The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has selected 35 fellows – 20 journalists and 15 professors – for four days of intensive study in business journalism.
The fellows will attend separate, all-expenses-paid seminars Jan. 2-5 at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. Journalists in the Strictly Financials Seminar learn how to dissect financial statements and SEC documents. Prospective business journalism professors receive training in how to teach a university-level course in business journalism.
“We were impressed by the growing number, quality and commitment of applicants in this sixth year of our annual business journalism seminars,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at the Cronkite School. “The global economy and volatile markets have made it clear to everyone that journalists with sophisticated business knowledge provide a needed service to society.”
The seminars, taught by highly regarded business journalists and business journalism professors, are part of Reynolds Business Journalism Week at the Cronkite School. A highlight of the week is a discussion with the legendary investigative-reporting duo of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, along with the 2011 winners of the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.
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