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It’s an all-new SABEW Spring Conference where we’ll focus on the future of business news. You can count on big ideas and Ted-style talks, hands-on skills development and more time for member networking. It’s like nothing we’ve ever done. We promise you’ll go back to your newsrooms with plenty to share and use.

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Conference chairs are Lisa Gibbs, global business editor, Associated Press and Beth Hunt, director, editorial recruiting and development, American City Business Journals.

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Friday, April 28 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch Session: When a Businessman Becomes President: Covering Trump

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The sprawling business ties of President Trump and resulting potential conflicts of interests, not to mention the stream of new economic policies and programs, blur the intersection of politics and business news in ways rarely seen. While we scramble to make sense of it all, the administration calls journalists the real opposition party, putting us at risk of attacking back in ways that backfire or constantly playing defense. Our skills with data and economic thinking help ground us, yet we still need to recognize the ways in which our newsroom culture (and even ideology) shape our work. How do we hold our subjects accountable while remaining above the fray? How do we ensure our work serves audiences across the political and economic spectrum?

These questions are the subject of the 2017 Klott Memorial Ethics Symposium. Our moderator is Timothy L. O’Brien, executive editor of Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Gadfly. O’Brien, a former editor and reporter with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and HuffPost, is the author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald. O’Brien will be joined by NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax, who leads NPR’s Conflicts Team monitoring President Trump’s business interests, and Lawrence Ingrassia, managing editor, Los Angeles Times.

Klott Ethics Session: This session is offered in memory of former SABEW president Gary Klott, who died in August 2002. Gary spent considerable time educating members on ethical decision-making for journalists. The Klott ethics session is produced annually in his honor.

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Marilyn Geewax

Senior business news editor, National Public Radio
Marilyn Geewax is a senior business news editor at NPR, assigning and editing radio stories. Since the election, she has had a special assignment, heading a team of reporters covering the Trump administration’s conflicts of interest and ethical issues. She regularly discusses those... Read More →
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Lawrence Ingrassia

Managing editor, Los Angeles Times
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Larry Ingrassia is one of the most accomplished business journalists in the country and has directed coverage that has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes, awards and other honors. He joined the Los Angeles Times in January 2015 as managing editor... Read More →
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Timothy L. O'Brien

Executive editor, Bloomberg Gadfly and Bloomberg View
Timothy L. O’Brien is the executive editor of Bloomberg View and Bloomberg Gadfly, Bloomberg News' platforms for analysis and opinion about business, markets, politics, international affairs, and public policy. He is the author of “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Elliott Bay Room, Lobby Level The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101