Registration Now Open for NEFE/SABEW Personal Finance Reporting Workshop

Journalists Gather to Share and Discuss Innovative Story Ideas

Date: August 14, 2014
Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

DENVER —The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) again are offering a one-day personal finance reporting workshop in New York on Thursday, October 9, 2014. After last year’s success, the continued partnership is collaborating to produce meaningful session topics geared towards writers and bloggers, producers and editors, and broadcasters who are looking for innovative consumer and personal 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.

In addition to speakers offering insight into the most relevant personal finance trends and secrets of the industry, the workshop also includes a networking breakfast and lunch (meals provided), and an open mic session where audience members can comment, critique and brainstorm story ideas. Expect to come away from this collaborative setting with tangible story ideas, new data to corroborate, and multiple perspectives that go beyond traditional personal finance content.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Convene Times Square, 810 7th Ave., near SABEW’s fall conference location of CUNY. Registration is free for SABEW members and just $25 per person for non-members. Click here to reserve your spot, as registration is required and separate from the SABEW fall conference.

Current sessions being developed include:

  • Consumers in Distress: Even as credit card debt continues to decline, the share of Americans facing collectors’ calls hasn’t budged, according to a new study. See a presentation of data and a discussion on consumers’ reaction to tightening credit, despite the growing post-recession economy.
  • Covering the Financial Impacts of Disasters: 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.
  • Aging and Finances: Alzheimer’s and dementia are common references in this category, but cognitive decline and financial impact still occur during the natural process of aging.
  • New Data on American Investing: Hear the latest challenges and tactics in saving for retirement.
  • 6 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Hear six innovative journalists share background information on their off-the-wall personal finance stories. Topics will include the outliers in healthcare coverage, personal finances of same-sex couples, and harnessing your social/multimedia potential. If we spur inspiration, step up to the mic and tell us about it!
Registration is free for SABEW members, and only $25 for non-members. Reserve your spot now to participate in this engaging workshop.

Questions, content ideas, and speaker interest can be directed via email to Renee McGivern, acting Executive Director at SABEW or Paul Golden at NEFE.



  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    [email protected]