Announcing the 2017 Reynolds Week Fellows

by December 9, 2016
Reynolds Week 2017 will welcome 33 journalists and professors to the Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix.

Reynolds Week 2017 will welcome 33 journalists and professors for three days of intense business journalism training at the Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix.

Twenty-five journalists and eight journalism educators from around the world are coming to Arizona State University next month to participate in the preeminent training program in business journalism.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting the 11th annual Reynolds Week Jan. 4-6.

Participants will hear from national experts on topics that include interpreting financial statements and discovering stories in statistics as well as the art of conducting local and national business investigations. Speakers will include high-profile journalists such as Steven Levy, author and editor-in-chief of tech-business blog Backchannel, and Leslie Wayne, a longtime former business reporter for The New York Times.

Reynolds Week serves journalists wanting a deep dive on a variety of money-related topics, and university and college faculty members who teach business journalism or are planning to incorporate money coverage in existing courses. This year’s journalists and professors come from 19 states, the District of Columbia, and six countries.

Reynolds Week is made possible by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that founded the Reynolds Center to improve the quality of business reporting across the U.S. Reynolds fellows receive a fellowship valued at $1,500 that covers tuition, hotel accommodation and meals.

This year’s fellows are:

Journalists and Reporters

Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri

Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona

Benjamin Bathke, freelancer for Media Shift (Newport Beach, California) & Deutsche Welle (Bonn, Germany)

Brandi Bottalico, The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland

Morgan Chilson, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas

Brooks Johnson, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota

Oluyemisi Lanre-Idowu, TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service, Lagos, Nigeria

Erik Lorenzsonn, The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin

Joseph Martin, Houston Business Journal, Houston, Texas

Katherine Martin, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington

Anna Marum, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon

Monica Mendoza, Denver Business Journal, Denver, Colorado

Marissa Nall, Pacific Coast Business Times, Santa Barbara, California

Allison Prang, American Banker, New York, New York

Dawn Reiss, Freelancer for U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C.

Lilly Rockwell, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas

Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado

Arlene Satchell, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Michael Seale, Birmingham Business Journal, Birmingham, Alabama

Melody Simmons, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore, Maryland

Ashley Stewart, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, Washington

Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan

Steven Totten, Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix, Arizona

Susan Valot, freelancer for National Public Radio, The California Report, San Francisco, California

Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Business Journalism Professors

Steven Adesemoye, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria

Kim Fox, The American University, Cairo, Egypt

Kate Gannon, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas

Allison Ludwig, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Thomas Palmer, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York

Adam Tanner, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

Eric Wilson, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Shuling Zhang, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China