SABEW members fell 6 percent in 2009
Membership in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers dropped by 6 percent, or about 200 business journalists, in 2009, according to a report given to its members Saturday.
The organization now has approximately 3,000 members.
However, some large business news organizations increased their SABEW membership. Journalists in the group from Thomson Reuters rose to 475 at the beginning of 2010 from 280 during the same time a year earlier. Thomson Reuters is the largest institutional member.
Bloomberg has the second-largest number of SABEW members, with 394 at the beginning of 2010. That’s up from 383 a year earlier. Dow Jones Newswires is No. 3, with 186 members, equal to its SABEW total from 2009.
SABEW membership from the Associated Press fell to 94 at the beginning of the year from 134 ar the beginning of 2009.
Other business news organizations with large membership in SABEW include USA Today, Marketwatch.com, The Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney, Crain’s Chicago Business and the Los Angeles Times.