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This year’s fall conference is co-chaired by Kevin G.Hall, past president of SABEW and chief economics correspondent of McClatchy Newspapers and Suzanne Baryln, correspondent at Reuters. For information about content, please contact Kevin at khall@mcclatchydc.com or Suzanne at suzanne.barlyn@thomsonreuters.com.

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Thursday, October 8
 

8:00am

SABEW/NEFE Personal Finance Pre Conference Workshop
For detailed information, visit the SABEW/NEFE Personal Finance Workshop event page
 

Thursday October 8, 2015 8:00am - 3:30pm
TKP New York Conference Center 109 West 39th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018

5:30pm

Doors open at CUNY
Doors open at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (third floor) for opening reception. CUNY is located at 219 West 40th St.

Thursday October 8, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

6:00pm

Opening night reception
Welcome reception hosted by CUNY's McGraw Center for Business Journalism. 

The McGraw Center was established January 2014 at the CUNY J-School to enhance the quality and depth of business news coverage. Through the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, the Center offers financial and editorial support for deeply reported investigative and enterprise stories on important business and economic issues. It also provides training, and funds scholarships and internships for J-School students who concentrate in business reporting.

Thursday October 8, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, lobby 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

7:00pm

Welcome
Opening remarks by Sarah Bartlett, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Joanna Ossinger, SABEW president.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bartlett

Sarah Bartlett

dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York
Sarah Bartlett is the dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. She joined CUNY in 2002 as the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College. She moved to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2006, after serving on its founding curriculum committee. She created and oversaw both the Urban Reporting and the Business & Economics subject concentrations and helped found the school’s... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Ossinger

Joanna Ossinger

president/team leader, SABEW/First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News
Joanna Ossinger is team leader for First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News, where she has worked since 2010. She is Bloomberg’s first SABEW president. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, as the manager of day-to-day website operations at Fox Business and as a managing editor at TheStreet.com. Joanna has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a dual BA cum laude in... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 7:00pm - 7:15pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

7:15pm

The McGraw Symposium: Accelerating Change at The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance

The second annual McGraw Symposium, sponsored by The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY J-School, will explore the continuing transformation of business journalism in the digital era. Top editors from the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, and Bloomberg News will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in reshaping coverage amidst the rapid changes underway. We’ll look at the growth of mobile, the rise of distributed content -- and ask what they see coming up next on the horizon.

 


Moderator
avatar for Jane Sasseen

Jane Sasseen

Executive Director, McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Jane Sasseen is the executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism, which provides professional journalists with grants to produce deeply-reported investigative and enterprise stories on U.S. business and the global economy.  She spent 15 years at BusinessWeek as news editor, national correspondent and Washington bureau chief before becoming editor-in-chief of politics and opinion at Yahoo! News. She has also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Blumenstein

Rebecca Blumenstein

Rebecca Blumenstein is deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, a role she assumed in January 2013. Previously, she was the Page One editor and a deputy managing editor and international editor. She has served as managing editor of WSJ.com and as the Journal’s China bureau chief. Prior to moving to China in 2005, she was chief of theJournal’s New York Technology Group. Ms. Blumenstein began her journalism career at the Tampa... Read More →
avatar for Andy Serwer

Andy Serwer

Editor in Chief, Yahoo Finance
Andy Serwer is the current editor in chief for Yahoo Finance and one of the world’s leading business journalists.  Andy oversees all editorial content for Yahoo Finance from breaking news to in-depth stories to original video programming.   | Prior to Yahoo, Andy was the editor of Fortune for eight years - the longest service of any editor since the 1980s—and worked at Time Inc. for 29 years. As editor of FORTUNE Andy was... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 7:15pm - 8:15pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:00am

Registration, coffee and danishes
Welcome remarks from Greg David, director of Business & Economics Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Joanna Ossinger, top page editor, Bloomberg News.

Friday October 9, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

9:00am

Head of the Atlanta Fed Discusses Monetary Policy and FOMC Challenges
Dennis P. Lockhart, the head of the Atlanta Fed, will discuss U.S. monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services as well as the challenges faced by the Federal Open Market Committee.

Moderator
avatar for Kevin G. Hall

Kevin G. Hall

Chief Economics Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
Kevin G. Hall is chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, a post he’s held since 2005. He's a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and Loeb Award winner for reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis. From 1999 to 2005 Hall was Knight Ridder's Brazil-based South America bureau chief, and won the Sigma Delta Chi for Best Foreign Correspondence in 2004.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis P. Lockhart

Dennis P. Lockhart

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dennis P. Lockhart took office March 1, 2007, as the 14th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, Lockhart is responsible for all the Bank's activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserve's chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). From 2003 to 2007, Lockhart served on the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 9:00am - 9:55am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

9:55am

The Technological and Disrupted City
In the newsroom.

Technologies are disrupting cities around the country and the world --whether Uber or AirBnB or a host of other applications. Google believes this is just the beginning and has formed a new company Sidewalks Labs to address biggest challenges that cities face -- such as making transportation more efficient and lowering the cost of living, reducing energy usage and helping government operate more efficiently have, so far, been more difficult to address.  CEO Dan Doctoroff assesses the landscape and details Sidewalks' plans.

Moderator
avatar for Dean Murphy

Dean Murphy

Business Editor, The New York Times
Dean E. Murphy is an award-winning journalist who was appointed business editor at The New York Times in December 2012. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Murphy had been a deputy editor for seven years on the business and national desks. Before becoming an editor, Mr. Murphy worked as a reporter for both The Times and the Los Angeles Times for 20 years. At The Times, he served as the San Francisco bureau chief during the gubernatorial recall, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Doctoroff

Dan Doctoroff

CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Dan Doctoroff is the CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an urban-innovation company founded by Google that will develop technology designed to improve city life for residents, businesses and governments. Doctoroff is the former chief executive of Bloomberg LP and served as deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding in New York from 2002 to 2007. He spent his early career working on Wall Street primarily in private equity.


Friday October 9, 2015 9:55am - 10:50am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

10:50am

11:10am

Headwinds in the Airline Industry
Jim Compton of United Airlines will discuss the state of the airline industry and what's down the road. 
In the newsroom.

Moderator
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, The Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American Airlines bankruptcy and one for a feature on lost luggage.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Compton

Jim Compton

Vice Chairman, United Airlines
Jim Compton is vice chairman and chief revenue officer for United. In this role, Jim is responsible for overseeing the company’s sales, alliances, network pricing and revenue management, and network planning. He is also responsible for the marketing functions, which includes brand, product, ecommerce, distribution, merchandizing, loyalty, and Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC, which operates the loyalty program, credit card business... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

12:00pm

Lunch, cafe area
Grab a boxed lunch, and take a seat in the newsroom for the next session. 

Friday October 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, café 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

12:10pm

2015 SABEW President's Award Presentation
Join us for the presentation of SABEW's 2015 President's Award to Pamela Yip, personal finance columnist for the Dallas Morning News and SABEW board member (2007- 2015). 

Speaking on Pam's dedication and concern for her readership, former Dallas Morning News business editor, Dennis Fulton said “I’ve never worked with a reporter who cared more about her beat, her sources and her audience,” he said. “Readers often wrote to her for financial advice, and she answered each one with great care. The empathy she showed was unparalleled.”

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Ossinger

Joanna Ossinger

president/team leader, SABEW/First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News
Joanna Ossinger is team leader for First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News, where she has worked since 2010. She is Bloomberg’s first SABEW president. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, as the manager of day-to-day website operations at Fox Business and as a managing editor at TheStreet.com. Joanna has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a dual BA cum laude in... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 12:10pm - 12:25pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

12:15pm

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Presentation
Congratulations to Cezary Podkul, a financial investigative reporter at ProPublica. The award, for financial journalists under 30, is made possible by a $7500 gift from rbb Communications of Miami, Fla. 


