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Thursday, October 9
 

8:00am

Personal Finance Writers Workshop (Convene Times Square)

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) are offering a one-day workshop on personal finance writing in New York on Thursday, October 9. The workshop is free for SABEW members, $25 for others.

Check out the schedule and register here. Registration is separate from the SABEW fall conference. 

Session topics include Consumers in Distress, Covering the Financial Impact of Disaster, Aging and Finances, New Data on American Investing, Six Ideas in 60 Minutes and Open Mic.


Thursday October 9, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Convene Time Square 810 7th Avenue, 23rd. Floor, New York, NY 10019

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 9, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

6:00pm

Opening-Night Reception (Lobby)
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 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

7:00pm

Opening Remarks (Newsroom)
Opening remarks by Sarah Bartlett, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Marty Wolk, SABEW president.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bartlett

Sarah Bartlett

Dean, City College 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 Marty Wolk

Marty Wolk

Managing editor, MSN Money
Marty Wolk is managing editor of MSN Money and incoming president of SABEW. At MSN Money, he oversees editorial content on one of the most widely read financial websites, with more than 17 million unique monthly users. Previously he worked as executive business editor at NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com), overseeing business and money coverage at nbcnews.com and Today.com. He is winner of two BIB awards, including one for best real-time... Read More →


Thursday October 9, 2014 7:00pm - 7:15pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

7:15pm

The McGraw Symposium: How Digital Native Sites Are Reshaping Business Journalism (Newsroom)

This year marks the inaugural McGraw Symposium, a new feature of SABEW's annual fall conference at CUNY. The symposium will explore the rapid rise of the digital native sites and how they are reshaping business journalism. We'll look at why new players such as Quartz, Business Insider and Re/code are growing rapidly, what their strengths — and weaknesses — are compared with traditional media and most importantly, what does their increasing popularity mean for business journalism? The panel will be moderated by Jane Sasseen, executive director of CUNY’s McGraw Center for Business Journalism, which is sponsoring the evening program.

The McGraw Center was established in 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.

 


Moderators
avatar for Jane Sasseen

Jane Sasseen

Executive Director, The McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Jane Sasseen is the executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism. 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 written extensively on the digital transformation of media for the Pew Research Center and taught in the Global Business Journalism program at Beijing’s Tsinghua University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henry Blodget

Henry Blodget

Co-founder, CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Business Insider
Henry Blodget is co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, one of the fastest-growing business and tech news websites. Business Insider's investors include Institutional Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and Bezos Expeditions. The site has more than 25 million visitors a month. A former top-ranked Wall Street analyst, Blodget also is the host of Yahoo Daily Ticker, a digital video show viewed by several million people a month and... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Delaney

Kevin Delaney

Co-founder and Editor-In-Chief, Quartz
Kevin J. Delaney is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led... Read More →
avatar for Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg

Co-executive Editor, Re/code
Walt Mossberg is co-executive editor of Re/code, which provides independent tech news, reviews and analysis, and the co-executive producer of The Code Conference. With Kara Swisher, he previously co-produced D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference featuring interviewees with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. Mossberg was the author and creator of the weekly... Read More →


Thursday October 9, 2014 7:15pm - 8:15pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom
 
Friday, October 10
 

8:00am

Registration (Exhbit area)
Registration and refreshments.

Friday October 10, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

8:15am

Breakfast and Exhibitors (Exhibit area)
Breakfast will be available on the third floor, along with a chance to visit with our sponsors and exhibitors.

Friday October 10, 2014 8:15am - 9:00am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

9:00am

Monetary Policy and Communications (Newsroom)

Charles Plosser, the provocative head of the Philly Fed, will discuss U.S. monetary policy and the communications challenges faced by the Federal Open Market Committee.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall

Chief Economics Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
Kevin G. Hall is chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, a post he’s held since 2005. He returned to Washington after a long stint as the Brazil-based South America bureau chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers. During much of the 1990s, Hall worked in Mexico for the Journal of Commerce, covering the run-up to and implementation of NAFTA. He is the immediate past president of SABEW (2013-2014).

Speakers
avatar for Charles Plosser

Charles Plosser

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Charles I. Plosser became the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's 10th president and chief executive officer on August 1, 2006. Before coming to Philadelphia, he was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, where he also served as dean from 1993 to 2003. He was also a professor of economics at... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

10:00am

Flash Boys: High-Frequency Trading (Newsroom)
Are high-frequency traders fleecing the investing public? Or do they add liquidity and drive down trading costs? Perhaps the truth is somewhere in between. Two leading players in HFT tackle the issues in a session moderated by Sam Mamudi, who covers the issue for Bloomberg.

Moderators
avatar for Sam Mamudi

Sam Mamudi

U.S. capital markets reporter, Bloomberg News
Sam Mamudi has been a business journalist for 12 years and has written for, among others, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, and Institutional Investor. He is currently a reporter at Bloomberg, covering issues relating to the structure of the U.S. capital markets. He lives in New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Merrin

Seth Merrin

CEO and Founder, Liquidnet
Seth Merrin is an entrepreneur, global business leader and philanthropist who has reinvented how Wall Street can work for good and use technology to make markets safer and more efficient for investors. He co-founded and is CEO of Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network that connects more than 700 of the world’s leading asset managers to large-scale equity trading opportunities in 42 equity markets across five... Read More →
avatar for Eric Noll

Eric Noll

Eric Noll is the chief executive of ConvergEx Group, a New York based company that advises institutional investors on trading strategies. He became CEO last year, joining ConvergEx from Nasdaq where he was executive vice-president for transaction services. He previously worked at Susquehann International Group and the Phildelphia Stock Exchange.


Friday October 10, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

10:45am

Morning Break (Exhibit area)
Network with colleagues and check out our sponsor tables.

Friday October 10, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

11:00am

Who Tolls for Housing? (Newsroom)
Will the housing recovery finally gain momentum and resume its role in powering the economy? And what is the strategy of Toll Brothers, which has expanded significantly into central cities? Those questions and more will be asked by Leigh Gallagher of Fortune and answered by Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley, Jr.


Moderators
avatar for Leigh Gallagher

Leigh Gallagher

Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine
Leigh Gallagher is an assistant managing editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories, oversees Fortune editorial packages including the "40 Under 40" rankings, and writes the Urbanist column for Fortune.com. Her first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, published by Portfolio in August 2013, has been described as a “first-rate social history,” a “steel fist in a velvet... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Douglas C. Yearley Jr.

Douglas C. Yearley Jr.

CEO and Director, Toll Brothers
Doug Yearley is chief executive officer of Toll Brothers, which he joined in 1990. When he started there, he specialized in land acquisitions and project management, and then he moved on to help oversee the substantial growth of the company through new market expansion and builder acquisitions. Later, he was responsible for home building operations in nine markets throughout the country. Prior to joining Toll Brothers, Doug was an attorney at... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

12:00pm

Boxed Lunch (Cafe pickup, bring to Newsroom)
Friday October 10, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

12:30pm

The M & A Frenzy: What's next and those tax deals (Newsroom)
Mergers and acquisitions activity has already surpassed $1 trillion this year on track for a record. Noted Wall Street reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin will tackle what's going on, why, what's next and especially those controversial tax inversions in a special lunch time session with the leaders of M&A at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Columnist, Reporter and Editor, The New York Times
Andrew Ross Sorkin is a columnist, chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, and editor of Dealbook for The New York Times.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Lemkau

Gregg Lemkau

Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs
Gregg Lemkau joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department in 1992 and was named co-head of global M&A in 2013. He has advised on more than 100 transactions.
avatar for Chris Ventresca

Chris Ventresca

Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan Chase
Chris Ventresca is co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at J.P. Morgan and has worked on such deals as Verizon's acquisition of Vodofone's wireless stake and United Airlines' merger with Continental Airlines.


Friday October 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

1:30pm

Recruiter Speed Dating: ACBJ, AP, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Newsday, Reuters (Cafe)
Recruiters from media outlets will be on hand to meet informally in a "lightning round" of interviews with potential job candidates. Representatives will be on hand from American City Business Journals, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Newsday and Reuters. 

Friday October 10, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

1:45pm

The Secrets of Great Multimedia Storytelling from The Wall Street Journal (Room 308)

Top visual editors at The Wall Street Journal share insights that will help reporters and editors take their storytelling to the next level by combining video, interactive graphics and other visual elements to create an engaging multimedia experience.


Moderators
avatar for Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall

U.S. News Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Glenn was named U.S. news editor for The Wall Street Journal in May, 2014 and now oversees the US general news bureau for print and digital platforms for all national news coverage. Before this, he was MarketWatch editor. He joined Dow Jones from start-up news website TheBlaze.com, where he served as managing editor for news. Prior to TheBlaze, Glenn was at TheStreet for four years, rising to become its Editor-in-Chief. He also worked for The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bellini

Jason Bellini

Senior Video Producer, The Wall Street Journal
Jason Bellini is senior video producer at The Wall Street Journal where he's worked  for the past two years. Previously, he was a specials producer at CNBC, multimedia reporter/producer at the Wall Street Journal and correspondent for Bloomberg News.
avatar for Jonathan Keegan

Jonathan Keegan

Director, Interactive Graphics, The Wall Street Journal
Jon Keegan is director, interactive graphics for The Wall Street Journal where he had designed and coded news applications since 1998. He also has worked as a freelance illustrator for print for more than 15 years.   
avatar for Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

Senior Visual Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Jessica Yu is the Global Visual Editor at The Wall Street Journal. From 2007 until 2014 she was the News Graphics Director at The Wall Street Journal Asia. Before that, Yu spent many years as a graphic designer and editor with The Wall Street Journal Asia and Pacific Business News.


Friday October 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

1:45pm

The Wonk Wars: Data-Driven Business Reporting (Newsroom)
Data journalism is changing many facets of business reporting, but perhaps nowhere is the change more visible than in the coverage of economic news. Three people doing pace-setting work at the New York Times' Upshot, 538 and Quartz talk about their work and the criticism it has generated.

Moderators
avatar for Annalyn Kurtz

Annalyn Kurtz

Knight-Bagehot Fellow, Columbia University
Annalyn Kurtz is a Knight-Bagehot Fellow studying business journalism at Columbia University. Previously, she worked as a senior writer for CNNMoney covering economics and the Federal Reserve. Her articles, data visualizations and social media presence have documented the slow recovery from the Great Recession with a focus on not only the numbers, but also the real people behind the data. In that vein, she launched CNNMoney’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Casselman

Ben Casselman

Chief Economics Writer, FiveThirtyEight
Ben Casselman is chief economics writer for ESPN's FiveThirtyEight, the definitive website for data-driven journalism. Previously Casselman spent more than seven years as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering energy, real estate, politics and most recently economics.
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. Irwin has appeared on television and radio analyzing... Read More →
avatar for Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips

Finance and Markets Editor, Quartz
Matt Phillips is the finance and markets editor at Quartz, where he has worked since it launched in September 2012. Prior to joining Quartz, Phillips was at The Wall Street Journal for seven years, most recently covering the aftermath of the Great Recession and the relentless descent of U.S. interest rates. | Other descents he covered at the Journal include the January 2009 splashdown of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River and Hillary... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

2:45pm

Afternoon Break (Exhibit area)
Network with colleagues and check out our sponsor tables.

Friday October 10, 2014 2:45pm - 3:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

3:00pm

End of the Federal Reserve's QE (Room 308)

As the central bank pivots on policy, ending the regular asset purchases known as quantitative easing, how will stocks, bonds and the economy fare?  Top experts weigh in with their thoughts along with useful tips how to translate and cover a complicated financial story.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Hamrick

Mark Hamrick

Washington Bureau Chief, Bankrate.com
Mark Hamrick joined Bankrate nearly two years ago after leading business news for The Associated Press Broadcast unit in Washington for nearly 20 years. With his hiring, Bankrate established its growing editorial presence in Washington, focusing on the intersection of regulation, the economy and Americans' financial lives. This includes the job market and the Federal Reserve, creating content across a variety of platforms. Hamrick served on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Brusca

Robert Brusca

Chief Economist, Fact and Opinion Economics
Robert Brusca is chief economist of Fact and Opinion Economics, a consulting firm he founded in Manhattan. He is also teaching in a graduate program at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in Manhattan. | Brusca has been an economist on Wall Street for over 25 years. He has visited central banking and large institutional clients in over 30 countries in his career as an economist. Mr. Brusca was chief of the International... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hanson

Michael Hanson

Senior U.S. Economist, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
 Michael Hanson is a senior U.S. economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Hanson has nearly 20 years of experience as an economist in financial markets, the Federal Reserve System and academia. In his current role, he is responsible for analysis of Federal Reserve and budgetary policy and modeling the U.S. economy, with particular emphasis on inflation. He meets regularly with clients across the firm’s business lines, publishes... Read More →
avatar for Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Hugh Johnson Advisors
Hugh Johnson has more than 40 years of investment experience and he has been with Hugh Johnson Advisors since its inception in 1994. Previously he worked for more than 25 years at First Albany Corp., where he served as chief investment strategist and  chief economist. Hugh received an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Southern Methodist University and he has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees. He is an adjunct professor... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

3:00pm

Social Media and Business Journalism Today (Newsroom)

In their brief decade of existence, social media networks including Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized the way news is collected and distributed. Increasingly, these companies are setting themselves up as news providers, with algorithms to detect news trends and even their own original content creators. What lessons can business journalists learn to leverage these services and compete with them effectively?


Moderators
avatar for Marty Wolk

Marty Wolk

Managing editor, MSN Money
Marty Wolk is managing editor of MSN Money and incoming president of SABEW. At MSN Money, he oversees editorial content on one of the most widely read financial websites, with more than 17 million unique monthly users. Previously he worked as executive business editor at NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com), overseeing business and money coverage at nbcnews.com and Today.com. He is winner of two BIB awards, including one for best real-time... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Peck

Emily Peck

Managing Business Editor, The Huffington Post
Emily Peck is managing editor, business, of The Huffington Post. Peck manages all business and money content at the Huffington Post. Prior to that she served as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com and at IP Law and Business.
avatar for Jason White

Jason White

Strategic Partnership Manager, Facebook
Jason White manages strategic partnerships for Facebook. Based in New York City, he works with news and publishing companies on their Facebook strategies, helping them leverage the world's largest social network to achieve business objectives. This work ranges from platform integration to publishing techniques to on-air tie-ins around special events.  Prior to joining Facebook in June 2013, White spent more than a decade working in... Read More →
avatar for Yumi Wilson

Yumi Wilson

Director of Corporate Communications, LinkedIn
Yumi Wilson is a corporate communications manager at LinkedIn and a tenured professor of Journalism at SF State University.  As a trainer and evangelist for LinkedIn, Wilson trains corporate communicators and journalists how to use LinkedIn to promote their companies and brands. She runs the LinkedIn for Journalists group, which has grown from 16,000 to 63,000+ members during her tenure. She also travels around the world, training... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom

4:00pm

Detecting Corporate Fraud (Room 308)
This session will explore how to use corporate financial statements to identify potential irregularities and issues with quality. Common warning signs and red flags will be discussed with examples.

Moderators
avatar for David Milstead

David Milstead

David Milstead is a Denver-based freelancer who writes “Vox,” a markets and investing column for the Globe and Mail, the national newspaper of Canada. Milstead was finance editor of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. He also briefly worked for The Wall Street Journal and publications in Ohio and his native South Carolina. Milstead has individually or jointly, with his Rocky Mountain News colleagues, won nine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy L. Pirie

Wendy L. Pirie

Director of Curriculum Projects, Education Division, CFA Institute
Wendy L. Pirie, PhD, CFA, CA, CPA/PFS, CGMA, CAIA, is director, curriculum projects in the Education Division at CFA Institute. Prior to joining CFA Institute in 2008 she taught for over 20 years in Canada and the United States at a broad range of institutions – large public universities; small, private, religiously affiliated colleges; and a military academy. Pirie primarily taught finance courses but also taught accounting, taxation... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

4:00pm

Healthcare: An ACA Checkup (Newsroom)
Is Obamacare working or is it a bust?  What is the outlook for premium increases and additional enrollment this fall? What are the implications of the red/blue state divide on Medicaid expansion? And what will happen after the election if the Republicans control of the Senate? The checkup will answer those questions and assess the heartbeat of President Obama's signature domestic achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Karey Van Hall

Karey Van Hall

Karey Van Hall is the Washington news editor and deputy bureau chief for Reuters News. She oversees breaking news coverage on politics, foreign policy, and regulatory matters. She also directly manages a group of six reporters who focus on Wall Street regulation. | | Karey joined Reuters in 2004, combing through Securities and Exchange Commission filings. She was the Washington bureau’s bank regulation reporter during the financial... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Humer

Caroline Humer

Reporter, Reuters
Caroline Humer has covered the healthcare sector for Reuters News for two years. She writes about the big managed care companies and about the new insurance created under the national healthcare reform law. Humer, who has worked for Reuters for 13 years and was previously at TheStreet.com and Dow Jones Newswires, has covered  business beats from mergers to  technology to French corporate and economic news.
avatar for Shannon Pettypiece

Shannon Pettypiece

Health care reporter, Bloomberg News
Shannon Pettypiece is a reporter at Bloomberg in New York City. She covers the health care industry, including drug makers, biotechnology companies, medical device makers and hospitals. | Pettypiece joined Bloomberg News in January 2006 in Washington, where she reported on the Food and Drug Administration. In 2007, she moved to New York where she took over coverage of the pharmaceutical industry.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Newsroom