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Webinar: Pioneering Women in Financial News –And Their Heirs

Carol Loomis, Fortune magazine’s longest employee over seven decades; Alyson Shontell, the first woman and youngest editor-in-chief to helm Fortune; Winnie O'Kelley, an industry veteran and now dean of academic affairs at Columbia Journalism School; Susanne Craig, a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter at the New York Times; and Diana Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist and author, discuss the significant changes that have taken place within the world of financial jou

Reporting the Financial Fallout of the Ukraine War

By Lee Barney

On Feb. 24, 2022, when Russia, without provocation, invaded Ukraine, financial journalists found themselves in the unusual position of having to report on war and economic sanctions being imposed by the West on Russia,

The task was unexpected for New York Financial Writers Association (NYFWA) members, but it has been a challenge they have lived up to.

This was the message from speakers at a NYFWA webinar March 22, featuring high-profile journalists from Bloomberg, The New York Times, ThomsonReuters and The Wall Street Journal.

Webinar: Reporting the Financial Fallout of the Ukraine War

High-profile journalists Stephanie Baker, Bloomberg; Patricia Cohen, New York Times; Howard Schneider, Reuters and Ian Talley, The Wall Street Journal, discuss the difficulties in covering how sanctions are affecting Russia, Ukraine and the rest of the world with Lawrence Carrel, a financial journalist and a member of the NYFWA board of governors.


Webinar: How to Write About Personal Finance

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

Len discusses the ins and outs of writing about personal finance with a panel of New York's top personal financial journalists. Learn their tricks in our latest webinar.


Webinar: The Story Behind the Winning Stories of 2021's Impact Award

The recipients of the New York Financial Writers' Association's 2021's Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism, Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan of Bloomberg News, discuss the story behind their series of articles that spurred one of the spotlighted companies to exit a business highlighted in the stories.

NYFWA Announces Recipients of 2021 Impact Award

Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan of Bloomberg News, and former Bloomberg News editor Cam Simpson, have been named the 2021 winners of the New York Financial Writers’ Association’s Impact Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for investigative reporting that exposed how leading U.S. chemical companies fuel the narcotics labs flooding America with deadly drugs.

Farewell to Longtime NYFWA Member Claudia Deutsch

It is with great sadness that we report that longtime and beloved NYFWA member Claudia Deutsch lost her battle with esophageal cancer on January 13, 2022.

Webinar: The Substack Impact

The New York Financial Writers' Association's latest webinar features 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 Casey Newton and Eric Newcomer 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 with New York Times Opinion economic writer Peter Coy.

Congratulations to Peter Coy

NYFWA board member Peter Coy has joined the New York Times Opinion section (@nytopinion) as an economics writer. 

Prior to his new role, Peter spent 32 years at BusinessWeek and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, where he was most recently the magazine's economics editor. He began his career as an editor in the Albany bureau of the Associated Press.  


Webinar: A Grudge Match in Japan: One Corner, Two 7-Elevens

The New York Financial Writers’ Association's latest reporting club webinar looks at an epic feud between 7-Eleven, one of Japan’s most powerful companies, and a franchisee in Osaka.