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June 11, 2024 ​ –– Cross Media Panel: Navigating the Changing Media Landscape

The media landscape has changed significantly in recent years, from consolidation, downsizing and the outright closing of many major news outlets, to a major shift in the way that information is disseminated.  Learn how to get yourself up to speed on multi-media reporting. Bloomberg News managing editor Shelly Banjo; ProPublica senior editor and reporter Jesse Eisinger; David Jeans, an investigative reporter for Forbes and Beth Pinsker, a financial-planning columnist for MarketWatch will discuss the ways that each of them has adapted their skill sets and approaches to reporting amidst fewer traditional journalism jobs.

The discussion will be facilitated by NYFWA board member Steve Gelsi, a senior reporter for MarketWatch

Audience questions are encouraged. Networking over light refreshments will follow. 


Shelly Banjo is the managing editor for global business news in the Americas at Bloomberg News, overseeing coverage of the world's largest companies including Walmart, Starbucks, Pfizer, General Motors and Tesla. Previously, she was Bloomberg's New York bureau chief and before that, a senior writer on Bloomberg’s Tech team in Hong Kong and New York, where she wrote extensively about the US-China tech war, Hong Kong anti-government protests and TikTok --the subject of her award-winning podcast "Foundering: The TikTok Story." She was also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was at The Wall Street Journal where she wrote about retail, e-commerce and finance. She also serves on the board of the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Jesse Eisinger is a senior editor and reporter at ProPublica. He is the author of “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.” In April 2011, he and a colleague won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He won the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary and has twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. He serves on the advisory board of the University of California, Berkeley’s Financial Fraud Institute. And he was a consultant on season three of the HBO series “Succession.” Before joining ProPublica, he was the Wall Street editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, covering markets and finance.

David Jeans is an investigative reporter for Forbes, where he covers the tech industryHe is also the co-author of WONDER BOY: Tony Hsieh, Zappos and the Myth of Happiness in Silicon Valley, published by Henry Holt & Company. He holds a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and has reported for the Associated Press, The New York Times, and other publications. He grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and lives in New York City.

Beth Pinsker is a financial-planning columnist at MarketWatch. She has been a certified financial planner (CFP) since 2018. Previously, she was a personal finance columnist and editor at Reuters, an editorial director at Fidelity and editor-in-chief of Prior to covering personal finance, she was a film critic and entertainment business reporter, writing for Entertainment Weekly, The Dallas Morning News and many more publications. Her book, "My Mother's Money: A Guide to Financial Caregiving," will be out in 2025.


Steve Gelsi has been a full-time journalist since the late 1980s and a financial journalist since roughly 1998. He is on his second stint with MarketWatch, where he currently works as senior reporter covering banking and cannabis after working there from 1998 until 2013. He was the first dot-com journalist to perform in the NYFWA's Financial Follies in 1999 and became president of the NYFWA in 2008. Other experience includes M&A and private markets reporter for The Deal and private equity reporter for Buyouts/ 

This event is open to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests are welcome to attend by paying the $15 NYFWA guest fee.

When: Tuesday, June 11th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Where: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square -7th floor

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