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Reynolds Week 2012


  • Blog for Reynolds Week 2012: 36 fellows, 4 days of intensive study in business journalism
    Two sets of fellows – 20 journalists, 16 professors – will attend separate, all-expenses-paid seminars Jan. 2-5, 2012,
    at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

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    REYNOLDS WEEK 2012: Resources, recordings

    Blog for Reynolds Week 2012: 36 fellows, 4 days of intensive study in business journalism
    Two sets of fellows – 20 journalists, 16 professors – will attend separate, all-expenses-paid seminars Jan. 2-5, 2012,
    at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

    Reynolds Week 2012

     

     


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    Quick chat with KFNN radio’s Dawn Nici

    Dawn Nici, a fellow in this year’s Strictly Financials Seminar, is morning anchor on KFNN, Money Radio 1510. She came to Phoenix to produce mornings on news-talk KFYI, and then became the original program director at Sports Radio KGME. Before that, Nici produced national newscasts for the Mutual Broadcasting System and NBC Radio Network.

    As an experienced radio journalist, Nici offers tips of how radio reporters can produce high-quality stories.

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    Day 4: Reynolds Week 2012 Resources

    Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 4 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2012, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

    PROFESSORS SEMINARS

    The business journalism professors discussed editors’ expectations and how to prepare students for the job market with Linda Austin, executive director of the Reynolds Center; Ilana Lowery of Phoenix Business Journal; Kathy Tulumello of The Arizona Republic; and Jodi Schneider of Bloomberg News.

    Session Recordings

    Handout (PDF)

    STRICTLY FINANCIALS

    The Strictly Financials Seminar fellows, who are professional journalists, studied financial markets with Gary Trennepohl of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

    Session Recordings

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    Day 3: Reynolds Week 2012 Resources

    Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2012, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

    Getting LinkedIn: Exploring LinkedIn for Business Journalists

    Robin J. Phillips presents “Getting LinkedIn: Exploring LinkedIn for Business Journalists” to both groups of fellows. Phillips shows examples of how LinkedIn serves as both a social and career tool that is filled with useful data for business journalists.

    View Part I and Part II below.

    PROFESSORS SEMINARS

    The business journalism professors studied financial statements and common-size analysis with Jimmy Gentry of the University of Kansas.

    Session Recordings

    Handouts (PDFs)

    STRICTLY FINANCIALS

    The Strictly Financials Seminar fellows, who are professional journalists, studied financial statements and investments with Gary Trennepohl of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

    Session Recordings

    Handout (PDF)

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    Quick chat with Universidad de Las Américas’ Maria Albertina Navas Leoro

    Maria Albertina Navas Leoro, who teaches business and online journalism at the Universidad de Las Américas in Quito, Ecuador, detailed the challenges faced by business journalists in less politically stable countries. Leoro was a Business Journalism Professors Fellow during this year’s Reynolds Business Journalism Week.

    Before joining academia, Leoro was the editor of LIDERES, a business magazine in Ecuado. She is also the author of “International Protection for Refugees: Historic Perspective from 1976-2004 in  Ecuador” and continues to work as a freelance reporter.

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    Quick chat with DePaul University’s Matthew Ragas

    As the founding editor of RagingBull.com, one of the first online investor communities, and a co-founder of Indie Research, an investment-newsletter company, Matthew Ragas has always pursued what he loves.  Today he teaches courses in the College of Communication at DePaul University where he encourages his students to follow their individual passions.

    Ragas, a Business Journalism Professors Fellow at this year’s Reynolds Business Journalism Week, took a few minutes to share his secrets to success for aspiring business journalists.

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    Quick Chat with Reynolds Visiting Professor Rob Reuteman

    Rob Reuteman, former president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, was an editor at the Rocky Mountain News for 26 years until the paper folded in 2009.  During his last 12 years at the Rocky, he worked both as a columnist and business editor.

    Reuteman is currently the Reynolds Visiting Professor at Colorado State University, where he continues to work as a freelancer for CNBC.com and FoxBusiness.com.

    While in Phoenix for Reynolds Business Journalism Week, Reuteman shared an inside look at a career in business journalism and detailed how the reality differs from what young journalists either fear or perceive it to be.

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    Quick chat with Reynolds Visiting Professor Rob Wells

    Rob Wells, former deputy bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires Washington bureau, was recently named a Reynolds Visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina. He was also a Business Journalism Professors Fellow from Jan. 2-5 in Phoenix.

    Pulling on his experience as a veteran financial journalist, Wells offered tips of how reporters can get the knowledge to succeed on the business beat.

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    Quick Chat with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Venessa Wong

    Venessa Wong, a reporter for  Bloomberg Businessweek and a 2012 Strictly Financials Fellows, has been a financial reporter for six years. She has often covered international stories and has written pieces for Forbes, Newsweek’s Chinese edition and the Economist Intelligent Unit.

    With years of experience in covering stories in both Shanghai and New York City, Wong shared her tips for American reporters working abroad.