News Archive

August 2020

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Between jobs? Here’s how to catch the eye of a recruiter

Beth Hunt is director of editorial recruiting and development for American City Business Journals. It's not an ideal time to be looking for a job right now, especially a journalism job. How's that for stating the obvious? Between a global pandemic, an economic crisis and an industry that has been teetering on the brink for years, it's hard to feel anything but hopeless when news of a ...[Read More]

July 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

SABEW update from President Kim Quillen

It’s July, and we’re halfway through a doozy of a year. SABEW wasn’t able to hold its May conference in Toronto because of the coronavirus, so I missed seeing many of you. But I’m pleased and honored to serve as SABEW president until next spring, and I wanted to take a moment here to introduce myself and share a couple of exciting things our organization has been up to. This month, we ...[Read More]
Friday, July 17th, 2020

Inaugural SABEW Best in Business Awards Book Contest is Open

SABEW is pleased to announce its inaugural Best in Business Awards Book contest recognizing and celebrating outstanding business books, and the journalists who write them. SABEW is well-known for its prestigious Best in Business annual awards, but this is the first year we are focusing on business books as a standalone category, outside of the BIB contest. The awards will recognize ground-breaking ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 9th, 2020

SABEW’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling Regarding President Trump’s Financial Records

The Society for Advancing Business Reporting applauds today’s Supreme Court ruling that a New York prosecutor is entitled to see President Trump’s private and business financial records. SABEW remains hopeful that the lower courts will see the value of releasing Trump’s financial records. Today’s rulings remind us once again that President Trump will be the first president since the 1970s ...[Read More]

June 2020

Monday, June 29th, 2020

SABEW Calls on the SBA and Treasury to Publicly Release PPP Loan Recipients

As the Paycheck Protection Program wraps up on Tuesday and as Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, SABEW highlights the importance of government transparency and disclosure. We call on the U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury to publicly release information about every PPP loan recipient in a timely manner. This information should include the borrower’s ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 18th, 2020

SABEW20 Annual Conference Will Be Virtual – details coming soon

In a unanimous board decision, the leadership decided to host a digital conference due to COVID-19. Despite these challenges, we are excited to produce incredible virtual content - newsmakers, skill-building, storytelling and networking. This is also a new opportunity for SABEW to attract an even wider geographic audience of business journalists. We'll continue to be in touch with you once we ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

SABEW Welcomes 27 Dow Jones News Fund Student Members

Dow Jones News Fund promotes journalism careers in the digital age. In keeping with the News Fund’s commitment to diversity, the 2020 internship class is 47% students of color. SABEW is proud to welcome 27 Dow Jones News Fund student members! ...[Read More]

May 2020

Friday, May 29th, 2020

SABEW Urges the Trump Administration to Rethink Economic Reporting Policies

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) calls on the Trump Administration to rethink two significant policy changes that would place new curbs on access to information about the U.S. economy. We refer to a recent directive from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that will “permanently discontinue” lock-ups that give news organizations an advanced look at key releases, effective June ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

SABEW Announces Three New Officers

Kim Quillen, business source editor at the Chicago Tribune, was installed as the new president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) on May 18, 2020. She succeeds Bryan Borzykowski, freelance business journalist, who served as SABEW’s president for the past year. Quillen's term is from spring 2020-2021. Quillen has been one of the editors on the Chicago Tribune ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

SABEW Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Governors

SABEW members voted for eight seats on the SABEW Board of Governors, six with a term ending in 2023, and two with a term ending in spring 2021. • Cesca Antonelli, editor-in-chief, Bloomberg Industry Group (2020-2023 term) • Robert Barba, spot news editor, Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal (2020-2023 term) • Pallavi Gogoi, chief business editor, NPR (2020-2023 term) • Matthew ...[Read More]
Monday, May 4th, 2020

Andrew Leckey Retires After 14 Years Leading Business Journalism at Cronkite School

As originally posted by Rian Bosse Andrew Leckey, who has built the business journalism program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication into a national powerhouse, is retiring after 14 years at Arizona State University. As the Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Leckey has ...[Read More]

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]
Monday, April 27th, 2020

SABEW calls for CARES Act transparency

As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) calls on Congress, the Federal Reserve and the Trump Administration to provide much needed transparency in covering government and particularly recipients of funds under the CARES Act and its successors. The coronavirus pandemic and the response in terms of unprecedented ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

SABEW Board of Governors Election 2020

SABEW 2020-21 Board of Governors Voting Opens April 27 Voting for the SABEW 2020-21 Board of Governors opens Monday, April 27 and closes at 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 1. Voting members will receive your ballot information direct from the online voting service provider If you are the voting member for your newsroom and also have an individual membership, you will receive two separate ...[Read More]
Friday, April 17th, 2020

SABEW welcomes 67 new members from South Asia

In an expansion of SABEW’s international initiative, 67 journalists from major news organizations throughout Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have officially joined the business journalism organization as members. The South Asian business journalists met each other in Dubai last year at the “Benefits of South Asia Economic Integration” journalism summit developed ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

SABEW Canada announces the finalists for the 6th Annual Best in Business Awards

The Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is excited to (belatedly) announce the list of finalists for the 6th Annual Best in Business Awards competition, recognizing outstanding business reporting published and produced in Canada in 2019. This year’s finalists covered a wide range of stories, including a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of Dofasco’s founding ...[Read More]

March 2020

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 25th Annual Best in Business Awards

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) announces the results of its 25th annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism of 2019. Panels of judges selected 69 winners and 68 honorable mentions out of 1,082 entries. Submissions came from 183 news organizations across all platforms representing the breadth of business journalism, from ...[Read More]
Monday, March 2nd, 2020

SABEW calls on the Trump administration to provide the public with timely, accurate information about the coronavirus

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) calls on the Trump administration to recognize the valuable role that a free press plays in disseminating information about the coronavirus and its impact on society and the economy. Now is precisely the time that scientists and health professionals, who are the best informed about risks to the public, should be allowed to freely ...[Read More]

February 2020

Friday, February 28th, 2020

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January 2020

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

SABEW mourns loss of board member Xana Antunes

SABEW is extremely saddened to report that board member and former vice president Xana Antunes has passed away from cancer. Since 2014, Xana had been the executive editor of Quartz. Before that she was an executive editor and vice president at CNBC, an editor at Crain’s New York Business, an executive editor at Fortune and CNN/Money and the editor of the New York Post, where she oversaw a ...[Read More]
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

James B. Stewart to receive SABEW’s 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award

James B. Stewart, columnist at The New York Times, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of eleven books, will receive the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s highest honor – its Distinguished Achievement Award, for 2020. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of business journalism and who has served as a nurturing influence ...[Read More]
Thursday, January 16th, 2020

SABEW calls on the Trump administration to share its rationale behind the change to the BLS lockups process

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, which represents 3,000 business and financial journalists in North America, is deeply concerned by the lack of a clear explanation behind an apparent decision by DOL to ban all electronic devices in the lockups.  This limits journalists' ability to produce immediate, complete available-to-all reporting on government releases of economic data. Such ...[Read More]

November 2019

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

2019 State of the Business Journalism Industry survey released

SABEW and rbb Communications conducted a Snapshot Survey about the State of Business Journalism Today in late October that engaged 78 members. rbb is an integrated communications agency in Miami, Florida, which generously sponsors the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award contest. The survey is designed to capture a "read" of how members feel rather than be scientifically perfect. We asked ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

SABEW advocates for access to government experts, records

November 6, 2019 The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is increasingly concerned about the shroud of secrecy that has enveloped the federal government and government agencies. For that reason, we have co-signed a letter to Congress, authored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and signed on by journalism organizations, in support of legislation that would ensure ...[Read More]
Monday, November 4th, 2019

Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop in Washington, D.C.

SABEW’s 2020 Goldschmidt Fellowship data immersion workshop will be Jan. 13 through 17 in Washington, D.C. Fellows will learn from the government professionals that gather and analyze the nation’s economic data. This is the seventh year of the workshop, which is funded by a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. The week-long event will include: • Federal ...[Read More]

October 2019

Monday, October 28th, 2019

CNBC’s “My College Dream” launched today from College Connect posts

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., October 28, 2019 From CNBC CNBC’s Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a financial wellness initiative in partnership with Acorns, today debuted My College Dream, a series of first-person accounts by students about their college and career aspirations, the serious money struggles they have faced along the way and the real-world consequences that resulted from their circumstances ...[Read More]
Monday, October 14th, 2019

