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Announcing the 2015 Reynolds Week Fellows

The Reynolds CenterThe Reynolds Center is delighted announce the journalists and professors who will take part in Reynolds Week 2015. The program takes place Jan. 5-7, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

Reynolds Week is divided into two parts. The Strictly Financials seminar offers journalists a deep dive on a variety of money-related topics. The Business Journalism Professors seminar offers guidance to professors who are teaching business journalism or who plan to incorporate money themes in existing courses.

Each participant receives a fellowship valued at $1,500, covering tuition, hotel accommodations and meals. This year’s class includes 15 Strictly Financials fellows and nine Business Journalism professors.

This year’s fellows are:

Strictly Financials|

  • Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, The Detroit News, Detroit, MI
  • Ben Bergman, Southern California Public Radio, Pasadena, CA
  • Nirmala Bhat, U-T San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • James Briggs, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore, MD
  • Nicole Collins, Business Journal News Network, Syracuse, NY
  • Molly Dill, BizTimes Media, Milwaukee, WI
  • Terri Langford, The Texas Tribune, Austin, TX
  • Celeste LeCompte, Nieman Foundation/Reynolds Fellow, Cambridge, MA
  • Issa Mansaray, The Africa Paper, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • Lourdes Medrano, Freelance, Tucson, AZ
  • Erin Negley, Reading Eagle, Reading, PA
  • Lauren Ohnesorge, Triangle Business Journal, Raleigh, NC
  • Sarah Scully, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX
  • Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
  • Andrea Vittorio, Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, VA

Business Journalism Professors|

  • Andrew Cassel, Reynolds Visiting Professor, Penn State University
  • Michael Giusti, Loyola University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Paul Glader, The King’s College, New York, NY
  • Gary Guffey, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
  • Thomas Hrach, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Jay Seidel, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
  • James Tennant, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Venice Wagner, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Janine Weisman, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

 The Reynolds Center is based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. We are funded through grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, based in Las Vegas.  

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LAST CHANCE, #MONEYNERDS: Apply For Reynolds Week 2015

Apply-Now-ButtonWe know you procrastinate. We all do. But even the Reynolds Center has its limits.

Apply NOW (and we mean NOW) to attend Reynolds Week 2015. The deadline is Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Choose from two tracks, for #moneynerds of all stripes:

Strictly Financials, a deep dive into financial and business topics for journalists, whether you cover money topics as a regular beat, or just on an occasional basis.
Business Professors Seminar, for people teaching at the college level who plan to teach finance topics, or want to include business journalism and money coverage in their curriculum.

Reynolds Week will be held Jan. 5-7, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix. (Did we mention this is in Phoenix, in January?)

Tuition, lodging and most meals are covered by a $1,500 fellowship for those who are accepted. You only need to cover your airfare.

If you’ve come before, don’t let that stop you from returning. Past participants are welcome to reapply.

This year’s conference will feature a full lineup of fresh material and dynamic speakers. We’re super excited that the lunch keynote speaker on Jan. 5 will be  Chiqui Cartegena, vice president of corporate marketing for Univision. Cartegena is a Hispanic media and marketing pioneer with 25 years of experience developing publications appealing to Latinos, including People en Espanol.

She is the author of Latino Boom! and Latino Boom II.  She plans to bring a wealth of data and offer help on story ideas for journalists and assignments by professors.

Bonus: Reynolds Week participants will receive an autographed copy of her latest book.

Both sessions also will receive deep-data dive presentations taught by Dianne Finch, a Bloomberg News veteran and professor at Elon University whose data visualization seminars have been wildly popular around the country.

The Strictly Fellows will get hands-on instruction into understanding new ventures, digging into CEO compensation, mining gold from financial statements and advice on how to craft big data-rich projects. The Business Professors will learn how to create a class WordPress page, ways to translate print and online text into broadcast copy, and hear from previous business journalism students what they wish they’d learned before they got their jobs. Plus, much, much more.

(And, you’ll get to visit Phoenix. In January.)

Sold?

Journalists, apply here

Business professors, apply here

But hurry! The deadline is Nov. 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

We’ll be reviewing applications next week and hope to notify the winning applications ASAP.

Have questions? Contact Elizabeth Mays, Assistant Director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, at elizabeth.mays@asu.edu.

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Join the #MoneyNerds at Reynolds Week 2015

Univision's Chiqui Cartagena will be a keynote speaker at Reynolds Week 2015.

Univision’s Chiqui Cartagena will be a keynote speaker at Reynolds Week 2015.

Whether you’re covering money or teaching it, YOU are the kind of person who should attend Reynolds Week 2015.

