Reynolds Week to Bring Journalists, Professors for Business Journalism Training at ASU

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More than 30 journalists and business journalism educators from around the world will participate at the 11th annual Reynolds Week at Arizona State University in January.

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Twenty-five journalists and eight journalism educators from around the world are coming to Arizona State University next month to participate in the preeminent training program in business journalism.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting the 11th annual Reynolds Week Jan. 4-6.

Participants will hear from national experts on topics that include interpreting financial statements and discovering stories in statistics as well as the art of conducting local and national business investigations. Speakers will include high-profile journalists such as Steven Levy, author and editor-in-chief of tech-business blog Backchannel, and Leslie Wayne, a longtime former business reporter for The New York Times.

Reynolds Week serves journalists wanting a deep dive on a variety of money-related topics, and university and college faculty members who teach business journalism or are planning to incorporate money coverage in existing courses. This year’s journalists and professors come from 19 states, the District of Columbia, and five countries.

Reynolds Week is made possible by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that founded the Reynolds Center to improve the quality of business reporting across the U.S. Reynolds fellows receive a fellowship valued at $1,500 that covers tuition, hotel accommodation and meals.

This year’s fellows are:


  • Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Benjamin Bathke, freelancer for Media Shift (Newport Beach, California) & Deutsche Welle (Bonn, Germany)
  • Brandi Bottalico, The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland
  • Morgan Chilson, The Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kansas
  • Brooks Johnson, Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Oluyemisi Lanre-Idowu, TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Erik Lorenzsonn, The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Joseph Martin, Houston Business Journal, Houston, Texas
  • Katherine Martin, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington
  • Anna Marum, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
  • Monica Mendoza, Denver Business Journal, Denver, Colorado
  • Marissa Nall, Pacific Coast Business Times, Santa Barbara, California
  • Allison Prang, American Banker, New York, New York
  • Dawn Reiss, Freelancer for U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C.
  • Lilly Rockwell, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
  • Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
  • Arlene Satchell, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Michael Seale, Birmingham Business Journal, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Melody Simmons, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Ashley Stewart, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, Washington
  • Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan
  • Steven Totten, Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Susan Valot, freelancer for National Public Radio, The California Report, San Francisco, California
  • Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


  • Steven Adesemoye, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
  • Kim Fox, The American University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Kate Gannon, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas
  • Allison Ludwig, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Thomas Palmer, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York
  • Adam Tanner, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Eric Wilson, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Shuling Zhang, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China


Since 2003, more than 29,000 journalists have learned to cover business better through free training from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The center is at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University’s Phoenix campus and is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed more than $145 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.

Email media enquiries to President Andrew Leckey of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism (andrew.leckey(at)businessjournalism(dot)org) or call 602-496-9186.


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