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Agenda for 2010 Business Journalism Professors seminar

These are some highlights from the agenda for the Business Journalism Professors Seminar held in Phoenix during Reynolds Business Journalism Week, Jan. 4-8.


MONDAY—Jan. 4, 2010
6-9 p.m.   –   Fiesta Bowl-watching party on 16- by 9-foot screen   
Boise State vs. Texas Christian University
Optional social function with beer, wine and snacks
Forum, 2nd Floor, Cronkite School


8:30 a.m.  –   Welcome,  ASU President Michael Crow,  Andrew Leckey
9 a.m.  –       “Today’s Business Journalists as Investigators,”   Walt Bogdanich
10:30 a.m. –      “Deciding What to Teach,”  Chris Roush
Noon –    Box lunch with Walt Bogdanich            
1:30 p.m.  –  “Organizing Your Class,”   Roush
2:30 p.m.  –  Case Study: “Syllabus Writing,”  Roush        
3:30 p.m. –   “Resources and Keeping Students Interested,” Roush        
5-5:30 p.m.  –    Cronkite Building Tour – Mike Wong


2008 Fellows


8:30 a.m. –    “Financial Statements I,”   Jimmy Gentry
10:30 a.m.  –  Continue: “Financial Statements I” and “Securities and Exchange Commission Filings,”
Jimmy Gentry    
NOON  –  Awards Luncheon with Don Barlett and Jim Steele
“Reynolds Center’s 2009 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism”
Panel Discussion and Presentation of Awards

1:30 p.m.  –  “Financial Statements II:  Tools for Analysis,”   Jimmy Gentry
3:15 p.m. –   Continue:  Financial Statements II: Tools for Analysis,”   Jimmy Gentry

8:30 a.m. –   “Mission Possible: Assignments that Build Skills,” Pam Luecke
9:45 a.m. –   “Preparing Students for Business Journalism’s Future,” Randy Smith
11 a.m. –    “What They Don’t Tell You about Teaching Business Journalism,” Andrew Leckey
NOON  –      LUNCH — “What You Need to Know about Using Social Media in Business Journalism,” Robin J. Phillips       
1:30 p.m. –   “Teaching the Effective Use of Data in Business Coverage,” Steve Doig
3:15 p.m. –    “Covering Business and Government after the Financial Debacle,”  Jodi Schneider
5 p.m.        Group photo – meet in the Forum

8:30 a.m. –   “What Editors Expect,”
Panel:  Ilana Lowery (Phoenix Business Journal), Kathy Tulumello (Arizona Republic),
Jodi Schneider, Linda Austin    
10 a.m. –    “Finding Business in Every Beat,” Jodi Schneider

About the Author

The Reynolds Center, created through generous grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas and operated by ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is dedicated to improving the quality of business and economics coverage through training programs for business reporters and editors.

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