PHOENIX, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attention: Experienced business journalists and prospective business journalism professors.
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships worth $2,000 for four days of study in business journalism Jan. 2-5 in Phoenix.
Fellowships cover training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows receive a $500 stipend to offset travel and other costs.
The journalists' Strictly Financials Seminar teaches the essentials of covering financials, from stock markets and bonds to financial statements and company research.
The Business Journalism Professors Seminar covers the essentials of teaching a university course in business journalism.
The seminars will occur during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The sixth annual, concurrent seminars will be led by award-winning professors and journalists, including New York Times reporter Diana B. Henriques, author of The Wizard of Lies about the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Rachel Tobin, business reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said her 2010 fellowship to the Strictly Financials Seminar "gave me much more confidence in my financial reporting, has allowed me to ask better and smarter questions, and overall improved my coverage. I cannot thank the Reynolds Center enough for this amazing course."
A 2008 fellow, Roger Desmond of the University of Hartford, won a university innovation award for starting a business journalism course. He said the award "came with some extra money for research and travel, and of course, I owe it all to you!"
About the Reynolds Center
Since 2003, more than 10,000 journalists have learned to cover business better through free training from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The center is at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University's Phoenix campus. The center offers regional workshops and Webinars, as well as daily tips at BusinessJournalism.org.
It is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.
SOURCE Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism