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Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

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Thursday, May 16
 

10:30am

SABEW Board of Governors Meeting
ASU’s Cronkite School’s Executive Boardroom, room #444 on the 4th floor.

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 3:00pm

3:00pm

Registration
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm

5:30pm

SABEW19 Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix

Speaker
avatar for Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan

Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Christopher Callahan is the founding dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, vice provost of the Downtown Phoenix Campus and CEO of Arizona PBS.He is responsible for 300 employees, 2,000 students, a $30 million annual operating... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Leckey

Andrew Leckey

President, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism
Andrew Leckey is president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, and Endowed Chair at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a professor at Arizona State University. Andrew's professional journalism career has included a nationally-syndicated column... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
Friday, May 17
 

8:00am

Registration
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Friday May 17, 2019 8:00am - 8:00pm

9:00am

One-on-One with AZ Governor Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will kick off the first full day of the SABEW19 conference and welcome attendees to his state. The fireside chat conversation with Maria Polletta of The Arizona Republic will center around top priorities for the state during Ducey’s time as the 23rd governor of Arizona. Some of these issues, including immigration, balancing the state budget and investing in education, are particularly relevant for business journalists across the country. Regarding immigration, the Arizona Border Strike Force was created to focus on border-related public safety. A possible closure of the U.S.-Mexico border has also been an issue in the news for Arizona in 2019.

Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Maria Polletta

State government and politics reporter, Arizona Republic
Maria Polletta covers the Governor’s Office and state agencies, with an emphasis on accountability of elected officials and an eye toward issues directly affecting Arizonans’ quality of life. She has previously covered inequality issues, city politics and economic development... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Doug Ducey

Doug Ducey

Governor, State of Arizona
Governor Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Governor Ducey has applied his experience from a successful career in business to bring much-needed change to Arizona government. Upon taking office, the governor inherited... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am

9:50am

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
Location: First Amendment Forum on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix

Friday May 17, 2019 9:50am - 10:05am

10:05am

Big Data Explosion: How to take Advantage of All the Facts and Figures at Your Disposal
Reporters and editors from Kaiser Health News, Reuters and Bloomberg discuss how data formed the foundations of their stories on drug pricing, the health of the oceans and an obscure New York legal document being used to drain small businesses across America.
Specifically, the panel will discuss:
  • How each story got started
  • The data that formed the foundation of the reporting
  • Difficulties in obtaining and working with the data
  • Tips for troubleshooting problems in the data
  • Narrative writing tips for writing data-driven stories
  • Tips for finding other great data stories


Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Speaker
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David Ingold

Graphics reporter, Bloomberg
David Ingold is a graphics reporter and designer for Bloomberg Graphics. He previously worked for the Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times.
avatar for John Hillkirk

John Hillkirk

Senior enterprise editor, Kaiser Health News
John Hillkirk, senior enterprise editor for Kaiser Health News, was a reporter or editor at USA TODAY for 33 years. Most recently, he led the newspaper’s Investigations team which won two IRE Silver Medals, a Gerald Loeb Award, a duPont-Columbia prize and was a Pulitzer finalist... Read More →
avatar for Maurice Tamman

Maurice Tamman

Reporter/Editor, Reuters
Maurice Tamman works on the enterprise journalism team at Reuters, focusing on long-term investigations. Most recently, he was the lead reporter on a examination into how warming of the oceans is disrupting fisheries – and those who depend on them – the world over. Previously... Read More →
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Maud Beelman

Executive editor, ASU's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Maud Beelman, the award-winning U.S. investigations editor for The Associated Press, is the founding executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University.Beelman holds the faculty rank of professor of practice and leads the new Scripps Howard... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am

10:05am

Using Drones to Improve Your Stories
Images and videos shot with a drone can add perspective and drama to routine stories as well as in-depth projects. You can spend thousands on equipment, but in many cases even an inexpensive hobbyist aircraft will provide great results. We'll explain the process needed to obtain the FAA license required to fly a drone for news gathering, and outline the Gannett drone program, which includes 60 pilots in two dozen markets. We'll show the DJI Inspire drone used by The Arizona Republic.

