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Apply for all-expenses-paid fellowships to attend Business Journalism Professors Seminar 2013

The Particulars
Location: Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication
Phoenix, Ariz.
When: Jan. 2-5, 2013
Apply for this fellowship by Nov. 1.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of intensive study in how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism Jan. 2-5, 2013, in Phoenix.

Limited to 12 prospective professors, the seventh annual Business Journalism Professors Seminar will take place during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. In addition, fellows receive help offsetting travel costs.

Carol Angela Davis (High Point University) and Sharon Bernstein (Arizona State University) participate during the 2012 Business Journalism Professors seminar.

This seminar will cover the essentials of teaching a hands-on course, including financial, economic and writing aspects. It is an opportunity for prospective business journalism professors to learn from experienced instructors and journalism professionals.

Former SABEW President Rob Reuteman was a 2012 participant and participated in the Reynolds Center’s inaugural Visiting Professors Program at Colorado State University during the spring 2012 semester. Feeling better prepared for the semester ahead he said, “It’s an intensive workshop. I don’t think there was a wasted minute. Every aspect was valuable to me in important ways.”

A highlight of the week will be a panel discussion with the legendary investigative-reporting duo of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, along with the 2012 winners of the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

In addition, business journalists from around the country, who are attending a concurrent seminar calledStrictly Financials, will attend some classes with the professors.

The selection process is highly competitive, and applicants must supply the following by 11:59 p.m. PDT Nov. 1 at BusinessJournalism.org:

  • Contact information
  • A 500-word statement explaining why they should be chosen and how the seminar will improve their instruction
  • A resume
  • A one-paragraph bio
  • A letter of support from their dean or department head recommending the applicant and outlining the program’s commitment to offering a course in business journalism.

Questions? Contact Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Center president, at Andrew.Leckey@businessjournalism.org or 602-496-9186.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here’s coverage from Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2012, and the agenda for the 2012 Business Journalism Professors Seminar follows:


AGENDA: “Business Journalism Professors Seminar”

Mark Egan, professor at Montclair State University, attended the 2012 Business Journalism Professors seminar.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Jan. 2-5, 2012
Monday— Jan. 2, 2012

  • 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast(Combined groups) — First Amendment Forum
  • 8:30 a.m. Welcome (Combined groups)— Forum — Andrew Leckey
  • 9 a.m.“Today’s Business Journalists as Investigators” — (Combined groups) — Forum — Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. Break – Computer lab open for all breaks during the week (RM 352)
  • 10:30 a.m. “Deciding What to Teach”RM 355 — Chris Roush
  • NOON Box lunch with Diana Henriques(Combined groups) — Forum
  • 1:30 p.m. “Organizing Your Class” RM 355 — Roush
  • 2:30 p.m. Case Study: “Syllabus Writing”RM 355 — Roush
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. “Resources and Keeping Students Interested”RM 355 — Roush
  • 5-5:20 p.m. Group photos(Combined groups) — Forum
  • 5:20 p.m. Dinner – Southwestern Buffet(Combined groups) — Forum

Tuesday — Jan. 3, 2012

  • 8 a.m. Continental breakfast(Combined groups) — Forum
  • 8:30 a.m. “Mission Possible: Assignments that Build Skills”(Combined groups) — RMS 355 — Pam Luecke
  • 9:45 a.m. “Preparing Students for Business Journalism’s Future”RM 355 — Randy Smith
  • 10:45-11 a.m. Break
  • 11 a.m. “Reflections on a Rookie Year”RM 355 — Alan Deutschman
  • NOON Awards Luncheon with Jim Steele(Combined groups) — Forum — “Reynolds Center’s 2012 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism” — Panel Discussion and Presentation of Awards
  • 1:30 p.m. “Teaching the Effective Use of Data in Business Coverage”RMS 352 — Steve Doig
  • 3-3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15 p.m. “Injecting Multimedia into Your Business Journalism Class”RMS 355 — Mark Tatge
  • 5 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday — Jan. 3, 2012

  • 8 a.m. Continental breakfast(Combined groups) — Forum
  • 8:30 a.m. “Financial Statements I”RM 355 — Jimmy Gentry
  • 10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
  • 11 a.m. “Financial Statements I” (continued) and “Securities and Exchange Commission Filings”RM 355 —Jimmy Gentry
  • Lunch – Garden Buffet — “Getting LinkedIn: Exploring LinkedIn, a social/career tool that is filled with useful data for business journalists”(Combined groups) — Forum — Robin J. Phillips
  • 1:30 p.m. “Financial Statements II”RM 355 — Jimmy Gentry
  • 3-3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15 p.m. “Financial Statements II” (continued) and “Tools for Analysis: Common Size”RM 355 — Jimmy Gentry
  • 5 p.m. Cronkite Building Tour(Combined groups) — Outside RM 302 – Leadership Suite (in front of elevators) — Kristin Gilger
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner conversation on marketing your business programForum — Andrew Leckey

Thursday — Jan. 5, 2012

  • 8 a.m. Continental breakfast(Combined groups) — Forum
  • 8:30 a.m. “What Editors Expect”Room 444
    Panel: Linda Austin, Ilana Lowery, Jodi Schneider and Kathy Tulumello.
  • 9:45-10 a.m. Break
  • 10 a.m. “Preparing for the Job Market”RM 444 — Jodi Schneider
  • 11:30 a.m. Certificate Presentation(Combined groups) — RM 444
  • NOON Box Lunch/Adjourn(Combined groups) — RM 444


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