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Remembering Longtime NYFWA Member Jefferson Grigsby

Longtime NYFWA member Jefferson Grigsby passed away on January 6th at the age of 85, following a lengthy illness.

Dan Bases Named Deputy U.S. Public Finance Editor at Reuters

NYFWA member Daniel Bases, a former NYFWA president, has been named Deputy U.S. Public Finance Editor at Reuters. In the 18 years Dan has been with Reuters Dan has held numerous positions with the company, both in New York and London. He has spend the last 12 years focused primarily on emerging markets and foreign policy. Daniel is a former Knight-Bagehot Fellow and the co-recipient of their 2015 Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize for excellence in business journalism.

Scholarship Winners Jessica DiNapoli and Carl O’Donnell Named to Reuters Posts

Jessica DiNapoli, a 2015 NYFWA scholarship recipient and recent graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, has been named as a corporate restructuring reporter for Reuters’ Deal Team. Jessica initially joined Reuters in June and was previously covering Puerto Rico for the municipal bonds team.

2015 Scholarship Winner Jessica Lynn DiNapoli Hired by Reuters

Congratulations to 2015 NYFWA scholarship recipient winner Jessica Lynn DiNapoli on being hired by Reuters, where she will be covering restructuring from an M&A standpoint. DiNapoli is a recent graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. 

Cezary Podkul Wins SABEW Award -His Second Award This Year

Congratulations to Cezary Podkul on winning the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, which honors journalists under 30 years old. Podkul will receive his award and a $1,500 honorarium at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference on October 9th.

 “Larry Birger played an important role in the development of business journalism and it gives us great pleasure to recognize his legacy through this award to Podkul,” said Josh Merkin, vice president of rbb Communications.

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.

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