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What hot economic stories are likely to present themselves during election season and how can business journalists be preparing to cover them? Reporters and editors who are on the front lines of covering the intersection of business and politics share their insights regarding the upcoming election, the economic stories it will offer up, and what business journalists should be watching for.
Register for the call here. On the day of the call, dial 218-339-2626 and, when prompted, enter the access code 4058935 and you'll be put in to the call. Callers may only listen in to the panelists' discussion, but may submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org that will be sent to the moderator for possible inclusion in the hourlong discussion.
* Fred Monyak, economy editor, The Associated Press
Fred Monyak is the Washington-based economy editor for The Associated Press. He formerly served as a business assignment editor for USA Today, a political news editor for The Baltimore Sun in Washington and a reporter and editor for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism, both from Northwestern University.
* Michael Fletcher, national economics correspondent, The Washington Post
Michael Fletcher is a national economics correspondent for The Washington Post. He writes about unemployment, state and municipal debt and the evolving job market. Previously, he was a White House correspondent, covering both the Obama and Bush administrations. He also has written about education and race relations. Fletcher is co-author of "Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas," a critically acclaimed biography published by Doubleday in April 2007. Fletcher was born and raised in New York City where he attended public schools. He is a graduate of Boston University.
* John Maggs, senior editor for economics, Kiplinger Washington Editors
John Maggs, Kiplinger Washington Editors' senior editor for economics, has covered business and the economy in Washington for 24 years. He oversees economic reporting for Kiplinger, a 90-year old publisher of newsletters and magazines covering personal finance and business and political intelligence. He's worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in their Global Government Relations and Public Policy division, was part of the White House team at Politico, and spent 12 years as the chief economic reporter for National Journal. Before that, he worked for 10 years or so at the Journal of Commerce, a five-day a week daily business newspaper that was part of the Knight-Ridder chain. Maggs earned a B.A. from Columbia College.
* Paul Wiseman, economics writer, The Associated Press
Paul Wiseman joined The Associated Press as an economics writer in October 2010. Before joining AP, he had spent 20 years at USA Today, most recently as a reporter covering economics and finance in Washington. From 1998 to 2009, he was based in Hong Kong as USA Today’s Asia correspondent. In that role, he covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Asian financial crisis, the political upheaval in Pakistan, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and other major regional stories. In earlier roles at USA Today, he covered Congress, edited the paper’s coverage of the auto industry and reported on banking and financial markets. He is a graduate (in history and journalism) of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
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And mark your calendars for SABEW’s July training session:
“Turn your Beat Reporting into a Book,” 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, July 23.
This is a recreation of the panel from SABEW's recent spring conference in Indianapolis, with Diana Henriques, Lou Harry and Kirsten Grind. More information later at sabew.org.