Four journalism students study business news on Wall Street over Spring Break

Four Grady College journalism students spent spring break participating in a fellowship of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers organized and sponsored by Grady's Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.

Students visit the iconic Bull in New York's financial district. (Credit: Keith Herndon)

Kathleen LaPorte, Cailin O'Brien, Maria Torres and Nicholas Fouriezos were in New York visiting and training at The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Yahoo Finance, the New York Stock Exchange and Oppenheimer.

On the set during a visit with Yahoo Finance (Credit: Mandi Woodruff)

The students met with reporters and editors at the news outlets and had lunch with Matthew Winkler, the editor-in-chief at Bloomberg.

They also enjoyed a dinner with 15 of Grady College's young alumni now working in New York.

Mandi Woodruff (ABJ '09), now covering personal finance at Yahoo! Finance, was an exceptional host during the visit. (Credit: Keith Herndon)

The students were selected based on their performance in an advanced reporting course that focused on business journalism during the spring 2013 and fall 2013 semesters. Keith Herndon, visiting professor of journalism, taught the courses following his Reynolds Fellowship in Business Journalism and accompanied the students on the trip.

Date: March 19, 2014

Contact:  Keith Herndon,