Reynolds Center fellows named
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded 12 fellowships to its “Strictly Financials Seminar” for working journalists and 12 fellowships to its “Business Journalism Professors Seminar.” Both programs will be held Jan. 5-8 in Phoenix.
These competitive fellowships, valued at $2,000, cover all seminar expenses. The seminars take place during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State Universityâ€™s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the Reynolds Center is based.
“The dramatic increase in number of applications this year underscores the strong interest journalists have in improving their financial skills and the importance universities are now placing on business journalism,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Reynolds Center. “It is an honor to have these fellows join us this January.”
The financials seminar covers stock markets, financial statements, options and SEC documents. The professors seminar covers how to teach a hands-on, university course in business journalism.
The fellows for the Strictly Financials Seminar are Debbie Blumberg, reporter, Dow Jones Newswires, New York; Dave Dreeszen, business editor, Sioux City Journal, Iowa; Lynn Ducey, staff writer, The Phoenix Business Journal; Karina Frayter, business producer, CNN America, New York; Joanisabel Gonzalez, staff reporter, El Nuevo Dia, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Jason Hidalgo, business reporter, Reno Gazette-Journal, Nevada; Brenda Krebs, Business Monday editor, The Miami Herald; Rob Neill, business producer, MSNBC.com, Redmond, Wash; Jeanine Poggi, reporter, TheStreet.com, New York; Rachel Tobin Ramos, business reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Hani Shawwa, TV producer, Reuters Insider, New York; and Emily Stanitz, producer, Bloomberg Television, Washington
The Business Journalism Professors Seminar fellows are Adrianne Flynn, Capital News Service bureau director, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; Emily Burch Harris, lecturer and student newspaper adviser, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.; James Kates, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Herbert Lowe, professional in residence, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Ceci Rodgers, adjunct instructor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; Buck Ryan, associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; Steve Schifferes, professor, City University, London, England; John C. Schmeltzer, chair, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.; Claire Serant, assistant professor, St. Johnâ€™s University, Queens, N.Y.; Sheila L. Tefft, senior lecturer, Emory University, Atlanta; Leslie Wayne, visiting professional, Arizona State University, Phoenix; and Nailene Chou Wiest, director, Global Business Journalism, Tsinghua University, Beijing
The fourth annual 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 awarding of trophies to the 2009 winners of the Reynolds Centerâ€™s Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.