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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.

Daniel Bases Assumes New Role at Reuters

Congratulation to longtime NYFWA member and former president Daniel Bases on being named Reuters' new U.S. Public Finance Editor. Bases, who has spent the past year as Thomson Reuters' deputy and acting U.S. Public Finanance Editor, has been with the organization for more than 18 years. During that time he has held a wide variety of positions in both the U.S. and in London, with a focus mainly on foreign policy and emerging markets.  

January 25, 2017 – Annual Membership Meeting

Save the date for the NYFWA's annual membership meeting, where you can meet the members of the organization's new board and raise any topics you would like to discuss with the general membership. And of course, don't forget about the light food and opportunity to see and catch-up with your fellow NYFWA members!

When: Wednesday, January 25th 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton New York Midtown, Concourse E


November 15, 2016 – From Journalist to Author: Creating Your Next (and Most Fun) Opportunity

Ever wish you could write something that is more creative? These journalists have done just that, and have published both fiction and nonfiction. Our panel members explain how they decided to write creatively, and explain what they did to get published.

Find out the secrets to their success, as well as the pitfalls they encountered. Learn what you can do to create your next career opportunity.

Jan Alexander