News Archive

May 2019

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

SABEW Announces 2019 Health Care Fellows

Fifteen journalists have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s seventh annual Health Care Symposium, made possible by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., June 27-29 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg Washington bureau. The symposium will help the fellows better understand health care economics and will provide an update on the Affordable Care ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Bryan Borzykowski becomes SABEW’s first Canadian president; six are elected to the Board of Governors

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, Washington bureau chief ...[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]
Friday, May 10th, 2019

SABEW19 Student Newsroom

Miss the SABEW19 conference? Check out our ASU student coverage at #SABEW19 and below. Click here for the student bios. Despite challenges, Stelter sees bright future for journalism While there are a number of challenges affecting the industry, journalists continue to find new and innovative ways of reporting and telling stories, said CNN's Brian Stelter at the Society for Advancing Business ...[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 aogrady@sabew.org by next Tuesday May 7. Voting members will receive their ballot information directly from online voting service provider Opavote.org. Board Candidates as of 4/30/19 ...[Read More]
Monday, April 29th, 2019

SABEW joins Reuters in calling for imprisoned journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to be freed

In advance of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) joins member Reuters in calling for imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to be freed. The journalists, who were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their exposé on atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, were sentenced in September 2018 to seven years in prison on charges of illegal ...[Read More]

March 2019

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Journalists Honored in SABEW’s 24th Annual Best in Business Awards

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) announces the results of its 24th annual Best in Business competition, which recognizes outstanding business journalism of 2018. Panels of judges selected 74 winners and 48 honorable mentions from 946 entries. Submissions came from 175 news organizations across all platforms representing the breadth of business journalism, from international, ...[Read More]
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]
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

March 2019 Spotlight

SABEW mourns loss of Sho Chandra SABEW is accepting donations in memory of Sho Chandra, who passed away last month. Funds will be used to underwrite fellowships to first-time SABEW conference attendees starting in the fall of 2019. More details will be available closer to the fall conference. You can donate online (please designate your contribution in memory of Sho Chandra) or by mailing a ...[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. 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 Sho’s ...[Read More]

January 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Feb. 7: 2018 Best in Business Award Competition Deadline Extension

The 24th SABEW Best in Business awards competition deadline has been extended to Feb. 7 at midnight E.T. This contest covers work published, broadcast and posted in the calendar year 2018. The Best in Business contest is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing as of the date of entry. Renew your membership now. Check the Best in Business ...[Read More]
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]

December 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Dec. 31 Midnight: BIB early bird deadline

Visit the BIB website for contest details....[Read More]

November 2018

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The November Spotlight

SABEW is Razor-Focused on Your Success Hey, biz journalists and personal finance reporters! SABEW is all about advancing your career, peer connections, skills and understanding of timely, emerging issues through opportunities like our: Best in Business awards competition Spring and fall conferences Workshops and seminars Virtual training Reporting fellowships SABEW also has ...[Read More]

October 2018

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Feb. 25-Mar. 1: 2019 SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion Training

2019 Goldschmidt Fellows SABEW’s sixth annual Goldschmidt data immersion training is geared toward reporters who want to learn more about federal economic and investment data. The workshop is Feb. 25-Mar. 1.  Visit the schedule website for program details. The weeklong session is made possible thanks to a grant from the Chicago-based Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation. The training ...[Read More]

September 2018

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

How to use social media to build a beat and break news

Social media is a tremendous resource for journalists looking to build a beat, break news, or track down elusive man on the street sources on deadline. The real challenge is sifting through all the chatter and harnessing the full potential of social platforms. SABEW’s next teletraining session — featuring some of the best in the business when it comes to social media reporting -- will help you ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

SABEW 2018 Fall Spotlight

New Format and Fresh Content for SABEW’s Fall Conference #SABEWNYC18 is Thursday, Oct. 25, at Reuters in New York. Whether you’re seeking skills training, content ideas or networking opportunities, you’ll leave inspired and with useful information for your newsroom. Sept. 21 is the early bird registration and special discounted hotel rate deadline (unless the hotel block ...[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]
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

