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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.

Alexander Plough Joins Debtwire

NYFWA member Alexander Plough has been named a reporter at Debtwire, where he will be covering leveraged finance in North America with particular attention to the loan market. Prior to joining Debtwire, Alexander, a recent graduate from the Columbia Univesrsity Graduate School of Journalism, covered the mutual fund industry for Citywire and was a data journalist for the Reuters Foundation.

Straight Talk Ethics Debate Fuels Interesting Discussion

From left to right: Neal Lispchutz, editor of ethics and standards for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, and Clark Hoyt, editor at large for Bloomberg

NYFWA members enjoyed a unique panel examining ethics in financial journalism on Thursday, March 26th, an event that focused heavily on the impact digital journalism has had on ethics as a whole.

Wall Street Journal Remembers Missing Reporter a Year After Disappearance

A year after Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird mysteriously went missing, his employer ran an article spotlighting a candlelight walk marking the date of his disappearance a year earlier: http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-jersey-community-remembers-missing-wall-...

NYFWA Member Publishes Novel

Longtime NYFWA member Art Merims, formerly with the financial news and city news departments of the Associated Press in NYC, has just published a new novel concerning the relationship between the news media and public relations. Merims’ novel, "Bitter-Sweet, A Reporter's Life," which includes three romances, some violence and highlights many aspects of a typical reporter's activities, is currently available online at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is Seeking Applicants

Do you -- or a reporter you know -- have a great idea for a long form story on a business or economic topic that you'd like to produce, but few resources to get it done?

NYFWA Members Share Fond Memories After Learning About the Passing of Joseph Duome

Longtime NYFWA member Joseph J. Duome passed away on October 25th, just a week after celebrating his 97th birthday with all of his family. His funeral was held on October 31st at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, PA. And his mark on the NYFWA was made incredibly clear in the many fond memories members who knew Duome shared upon learning of the news:

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Announces First McGraw Business Journalism Fellows

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has announced the first winners of its newly launched McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. Tom Mashberg, Nate Halverson and Jay Greene are the first recipients of the fellowships, which were created by the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism to support long-form investigative and enterprise stories on critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business.

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