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Personal Finance Expert Clements: Spend With Care to Achieve Happiness

By Sheila Mullan & David Graubard

There are those who think that managing money is all about beating the stock market and accumulating as much as possible. And then there are those who get it.

Elliott Bell Ceremony Examines Changing Nature of Journalism

This year's Elliott V. Bell Award ceremony examined the changing nature of journalism in an increasingly digital world and drew several notable attendees. Following are a few images from the evening, as well as a video of the event.

     

NYFWA Members Learn Some of the Ins and Outs of Writing Good Anecdotes

Former writer Barry Newman, author of “News to Me,” addressed members of the NYFWA on June 2, where he discussed some of the lessons he has learned during his years as a writer and gave members are few tips on gleaning the material needed in order to write compelling anecdotes.

2015 Scholarship Winners Get Advice From Young NYFWA Members

When the 10 recipients of this year’s NYFWA scholarships were awarded their scholarship checks on May 11, they also had the opportunity to learn about some of the early observations of a few NYFWA members who were in their shoes not long ago. Cezary Podkul, Sherry Hsieh and Laura Keller, all of whom are NYFWA members and novice journalists themselves, took the opportunity pass along advice to the scholarship recipients who will be following their footsteps into the world of financial journalism.

The Loss of Bill Smith

Longtime NYFWA member William (Bill) Smith passed away on May 2nd. Following is the obituary that ran in The New York Times:

William D. Smith, a former business reporter for The New York Times who covered the oil industry then worked for it as a media relations specialist for Exxon during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, died on May 2 in Park Ridge, N.J. He was 79.

His daughter, Bronwyn McElroy, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dark Arts of Sourcing Event Examines Best Ways to Cultivate Sources

By Maryellen Tighe

The first step in building a strong relationship with a source is arranging in person meetings. That’s what the seasoned journalists of the New York Financial Writers’ Association’s dark arts of sourcing panel told the roughly 50 attendees at the April 14 event.

In person you can discuss how your relationship networks overlap, which may make them more comfortable, or work on developing a different human connection, according to Lawrence Delevingne, CNBC.com’s Big Money enterprise reporter.

Jeff John Roberts Joins Fortune

NYFWA member Jeff John Roberts has been named a reporter for Fortune, where he will cover law and policy. Prior to joining Fortune, Jeff was with GigaOM.

Cezary Podkul Named NYSSCPA Award Winner

Congratulations to NYFWA member and current board member Cezary Podkul on being named the winner of the New York State Society of CPA’s 2014 EFJ Award for the Best Explanatory article. The award, which is presented to journalists, reporters and authors for 10 different categories, recognizes outstanding work among both local and national media whose work contributes to a better understanding of business and financial topics.

Our Sympathy to Carolyn Crapo

The NYFWA would like to extend its condolences to longtime NYFWA member and current board member, Carolyn Crapo, following the passing of her father Ray Crapo. Mr. Crapo passed away on April 5 at the age of 78, following an extended illness. He will be buried on Friday, April 10th following a mass at St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx. Viewing and visiting hours will take place on Wed., April 8 and Thurs., April 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.. at David J. Hodder & Son Funeral Home 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY

Sherry Hsieh Name Reporter at Real Estate Fund Manager

NYFWA member Sherry Hsieh has been named a reporter for Pageant Media's Real Estate Fund Manager. Sherry, an invaluable member of the cast of this past year's Financial Follies, is a recent graduate of New York University.

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