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May 23, 2023 – An Alternative Perspective

Senior journalists covering the alternative investment industry, investor relations professionals and money managers weigh in on the changing nature of media coverage of hedge funds, private equity and venture capital and the different perspectives on both sides in a joint-event between the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable and the New York Financial Writers’ Association. Maneet Ahuja, a senior editor at Forbes and the founder of ICONOCLAST; Antoine Gara, a US Private and Institutional Capital Correspondent for the Financial Times; and Sara

May 3rd, 2023 – The Impact of #MeToo on Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media

Five years after the birth of the “MeToo” hashtag in the wake of media exposes on film mogul Harvey Weinstein and then-CBS CEO Les Moonves, what impact has the movement had on Wall Street and corporate America’s treatment of women? 

March 8th, 2023 – 46th Annual Elliott V. Bell Award Ceremony Honoring Ellen Pollock

Join members and friends of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for a special evening on March 8th honoring the 2021 recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award, Ellen Pollock, the business editor of The New York Times.

January 18th, 2023 – Personal Branding for Journalists: The What, Why & How

Are you envious of other reporters' Twitter personas? Do you want to get better at building a personal brand, but don't know how? Do you wonder if you even need to have a public presence on social media to do your job? This New York Financial Writers' Association event will highlight personal branding in journalism, the dos and the don'ts, and the changing policies around social media use in newsrooms. 

November 14th, 2022 – The Business of Landing a Job in Financial Journalism

Are you planning to look for a journalism job in New York City? The New York Financial Writer’s next event will highlight ways to approach a job search and will feature a panel of four young journalism graduates who recently secured positions in financial news and will discuss their individual experiences.

December 7th, 2022 – Getting Real With Ali Velshi

Award-winning broadcast journalist and longtime NYFWA member Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) will discuss his experiences covering global and economic issues through a financial lens. Among the topics Velshi will hit on are the global backsliding of democracy, equality and justice under the law, the increasing threat of persecution –and even genocide— and the failure of global organizations to deal with any of it.

September 20th, 2022 – The Midterms, Wall Street & The White House

The midterm elections are approaching amidst soaring inflation, the threat of stagnation and significant market turbulence -including the collapse of cryptocurrencies.

Former NYFWA president and Elliott V. Bell Award winner Myron Kandel will lead a panel of high profile financial journalists featuring Christine Romans of CNN, Jonathan Alter of Substack and Caleb Silver of Investopedia, who will discuss what we are likely to see in the coming months. 

May 11th, 2022 – The 2020 Elliott V. Bell Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion

The New York Financial Writers' Association will celebrate Andy Serwer, the 2020 recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award for a significant long-term contribution to financial journalism.

Though Serwer was chosen as the 2020 recipient last spring, the evening was postponed to allow for a safe, in-person gathering.

May 24 –The Fed in the Cross Hairs: Competing Views of the U.S. Central Bank

The Federal Reserve, responding to rising inflation, has recently pivoted from ultra-accommodative monetary policy. In the new book, The Lords of Easy Money, business journalist Christopher Leonard argues the Fed’s reliance on quantitative easing over the last 12 years “broke” the American economy by widening the wealth gap and making the financial system more prone to asset bubbles.

The New York Financial Writers' Association will host a discussion with Leonard and Wharton professor Peter Conti-Brown, who will offer a countering perspective on the Fed.