Room 252 – Cronkite classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Speaker
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Michael Chow

Videographer, azcentral
Michael Chow is a 11-time Arizona Photographer of the Year covering everything from news, sports, weather to projects. The Emmy-award-winning videographer enjoys running, soccer and a good bottle of red wine.
avatar for Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Marquette University, Journalism instructor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Business editor
James has been an editor for the Journal Sentinel in business news, and before that in local news, since the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. At the Milwaukee Sentinel, Nelson spent 10 years as a reporter covering City Hall, Milwaukee County government... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am

10:55am

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Friday May 17, 2019 10:55am - 11:10am

11:10am

What Women Have Learned about What it Takes to Lead
Kristin Gilger and Julia Wallace of the Cronkite School will share what they learned interviewing almost 100 women news leaders for their new book, “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What it Takes to Lead.” The authors will tell the stories of women who have made their way to top positions as editors and news executives and discuss the progress women have made over the past 40 years as well as the challenges they still face.

Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz

Director and professor of practice at ASU, Cronkite News Borderlands
Vanessa Ruiz is the director of the Borderlands coverage team at Cronkite News, the student-produced, faculty-led news division of Arizona PBS. She also helps lead the Spanish-language newscast, Cronkite Noticias, is an anchor and host for Arizona PBS and a Cronkite School ambassador... Read More →

Speaker
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Kristin Gilger

Senior associate dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, ASU
Kristin Gilger is senior associate dean in charge of professional programs for the Cronkite School. She directs the school’s more than five dozen part-time faculty members, oversees the school’s growing professional programs and serves as a liaison to the news industry. She also... Read More →
avatar for Julia Wallace

Julia Wallace

Frank Russell Chair, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU
Julia Wallace was a top media executive and high-ranking editor at four major newspapers. She spent more than 20 years as a top editor and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She spent five years as the head of Cox Media Group Ohio, responsible... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm

12:10pm

Break for Working Lunch
Please make your way to the First Amendment Forum to select a sandwich and be seated.

First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Friday May 17, 2019 12:10pm - 12:20pm

12:15pm

Practicing Journalism in a Time of Disruption with CNN's Brian Stelter, Luncheon
If there’s one question on all of our minds, it’s what will the media industry look like in the future? Will stalwarts survive? Will new media models emerge? What’s the future of local journalism? Can the declining trust in journalism ever rebound? Is the foundation under the free press strong enough to survive the attacks it faces worldwide?

There’s no one who can answers these questions better than Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of Reliable Sources a weekly program that examines top media stories and journalism practices. Stelter's SABEW19 state of the media session will delve into the many issues disrupting journalism today. He'll also answer the many pressing questions that SABEW members no doubt have.


Location: First Amendment Forum on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix

Welcome
avatar for Rich Barbieri

Rich Barbieri

Executive editor, CNN Business
Rich Barbieri is the executive editor of CNN Business, one of the top business and financial news destinations. Barbieri oversees digital coverage and newsgathering for CNN's worldwide coverage of brands, media, markets, economics, technology, and personal finance.

Speaker
avatar for Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter

Chief media correspondent, CNN Worldwide
Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of "Reliable Sources," which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter. Prior to joining CNN in November... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 12:15pm - 1:05pm

1:05pm

Larry Birger Young Business Journalist of the Year Award Announcement
Apply for the 2019 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest.  Winners receive an $1,500 honorarium and travel related stipend to attend the 2019 SABEW fall conference in New York. Deadline for this year’s applications is July 31, 2018. Thanks to rbb Communications for funding this award.

