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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Friday, May 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Back to the Future: The Rise of E-Newsletters

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You've got mail. Or at least, an emailed newsletter. In an era of social media, apps and other high-tech news-delivery strategies, seemingly old-school e-newsletters are coming into their own and developing their own voice. They are smart, informative, snarky and fun. They are also an increasingly important way of getting content directly to readers. This session will examine the news media's embrace of newsletters. We'll look at why newsletters matter, what they seek to accomplish, how to do them well, and what journalists as individuals can learn from this trend. 

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Mary Jane Pardue

Department Head, Professor of Journalism, Missouri State University
Mary Jane Pardue is professor of journalism and interim department head in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film at Missouri State University. She has been a SABEW member for 15 years. As co-chair of the Training Committee for three years, she has helped organize many teletraining sessions for SABEW members. She has written a number of columns for The Business Journalist since 2005. In 2002 Pardue was asked to head the SABEW Task Force... Read More →

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Kristen Bellstrom

Senior editor, Fortune
Kristen Bellstrom, senior editor at Fortune, authors The Broadsheet, a daily newsletter about the most powerful women in business. She also edits Fortune.com’s women and business coverage. Kristen was previously a senior editor at Money Magazine. She also held a variety of writing and editing positions at SmartMoney magazine. Kristen is a graduate of Duke University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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Dan Colarusso

Executive editor, digital, Reuters
Dan Colarusso is Executive Editor, Digital at Reuters, responsible for news coverage and strategic direction of its consumer online platforms and digital video products. | | In addition to Reuters.com, other global online platforms and their social media components, he is the founding editor of ReutersTV, a cutting edge video news app launched in 2015. | Before joining Reuters in late 2011, he was the U.S. Managing Editor of Bloomberg TV... Read More →
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Beth Hunt

Director of editorial operations, American City Business Journals
Beth Hunt was named Director of Editorial Operations for American City Business Journals in fall 2006, after 17 years as a reporter and editor for three ACBJ-owned business journals. As Director of Editorial Operations, Beth provides internal consulting services to ACBJ newsrooms — consulting on training, recruiting, content and staff development, and idea-sharing – and works with the company’s product development group to... Read More →