Twenty-five journalists and eight journalism educators from around the world are coming to Arizona State University next month to participate in the preeminent training program in business journalism.
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting the 11th annual Reynolds Week Jan. 4-6.
Participants will hear from national experts on topics that include interpreting financial statements and discovering stories in statistics as well as the art of conducting local and national business investigations. Speakers will include high-profile journalists such as Steven Levy, author and editor-in-chief of tech-business blog Backchannel, and Leslie Wayne, a longtime former business reporter for The New York Times.
Reynolds Week serves journalists wanting a deep dive on a variety of money-related topics, and university and college faculty members who teach business journalism or are planning to incorporate money coverage in existing courses. This year’s journalists and professors come from 19 states, the District of Columbia, and six countries.
Reynolds Week is made possible by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that founded the Reynolds Center to improve the quality of business reporting across the U.S. Reynolds fellows receive a fellowship valued at $1,500 that covers tuition, hotel accommodation and meals.
This year’s fellows are:
Journalists and Reporters
Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri
Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Benjamin Bathke, freelancer for Media Shift (Newport Beach, California) & Deutsche Welle (Bonn, Germany)
Brandi Bottalico, The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland
Morgan Chilson, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas
Brooks Johnson, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota
Oluyemisi Lanre-Idowu, TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service, Lagos, Nigeria
Erik Lorenzsonn, The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
Joseph Martin, Houston Business Journal, Houston, Texas
Katherine Martin, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington
Anna Marum, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
Monica Mendoza, Denver Business Journal, Denver, Colorado
Marissa Nall, Pacific Coast Business Times, Santa Barbara, California
Allison Prang, American Banker, New York, New York
Dawn Reiss, Freelancer for U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C.
Lilly Rockwell, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
Arlene Satchell, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Michael Seale, Birmingham Business Journal, Birmingham, Alabama
Melody Simmons, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore, Maryland
Ashley Stewart, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, Washington
Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan
Steven Totten, Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix, Arizona
Susan Valot, freelancer for National Public Radio, The California Report, San Francisco, California
Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Business Journalism Professors
Steven Adesemoye, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
Kim Fox, The American University, Cairo, Egypt
Kate Gannon, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas
Allison Ludwig, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Thomas Palmer, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York
Adam Tanner, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
Eric Wilson, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Shuling Zhang, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China