Choose from two tracks, for #moneynerds of all stripes:

Strictly Financials, a deep dive into financial and business topics for journalists, whether you cover money topics as a regular beat, or just on an occasional basis.
Business Professors Seminar, for people teaching at the college level who plan to teach finance topics, or want to include business journalism and money coverage in their curriculum.

Reynolds Week will be held Jan. 5-7, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix. (Did we mention this is in Phoenix, in January?)

Tuition, lodging and most meals are covered by a $1,500 fellowship for those who are accepted. You only need to cover your airfare.

If you’ve come before, don’t let that stop you from returning. Past participants are welcome to reapply.

This year’s conference will feature a full lineup of fresh material and dynamic speakers including Chiqui Cartegena, vice president of corporate marketing for Univision. Cartegena is a Hispanic media and marketing pioneer with 25 years of experience developing publications appealing to Latinos, including People en Espanol.

She is the author of Latino Boom! and Latino Boom II.  She plans to bring a wealth of data and offer help on story ideas for journalists and assignments by professors.

Bonus: Reynolds Week participants will receive an autographed copy of her latest book.

Both sessions also will receive deep-data dive presentations taught by Dianne Finch, a Bloomberg News veteran and professor at Elon University whose data visualization seminars have been wildly popular around the country. Plus, you’ll hear from many other instructors, presenters and editors on topics such as CEO compensation, teaching business for broadcast and understanding entrepreneurs. (And, you’ll get to visit Phoenix. In January.)

Sold?

Journalists, apply here

Business professors, apply here

But hurry! The deadline is Nov. 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Have questions? Contact Elizabeth Mays, Assistant Director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, at elizabeth.mays@asu.edu.

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Apply for fellowships to attend the Strictly Financials Seminar 2015

The Particulars

Location:
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Ariz.

When: Jan. 5-7, 2015

Apply for this fellowship
by Nov. 1, 2014.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $1,500 for three days of intensive study in financials and corporate activities from Jan. 5 to 7, 2015 in Phoenix.

The eighth annual Strictly Financials Seminar will take place during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Attendance is limited to 12 professional journalists with at least two years of business journalism experience. We also will consider those who have recently been assigned to beats with responsibilities including money topics, who make a strong case for their need to attend.

Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows only have to cover their transportation costs.

This seminar will cover the essentials of of covering financials, from financial statements and company research to understanding the structure of new ventures.

Lily_Wu_KAKE_News_2014_Strictly_Financials_Fellow

Lily Wu, reporter for KAKE News in Kansas, was a 2014 Strictly Financials fellow.

“We’re offering this seminar in answer to requests from many participants in our one-day workshops who want to raise their sophistication level in all the financial aspects of business coverage,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center. “Spending a week digging into balance sheets and accounting should provide a real boost to every journalist’s expertise.”

Even if you’ve attended previous versions of Strictly Financials, there will be new material offered in 2015 that might make your return worthwhile. For a look at past years, training, blog posts and photos: Reynolds Business Journalism Week.

WHAT PAST FELLOWS SAY:

  • Jason Bacaj, a 2014 Strictly Financials fellow from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, said, “It was great! It was far easier to learn and grasp than I expected. I’m looking forward to applying what I learned to my beat.”
  • Susanna Kim, a 2014 Strictly Financials fellow from ABCNews.com, said, “I’m so grateful to the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism for this rich experience that will boost not only my expertise as a business reporter, but my career as well.”
  • Christopher Otts, a 2013 Strictly Financials fellow from The Courier-Journal, said, “Strictly Financials provided an excellent overview of financial statements and markets. I can’t thank you enough for providing this opportunity.”
  • Mary Judd, a 2012 Strictly Financials fellow and reporter at the Fulton County Daily Report, said, “Thank you! I wish I’d had this experience 27 years ago when I began my career. What a generous, innovative investment the Reynolds Center is making in our profession, our economy and ultimately our world understanding of capitalism.”

HOW TO APPLY

The selection process is highly competitive, and applicants must be professional journalists working in the United States or, if based overseas, for media outlets serving a U.S. audience. They must provide by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Nov. 1, 2014, at BusinessJournalism.org:

  • Contact information
  • A resume
  • A 100-word bio
  • 500-word statement of why you are interested in attending the seminar, how it would improve your coverage and how you would share this knowledge with colleagues
  • A letter of support from your editor recommending you for the seminar, explaining how your attendance would benefit the organization, and supporting your time away from work to attend. (Waived for freelancers.)

Journalism professors from around the country, who are attending a concurrent seminar on how to teach business journalism, will attend some classes with Strictly Financials Fellows.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Micheline Maynard, Reynolds Center director, at Micheline.Maynard@asu.edu.

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Apply for fellowships to attend Business Journalism Professors Seminar 2015

The Particulars

Location:
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Ariz.