Speakers
avatar for Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul

ProPublica, Financial Investigative Reporter
Cezary Podkul, a financial investigative reporter for ProPublica is this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. Cezary earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a 2011 alumnus of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where his master’s thesis on unspent highway earmarks... Read More →

Award Presenters
avatar for Josh Merkin

Josh Merkin

Vice President, rbb Public Relations
avatar for Kathleen Graham

Kathleen Graham

Executive Director, SABEW
Kathleen Graham comes to SABEW from Alfred Friendly Press Partners in Washington, D.C., where she served as executive director. During her leadership at Alfred Friendly, she oversaw a distinguished international journalism fellowship program and established long-term newsroom training partnerships. Prior to that, she worked for 17 years at the Radio Television Digital News Foundation in a number of positions, culminating in executive... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:15pm - 12:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

12:30pm

Decision 2016: Will the Economy Decide?

With the presidential election campaign at a fever pitch, three experts tackle the question of what the voters think about the economy, the candidates and the convention wisdom that the direction of the economy will decide the general election. Pollsters Lee Merginhof and Mickey Carroll join the Times Upshot economics writer Neil Irwin to tackle the issue.


Moderator
avatar for Greg David

Greg David

Director, Business Journalism Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Greg David is the director of the business journalism program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and writes a blog and print column for Crain’s New York Business. He spent more than two decades as the editor of Crain’s, covering the city’s business, economic and political issues. He appears frequently on media outlets discussing political and business issues. He is the author of Modern New York: The Life and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maurice

Maurice "Mickey" Carroll

Assistant Director, Quinnipiac University Poll
Maurice "Mickey" Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, brings more than 40 years of experience as a political writer and columnist for New York and New Jersey newspapers. | Carroll is the chief spokesperson for the New York State, New York City and New Jersey polls and works with Douglas Schwartz to develop, analyze and present the results of the many polls conducted by Quinnipiac. | Carroll's experience as a... Read More →
avatar for Neil Irwin

Neil Irwin

Senior Economics Correspondent, The New York Times
Neil Irwin is a senior economics correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes for The Upshot, a Times site for analysis of politics, economics and more. He is the author of “The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire,” about the efforts of the world’s central banks to combat the global financial crisis, published by the Penguin Press in 2013. Mr. Irwin was previously a columnist at The Washington Post... Read More →
avatar for Lee Miringoff

Lee Miringoff

Director, The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion
Dr. Miringoff received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the former President of the National Council of Public Polls (NCPP) and a current member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a trustee of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Dr. Miringoff is a frequent commentator on politics and elections. He has appeared regularly on television and radio as an expert on public opinion... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

1:30pm

Speed Networking
Make contact with representatives from well know media outlets in the Speed Networking session, organized and facilitated by Andrew Leckey, President, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, ASU. Sit down for a one-on-one "lightning round" conversation or workshop with journalists, editors and recruiters. Students or current journalists can chat about breaking into the industry, seek career advise, talk story ideas or workshop a started story.

If you are registered for SABEW Fall Conference, sign up at Mentor Speed Networking. But do it soon, these time slots will fill up quickly! 

Mentors
avatar for Xana Antunes

Xana Antunes

Editor for New Initiatives, Quartz
Xana Antunes is an award-winning editor and content creator with a career spanning digital media, video, long form storytelling, and daily news reporting. Currently, Antunes is editor for new initiatives at Quartz, where she combines responsibility for the video lab and talent lab along with developing feature stories and working with the senior team to shape growth strategically. This position at the frontier of journalism’s... Read More →
avatar for Robert Barba

Robert Barba

Deputy Editor, American Banker
Robert Barba is a deputy editor for SourceMedia’s American Banker newspaper, a 179-year-old publication dedicated to the financial services industry. His beat includes covering mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other initiatives banks must undertake to remain relevant in the changing landscape. He also covers JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Bancorp for American Banker. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Nikolaj Gammeltoft

Nikolaj Gammeltoft

Team Leader, Bloomberg LP
Nikolaj Gammeltoft oversees Bloomberg News’ coverage of emerging-market economies outside of the Americas during U.S. trading hours, focusing on China, Russia, and Israel. Prior to this role, Nikolaj wrote a daily column on options trading as a reporter on Bloomberg’s U.S. stocks team.  | | Before his career in financial news, Nikolaj spent seven years at TDC, Denmark's largest telecommunications and cable TV operator, where... Read More →
avatar for Marilyn Geewax

