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SABEW conducting business journalism salary survey

July 12, 2010

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is conducting a survey of business journalists throughout the country to determine the pay for business reporters and editors in various positions.

The results of the survey will be made available to all SABEW members by the end of the year, and the data will be updated annually to determine whether pay for business journalists is rising or falling, by how much, and what positions are seeing the biggest changes in compensation.

To do that, we need your help. Please go to the link at the end of this message and click on it. Answering the questions will take less than a minute, but will provide valuable data for business journalists such as yourselves.

“The salary survey is part of SABEW’s increasing focus on providing information and career services to its members,” said Rob Reuteman, SABEW’s president and the former business editor of the Rocky Mountain News who is now a freelance business journalist. “We hope this data will become useful for our members who want to compare their pay to others in the industry and who want to see where they stand.”

The survey results will be analyzed by SABEW’s research director, UNC-Chapel Hill journalism professor Chris Roush, and will be broken out among geographic areas in the country, as well as by position, by length of time on a job, and by experience.

The survey can be found at: .

For questions, about the survey, e-mail Roush at

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