SABEW supports August 16th campaign defending press freedom

SABEW and its members are working to draw attention to the importance of a free press. On August 16, journalists from around the country will disseminate editorials supporting the First Amendment. As the nation's leading association of business journalists, we wholeheartedly support robust, fair and accurate reporting. The importance of our mission is underscored by the First Amendment....[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]
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

How to mine government contracting data for stories in your own backyard

A key lesson for business reporters is to follow the money to get the story. Nowhere is this truer than with federal, state, and local governments, which spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually on goods and services. They are the primary buyers of technology of all shapes and sizes, ranging from IT services to cloud-based software, electronic warfare and blockchain data storage. Companies large ...[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]
Monday, June 18th, 2018

Freelance Journalism: Getting down to business

Flexibility. Working remotely. Being your own boss. Freelance writing offers many benefits, but it requires a business mindset. On SABEW’s next training session, we’ll talk about how to run your freelance business like a true business, addressing things like keeping track of clients, growing revenue, managing invoices, setting up a home office and adopting an entrepreneurial mindset needed to be ...[Read More]
Monday, June 18th, 2018

SABEW Spotlight – Summer 2018

Birger Award The fifth annual Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award contest is open. The deadline for entries is July 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The winner will receive $1,500 plus an expense paid trip to SABEW’s next conference where the award will be presented. A total of 29 young journalists entered in 2017, with one winner and two finalists named. Business of Health Care Summit Sixteen ...[Read More]
Monday, June 11th, 2018

Dig Deep into Health Care Data

How do you get past the press release on the health beat? The hardest thing for reporters, veterans or newbies alike, is knowing where to look for information. What kind of financial shape is your local hospital or health insurer? How does the state or federal government rate that nursing home? Does a particular doctor have an unusually high number of medical malpractice claims? We are going to dig ...[Read More]
Friday, June 8th, 2018

SABEW, Reporters’ Groups Decry Seizure of NYT Reporter’s Records

Following reports that the Justice Department seized telephone and electronic communication records of a New York Times reporter, leaders of the National Press Club and several professional journalism organizations plan to invite Attorney General Jeff Sessions to meet about the dangers such investigative techniques pose to a free press and the democracy that depends upon it. Members of the working ...[Read More]

May 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

SABEW announces 2018 Health Care Fellows

View the 2018 Health Care Symposium agenda. Sixteen journalists have been selected as fellows for SABEW’s sixth annual Health Care Symposium made possible by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund. The group will gather in Washington, D.C., June 28-30 at the National Press Club and at the Bloomberg, Washington, D.C. bureau. The symposium will help the fellows better understand health-care economics ...[Read More]
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]
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:15 - 5:15 PM Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC Speakers: Brian Moyer, director, BEA William Wiatrowski, acting commissioner, BLS Stephanie Studds, chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau Moderator: Lydia DePillis, economy reporter, CNNMoney Timely and reliable economic statistics are key to the work of both economists and journalists as they ...[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]
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Training: Metrics to Magnify Your Journalism

Join us for a discussion about metrics in the newsroom, the pros and cons of different analytics platforms, and using data to drive news decisions. As the revenue model for journalism moves away from heavily relying on advertising and more toward paying customers and subscribers, newsrooms will have to measure audiences differently. This session, led by Liz Worthington of the American Press Institute, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Teletraining: Understanding Economic Indicators

GDP, CPI, M1 and M2. Leading, lagging and coincident. Procyclical, countercyclical and acyclical. The economic indicators are an indispensable part of the economics beat, pointing to the state of health of local, regional and national economies. Covering the economy is not your run-of-the-mill business beat. Journalists tasked with writing about the economy rely on economic indicators issued by statistical ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Executive Director’s Report May 2018

SABEW18 This year’s conference was all about getting back to the basics and building skills. We’ve seen a number of ground-breaking stories over the past year, and all were done the old-fashioned way — by cultivating sources, digging into documents and data, collaborating with editors, and finding angles that matter most to people. Hats off to SABEW18 conference chairs Bernie Kohn and Bryan ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

SABEW supports World Press Freedom Day, May 3

UNESCO is marking the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. This year’s event comes as we absorb this week’s news of the slaughter of at least nine journalists in a bombing attack in Kabul. Around the world, journalists are being killed, assaulted, maimed and imprisoned as they attempt to do their jobs. As members of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), we ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Bernie Kohn receives SABEW’s President’s Award