Quartz Executive Editor Xana Antunes wins Front Page Lifetime Achievement Award

Quartz Executive Editor and SABEW board member Xana Antunes recently won the Front Page Lifetime Achievement Award from The Newswomen's Club of New York. Antunes is executive editor at Quartz. Prior to starting there in 2014, she was executive editor and vice president at CNBC Digital; editor at Crain's New York Business; executive editor at Fortune and; and editor, deputy editor and ...[Read More]

September 2019

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

SABEW past president Greg McCune retires after 43 years

Former SABEW board member and president Greg McCune has announced his retirement after 43 years as a journalist. “I intend to take some time to kick back with a  glass of red wine to toast a great run with my wife of 36 years, Pat,” he said. “We are retiring to Manhattan, Kan., (the Little Apple) to be near both our extended families. I may eventually dabble in writing if inspiration strikes ...[Read More]
Monday, September 16th, 2019

SABEW mourns the loss of Paul Ingrassia

SABEW mourns the loss of Paul Ingrassia, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of numerous articles and books on the auto industry.  He died after battling cancer at 69. ​Ingrassia held senior posts at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Thomson Reuters, and for more than three decades was one of the leading journalists of the auto industry. During his time at the ...[Read More]
Friday, September 13th, 2019

The Information’s Matt Drange Wins SABEW’s Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

Matt Drange, a staff reporter for The Information, is the 2019 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists under 30. Additionally, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists: Ellen Huet, reporter for Bloomberg, and Casey Fabris, reporter for The Roanoke Times. Drange will receive the award, a $1,500 honorarium and travel stipend to New York made possible ...[Read More]

August 2019

Friday, August 30th, 2019

SABEW statement on the role of the financial press

August 31, 2019 On the 125th anniversary of Labor Day, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) recognizes the contributions that our members make in delivering important information and insights to the public. At a time when markets are facing whiplash from conflicting policy directives, the role that our journalist members play in informing the public with their reporting ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Fellows selected for 2019 FRED Advanced Data Workshop

SABEW has selected 16 business journalists for the FRED advanced data workshop at the St. Louis Federal Reserve on Sept. 19 and 20. Fellows will learn how to graph differing types of FRED data, discover new data releases and find data to help you create new stories. Speakers will discuss how they take the pulse of the American economy, feed that information to the Federal Open Market Committee ...[Read More]

June 2019

Friday, June 28th, 2019

SABEW calls on the Trump administration and Congress to commit to providing adequate funds for statistical agencies

June 28, 2019 As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day on July 4, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) reminds the public of the important work performed by economists, researchers and statisticians at government agencies that is crucial to the functioning of our markets. The Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Department of ...[Read More]

May 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Bryan Borzykowski becomes SABEW’s first Canadian president

Phoenix - May, 2019 Bryan Borzykowski, an independent business journalist who has written for CNBC, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, BBC Capital, Fortune, Inc., and Financial Planning, among other publications, was installed as the new president of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) at its annual conference on May 18, 2019, in Phoenix. He succeeds Mark Hamrick, ...[Read More]
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Six elected to the SABEW Board of Governors at SABEW19

Ballots were cast during SABEW19, SABEW’s annual conference, in Phoenix for six seats on the SABEW Board of Governors with a term ending in 2022. SABEW members elected three new members to the Board of Governors: Alan Deutschman, Professor and Reynolds Endowed Chair of Business Journalism University of Nevada, Reno Desiree Hanford, Lecturer, Medill/Northwestern University Scott Wenger, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

SABEW welcomes the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) welcomes the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo after more than 500 days in jail in Myanmar. As we have been saying for more than a year, they should never have been imprisoned. The reporters, who were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for exposing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, had been sentenced in September 2018 ...[Read More]

April 2019

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

SABEW Board of Governors Elections 2019

Ballots will be cast during SABEW19 for six open SABEW Board of Governors seats with three-year terms ending in 2022. If you are interested in running send your statement of intent, bio and photo to Aimee O’Grady at [email protected] by next Tuesday May 7. Voting members will receive their ballot information directly from online voting service provider Board Candidates as of 4/30/19 ...[Read More]

March 2019

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

As we observe Sunshine Week, SABEW expresses outrage over the arrest of two SABEW members covering a CA protest

The arrest of any member of the working press at any time in any nation is disturbing. When it happens to SABEW members covering a public protest in the capital of the nation's most populous state, SABEW considers it to be an outrage. The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is offering this statement in support of two SABEW members who were arrested on March 4 while videotaping ...[Read More]
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

