Campus: CSU, Hayward -- May 10, 2001

International Business Journalists To Have 'Adventures In Economics'

Twenty-four business journalists from Hong Kong, Jerusalem, New Delhi, Montreal and more than a dozen American cities have been selected for a one-week fellowship in economics that begins May 20 at California State University, Hayward.

The "Adventures in Economics" fellowship is hosted by the Cal State Hayward Center for Economic Education and the university's Office of Public Affairs, and is co-sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

"Reporters and editors who cover business, technology, education and politics will benefit from this fellowship in one of the most important economic regions of the world," said Jane Lopus, CSUH economics professor and director of the Center for Economic Education.

Principal presenters will be professors from the university's School of Business and Economics.
The journalists will have discussions with corporate leaders during visits to major area firms such as Intel Corp. and Wente Winery. The schedule includes a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, meetings with Silicon Valley corporate leaders, and a discussion of the economics of sport when the fellows meet with San Francisco Giants Executive Vice President Larry Baer at Pacific Bell Park.

Fellows will also meet with high school student winners of the Center for Economic Education Stock Market Simulation contest that involves thousands of economics students.
Journalists selected for the fellowship:

  • Deborah Adamson, business reporter for CBS in Los Angeles
  • Mike Angell, technology reporter for Investors Business Daily in Sunnyvale
  • Kathy Bergstrom, business reporter for the Des Moines Register
  • Scott Bowles, business reporter for USA Today in Los Angeles
  • Francine Brevetti, business reporter for the Oakland Tribune
  • James Daly, editor in chief of Business 2.0 magazine
  • Denise Faille, business reporter for the French Radio Network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in Montreal
  • Daniel Gaines, business editor for
  • Laura Gardner, news producer for WHDH-TV, the Boston NBC affiliate
  • Dan Gerstenfeld, business editor for The Jerusalem Post
  • Sarah Lacy, reporter for The San Jose Business Journal
  • Craig Lazzeretti, deputy business editor for the Contra Costa Times
  • Anne Mulkern, consumer reporter for The Orange County Register
  • Emelyn Rodriguez, senior editor for The California Journal
  • Bob Schildgen, managing editor of Sierra, the Sierra Club magazine
  • Laurence Scott, editor in chief for Global Technology Business magazine in Mountain View
  • Suveen Sinha, special correspondent for Business Today in New Delhi, India
  • Margaret Steen, business reporter for the San Jose Mercury News
  • Cynthia Wilson, aerospace reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Margaret Wong, reporter for Associated Press' Hong Kong bureau
  • Blaise Zerega, features editor for Red Herring magazine
  • Sam Zuckerman, economics writer for the San Francisco Chronicle
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For more information, contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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