SABEW18 Student Newsroom

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Business journalism students cover sessions from this year’s SABEW Spring Conference, SABEW18.

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Canada ambassador expects permanent U.S. tariff exemption

Canada is “fully confident” that it will receive permanent exemptions on aluminum and steel tariffs from the U.S. despite challenging trade negotiations, said David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., Thursday night at the Embassy of Canada. Click here to read more.

Rubenstein expects private equity investors to look to emerging markets

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. Click here to read more. 

Ross, Hassett address policy impact on economy

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. Click here to read more.

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

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. Click here to read more. 

Morgenson receives Distinguished Achievement Award

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. Click here to read more.

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

The new “best interest” standard for brokers proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission is a positive step with good intentions but several problems, said Maureen Thompson, vice president of public policy at Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Click here to read more. 

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

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. Click here to read more.

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

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. Click here to read more. 

Cryptocurrency and blockchain pose challenges for news organizations

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, according to top news editors interviewed at SABEW’s spring conference. Click here to read more.

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