An expert panel explored a new austerity in America, focussing on its potential impacts on higher education and retirement, during a session at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of student aid sites FinAid and FastWeb, said the government has reduced the availability of student grants, a [...]
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A panel discussion at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Annual Conference challenged a room of business journalist to expand their coverage of immigration reform. It’s a complex issue and a hot coverage topic that will continue to grow during the 2012 elections. The panel, which included Robert Harris, an immigration attorney based in Ohio, [...]
As baby boomers age, they become the target for industries ranging from health care to dietary supplements, and also an important business topic for financial reporters. Currently more than 5.7 million Americans, or 18.5 percent of the population, are older than age 60, according to 2010 Census data. During a session on the business of [...]
After facing several trying years battling the faltering U.S. economy, the outlook at Ford Motor Co. has a glimmer these days. And James Farley Jr., the company’s vice president for marketing, is part of an executive team that helped make it happen. From the company’s revamp of its overhead capacity numbers to a realization of [...]
Sarah Cohen is a rare breed: an economist turned Pulitzer-winning journalist. Now the Knight Professor at Duke University, she offered tips for journalists on making numbers meaningful for their audiences. She taught at a Reynolds Center-sponsored session at the SABEW Conference in Indianapolis.
A new survey of financial journalists shows that as a whole, they are neutral at best and cautious on their outlook for the U.S. economy and the U.S. financial services sector over the next year. According to the annual Gorkana 2012 survey of financial journalists, those who work primarily in television/ radio have a significantly more [...]
Jaimi Dowdell, training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors, worked with business journalists at a Reynolds Center workshop on CAR for business journalists in Indianapolis on March 15, 2012.
Indiana’s Gov. Mitch Daniels urged America’s business journalists to do their part in not damaging the U.S. economy. “We have to be very careful not to injure that vibrancy,” he said about the risk companies take to get started. “Where there is no failure, there’s likely to be very little growth. Look for stories that [...]
Chairman Mary Schapiro detailed lessons learned from past financial challenges and explained what the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has planned to ensure the same mistakes don’t happen again. Schapiro, who became the SEC’s chairman in 2009 after several scandals that raised public concerns about commission’s effectiveness, shared these remarks during Thursday’s keynote speech at the 2012 [...]