Fellowships Offered for January Business Journalism Seminars in Phoenix

September 29, 2009

PHOENIX, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Attention: Experienced business journalists and prospective business journalism professors.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of study in business journalism Jan. 5-8 in Phoenix.

Fellowships cover training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows receive a $500 stipend to offset travel and other costs.

The seminars will occur during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The journalists’ “Strictly Financials” seminar teaches the essentials of covering financials, from stock markets and bonds to financial statements and company research.

The “Business Journalism Professors Seminar” will cover the essentials of teaching a hands-on, university course in business journalism.

The third annual, concurrent seminars will be led by award-winning professors and journalists, including three-time Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich, business investigations editor for The New York Times.

A highlight will be a discussion with the legendary investigative-reporting duo of Don Barlett and Jim Steele, along with the 2009 winners of the Reynolds Center’s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

Janet Cho, a 2009 fellow and business reporter for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, said, “The greatest value of this seminar is how much more comfortable and confident I feel about. . .analyzing a company’s financial health in a way that will be more meaningful for readers, investors and consumers.”

A 2008 fellow, Roger Desmond of the University of Hartford, won a university innovation award for starting a business journalism course. He said the award “came with some extra money for research and travel, and of course, I owe it all to you!”

For information on the seminars, including how to apply by the Nov. 2 deadline, go to http://www.businessjournalism.org/2010/JanuarySeminars/index.cfm.

Questions? Contact Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Center president, at andrew.leckey@businessjournalism.org or 602-496-9186.


The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, located at ASU’s Cronkite School, was launched in 2003. More than 8,500 journalists have benefited from its free training. A calendar of upcoming free workshops, as well as daily tips on how to cover business better, are at BusinessJournalism.org.

The Center is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

SOURCE Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

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