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New speakers announced for 2012 SABEW conference

December 13, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Two prominent journalists — who are also excellent educators — have been added to the schedule for the annual Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference, to be held March 15 to March 17 in Indianapolis.

Bob Steele, Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values at the Poynter Institute, will speak at the Gary Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium.   Steele is a member of the faculty of his undergraduate alma mater, DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He advises journalists and media leaders across the country on ethical dilemmas and leadership challenges.

Steele has written dozens of articles and essays for Poynter Online over the years, and he has written articles, case studies and handbooks for the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and other professional organizations.

Award-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski will speak on better business newswriting. Banaszynski worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 30 years, most recently as Associate Managing Editor of The Seattle Times, and before that as a senior editor at The Oregonian. While a reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, her series “AIDS in the Heartland,” which chronicled the lives and deaths of a gay farm couple, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.

She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the nation’s top deadline reporting award for coverage of the 1988 Olympics. She is now Knight Chair professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and an editing fellow at the Poynter Institute, and teaches student and professional journalists around the world.

For more information on the conference, and to register, go here.

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