Speaker
avatar for Josh Merkin

Josh Merkin

Vice president, rbb Communications
Josh can “walk the talk” in developing and implementing media relations and communications strategies, having worked as a news producer for the Palm Beach County NBC-affiliate as well as a staff writer for a local newspaper. This experience gives Josh a keen understanding of how... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:05pm - 1:15pm

1:15pm

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm

ACA: Will It Live or Will It Die?
On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal trial court judge in Texas ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The case, brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general — including Arizona’s — makes the argument that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty associated with it in the 2017 tax bill. They argued that the rest of the ACA cannot be severed from the mandate and should therefore be invalidated — a position backed by the Trump administration. Seventeen Democratic state AGs are defending the ACA in an appeal many say will end up before the Supreme Court.

What hangs in the balance is health care for close to 20 million Americans. Stephanie Innes, health care reporter at The Arizona Republic, discusses the ramifications of this and other actions vis-à-vis the ACA with health care experts Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor at Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, College of Health Solutions, and Colin Baillio, director of policy and communications at Health Action New Mexico.

This session is sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Stephanie Innes

Health care reporter, Arizona Republic and AZCentral.com
Stephanie Innes covers health with a focus on patient safety, hospital quality, consumer experiences and health policy. She previously reported on health for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson and is a native of Toronto, Canada. When she's not reporting, Stephanie is usually reading... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Swapna Reddy

Swapna Reddy

Clinical assistant professor, Arizona State University
Swapna Reddy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University's School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, College of Health Solutions. She is also currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas School of Public Health. At Arizona State University, Ms... Read More →
avatar for Colin Baillio

Colin Baillio

Director of policy and communication, Health Action New Mexico
Colin Baillio is the Director of Policy and Communications at Health Action New Mexico. He focuses on advocacy and research on Medicaid, the health insurance marketplace, prescription drug prices, dental care, and a number of other policy areas. In 2013 he served as a Fred Harris... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm

1:30pm

Autonomous Driving and Last-Mile Solutions
This panel will examine the potential economic impact of self-driving vehicles and how they can complement existing transportation systems and provide "last mile solutions,” referring to the challenging last leg of travel for people or goods from a transportation or distribution hub to their final destination.

This panel features Tekedra Mawakana, chief external officer for Mountain View, Calif.-based Waymo. Her company has been operating autonomous vehicles in the Phoenix area since 2016 and launched the nation’s first paid, autonomous ride service, Waymo One.

Scott Smith is CEO of Valley Metro, the regional transit agency that provides bus, rail and other transportation services in a more than 500-square-mile area. Smith was mayor of Mesa, the third largest city in Arizona and one of the locations where Waymo vehicles operate.

Ryan Randazzo is a business journalist at The Arizona Republic who has extensively reported on the confluence of self-driving vehicles operating in the Phoenix area. He'll offer story ideas and tips about covering autonomous cars.

Rich Barbieri, executive editor of CNN Business, will moderate the panel. Rich oversees digital coverage and newsgathering for CNN’s worldwide coverage of brands, media, markets, economics, technology, and personal finance.

Room 252 – Cronkite classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Rich Barbieri

Rich Barbieri

Executive editor, CNN Business
Rich Barbieri is the executive editor of CNN Business, one of the top business and financial news destinations. Barbieri oversees digital coverage and newsgathering for CNN's worldwide coverage of brands, media, markets, economics, technology, and personal finance.

Speaker
avatar for Tekedra Mawakana

Tekedra Mawakana

Chief external officer, Waymo
Tekedra N. Mawakana is the Chief External Officer (CXO) at Waymo — formerly the Google Self-Driving Car Project. In this role, Tekedra leads Waymo’s external engagement organization, overseeing the teams responsible for public policy and government relations, public affairs, communications, marketing, an... Read More →
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Ryan Randazzo

Business reporter, Arizona Republic
Ryan Randazzo is a Phoenix native who has been a business reporter for The Arizona Republic since 2007. He has most recently covered technology, energy and politics. He lives about one mile north of the intersection where a woman was killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in 2018 and... Read More →
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Scott Smith

CEO, Valley Metro
Scott Smith is the CEO of Valley Metro responsible for the planning, design, construction and operation of an expanding regional transit network in metro Phoenix, Arizona. The Valley Metro system is a partnership of 18 cities, towns and Maricopa County, offering bus, light rail, paratransit... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm

2:20pm

Ice cream social
Location: First Amendment Forum on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix

Friday May 17, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm

2:35pm

Q&A with Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won a hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate last fall, becoming the first Democrat to represent Arizona as a senator since the mid-1990s. She serves on the banking, commerce and homeland security committees and made history as the first openly bisexual member of Congress. Sinema has spent her career in public service, having served many years as a congresswoman, state senator and state representative in the Tempe and Scottsdale region and working as a social worker. She has been open about growing up in a financially struggling family and being homeless at times, which shaped her views on the economy. Sinema will discuss the economy, the Federal Reserve, the Green New Deal and other key topics and take questions from the audience.

Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Brahm Resnik

Brahm Resnik

Anchor/reporter, host "Sunday Square Off", 12News/KPNX-TV
Brahm Resnik is an anchor and reporter for 12 News and moderator of "12 News Sunday Square Off," the Valley's leading political talk show. He joined 12 News in 2005 and has moderated Sunday Square Off since 2009. Brahm has covered every story of consequence in Arizona over the last... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Senator, U.S. Senate
Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday Arizonans face. Born in Tucson, Kyrsten went through some tough times growing up. Her family struggled to make ends meet, and for a while they were even homeless. But they got by thanks to family, church, and hard work. Kyrsten’s childhood... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 2:35pm - 3:05pm

3:05pm

Q&A with Senator Martha McSally
Senator Martha McSally is a U.S. Senator from Arizona and member of the Senate Banking Committee. She previously represented Arizona’s second congressional district for four years in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Sen. McSally served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, becoming the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel. She will discuss the economy, trade the Federal Reserve and more in conversation with Brahm Resnik, anchor and reporter for 12 News

Speaker
avatar for Martha McSally

Martha McSally

Senator, U.S. Senate
Senator Martha McSally proudly represents the people of Arizona in the United States Senate. She previously represented Arizona’s second congressional district for four years in the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Senator McSally served 26 years... Read More →
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Brahm Resnik

Anchor/reporter, host "Sunday Square Off", 12News/KPNX-TV
Brahm Resnik is an anchor and reporter for 12 News and moderator of "12 News Sunday Square Off," the Valley's leading political talk show. He joined 12 News in 2005 and has moderated Sunday Square Off since 2009. Brahm has covered every story of consequence in Arizona over the last... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:05pm - 3:35pm

3:35pm

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
Friday May 17, 2019 3:35pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Go Inside The New York Times' Trump Tax Exposé
SABEW19 is proud to present 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Susanne Craig, interviewed by 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, Kevin Hall.

In 2016, a mysterious envelope landed on Susanne Craig’s desk. In it was a page of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return. Craig, an investigative reporter at The New York Times, published a story at the time, but that envelope ended up sending her and her colleagues on a secretive two-year deep dive into the Trump family’s complex business dealings. The result was an explosive 14,000-word story, published last October, on how Trump really got rich.

In this session, 2019 Pulitzer Prize recipient, 2018 Best in Business award winner and three-time Gerald Loeb Award winner, will sit down with Kevin Hall, a former SABEW president and Pulitzer Prize winner, to talk about how The Times obtained that envelope, how she and her coworkers analyzed 100,000 pages of tax and real estate information and how she wrote one of the most important business stories of the Trump presidency.

Room 252 – Cronkite classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.


