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Agenda for 2010 Strictly Financials seminar

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


MONDAY—Jan. 4, 2010
6-9 pm  – 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 am  –   Welcome, ASU President Michael Crow, Andrew Leckey
9 a.m. –  “Today’s Business Journalists as Investigators,” Walt Bogdanich
10:30 a.m. –    “Understanding Markets,”  Jimmy Gentry
Noon  –  Box lunch with Walt Bogdanich   
1:30 p.m. –  Continue “Understanding Markets,”Gentry    
3:30 p.m. – Conclude “Understanding Markets” and “Sources,”  Gentry
5-5:30 p.m. – Cronkite Building Tour, Mike Wong


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.  –   “Decoding Financial Statements,” Gary Trennepohl
10:00 – 5:00 –  Computer Lab open
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break – Computer Lab open
10:30 a.m.  –   Continue: “Decoding Financial Statements,” Gary Trennepohl
NOON  – LUNCH — “What You Need to Know about Using Social Media in Business Journalism,” Robin J. Phillips        
1:30 p.m.  –  Continue “Decoding Financial Statements,”  Gary Trennepohl
3:15 p.m.    “Investing in a Time of Uncertainty,”  Gentry/Trennepohl

8:30 a.m. –   “Credit Crisis and Market Crash of 2008:  What’s next?,”  Trennepohl    
10 a.m. –    Continue “Credit Crisis and Market Crash of 2008:  What’s next?,” Trennepohl

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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