SABEW supports open government and Sunshine Week, March 10-16

As the nation marks Sunshine Week ’19, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is celebrating the importance of the First Amendment and press freedom. Journalists, consumers and businesses require timely, accurate data to understand the state of the economy and to make sound decisions affecting all aspects of a democratic society. SABEW is alarmed at how Trump administration ...[Read More]

February 2019

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Mourning the loss of SABEW board member Sho Chandra

SABEW is saddened to report the death of board member Shobhana Chandra on February 20. Known as Sho to friends and colleagues, she served as an economics reporter for Washington-based Bloomberg News, which she joined in 1998. Sho joined the SABEW board in 2015. Read more about her impressive career and volunteer efforts. View the video tribute produced by Brendan Murray. Among those mourning ...[Read More]

January 2019

Friday, January 25th, 2019

SABEW continues to urge all parties to end the government shutdown so journalists have access to data.

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is deeply troubled by the five-week partial government shutdown delaying the release of important economic reports. Timely access to data about the United States economy is critical to decision-making by our nation’s businesses and consumers. The continued partial shutdown is disrupting the vital flow of information as the Bureau of ...[Read More]
Friday, January 11th, 2019

SABEW urges all parties to end the government shutdown so journalists have access to data

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is deeply troubled by delays in the release of important economic reports due to the partial government shutdown. Timely access to data about the United States economy is critical to decision-making by our nation's businesses and consumers. The continued partial shutdown is disrupting the vital flow of information as the Bureau of Economic ...[Read More]

November 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Cheddar Seeks Younger Audiences with Different Approach to News

 By John Durham, Cox-SABEW Fellow Cheddar CEO Jon Steinberg is challenged to build his audience daily, but that is a difficult task in a world where technology is constantly evolving. Cheddar’s website describes the company as a “video news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies and services transforming our lives.” Steinberg spoke recently at the 2018 ...[Read More]

September 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

2018 State of the Industry snapshot survey for released

SABEW and rbb Communications Snapshot Survey Results 80 Respondants Question 1 Answers * It seems like the general tone and tenor of today’s environment has forced reporters to use “unnamed sources” more than ever.  What below best reflects your feeling on this? 1. There is a distinct, growing skepticism about the use of unnamed sources, fueled ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

SABEW stands with Reuters in condemning the sentencing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) stands with member news organization Reuters in condemning the unjust sentencing on Sept. 3 of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. They were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents. Police in Myanmar detained the two reporters on Dec. 12, 2017, for allegedly “obtaining state ...[Read More]

August 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

SABEW welcomes Jenny Paurys, news desk manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence, to its board of governors

Jenny Paurys, news desk manager at S&P Global Market Intelligence, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Paurys oversees her newsroom’s coverage of the global consumer staples and discretionary sectors. Paurys takes the place of S&P Global Market Intelligence SABEW board member Amy Gleason. Gleason was recently ...[Read More]

July 2018

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) Unveils New Logo

SABEW has launched a new logo in conjunction with its name change to the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. The logo also represents a more modern and evolving organization. "The logo better communicates what SABEW stands for today," said SABEW Executive Director Kathleen Graham. "We've used visual elements to emphasize our forward-thinking mindset, and digital and global expansion ...[Read More]

June 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

SABEW offers condolences to the Capital Gazette newsroom

The murderous assault on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, has left us heartbroken. As members of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, we wish to express our condolences to the families and co-workers of the slain members of that newsroom. The rampage was an assault on the journalists there – and on free speech everywhere. We support the news professionals who have been left ...[Read More]

May 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Remembering Warren Watson, former SABEW executive director

SABEW mourns the loss of Warren Watson. This obituary is written by his longtime friend and SABEW Chair Marty Steffens, a professor at the University of Missouri   Former SABEW executive director Warren Watson died May 27 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where he had been hospitalized since mid-December with complications of diabetes. The longtime journalist and nonprofit executive ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 24th, 2018

SABEW takes exception to Tesla’s Elon Musk accusations

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) takes strong exception to the accusations made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has accused reporters who cover his company of being biased and influenced by advertising interests. Musk made his statements on Twitter May 23-24 after Consumer Reports announced it would not recommend the Tesla Model 3, citing performance quality issues and ...[Read More]

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