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Reynolds Center picks 31 fellows for intensive business journalism training

Journalists study during the Reynolds Center's Strictly Financials Seminar in 2012. Photo by Michel Duarte.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has selected 31 fellows – 16 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. | Coverage of 2012 Strictly Financials and Business Journalism Professors seminars

“The professionalism of the applicants for this seventh year of our annual business journalism seminars has been impressive,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at the Cronkite School. “The demand for quality coverage of business and economic issues continues to grow, with news organizations and universities rising to the occasion.”

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 2012 winners of the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

The 2013 fellows are:




Strictly Financials Seminar Reynolds Weeks Strictly Financial 2013

    • Chris Arnold, correspondent, NPR, and Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in Business Journalism
    • Danielle Douglas, banking reporter, The Washington Post
    • Jeremy Fugleberg, business/energy editor, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
    • Kristena Hansen, reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
    • Janine Harper, producer, Fuji TV
    • Jonathan Horn, senior staff writer – economy, San Diego Union-Tribune
    • Arielle Kass, business reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • Sam Kusic, staff writer, The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette
    • John W. Miller, staff reporter, The Wall Street Journal
    • Adam O’Daniel, finance editor, Charlotte Business Journal
    • Christopher Otts, business/economy reporter, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal
    • Michelle Park, finance reporter, Crain’s Cleveland Business
    • Sandra Pedicini, business reporter, Orlando Sentinel
    • Carolyn Shapiro, consumer and retail writer, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
    • Sean Sposito, tech reporter, American Banker
    • Katy Stech, bankruptcy reporter, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal



Business Journalism Professors SeminarReynolds Weeks Business Professors 2013

  • Sandra L. Combs, assistant professor, Arkansas State University
  • Dianne M. Finch, Reynolds visiting professor, Elon University
  • Melita Marie Garza, assistant professor, Texas Christian University
  • Keith L. Herndon, visiting professor, University of Georgia
  • Leonard Bernard Horton III, visiting assistant professor, Florida A&M University
  • Noelle Knox, Reynolds visiting professor, Louisiana State University
  • Susan Lisovicz, Reynolds visiting professor, Arizona State University
  • Lihua Liu, associate professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
  • Thomas Lueck, assistant professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Kathryn Jones Malone, adjunct instructor, Tarleton State University
  • Justin Martin, assistant professor, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Adam Mayers, adjunct instructor, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Micheline Maynard, Reynolds visiting professor, Central Michigan University
  • James B. Nelson, adjunct instructor, Marquette University
  • Kathleen Wickham, associate professor, University of Mississippi



Since 2003, more than 15,000 journalists have learned to cover business better through free training from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The center is at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University’s Phoenix campus. The center offers regional workshops and webinars, as well as daily tips to cover business better at BusinessJournalism.org.

It is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed over $115 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.

 Questions? Email President Andrew Leckey of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism or call 602-496-9186.

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  1. ursula says:

    I would like to received information of your activities. I’m Journalist from Spain and will be in Phoenix for a while.


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