Welcome to the SABEWDC16 Student Newsroom.

Business journalism students will cover keynotes and panels from this year’s SABEW Spring Conference, SABEWDC16.

Meet the students.

Check back for our latest stories and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for continued coverage of SABEWDC16.

Big names featured at spring business media conference
Business reporters and editors from across the country gathered Thursday night for the SABEW spring conference, which kicked off with a welcome reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. The reception was a prelude… Read more

Mobile toolkit session features effective and affordable apps
The director of NewsLab emphasized the importance of smaller details when using mobile devices for news gathering. Read more

Labor Secretary defends new overtime regulation
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed the new overtime regulation announced earlier this week will level the playing field for middle class workers. Read more

Uncovering the murky world of campaign finance
Veteran political and campaign finance reporters revealed some trade secrets for covering the intersection of money and politics during a panel discussion at the SABEW Spring Conference. Read more

Experts point to slowly improving U.S. housing market
The U.S. housing market has been through hell, but a SABEW panel of housing experts said it is making a slow and strenuous climb toward stability. The panel explored the outlook of millennials… Read more

Rich story ideas abound in emerging marijuana industry
News publications have a responsibility to objectively cover the marijuana business, according to two key players in the Denver Post’s recent efforts to ramp up coverage of the burgeoning industry. Read more

E-Newsletters give publishers more opportunity to engage with audiences
A few years ago, most websites encouraged their readers to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, but the focus has now shifted to getting audiences to subscribe to email subscriptions. This allows them to connect and engage with… Read more

Marriott CEO: Hotel industry growing despite recent terrorist attacks
Recent terrorist attacks around the world are hurting the travel industry, but Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said that hasn’t stopped the growth of the hotel industry. Read more

Global economic growth still struggling following financial crisis
There are many signs that point to the U.S. economy improving following the financial crisis a few years ago, but the global economy hasn’t fully bounced back, said Council of Economic Advisors member Jay Shambau. Read more

Economists, academics cautiously optimistic about U.S. economy
A panel of economists and academics expressed a relatively optimistic view on the progress of the U.S. economy, and to a degree, the possibility of future wage growth. Read more

Spotlight on Marty Baron’s leadership at Globe and Post
Marty Baron gets about three public speaking requests a week, thanks to his newfound celebrity courtesy of “Spotlight,” the Oscar-winning film that depicts the true story of the Baron-led Boston Globe investigation of… Read more

Business journalists discuss making difficult ethical decisions
The workshop was an open discussion of several ethical dilemmas, from deciding what to do with off-the-record information to separating business agreements from biases. Read more

Job market data encouraging for business journalists
Good news was delivered to current and future journalists Saturday afternoon: There are business reporting jobs available and the jobs pay well. Read more

Entrepreneurship is key to media outlets being successful
While some traditional media outlets struggle to make a profit because of the disruption caused by technology and innovation, others that welcome the changing trends have experienced much success. Read more

Consumers have plenty to learn about money management
People don’t know how to manage their money. That’s the main theme from “Mining Behavioral Research and Government Data to Tell Personal Stories,” a Friday session at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Read more

The Panama Papers: A New Face for Investigative Journalism
Four journalists involved in the Panama Papers investigation spoke about their work Saturday at the SABEW 2016 annual conference. Read more

SABEW recognizes the top business stories of 2015
The SABEW 2016 annual conference concluded Saturday night with a banquet honoring the winners of the 2015 Best in Business awards. Read more

Many thanks to Medill’s Desiree Hanford for leading this effort!

All students in attendance at SABEWDC16 are eligible to participate. If you are interested, please contact Crystal Beasley at

SABEW - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University

555 North Central Ave, Suite 406 E, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
Phone: (602)-496-7862


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