SABEW’s 2011 Conference Comes to an End

April 10, 2011  

Check the Daily Mustang’s business portal for stories, live blogs, videos, and a twitter feed (#SABEW) covering many of the weekend’s events.

The Daily Mustang business news portal will be continuously updated with SABEW coverage all weekend long. Click the above image to visit the portal.

By Kimmy Ryan

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Conference was held on SMU’s campus Thursday through Saturday. The annual SABEW Conference is the largest gathering of business journalists and featured many prominent journalism speakers.

Some of the weekend highlights included Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Texas; Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy; Mary Schapiro, SEC chairman; and Elizabeth Warren, assistant to President Obama. The CEOs of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines spoke about the future of the airline industry on Friday. And, the CEOs of the Container Store and Whole Foods spoke about “Conscious Capitalism” on Saturday.

SMU’s own Tony Pederson, Mark Vamos and Jake Batsell also spoke in breakout sessions.

It was an incredible weekend at SMU. With a plethora of great speakers, the weekend was full of interesting and, many times, helpful content. The SABEW Conference included everything from tips on how to do investigative journalism to discussions on airline safety and drug cartels in Mexico.

Journalists from across the country came pouring into SMU’s Collins Center. Many of the attendees were professionals in the journalism world, but many journalism students attended as well.

One journalist was overheard saying, “The conference is running so smoothly. It really makes you want to stay all day and enjoy the speakers.”

SMU journalism students helped work the check-in table and helped with set-up and take-down, but they also received media passes to the conference. Check out the business portal for all their SABEW coverage, including blogging, tweeting, video stories, live-blogging, and hard news stories.

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