Welcome to Reynolds Week 2017!

by January 3, 2017
Palm trees and blue sky during Reynolds Week in Phoenix.

This week, 33 journalists and professors gather for a deep dive into a wide variety of business topics under the blue skies of Phoenix. (Palm Trees by Unsplash via Pixabay)

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is pleased to welcome this year’s 2017 Reynolds Week Fellows to Arizona State University in Phoenix. Over the next three days, 25 business journalists and eight business journalism professors will attend in-depth seminars on a wide variety of topics. Presentations range from interpreting financial statements to understanding the business models of Silicon Valley, and from investigating one of the country’s largest corporations to becoming a stronger community business reporter.

The  Reynolds Week fellows join the 2017 Scripps-Howard Entrepreneurship Institute Fellows, also meeting this week at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, for the keynote address given by Steven Levy, author of “In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives” and editor-in-chief of Backchannel. Reynolds fellows will also attend a lunchtime presentation on “The Financial Story of ‘Spotlight’ ” by Walter Robinson, the Boston Globe editor who led the investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. Other speakers include Harriet Ryan of the Los Angeles Times, winner of a 2016 Barlett & Steele award for her work on the OxyContin addiction crisis. Hands-on sessions will be led by Amar Mann, of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Tom Contiliano of Bloomberg News.

Even journalists not attending this year’s Reynolds Week have access to much of the event’s valuable material. Look here in the weeks ahead for presentation recaps as well as podcasts of program highlights. And think about applying for next year’s Reynolds Week. We will announce the application details and deadline in the coming months.