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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.

Spencer Soper Named E-Commerce Reporter at Bloomberg

Congratulations to NYFWA member Spencer Soper on being named as an e-commerce reporter at Bloomberg News. A recent Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Spencer was previously a business reporter at the Allentown Morning Call, where he broke an attention-grabbing story on the working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses.

The World Media Summit Invites Journalists to Submit Entries for its 2014 Global Excellence Awards

The World Media Summit invites news agencies, newspapers, TV stations and news websites around the world and journalists working at these institutions to submit their work for consideration for the organization’s 2014 Global Awards for Excellence.

NYFWA Honors Tom Herman as 2013 Elliott Bell Winner

By Steve Govoni

On June 18,2014, The New York Financial Writers’ Association presented its Elliott V. Bell Award to Tom Herman for his contribution to financial journalism. In his 40 years at The Wall Street Journal, Herman’s coverage of taxes and his ability to demystify the code for millions of Americans helped make him a legend and a stalwart in the newsroom. More recently, Herman has been passing on his extensive knowledge to the next generation of writers as a teacher at Yale and Columbia Journalism School,

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