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SABEW fall conference in St. Louis

September 4, 2005

Early Bird Registration Ends September 6th

SABEW’s Fall Writers’ Workshops will be held October 10-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. Early bird registration prices are ending September 6th, so hurry to get the discount while it lasts! Register online at www.sabew.org.

SABEW Chair Scholarships for Fall Writers Workshop

The SABEW Chair is offering two scholarships for the Oct. 10-11 workshop in St. Louis. The scholarships are for registration and two nights lodging at the conference site, the Sheraton West Port Lakeside Chalet. The scholarships are valued at approximately $400 each. To apply, email a brief biography and one-paragraph note on the benefits you’ll receive from attending the seminar to SABEW Chair Marty Steffens at steffensm@missouri.edu. Scholarship winners will be recognized at a luncheon and will be asked to write an article on the event for The Business Journalist newsletter. Priority is given to minority members or members from smaller newspapers. Questions? Call Marty Steffens at 573-884-4839. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 12.

Reynolds Center Scholarships Offered to SABEW Fall Writers Workshop

Two scholarships to the SABEW Fall Writers Workshop on Oct. 10 and 11, valued at more than $400 apiece, are being offered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute. The workshop is being held in St. Louis at the Sheraton West Port Lakeside Chalet, 10 minutes from Lambert Airport.

Each scholarship covers the $175 registration fee and two nights lodging for $114 a night. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 12.

Send a 250-word essay on your background as a working journalist and why you would benefit from attending the seminar to Andrew Leckey, Director, Reynolds Center at API, at aleckey@americanpressinstitute.org. You must also have approval of your immediate supervisor.

Anheuser-Busch CEO to Address SABEW Workshops

A trip to St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Budweiser, So Patrick T. Stokes, the president and chief executive of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. will address the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Fall Workshops to be held Oct. 10-11 in St. Louis.

Another speaker from the local business community will be David W. Steward, who founded World Wide Technology Inc. with four people in 1990. By last year, his St. Louis tech company had 620 employees and $1.4 billion in sales, making him one of this country’s most successful African-American entrepreneurs. He also recently co-authored a book titled “Doing Business by the Good Book.� The forward was written by former President George H.W. Bush.

Of course, the SABEW fall workshop will be highlighted by a lineup of classes to help vault business journalists to the next level of their career. Newsweek’s Allan Sloan and The New York Times’ ace reporter Diana Henriques will each lead workshops. Plus, instructors from the University of Missouri’s famed journalism school will offer classes on advanced techniques:

• Steve Weinberg on Investigative Reporting
• Jacqui Banaszynski on Writing
• Marty Steffens on Editing
• Daryl Moen on Design and Visual Journalism
• Jennifer Moeller on Editing
• Berkley Hudson on Interviewing

Attendees can pick and choose the sessions they want to attend. Members who register by Sept. 6 qualify for the early-bird discount at $175.

Registration information is available on the SABEW Web site (http://www.sabew.org) by clicking on the “Conferences and Workshops� button.

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