Marilyn Geewax

Senior Business Editor, Business News Desk, NPR
Marilyn Geewax is a senior editor, assigning and editing business radio stories. She also serves as the national economics correspondent for the NPR web site, and regularly discusses economic issues on NPR's mid-day show Here & Now. Her work contributed to NPR's 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news for "The Foreclosure Nightmare." Geewax also worked on the foreclosure-crisis coverage that was recognized with a 2009 Heywood Broun... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hamrick

Mark Hamrick

Washington Bureau Chief, Bankrate
Mark Hamrick is Washington Bureau Chief for Bankrate.com, operating out of the National Press Building in the shadow of The White House and U.S. Treasury.  He is a national award-winning business and financial news journalist, who came to Bankrate after leading business news for Broadcast at the Associated Press in Washington for nearly 20 years. Mark is a past president of the National Press Club, where he raised the visibility of the... Read More →
DH

Danielle Hirshberg

Recruiter, Bloomberg
avatar for Richard G. Jones

Richard G. Jones

Associate Editor, News Administration, New York Times
avatar for Michelle LaRoche

Michelle LaRoche

Editor, Development, Wall Street Journal
Michelle LaRoche, Managing Editor of Real-Time Desks at Dow Jones Newswires in New York City, manages the editing desks responsible for publishing business,  financial and economic news on various Dow Jones platforms including Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com.  Before moving into this position in February, Michelle was the Editor for Training and Recruiting for the Americas region.  During her four years... Read More →
avatar for Josh Moss

Josh Moss

Upstart Business Journal Editor, American City Business Journals
J. "Josh" Jennings Moss has spent time on the police beat in Florida, on the political trail in Washington, D.C., and on the business front in New York. Among the places he’s journalized: Condé Nast Portfolio, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, the Advocate, the Washington Times, and the Tampa Tribune. Josh graduated from the University of Arizona and lives in New York City.
avatar for Jim Pensiero

Jim Pensiero

Editor, Talent, The Wall Street Journal
Jim Pensiero is the editor, talent, for The Wall Street Journal. In this role, Pensiero is responsible for the hiring, development and training of News Department staffers in the Journal’s world-wide news organization. Prior to assuming his current assignment in June 2013, Pensiero served as editor-in-chief for DJ FX Trader – an information application that provided exclusive news, analysis and real-time opportunities to help... Read More →
avatar for Gary Silverman

Gary Silverman

National Editor and US Deputy Managing Editor, Financial Times
Gary Silverman is national editor and US deputy managing editor for the Financial Times. In this role, he writes the weekly “Notebook” column on key US political and business issues, and covers current events. He is based in New York. Previously, Silverman served as US News Editor, coordinating the FT’s daily Americas news coverage. He has also been a London-based marketing correspondent for the FT, as well as US banking editor... Read More →
avatar for Marty Wolk

Marty Wolk

Assigning Editor, NerdWallet
Marty Wolk is an assigning editor at NerdWallet, which aims to bring clarity to all of life's financial decisions. Prior to joining NerdWallet, he served as managing editor of MSN Money and executive business editor at NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com). He also has served as a senior correspondent for Reuters and as a newspaper reporter and editor. A longtime SABEW board member, he served as the 2014-15 president... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Rooms 430-434 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

1:45pm

Traditional Banks Meet a Sleek, New FinTech World
Traditional banking is getting a makeover in the digital age, one that could be fast-tracked as bold FinTech companies aim to further reinvent the business. Peer-to-peer lending platforms and technology companies that simplify personal banking are some of the businesses that are successfully chasing after segments of traditional banking industry. Some traditional banks, however, are finding opportunities in this new era. Reuters reporter Suzanne Barlyn will tackle these developments in a session with leaders from Citi Ventures, Peerform, and Simple.

