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SABEW 2014 Spring Conference

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:00am to Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:30pm

Students and faculty are invited to attend the national conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers March 27-29 at the Cronkite School. There is no registration fee for the weekend programs.

Michael Lewis, heralded author of "Moneyball," "The Blind Side" and other financial titles, will be a Friday keynote speaker at noon in the First Amendment Forum, where most of the teaching sessions will be located. Lewis is winner of this year's Distinguished Achievement Award, SABEW's highest honor.

SABEW, which is 51 years old and is the largest organization of business journalists in the world, is conducting a variety of sessions, including keynotes, panel discussions and skills workshops.

Of particular interest to students will be sessions with recruiters and a mentoring program, details for which are still being planned.

Some of the featured speakers:

  • Bob Parsons, founder and executive chairman of GoDaddy
  • Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA Today
  • Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism and former executive editor of The Washington Post

The conference is expected to draw 250 to 275 of the nation's top editors and reporters in finance and economics.

For more details, go to www.sabew.org. You can also call 602-496-7862 and talk to Warren Watson, executive director.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004