When: Jan. 5-7, 2015

Apply for this fellowship
by Nov. 1, 2014.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $1,500 for four days of intensive study in how to teach business journalism at the college level from Jan. 5 to 7, 2015 in Phoenix.

 The ninth 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.

Attendances is limited to 12 prospective or active professors. Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows need only cover their transportation costs.

This seminar will cover the essentials of teaching a hands-on course, including deciding what to teach, organizing your course, keeping students interested, plus how to teach financial statements and the use of data. For those who have taken this seminar before, there will be fresh material for 2015, including teaching business topics for broadcast, creating a Word Press site and other multi-media topics.

James R. Schiffman, assistant professor at Georgia College and State University, was a 2014 Business Journalism Professors fellow.

James R. Schiffman, assistant professor at Georgia College and State University, was a 2014 Business Journalism Professors fellow.

It is an opportunity for prospective business journalism professors to learn from experienced instructors and journalism professionals. It is also a chance for professors who’ve been asked to incorporate money into their teaching plans to figure out how to do so.

For a look at past years’ training, blog posts and photos: Reynolds Business Journalism Week.

WHAT PAST FELLOWS SAY:

  • Joe Winski was a 2014 fellow and a Reynolds visiting professor at Cal State Fullerton in spring 2014. He said, “This was an outstanding seminar, packing with practical ideas as well as illuminating discussions… I would recommend [the seminar] for any business journalism teacher, from aspiring to experienced.”
  • Leigh Anne Kelley, a 2014 fellow from Radford University, said, “I had a fantastic time, learned a great deal and am energized to put this to work. Thank you for your efforts!”
  • A 2013 participant, Melita Garza of Texas Christian University, said, “This is an outstanding program: It offers constructive ideas that I can immediately apply, and important resources, including colleagues to network with in the future.”
  • Former SABEW President Rob Reuteman was a 2012 participant and participated in the Reynolds Center’s inaugural Visiting Professors Program at Colorado State University in spring 2012. 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.”

HOW TO APPLY

The selection process is highly competitive, and applicants must supply the following by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Nov. 1, 2014, 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.

Business journalists from around the country, who are attending a concurrent seminar called Strictly Financials, will attend some classes with the professors.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Micheline Maynard, Reynolds Center director, at Micheline.Maynard@asu.edu.

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Reynolds fellow named Grady College Journalism Teacher of the Year

Keith Herndon Grady College

Keith Herndon, Grady College

Keith L. Herndon, a visiting professor at the University of Georgia and a 2013 fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism’s seminar for journalism professors, has been named Journalism Teacher of the Year at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Herndon is a visiting professor through at least May 2016 at Grady, where he teaches media management, media ethics, news writing and reporting. He also directs a media leadership program in partnership with the Poynter Institute.

Herndon attended the Reynolds Center’s Business Journalism Professors Seminar in January 2013. Created by Reynolds Center President Andrew Leckey in 2007, the annual four-day seminar has trained more than 100 professors in how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism.

“Certainly, my ‘branding’ as a Reynolds Fellow added to the credibility of the courses and helped me attract faculty support and quality students,” Herndon said after hearing about the Teacher of the Year honor.

Herndon is not alone in being able to advance his teaching skills by adding business journalism topics.

“An evaluation of the seminars completed last year found that the majority of those attending returned to their campuses and started business journalism courses, which have enrolled 1,600 students,” said Linda Austin, Reynolds Center executive director.

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Day 1: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Jimmy Gentry teaching Financial Statements Reynolds Center

Jimmy Gentry teaches during Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 1 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The Strictly Financials Seminar fellows, who are professional journalists, studied markets and sources with Jimmy Gentry of the University of Kansas.

Business Journalists as Investigators

Raquel Rutledge, Pulitzer winner and investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, offers tips from her experience in using data for community projects.

Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014 Keynote: Business Journalists as Investigators with Raquel Rutledge from Reynolds Center on Vimeo.

Session Recordings

 

Handouts (PDF)

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Day 1: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Cornelius Foote, principal lecturer at the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 1 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors studied classroom organization and syllabus writing with Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina.

Business Journalists as Investigators

Raquel Rutledge, Pulitzer winner and investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, offers tips from her experience in using data for community projects.

Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014 Keynote: Business Journalists as Investigators with Raquel Rutledge from Reynolds Center on Vimeo.

Session Recordings

Handout (PDF)

 

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Day 2: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Lily Wu, KAKE TV News reporter in Wichita, Kan. Photo Sean Logan.

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 2 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2013, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The Strictly Financials fellows continued their exploration of financial statements with Jimmy Gentry, professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas; Gary Trennepohl, OKEOK Chair of Finance at Oklahoma State University; and Brian Grow, special enterprise correspondent and editor-in-charge based in Atlanta for Reuters.

Session Recordings

 

Handouts (PDF)