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April 30, 2020 – Covering the Pandemic

Join the New York Financial Writers' Association for a webinar looking at how four leading financial journalists are covering the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be a low-key, hour-long discussion with lots of opportunities for audience participation.

The panelists:

Jeanna Smialek, Fed and economy reporter for The New York Times

Drew Armstrong, team leader for U.S. healthcare for Bloomberg News

Ben Levisohn, markets managing editor at Barron's


The moderator:

March 3, 2020 – The Candidates on Health Care

Health care is nearly 18% of the U.S. economy and how to pay for it is one of the top issues in the 2020 race for president. Every financial journalist needs to know how the system works, or doesn't work. This informative session will dig into the facts and choices underlying slogans such as Medicare for All and Medicare for All Who Want It.

Our two speakers:

February 19, 2020 – Empowering Women in Newsrooms

Join the NYFWA for an evening with Press Forward co-founder Carolyn McGourty Supple, Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor Laura Zelenko and Bloomberg Diversity Editor Rebecca Greenfield to discuss empowering women in newsrooms. The panel will address the impact of the #MeToo movement, the gender pay gap, unconscious bias, workplace rights and training initiatives to avoid sexual harassment and elevate women in newsrooms.

January 23 2020 – Bringing Accountability to Puerto Rico: How the media has covered an island in turmoil

Over the last five years, Puerto Rico has been roiled by a series of crises—from a bankrupt economy to a government beleaguered by failed leadership and a hurricane that decimated the island. This panel of journalists, sponsored by the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the Newmark Graduate J-School, will examine how well the media has covered these interconnected challenges, along with the island's ongoing attempts to restructure and recover.

Jan. 21, 2020 – Writing Masterclass With WSJ’S Jason Zweig

How can you use history, psychology and even great literature to convey authority and meaning to your readers? The Wall Street Journal’s “Intelligent Investor” columnist Jason Zweig will describe his methods and participate in a discussion on the craft of writing moderated by NYFWA President Cezary Podkul.

November 7th, 2019 – The Billionaire Murders: Award-winning journalist Kevin Donovan talks murder, mystery and money

Join the NYFWA for an evening with award-winning investigative reporter Kevin Donovan to discuss his new book: "The Billionaire Murders." Donovan is Chief Investigative Reporter at the Toronto Star and was first assigned to dig into the murders of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman three weeks after their mysterious deaths. The couple were discovered strangled in the basement of their Toronto mansion in late 2017. To date, the murders remain unsolved. 

October 29th, 2019 – October Networking Night

Join your fellow NYFWA members for an evening of networking. 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: Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September 11, 2019 ​ –– NYFWA’s 43rd Annual Elliott V. Bell Award Ceremony Honoring John McCorry

Join members and friends of the New York Financial Writers’ Association for a special evening at Bloomberg L.P. on Sept. 11 to honor the newsroom’s Executive Editor for Africa, John McCorry, along with the 2019 scholarship recipients. 

August 7, 2019 –Beyond Type: Distilling Your Data Through Infographics and Visual Storytelling

Learn to think visually using best practices for creating compelling and effective infographics and other visual storytelling to both augment written stories and help promote them on social media. Nick DeSantis, an editorial graphics producer for Forbes, will highlight the following: