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Journalists win Reynolds fellowships to SABEW

February 26, 2014

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Jason Frazer
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The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded fellowships to two journalists to attend the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) in Phoenix March 27-29.

As part of their fellowships, Jason Frazer of WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., and Sam Murillo of La Voz Arizona in Phoenix, will also attend the Reynolds Center’s training at the conference. Those sessions include:

  • Detecting Corporate Fraud, 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 27, before the conference starts, with Theo Francis of The Wall Street Journal and Roddy Boyd of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation. This workshop is free and open to non-conference attendees, but registration is required.
  • Data Visualization: A Hands-On Primer for Business Journalists, during the conference from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. March 28, with Elon University’s Dianne Finch.

SABEW is also offering 11 fellowships to attend the conference. Details on how to apply for them are on its website, including its Benita Newton fellowship for journalists of color.

Here’s more on this year’s fellows:

  • Jason Frazer is a general assignment reporter for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn. After graduating from Columbia University in 2005, he was a management associate for Citibank and later worked as a branch manager for JP Morgan. He carried his interest in business into a new career as a journalist. He was a freelance reporter for WBGO radio in Newark, N.J., and for News 12 TV in New York before working as a general assignment reporter at WROC-TV/WUHF-TV in Rochester, N.Y.; WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio; and now WFSB-TV in Hartford.
  • Sam Murillo is a senior reporter at La Voz Arizona, a Spanish-language media outlet in Phoenix. Before joining La Voz eight years ago, he was chief editor/owner of Impulso Arizona News in Phoenix. Earlier in his career, he reported in Baja California and San Luis, Mexico. He also studied communication in Mexico. “I do believe the conference will help me to get a better understanding of economic issues that affect especially minority groups,” he said.


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