#MONEYNERDS: Apply For Reynolds Week

by October 31, 2014

We 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.)


Journalists, apply here (link retired–application is now closed).

Business professors, apply here (link retired–application is now closed).

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.