Welcome
avatar for Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall

Chief economics correspondent and senior investigative reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
Kevin G. Hall is a senior investigator and chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. He shared the 2016 Pulitzer Prize as part of the Panama Papers team, and is a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and Loeb Award winner for reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis. From... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Susanne Craig

Susanne Craig

Investigative reporter, The New York Times
Susanne Craig is a reporter at The New York Times covering the intersection of money, politics and government. She is currently focused on the President's finances and taxes. Craig is an alum of The Wall Street Journal and The Globe & Mail and a graduate of the University of Calgary... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:35pm

3:45pm

How Voice Search and the Internet of Things are Changing Journalism
Perhaps half of all internet searches will be spoken out loud within the next few years, making voice a critical gateway to media going forward. A third of searches won't even involve a screen. How might that change the way people consume news? We explore how newsroom strategies are shifting under the expectation that half of US households could soon own a smart speaker.

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Jennifer Strong

Jennifer Strong

Technology reporter, Freelance
Jennifer Strong specializes in bringing complicated stories to life with sound and storytelling. She previously led enterprise and long-form audio for The Wall Street Journal where she created and hosted The Future of Everything podcast, a 2019 Webby nominee for Best Tech Podcast... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Meg Marco

Meg Marco

Senior editor for audience, ProPublica
As senior editor of audience, Marco oversees ProPublica’s audience strategy, which includes developing ways to reach new readers and sustain relationships with them. She oversees ProPublica’s social, platforms, and newsletter efforts. Marco most recently served as an editor at... Read More →
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Grady Miller

VP, strategy & innovation, National Research Group
Grady Miller is a media and entertainment insights expert at National Research Group, a leading market research consultancy based in Los Angeles. Grady specializes in applying innovative research methods to tackle strategic challenges for Hollywood studios, next-generation content... Read More →
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Steve Henn

Content strategy lead, News on Assistant at Google
Steve Henn is a former journalist who became a tech entrepreneur. Today Steve focuses on developing voice first technologies at Google, with a focus on building a healthy ecosystem for broadcaster and publishing partners. Steve spent most of his journalism career in public radio in... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:35pm

5:30pm

BIB Reception
The Best in Business Reception is sponsored by Reuters. It will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom lobby on the first floor, located at 122 N 2nd Street, Phoenix.  Just a five-minute walk from the ASU Phoenix campus. 

Friday May 17, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm

BIB Dinner and Award Ceremony
SABEW's 24th annual Best in Business Awards ceremony and dinner celebrates outstanding work from 2018.  Come celebrate the award winners and network over cocktails and dinner.  Attire for the reception and dinner is business or cocktail. Dinner and Reception at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom lobby on the first floor, located at 122 N 2nd Street, Phoenix.  Just a five-minute walk from the ASU Phoenix campus.

The reception is sponsored by Reuters and the dinner is sponsored by Bloomberg.


Speaker
avatar for Maurice Tamman

Maurice Tamman

Reporter/Editor, Reuters
Maurice Tamman works on the enterprise journalism team at Reuters, focusing on long-term investigations. Most recently, he was the lead reporter on a examination into how warming of the oceans is disrupting fisheries – and those who depend on them – the world over. Previously... Read More →
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Mark Hamrick

SABEW president, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com
Mark Hamrick is senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at Bankrate.com. An award-winning journalist, Mark joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington... Read More →
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Joanna Ossinger

Markets editor, Bloomberg
Journalist specializing in business and markets news. Experienced with real-time/breaking news, features, curation, top stories, business planning/strategy, leadership and more. Skills in print, web, TV, radio as well as product planning and launches. Also skilled in presentations... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bloomberg News

Bloomberg is a forward-looking company focused on building products and solutions that are needed for the 21st century. As a global information and technology company, we connect decision makers to a dynamic network of data, people and ideas – accurately delivering business and... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
 
Saturday, May 18
 

8:00am

Registration
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00am - 1:00pm

9:00am

Fact-Checking: How to Figure Out What's Right and Wrong
These days, politicians, business executives and even some media members are playing loose with the facts. Many people are fine with making up falsehoods and outright lies, while others don't bother checking to see if what they Tweet or post is true. With so many questionable facts now living forever online, our jobs have become that much harder. How can we tell if what someone is saying to us is right? How do we fact-check in real-time? How do we make sure we're not spreading incorrect facts online? Should we be fact-checking others on Twitter? At one time you could assume that our sources were being truthful, but that's not always the case anymore. This panel will look at how journalists can fact from fiction when reporting.

