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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.

June 14, 2022 –Solving Cryptocurrency’s Biggest Whodunnit

Laura Shin was among the first financial journalists to cover crypto full-time and was best known as the host of Unchained, a rare fact-based weekly podcast on the subject.

But it was on February 2, 2022 that her biggest story appeared in the print version of Forbes. She figured out who she alleges hacked The DAO in 2016.

April 19, 2022 –Pioneering Women in Financial News –And Their Heirs

In honor of our beloved board member Claudia Deutsch, the New York Financial Writers' Association is hosting a virtual event with some of the most renowned women in business journalism in New York City. Join us on the evening of April 19th as we remember Claudia, a formidable financial reporter who blazed her own trail at The New York Times. Back in the '70s, when Claudia started her career, female business writers were discouraged from using their own names on bylines, lest it turn off male readers. And NYFWA was a male-only association.

March 22, 2022 – Reporting The Financial Fallout of the Ukraine War

The Russia-Ukraine war has become just as much an economic war as a military conflict. The New York Financial Writers’ Association will explore how journalists cover the economic and financial effects of the war with a panel of top business reporters covering the conflict. The panel will discuss the difficulties in covering how sanctions are affecting Russia, Ukraine and the rest of the world.

February 17th, 2022 – An Evening Honoring Claudia Deutsch

Longtime and beloved New York Financial Writers' Association member Claudia Deutsch lost her battle with esophageal cancer on January 13, 2022. In honor of her years of devotion to our organization, and the many relationships she had with so many of us, the NYFWA invites you to an evening to remember Claudia.

March 7th, 2022 – How to Write About Personal Finance

Leonard Sloane, who turned 90 in January, is a New York institution. He's been covering business and finance since the 1950s. He covered personal finance for decades for The New York Times and has recently been freelancing for the Wall Street Journal.

To celebrate Len's 90th birthday the NYFWA is putting on a professional development event featuring Len in conversation with four more of the best personal finance journalists in New York. Learn their tricks by signing up for our Zoom panel 


February 9th, 2022 – Impact Award Ceremony/The Story Behind 2021's Winning Stories

Join members and friends of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for a special webinar on February 9th to honor 2021's recipients of the Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism, Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan of Bloomberg News, and former Bloomberg News editor Cam Simpson. The trio of journalists were chosen as award winners for their investigative reporting that exposed how leading U.S.

November 16th, 2021 –The Substack Impact

Join the New York Financial Writers' Association for a panel discussion on the rise of Substack, a new medium that enables journalists to send subscription-based digital newsletters directly to their readers by email. Panelists will discuss the impact of Substack on traditional media outlets, why they decided to leave full-time positions in major U.S. newsrooms to write their own newsletters and how it's been going.


June 21st, 2021 – Breaking Down the Story: A Grudge Match in Japan: One Corner, Two 7-Elevens

Join members and friends of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for a reporting club webinar looking at an epic feud between 7-Eleven, one of Japan’s most powerful companies, and a franchisee in Osaka.