Moderator
avatar for Suzanne Barlyn

Suzanne Barlyn

Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
Suzanne Barlyn is a New York-based correspondent for Reuters, where she has worked since 2011. She writes about financial regulatory issues and, most recently, white collar financial crime. Previously, Suzanne worked for Dow Jones Newswires, where she reported on FINRA and wrote a column about compliance issues affecting financial advisers. She also contributed to The Wall Street Journal during her Newswires tenure. Earlier, Suzanne worked as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Colella

Vanessa Colella

Global Head of Venture Investing and Strategic Growth Initiatives, Citi Ventures
Vanessa Colella leads a team at Citi Ventures that invests in and works with startups to help bring their technologies to market and drive growth for Citi. Colella also oversees Citi’s efforts to identify and develop technology for new and future customers’ needs.
avatar for Mikael Rapaport

Mikael Rapaport

Co-Founder and CEO, Peerform
Mikael Rapaport co-founded Peerform, a peer-to-peer lending platform, in 2011.  Earlier, he was head of structured credit Derivatives at global financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald.  He has also held positions at ICAP North America and Bear Stearns.
avatar for Josh Reich

Josh Reich

Founder and CEO, Simple
Josh Reich founded Simple in 2009 (formerly BankSimple), a company that is working to redesign banking by using technology to help people worry less about money. Josh’s career has spanned marketing analytics and quantitative finance, including running a data mining consulting firm and a quantitative strategy group at a $10 billion fund.


Friday October 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

1:45pm

Producing Award Winning Investigative Business Reporting

Join three top investigative reporters who’ve mined the business beat for award-winning stories as they discuss what it took to produce their pieces. We’ll talk about how they develop their ideas and approach the reporting, how they find and cultivate sources, and what they do when the inevitable roadblocks arise. And we’ll ask each of them to provide helpful tools and tips that everyone can put in to practice after leaving the conference. 


Moderator
avatar for Jane Sasseen

Jane Sasseen

Executive Director, McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Jane Sasseen is the executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism, which provides professional journalists with grants to produce deeply-reported investigative and enterprise stories on U.S. business and the global economy.  She spent 15 years at BusinessWeek as news editor, national correspondent and Washington bureau chief before becoming editor-in-chief of politics and opinion at Yahoo! News. She has also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Daley

Beth Daley

Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Beth Daley is a senior reporter at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, where she covers environment, science and education. A current recipient of a McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, Daley won a 2015 SABEW Best in Business award and first place honors for investigative reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists for a series of stories  examining the growth of unregulated prenatal screening tests. Daley... Read More →
avatar for Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon

Investigative Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
Greg Gordon, an investigative reporter on McClatchy's national staff, has spent 38 years uncovering waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct in Washington. Gordon and colleagues won a 2015 SABEW Best in Business Award for a series of articles showing how a single company, Motorola Solutions, Inc., has been able to control more than 80 percent of the public-safety emergency communications market, adding hundreds of millions of dollars to taxpayer... Read More →
avatar for Eric Lipton

Eric Lipton

Washington-based Correspondent, The New York Times
Eric Lipton is a Washington-based correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes about government relations, corporate agendas and Congress. | | In 2015, he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for a series of stories he did examining the explosion in lobbying of state attorneys general by corporate interests. | | He has worked at The New York Times since 1999, at first covering Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and after... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

2:45pm

3:00pm

Three Ideas Changing How the Media Work
Learn new ideas and methods being used in business journalism: Quartz, which doesn't use meetings or e-mail in its day-to-day operations and Selerity, which uses technology to find and report on breaking news.

Moderator
avatar for Joanna Ossinger

Joanna Ossinger

president/team leader, SABEW/First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News
Joanna Ossinger is team leader for First Word Americas FX at Bloomberg News, where she has worked since 2010. She is Bloomberg’s first SABEW president. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, as the manager of day-to-day website operations at Fox Business and as a managing editor at TheStreet.com. Joanna has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, and a dual BA cum laude in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Colarusso

Dan Colarusso

Dan Colarusso, is the Executive Editor, Digital at Reuters, and is responsible for the direction of its consumer platforms, primarily Reuters TV and Reuters.com. | | Reuters TV is the world’s first mobile TV news service and Dan helped conceive the product as an always on-demand, always up-to-date news show. He is responsible for all Reuters TV content and manages editorial teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia. On Reuters.com and its... Read More →
avatar for Zach Seward

Zach Seward

Vice President of Product/Executive Editor, Quartz
Zach Seward (@zseward) is the vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz, where he obsesses about what technology can do for journalism and vice versa. He leads the teams responsible for product development, audience growth, and data visualization. He also writes about the future of TV and other topics. He does not usually refer to himself in the third person. Zach previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Terpstra

Ryan Terpstra

Founder and CEO, Selerity
Ryan Terpstra is an experienced technology entrepreneur working at the intersection of news, artificial intelligence, and enterprise content systems. Terpstra is currently the Founder & CEO of Selerity, a technology and media company that delivers real-time data, news, and content analytics for demanding users in the financial services and publishing sectors.  Before Selerity, Terpstra was the Director of Quantitative News at Thomson... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

3:00pm

Consumers React to Rising Health Costs: ACA Update
Consumers are becoming price-sensitive and insurers are reacting with narrower plans to cut costs. Meanwhile the consumer continues to absorb higher drug prices. Speakers from CNBC and the Boston Globe, plus the latest research from the Georgetown Policy Institute on  what’s happening on costs and exchanges.

Moderator
avatar for Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens

SABEW Chair in Business Journalism, MU School of Journalism
As the Society of American Business Editors and Writers endowed chair, Martha Steffens teaches business and financial journalism, as well as organizing seminars for business journalism professionals. Steffens has taught more than 450 professional in business workshops sponsored the Southern Newspaper Publishers Assn. and SABEW. She assumed the chair in 2002, after a 30-year career in newspapers, including executive editor of the San... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sara R. Collins

Sara R. Collins

Vice President for Health Care Coverage and Access, The Commonwealth Fund
Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., is vice president for Health Care Coverage and Access program at The Commonwealth Fund. An economist, Dr. Collins joined the Fund in 2002 and has led the Fund’s national program on health insurance since 2005. Since joining the Fund, Dr. Collins has led several national surveys on health insurance and authored numerous reports, issue briefs and journal articles on health insurance coverage and policy. She has... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan

Health Care Reporter, CNBC.com
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.  | | Prior to... Read More →
avatar for David Nather

David Nather

Washington Editor, STAT
David Nather is the Washington editor of STAT, a new health and medicine publication from Boston Globe Media, and leads the political coverage of medical science issues from the D.C. bureau. He’s the author of two books about the Affordable Care Act and is a veteran of POLITICO, Congressional Quarterly, Bloomberg BNA and the Dallas Morning News. Kids: 2. Guitars: 3. Favorite Guy Fieri show: None. 

Sponsors

Friday October 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, newsroom 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

4:00pm

Diversity in the 21st Century Newsroom
In room 308.

Join several journalists of color as they discuss newsroom diversity, how they navigate a business world that is often tilted toward white men and how they carefully craft social media personalities that balance the objectivity of journalism with their feelings about social issues. The session will be moderated by SABEW board member Robert Barba, deputy editor of American Banker.

Moderator
avatar for Robert Barba

Robert Barba

Deputy Editor, American Banker
Robert Barba is a deputy editor for SourceMedia’s American Banker newspaper, a 179-year-old publication dedicated to the financial services industry. His beat includes covering mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other initiatives banks must undertake to remain relevant in the changing landscape. He also covers JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Bancorp for American Banker. Prior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Octavio Blanco

Octavio Blanco

Financial News Editor, CNNMoney
Octavio Blanco is a financial news editor at CNNMoney with over 20 years experience. He is currently also serving on CNN's Diversity Council spearheading an initiative for English Speaking Latino Audience development. Octavio is also vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' NYC Chapter. He began his career in broadcast news and transitioned to online news about nine years ago. He is fluent in Spanish, French... Read More →
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Kimberly S. Johnson

Editor, The Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal
Kimberly S. Johnson is Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal team, focused on coverage of corporate finance. Johnson has 19 years of journalism experience. She was a business reporter for the New Haven Register and the Denver Post, where she covered technology, retail, telecommunications and biotech. She also covered the auto industry for the Associated Press in Detroit. Prior to joining the Journal in 2014, Johnson... Read More →
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Sapna Maheshwari

Retail Reporter, BuzzFeed
Sapna Maheshwari joined BuzzFeed in 2013 as a reporter on the business vertical covering retailers and brands. Maheshwari was previously at Bloomberg News, where she was most recently a retail reporter, breaking news and writing feature stories about companies including J.C. Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gap Inc. She contributed regularly to Businessweek magazine and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and radio programs. Previously... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

5:00pm

Conference adjourns
Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 5:05pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018