Become a Better Business Reporter During Reynolds Week

by September 14, 2016
Palm trees and blue sky during Reynolds Week in Phoenix.

Blue skies share the spotlight with balance sheets during January’s Reynolds Week in Phoenix. (Palm Trees by Unsplash via Pixabay)

Business journalists and journalism educators have until October 16 to apply for fellowships to take part in the 11th annual Reynolds Business Journalism Week at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will select 24 fellows for the training. Workshops will cover how to find and cover business angles in any story and where to find economic and financial data. In addition, sessions will focus on covering the gig economy, reporting on the business of health care and what the new administration will mean to Wall Street and Main Street.

Getting down to business in the heart of the southwest

Reynolds Week will take place Jan. 4-6, 2017, at the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix. It is supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, which covers tuition, hotel and most meals for participants. Fellows or their companies are expected to provide only travel to and from Phoenix.

Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center and Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the Cronkite School, said the training has made a difference to hundreds of business journalists and those who teach business journalism.

“The quality of the previous Reynolds fellows and the work they do after attending Reynolds Business Journalism Week has played a role in improving the level of both reporting and teaching about money,” Leckey said. “Meeting with the incoming fellows and learning beside them is an exhilarating experience.”

Applicants must submit a statement of interest and a letter of support from their supervising editor or dean.

To apply for the 2017 Reynolds Week training in business journalism as a reporter, go to bit.ly/reynoldsweekreporters16  As an educator, go to bit.ly/reynoldsweekeducators16.

The application deadline is Oct. 16, 11:59 p.m. EST.