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NYFWA Statement Regarding the 2018 Financial Follies

Some attendees of our Nov. 9 event took offense at certain parody songs that accompany the annual Financial Follies dinner. The NYFWA board wishes to make clear that was not our intention and we apologize for any offense taken.

Missed the Complete Lyrics to this Year's Financial Follies? Check Them Out Here

The Final Meltdown

To the tune of The Final Countdown by Europe

 

FANS:

He’s our superhero
The real Iron Man
But one thing he’s lacking
Is attention span

 

MUSK:

Where are the aliens? Really odd that we see no sign of them.

FANS:

His Trump-like gaslighting must stop
The midnight tweets (midnight tweets)
We need him to build some frickin’ cars

It's the final meltdown
The final meltdown

 

NYFWA Stands With America's Free Press

The New York Financial Writers' Association condemns acts of violence and harassment toward reporters. In a year where reporters have been shot, heckled, harassed and now, evacuated on live air due to bomb threats, we should all pause to remember the vital role the free press plays in our democracy – and our economy. President Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric toward the free press cannot become the new normal. NYFWA members stand with our fellow reporters. Journalists are not the enemy of the people. They are the people.

Oct. 29, 2018 – The Financial Crisis Turns Ten: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

It's been ten years since the 2008 financial crisis shook Wall Street. The economic, social and political consequences continue to shape our world today, but how much has really changed since then? Could the events of 2008 someday repeat themselves? And what are the big stories journalists should be covering to spot signs of the next crisis before it boils over?

NYFWA Gears Up to Skewer Bankers, Executives & Politicians at 76th Financial Follies

For 365 days a year, we're all forced to swallow the painful reality of the daily news headlines like a bitter pill.

But at least one night a year, we're offered a spoonful of sugar to help that nasty medicine go down.

And what a spoonful of sugar it is!  Costumes.  Singing.  Dancing.  Pageantry.  Comedy –with an edge (a sharp edge!).  And the best food and drink that Manhattan can offer.

This year – November 9th is that night – and this year that sugar promises to be sweeter than ever!

Laura Keller Named Head of Content at Asset TV

NYFWA member and 2012 NYFWA Scholarship winner Laura Keller was recently named head of content at Asset TV. 

Prior to joining Asset TV, Keller was with Bloomberg.

Click here to read about her new role. 

October 1, 2018 – First Financial Follies Rehearsal

Monday, Oct 1st – 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Wed, Oct 3rd - 6 p.m. -9 p.m.. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Mon, Oct. 8th – NO REHEARSAL/COLUMBUS DAY

Wed, Oct 10th - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Mon, Oct 15th  - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Wed, Oct 17th - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Mon, Oct 22rd - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

Wed, Oct 24th - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave

September 24th, 2018 – "What Journalists Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Industry"

What does AI do? When you're doing your online banking and need customer assistance, are you chatting with a person or a bot? What else is AI doing at retail banks, at the teller counter and in the back office? How about at investment banks, clearinghouses and throughout the worldwide financial system? And what is the future of AI? Will Skynet become self-aware and send cyborgs from the future to kill Sarah Connor?

July 24th, 2018 – The NYFWA's 80th Anniversary Party

This year marks 80 years since the New York Financial Writers' Association was originally established during the depression -the first organization of its kind devoted to business and financial journalism. To mark the NYFWA's first eight decades of existence and everything from the 75 Financial Follies we've held since, to the countless educational and networking events and the hundreds of thousands of dollars given out in scholarships to aspiring financial journalists, we are holding an 80th anniversary party.

Former NYFWA President Susan Lisovicz Shares Ovarian Cancer Experience in Washington Post

Former NYFWA President and beloved longtime member Susan Lisovicz bravely shared her recent experience with ovarian cancer in an honest and candid article in the Washington Post

Susan's article is available here. 

The NYFWA wishes Susan well and hopes that this whole experience soon becomes a distant memory for her!

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