This session is offered in memory of former SABEW President Gary Klott, who died in August 2002. He spent considerable time educating members about ethical decision-making for journalists. The Klott ethics session is produced annually in his honor.

This session is sponsored by National Public Radio.

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Pallavi Gogoi

Chief business editor, NPR
As head of NPR’s business desk, Pallavi Gogoi leads the network’s coverage of the most essential financial, economic, technology and media stories of the day. Gogoi’s mission is to bring a deeper understanding of the policies and actions of business and government and their... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Karen Mahabir

Karen Mahabir

Head of fact checking, The Associated Press
Karen Mahabir oversees fact-checking at The Associated Press. She has worked as a reporter, editor and producer for the AP in its Mexico City, Washington and New York offices. Mahabir also served as Managing Editor of News for The Huffington Post for two years and has spent many years... Read More →
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Bill Adair

Knight Professor of the practice of journalism and public policy, Duke Sanford
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Wyatt Buchanan

Editor, state issues, azcentral
Wyatt Buchanan is the State Editor, responsible for the reporters who cover the governor, the state Capitol, higher education and the Arizona economy. Previously, he  was a reporter in California and covered the state Capitol in Sacramento, and before that various beats in San Francisco... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am

9:50am

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:05am

10:05am

BIB Winners: How They Did It
Producing award-winning journalism takes time, effort and persistence. Hear from those whose hard work paid off. Join some of this year’s Best in Business award honorees as they talk about the pursuit of their winning stories.

Hearing from our Best in Business winners has become a SABEW conference tradition. It’s journalists talking shop about good journalism — a topic we all love to spend time on!

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
avatar for Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Marquette University, Journalism instructor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Business editor
James has been an editor for the Journal Sentinel in business news, and before that in local news, since the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. At the Milwaukee Sentinel, Nelson spent 10 years as a reporter covering City Hall, Milwaukee County government... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Hannah Denham

Hannah Denham

Student, Washington and Lee University
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Will Fitzgibbon

Senior reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Will Fitzgibbon joined ICIJ in 2014 and coordinated the Fatal Extraction investigation that examined the impact of Australian mining companies in Africa. It remains one of the largest pan-African collaborations of journalists. Will has reported on ICIJ projects, including West Africa Leaks, Paradise Papers and Panama Papers. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships... Read More →
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Margaret McGill

Technology reporter, POLITICO
Margaret Harding McGill is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She previously wrote about telecom for Law360 in Washington, D.C. She moved to D.C. from Pittsburgh, Pa., where she spent five years covering the Pittsburgh police and other Western Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am

10:05am

Covering the Next Recession or Financial Crisis
It isn’t a question whether there will be an economic downturn or crisis, but when. At this time of rapid change, we’ll discuss how to create content that matters, stands apart and provides value to the public and your audience.

Room 252 – Cronkite classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Cindy Perman

Partnerships and syndication editor, CNBC
Cindy Perman has been in business news for more than 20 years – all in digital. About 10 at WSJ.com and 10 at CNBC.com. Most of that time has been on a news desk, though recently she did a stint as commentary editor at CNBC and is currently working on CNBC’s partnerships, primarily... Read More →

Speaker
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Robert Barba

Deputy spot news editor, The Wall Street Journal
Robert previously served as banking and fintech writer and analyst at Bankrate. Prior to that he served as deputy editor of American Banker‘s dealmaking and strategy section. He joined American Banker in late 2007 as a community banking reporter, just in time for the financial... Read More →
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Jeannine Aversa

