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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. Newman wrote more than 400 features for the paper’s front page from more than 65 countries and most states in the USA, covering everything from the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe to pickled herring caves in Sweden.

The New York Financial Writers’ Association is proud to announce Newman as the recipient of its annual Elliott V. Bell Award, which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field of financial journalism. To celebrate Newman’s achievement, the association will host an award reception at the CUNY Journalism School on Wednesday, May 24.

As part of the evening, Newman will moderate a panel with notable writers and editors about the craft of storytelling. The discussion will explore how journalists can bring business reporting to life for general news audience and how they’re adapting their craft to today’s digital news age. Newman will be joined by Ellen Pollock, the new business editor for The New York TimesDavid Enrich, financial enterprise editor at The Wall Street Journal, author Josh Prager, and Joe Sexton, senior editor at ProPublica.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring drinks and appetizers, followed by the award ceremony and panel. This event is only open to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests are welcome to attend for $15, which must be paid in advance hereRSVPs are mandatory, as you cannot get into the building if your name is not on the list.

When: May 24th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th St.