Bernie Kohn, weekend managing editor at Bloomberg News, was recognized by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing with the President’s Award, on April 27, 2018, during SABEW18, SABEW’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. SABEW President Mark Hamrick chose to honor Kohn, a former SABEW board member and past president, for his years of service to the organization, including ...[Read More]

April 2018

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Seven elected to the SABEW Board of Governors at SABEW18

Ballots were cast during SABEW18, SABEW’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. for seven seats on the SABEW Board of Governors, six with a term ending in 2021 and one ending in 2019. SABEW members elected three new members to the Board of Governors: Megan Davies, editor and reporter, Thomson Reuters (term ends in 2019) Heather Long, economics correspondent, The Washington Post (term ...[Read More]
Monday, April 30th, 2018

Cryptocurrency and blockchain pose challenges for news organizations

By Ang Gao Medill News Service New and arcane technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency pose challenges and opportunities for major news organizations that are scrambling to meet reader demand for more coverage. Among the biggest challenges are how to help readers understand the burgeoning technology and guide coverage of a world that few people, including themselves, fully understand, ...[Read More]
Monday, April 30th, 2018

Fellows Sought for 2018 Health Care Symposium in Washington, D.C.

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) is seeking applications for a symposium that will help journalists better understand health care economics and provide an update on the Affordable Care Act fixes and repeals, Medicare changes, Medicaid cuts, prescription-drug affordability, changes to the child health system and the overall future of health care. The announcement about ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Morgenson: ‘It’s about more than the awards’

By Sarah Foster Medill News Service Gretchen Morgenson was walking up Third Avenue in New York City, still fresh off her move from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, when an abrupt shouting sounded in the distance.   “I don’t mean to bother you! I don’t mean to bother you!” the voice said. She didn’t acknowledge the commotion at first, thinking the pedestrian was just ...[Read More]
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

More than just ‘white noise’: Media leaders address solutions to harassment

By Danielle Chemtob UNC-Chapel Hill In the wake of the New York Times Harvey Weinstein investigation and the Me Too movement,  female media leaders tackled the issue of sexual harassment and the systems that enable such behavior at the spring conference for the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The conversation largely focused on employees who ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

SEC ‘best interest’ standard well-intended but challenges remain

By Jinman Li Medill News Service The new “best interest” standard for brokers proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission is a positive step with good intentions but several problems remain, said Maureen Thompson, vice president of public policy at Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Thompson spoke at a panel discussion Friday at the Society for Advancing Business ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

Morgenson receives Distinguished Achievement Award

By Charlotte Norsworthy University of Georgia With the bull market in stocks in its ninth year, Gretchen Morgenson, a senior special writer in the investigations unit at The Wall Street Journal, said she thinks business journalists should be prepared for when things change. Morgenson, who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for her coverage for The New York Times of Wall Street during the dot-com boom ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

BEA director: County-by-county GDP to roll out this fall  

By Roxanne (Yanchun) Liu Medill News Service The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said it plans to develop county-by-county gross domestic product data and expects to have prototype statistics available by this fall, Director Brian Moyer said on Friday. The GDP statistics will cover more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. and may include breakouts by major industry sector for each county, Moyer ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

Ross, Hassett address policy impact on economy

By Danielle Chemtob and Brian Baker University of North Carolina and Medill News Service Trump administration officials defended recent tax reform and tariffs Friday at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s spring conference in Washington, D.C. In two separate sessions, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett attributed ...[Read More]
Friday, April 27th, 2018

Rubenstein expects private equity investors to look to emerging markets

By Brian Baker Medill News Service Private equity investors are likely to focus more on opportunities in emerging markets as countries like China and India increase their share of the global economy, said David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of private equity giant The Carlyle Group. “If the emerging markets are 55 percent of world’s GDP, but they’re only getting 17 percent ...[Read More]
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Announces Name Change to Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing

SABEW’s familiar acronym remains the same, but the organization is changing its name to the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. The change, which is effective immediately, is part of a broader effort to embrace a global focus on business journalism. The new name comes in advance of the SABEW18 annual spring conference in Washington, D.C., April, 26-28, 2018. As an example of SABEW’s ...[Read More]

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