Chief of public affairs and outreach, BEA
Jeannine Aversa is chief of public affairs and outreach at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Before joining BEA in the fall of 2011, Aversa was a journalist for nearly 30 years and reported for The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Fairchild Publications and other news organizations... Read More →
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Scott A. Anderson

Chief economist, Bank of the West
As the chief economist, Anderson analyzes international, national, and regional economic trends and provides forecasts for the bank management, business lines, and clients. He was recently named one of the top economic forecasters in the country by Bloomberg and MarketWatch.
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Hayleigh Colombo

City affairs reporter, Indianapolis Business Journal
Hayleigh Colombo covers city affairs—including issues of poverty, inequality, city government and economic development—for Indianapolis Business Journal. She joined IBJ in 2015 as a reporter, where she has covered multiple elections, held politicians accountable when they passed... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am

10:55am

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Saturday May 18, 2019 10:55am - 11:10am

11:05am

A conversation with Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan
As strong as the U.S. economy has been over the last few years, concerns are growing about disruptive trade wars, interest rate hikes, slowing global growth and weaker company earnings. Some people think a recession is on the horizon. Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the former senior associate dean at Harvard Business School, will share his thoughts on where the economy may be headed, whether there will be rate hikes or cuts in 2019, President Trump’s criticism of the Fed and more.

Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Speaker
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Lydia DePillis

Senior economic writer, CNN Business
Lydia DePillis is senior economic writer at CNN Business. She covers economics and where it intersects with businesses, markets and the lives of real people. She previously worked at the Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, New Republic and Washington City Paper.
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Robert S. Kaplan

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Robert Steven Kaplan has served as the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015. He represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 11:05am - 12:00pm

12:00pm

Break for Working Lunch
Please make your way to the First Amendment Forum to the lunch buffet line and be seated.

Location: First Amendment Forum on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix

Saturday May 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm

12:15pm

Michelle Singletary, SABEW Distinguished Achievement Award Winner, Luncheon
Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist at The Washington Post, will receive the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s highest honor, its Distinguished Achievement Award, for 2019.  The award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of business journalism and who has served as a nurturing influence on others in the profession.

As an award-winning personal finance columnist, Singletary stands apart as a compelling journalist on a mission who connects with her audience by delivering useful information.

From her challenging upbringing in Baltimore to her present-day work providing financial counseling in-person to prison inmates and couples through her church, she truly walks the walk. Having worked for years as a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, Singletary’s remarkable passion is evident from the moment one hears her speak or reads her columns. During this SABEW19 session, we’ll celebrate her career and she’ll share her personal experiences while providing insights into her own unique approach breaking the mold of personal finance writing. Time will be provided for moderated audience Q-and-A with host Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com.

This luncheon session is sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix


Welcome
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Mark Hamrick

SABEW president, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com
Mark Hamrick is senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at Bankrate.com. An award-winning journalist, Mark joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington... Read More →

Speaker
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Paul Golden

Managing director media and communications, NEFE
Paul Golden serves as managing director of media and communications for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). In addition to his role as spokesperson, Golden is responsible for corporate communications, and media and public relations efforts for the foundation. He... Read More →
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Michelle Singletary

SABEW Distinguished Achievement award winner, The Washington Post, Personal finance columnist
Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist at The Washington Post, will receive the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s highest honor, its Distinguished Achievement Award, for 2019. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant... Read More →

Sponsors
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National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. With more than a quarter-century of dedication... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:15pm - 1:05pm

1:05pm

SABEW Membership Meeting
Come to the SABEW membership session to exchange ideas and perspectives with SABEW leaders. Discover the new initiatives, goals and upcoming projects at SABEW. Give feedback and offer insight into training you want. If you are interested in getting more involved, this is a great chance to connect!

