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The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) again are offering a one-day personal finance writers workshop in New York on Thursday, October 9 – before the start of the SABEW fall conference at CUNY.

This workshop is geared toward writers and bloggers, producers and editors, and broadcasters who are looking for innovative consumer finance stories they can deliver to their audience in compelling ways. We welcome journalists from all disciplines (lifestyle, features, investigative, general assignment, etc.) to this one-day informative event on personal finance issues.

The workshop will be held at Convene Times Square in midtown Manhattan.  

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Thursday, October 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Session 2: Covering the Financial Impacts of Disaster

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Natural disasters consume increasing amounts of the news cycle and human interest, but reporting through the lens of personal finance is unique considering the impact of business interruption and the financial security of an individual or family. Panelists will also shed light on the charitable impact by looking at the flow of money in and out of a community. Is the aid making a difference or being misspent? A look at a few of the most recent disasters and their recovery period will give perspective to developing preparedness tips.


Eric Nordman

Director of the Regulatory Services Division and Director of the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR), National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Eric C. Nordman, CPCU, CIE is currently serving the needs of the state insurance regulatory community in his capacity as Director of the Regulatory Services Division and Director of the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The Division includes two departments—the Research Actuarial Department and the Market Regulation Department. Collectively they are engaged in a wide... Read More →

Bob Ottenhoff

President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Robert G. Ottenhoff, a veteran in philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship, is the inaugural president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.  CDP seeks to transform how donors think about, respond and give to natural disasters, moving it from reactive response, to one focused on increasing the effectiveness of the private donor’s dollar for the good of affected communities worldwide.  It offers... Read More →

Joe Ryan

Business Writer, Newsday
Joe Ryan is a business and investigative writer for Newsday, with 16 years of experience covering political corruption, federal law enforcement, real estate finance and other beats. He discovered journalism in the South Bronx, where in 1998 he launched a non-profit neighborhood newspaper as an Americorps volunteer. Arriving from the Midwest without a shred of newspapering experience, he set up shop in a tiny storefront office near Yankee... Read More →
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Marty Steffens

SABEW Chair in Business Journalism, MU School of Journalism
As the Society of American Business Editors and Writers endowed chair, Martha Steffens teaches business and financial journalism, as well as organizing seminars for business journalism professionals. Steffens has taught more than 450 professional in business workshops sponsored the Southern Newspaper Publishers Assn. and SABEW. She assumed the chair in 2002, after a 30-year career in newspapers, including executive editor of the San... Read More →

Thursday October 9, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
Convene Times Square 810 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 23rd. Floor

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