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June 29, 2017 – First 2017 Financial Follies Book Committee Meeting

November may still be 5 ½ months away, but it is time to start thinking about this year’s Financial Follies –which will clearly not suffer from a lack of material! If you are interested in helping to generate topic ideas and write songs for this year’s show, you won’t want to miss the first meeting of the Financial Follies book committee.


The First 2017 Financial Follies book committee meeting will be on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at Pete's Tavern.

Cezary Podkul Moving to Wall Street Journal

NYFWA member Cezary Podkul is moving over to the Wall Street Journal in July, where he will be part of the paper’s enterprise team lead by David Enrich. Cezary is currently a reporter at ProPublilca.

The 41st Elliott V. Bell Award Ceremony

If you missed this year's Elliott Bell event, which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field of financial journalism, check out the video and photos from this year's event below:


The Passage of Longtime NYFWA Member David Kogut

Longtime NYFWA member David H. Kogut passed away on April 18th following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. 

No obituary has been published and no additional details are available.

May 8th, 2017 – May Networking Night/2017 Scholarship Presentations

Join your fellow NYFWA members to honor recipients of the New York Financial Writers' Association's 2017 scholarships -the next crop of financial journalists. 

As always, the evening will feature light appetizers and NYFWA members’ first two drinks are on us.

This event is only open to members in good standing. Guests of the NYFWA are welcome to attend for $15, which must be paid in advance.

When: Monday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

May 24th, 2017 – The NYFWA's 41st Annual Elliott V. Bell Award Ceremony Honoring Barry Newman

Dealing with acronyms, jargon and numbers is a must for any business journalist. But how do you make your stories come alive and get people to care about your writing – or even laugh? Over a 43-year career at the Wall Street Journal, Barry Newman mastered the art of getting color, capturing scenes and finding characters that made A1 stories come alive for Journal readers.

April 24th, 2017 – April Networking Night

Join your fellow NYFWA members for an evening of networking over drinks and appetizers. As always, there will be light appetizers and NYFWA members get their first two drinks free.

*This event is only open to members in good standing. Guests may attend for a $15 fee, which must be paid in advance.

When: Monday, April 24th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jeannette Scollard's Artwork Featured in Showcase

Congratulations to longtime NYFWA member Jeannette Scollard  whose painteings were selected in this year's LA to Tijuana Biennial at the San Diego Art Institute, which showcases notable local artists. Examples of Scollard's artwork can be found on her website: www.  

Remembering Longtime NYFWA member David Steinberg

Longtime NYFWA member David Steinberg passed away on March 8, 2017 due to complications from surgery at the age of 85. 

Below is Mr. Steinberg's obituary.


David Steinberg, a prize-winning business writer for the New York Herald Tribune

retired chief executive of PR Newswire and chairman of Canada Newswire died on

March 8, 2017, due to complications from surgery. He was 85.


Mr. Steinberg devoted his life to writing and reporting news stories and was instrumental

March 8, 2017 – America’s Retirement Crisis: How it Happened and How to Fix It

As more Americans than ever before approach retirement with inadequate savings in their 401(k) plans, the issue of retirement security is becoming a hot topic. What can be done to reform retirement plans so the next generation can avoid some of the pitfalls that plagued baby boomers, such as high fees, inadequate contributions and poor investment returns? Join an evening hosted by Blackstone and the New York Financial Writers’ Association that will explore the problems and solutions to America’s retirement crisis.