Room 256 - The azcentral.com classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Speaker
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Kathleen Graham

Executive director, SABEW
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Mark Hamrick

SABEW president, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com
Mark Hamrick is senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at Bankrate.com. An award-winning journalist, Mark joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington... Read More →
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Bryan Borzykowski

SABEW Vice president, Freelance business writer
Bryan Borzykowski is a Toronto-based business editor and writer. He’s written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S., including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the New York Times, CNBC, BBC Capital, CNNMoney and more. Bryan’s main areas of focus are investing... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:05pm - 1:35pm

1:05pm

Plotting Your Next Career Move
There comes a time in every journalist's career where they start wondering what they'll do next. Some may stick it out in the newsroom until a more senior position opens up, others may join a public relations firm or take a job at a non-media company. For many of us, though, and especially these days, the path forward is unclear. This session, led by three of your business journalism peers, will help those at a career crossroads figure out how to embark on new and rewarding paths.

Room 252 – Cronkite classroom, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Welcome
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Romaine Bostick

Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Romaine Bostick is a New York-based correspondent and co-anchor who helps lead cross-asset financial market coverage across all Bloomberg News platforms. Prior to joining Bloomberg Television, Bostick helped foster and manage the Bloomberg terminal’s TOPLive blogging platform as... Read More →

Speaker
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Jeannine Aversa

Chief of public affairs and outreach, BEA
Jeannine Aversa is chief of public affairs and outreach at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Before joining BEA in the fall of 2011, Aversa was a journalist for nearly 30 years and reported for The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Fairchild Publications and other news organizations... Read More →
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Kathy Kristof

Editor, SideHusl.com
Kristof, an award-winning financial journalist, is editor of SideHusl.com, a site that researches, rviews and rates money-making opportunities in the gig economy. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy questi... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm

1:55pm

Networking and Meet Exhibitors
First Amendment Forum located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:55pm - 2:10pm

2:10pm

One-on-One with Bob Parsons, GoDaddy Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor, American Business Leader and Philanthropist
Most people know Bob Parsons as the founder and long-time CEO of GoDaddy, one of the most successful technology companies to come out of the dot-com era. Although Parsons, now a billionaire, left the company in 2017, he continues to run numerous businesses, including Scottsdale-based Yam Capital, a privately held national lending firm that specializes in short-term commercial real estate lending. Parsons is also an investor, philanthropist and marine. As the SABEW19 conference’s closing keynote, he’ll be discussing all things entrepreneurship and business in the way only Parsons can.

Room 202 -  Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix. 

Speaker
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Bob Parsons

Entrepreneur, investor, American business leader and philanthropist, Founder, GoDaddy
Bob Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Thanks to the Marines, he was able enroll at the University of Baltimore where he received a BS in accounting. Every... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm

Passing the SABEW President's Gavel and Announcing Newly Elected SABEW Board Members
Outgoing SABEW President Mark Hamrick passes the gavel to incoming SABEW President Bryan Borzykowski. Mark will also welcome the six newly elected SABEW Board of Governors, the SABEW officers and full board.

Location: Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix. 

Speaker
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Mark Hamrick

SABEW president, Washington bureau chief, Bankrate.com
Mark Hamrick is senior economic analyst and Washington bureau chief at Bankrate.com. An award-winning journalist, Mark joined personal finance site Bankrate.com in January 2013 after leading business news for the Associated Press radio and television/online video operation in Washington... Read More →
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Bryan Borzykowski

SABEW Vice president, Freelance business writer
Bryan Borzykowski is a Toronto-based business editor and writer. He’s written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S., including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the New York Times, CNBC, BBC Capital, CNNMoney and more. Bryan’s main areas of focus are investing... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm

SABEW19 Closing Reception
Network over cocktails during SABEW’s closing reception.

Location: Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Saturday May 18, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm

SABEW19 Adjourns
Location: Room 202 - Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, located on the 2nd Floor of ASU’s Cronkite School, 555 North Central Ave., Phoenix.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

SABEW Board of Governors Meeting
ASU’s Cronkite School’s Executive Boardroom, room #444 on the 4th floor.

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm