SABEW to hold training call on health care law

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will hold a teletraining conference call next week titled, “Now That It’s Passed: Covering the New Health Care Law.” The call will be held on Wednesday, April 7, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. The call will include a discussion of how the tax credits […]

Washington Post biz news is read more now that it's in A section

Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, talked Sunday about the paper’s decision last year to cut its standalone business section and put business news into its A section. Downie, now a professor at Arizona State University, also discussed the strategy behind the Post’s decision to launch a weekly business newspaper next […]

Kandel on business journalism

Myron Kandel, the founding business editor at CNN, talks Sunday about the current state of business journalism and what he sees happening in the future. Kandel, a two-time president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, was also the financial editor of the New York Post, financial editor of the New York Herald […]

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 […]

SABEW elects new board members

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers re-elected six new board members and elected three new board members at its annual conference in Phoenix. Those re-elected to the board for three-year terms were: Lisa Gibbs of Money magazine, Kevin Hall of McClatchy Newspapers, Diana Henriques of the New York Times, Chris Peacock of, […]

Business journalism ethics discussion at SABEW conference

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers held its annual Gary Klott memorial panel on ethics Saturday at its annual conference. Here were some of the questions that business journalists responded to: 1. As a longtime reporter covering the business of health care, you’ve developed a number of stories based on drug price fixing. […]

SABEW remembers former board member Dave Morrow

Glenn Hall, the editor in chief at, talks below about Dave Morrow, the former editor in chief of, and his influence on business journalism. Morrow died last month from pancreatic cancer. He was 49. Morrow had joined the faculty of the University of Nevada-Reno in 2009 to teach business journalism. Morrow was remembered […]

Commercial real estate coverage: Is the recovery happening?

Jamie Woodwell, vice president of commercial/multifamily real estate research at the Mortgage Bankers Association, talks Saturday about trends and issues that business journalists should be looking at now for their coverage. Woodwell spoke Saturday at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in Phoenix.

NYTimes exploring all technologies, not worried about Google or WSJ

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE The New York Times is not worried about what technology it uses to reach its readers as long as it reaches them, Arthur Sulzberger, chairman and publisher of the Times, said on Saturday. Sulzberger said he had no problem using Apple, Google, Microsoft and other software companies despite complaints from other […]

Using better Google for journalists

Sean Carlson from Google has held sessions Friday and Saturday at the annual Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference on how journalists can use the search engine more effectively. Here are some of his tips: 1. Don’t worry about capitalization. In addition, put minus (-) in front of words whose meaning you’re not […]