SABEW picks biz journalists for health care workshop
by Chris Roush
Seventeen business journalists from 11 states and the District of Columbia have been chosen as fellows for a special two-day education program on the business of health care, to be conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.
The program will be held at Reuters headquarters at 3 Times Square in New York City on Jan. 17-18, announced Warren Watson, executive director of SABEW, the world’s largest and oldest fraternity of business and financial journalists.
It will be the first of several special programs in SABEW’s 50th anniversary year.
The Commonwealth Fund awarded a grant to SABEW to develop the two-day symposium in New York City.
SABEW and Commonwealth have teamed up before to offer specialized education in healthcare reporting. It is the fifth such grant the Commonwealth Fund has awarded to SABEW, which has conducted a dozen open workshops and other activities on the business of health care under Commonwealth’s sponsorship since 2007.
“Issues surrounding the nation’s health care continue to be a major business story. We’re pleased that the Commonwealth Fund is working with us again. We have a terrific cast of fellows for this program,” said Watson, who is developing the training program and serve as moderator.
The symposium will be geared to reporters with some experience in health care reporting from media companies nationwide.
The fellows were selected through a national application process. The list can be found here.