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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

In Biz Journalism Professors.

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