Four Grady College students were recognized in New York City during the fall conference of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) through a fellowship organized by the college’s Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.
The Cox-SABEW Fellows for 2018 were: John Durham, Collin Huguley, Charlotte Norsworthy and Amy Scott. The students were recognized during a luncheon held October 25 at Reuters in New York City.
The Cox-SABEW Fellowship was created to honor students who have taken the initiative to engage in business journalism and business education through class assignments, student media and professional internships, said Dr. Keith Herndon, director of the Cox Institute. This year’s group marked the sixth year of the partnership with SABEW, which was created in 2013 and has included 24 students to date.
This year’s program is also part of a new two-year readership initiative the Grady College has established with Barron’s through a sponsorship by PagnoKarp, a wealth management and advisory firm. The student’s kicked off Grady’s new relationship with Barron’s during a lunch hosted by Katherine Bell, Barron’s Editor-in-Chief.
“Katherine was able to provide some great insight on how we as student journalists can learn more about financial investment coverage,” Norsworthy said. “She has goals to make Barron’s more accessible to younger readers to increase financial literacy, and that was inspiring for all of us to hear.”
In addition to attending the SABEW conference and Barron’s luncheon, the students also met with business journalists from Fortune magazine, NPR and the Wall Street Journal. The Fortune visit featured meetings with Grady alumnae Polina Marinova (ABJ’13) and Grace Donnelly (ABJ’16), who are both associate editors at the business magazine. Also, the students were hosted during the conference and at NPR by Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as NPR’s senior business editor. Geewax is on the SABEW board of directors and is serving this year as an Industry Fellow with the Cox Institute.
“Getting to hear from a number of world-class journalists and knowledgeable business figures was tremendously valuable in teaching me more about business journalism,” Huguley said. “The range of perspectives and advice from successful people in my intended line of work was refreshing to hear, and it was great to experience this in the world’s most iconic city.”