For more than 50 years, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists have proudly hosted reporters, editors and producers from news organizations around the world.

The diversity of journalists attending—representing newspapers, magazines, broadcast and international news media—creates a rich environment for learning alongside the faculty of the Wharton School.

Comments From Past Participants

“It was an amazing opportunity to learn things, meet interesting teachers who can be valuable for future stories and spend three days with 30 other journalists.”

Julie Chabanas, Agence France Presse (Philadelphia Flagship Program 2023)

“Fantastic. Very worthwhile. I’m still quite new to business writing, so I appreciated that some courses offered an overview. I also appreciated that I wasn’t the only one at this point on the learning curve. Getting to meet other journalists at a similar point in their careers was one of the highlights.”

David Agnew, Risk & Insurance Magazine (Philadelphia Flagship Program 2023)

“The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists was exactly what I needed to better integrate financial data in my stories. The range of the seminars, from diving into the basics of accounting with Prof. Blouin and Fischer to the economics of gender and diversity with Prof. Low, would benefit any journalist in this rapidly-changing news landscape.”

Roodgally Senatus, ImpactAlpha (Philadelphia Flagship Program 2023)

“I really appreciated the opportunity to have off deadline conversations about business issues with Wharton faculty and fellow reporters.”

Corbin Hiar, E&E News/POLITICO (Philadelphia Flagship Program 2022)

“I have a more comprehensive understanding of why companies set up their financial documents the way they do. I’m not just looking at the numbers, there are whole narratives in these documents, which makes me even more excited to dive into them.”

Jordyn Holman, New York Times (Philadelphia Flagship Program 2022)

“The lectures were very well-chosen and appropriate to the current news environment. The professors presented in a very clear and expert manner. I am extremely pleased that I could participate.”

Reem Nasr, CNBC (Winter Program 2022)

“I was really impressed with the range and depth of material covered in an engaging manner. There’s such a wealth of knowledge in academia regarding these financial topics we cover every day, so to have access to the expertise of professors at Wharton is invaluable.”

Anne Marie Lee, CBS MoneyWatch (Flagship Program 2021)

“The Seminars were very informative and engaging. The professors did a great job of bringing to life subject matter that can often be abstract and dull.”

Paul Demko, POLITICO (Flagship Program 2021)

“The presenters provided awesome insight into timely issues. And fellow participants asked good questions, engaged well and made the experience worthwhile.”

David Hood, Bloomberg Tax & Accounting (June 2021 Program)

“The Seminar experience was helpful, engaging and informative. In this WFH environment, it was a great way to network with fellow business journalists and top experts from Wharton.”

Anna Meyer, Inc. (Winter Program, 2021)

“My experience at the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists was exceptional. The topics were particularly timely. The content was informative. The speakers presented the material in a way that was easy to follow. Most of all, the material was thought-provoking and sparked many ideas.”

Giovanna Drpic, Fox News (Winter Program, 2021)

“The Seminar really got me out of my comfort zone and inspired me to learn more about the business sector, which could help me greatly in my future reporting, allowing me to ask better questions and think more professionally.”

Aiping Huang, Xinhua News Agency (Flagship Program 2020)

“The Seminar was extremely useful, both from the perspective of refreshing knowledge and connecting with useful sources/other journalists in the industry. It’s worth its weight in gold.”

Javier David, Yahoo! Finance (Flagship Program 2020)

I gained a lot of knowledge in business and financial journalism fundamentals, including some that I don’t use in my current job, but which may be abundantly beneficial in future steps of my career.”

Kenrick Cai, Forbes (Flagship Program, 2020)

The virtual Seminars gave me a rare opportunity to meet and interact with another 50 foreign peers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The professors were insightful and very willing to answer our questions. I felt refreshed and energetic after the classes despite the time zone differences from Taipei to Philadelphia.”

Shih Ching Kao, Taipei Times (Flagship Program, 2020)

“I know the things I learned here will help me find better stories, ask better questions and explain complex concepts.”

Waverly Colville, CNBC (Philadelphia, 2019)

“I feel more equipped to report authoritatively on financial statements and the issues discussed, and look forward to speaking with Wharton professors as sources for the rest of my career.”

Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times (Philadelphia, 2019)

“The Wharton Seminars offer a fascinating opportunity for business journalists to learn, mingle and interact with academia and peers in the media industry…my best back-to-school experience!”

Tianchen Wei, Sina Finance (Philadelphia, 2019)

“The Seminars were extremely informative, using a good mix of practical and theory to simplify difficult and confusing business topics. I never knew accounting and taxation could be made fun.”

Pooja Agarwal, BBC India (Philadelphia, 2019)

“[The Seminars] provided immediate, direct information and contacts I can use at work Monday.”

Sandy Mazza, The Tennessean/USA Today Network (Philadelphia, 2019)

“If anyone wants to deepen their knowledge on financial concepts, balance sheet literacy, accounting and economic principles, this is the seminar to take.”

Shwanika Narayan, Los Angeles Business Journal (Philadelphia, 2018)

“I had the rare and precious opportunity to learn not only from experts in the field of business and finance, but also from fellow journalists.”

Ryan Chua, Bloomberg Hong Kong (Philadelphia, 2018)

“The professors were so skilled at distilling complex accounting and financial concepts and making the content engaging and applicable.”

Stephanie Sy, Yahoo! News (Philadelphia, 2018)

“Very useful, both interesting and ready-to-use for my day to day job. I wish this Seminar could have lasted the whole week!”

Elsa Conesa, Les Echos (Philadelphia, 2017)

“The professors added context and a new lens with which to approach companies.”

Paresh Dave, Reuters (Philadelphia, 2017)

Past Participants

Aamulehti (Finland)
ABC News
American Banker
AmericaEconomia (Chile)
Associated Press
Bloomberg News
Berlingske (Denmark)
Business Week
Business Insider
BuzzFeed News
Caijing Magazine (China)
CBC News (Canada)
CBS “60 Minutes”
Chicago Tribune
China Business News
China Radio International
China Securities Journal
Christian Science Monitor
Chronicle of Higher Education
CNBC India
Dagens Naeringsliv (Norway)
Dallas Morning News
Deadline Hollywood
Detroit Free Press
Dow Jones News Service
East African Standard
Economic Times
Editora Abril (Brazil)
Exame Magazine (Brazil)
Expansion (Spain)
Fast Company
Financial Times
Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil)
Fortuna (Portugal)
Funds Society (Mexico)
Ghanian Times
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Ha’aretz (Israel)
Handelsblatt Het Financieele Dagblad (Netherlands)
Huffington Post
Investor’s Business Daily
Jiji Press (Japan)
JoongAng IIbo Newspaper (South Korea
Kyodo News Service (Japan)
Les Echos (France)
La Repubblica (Italy)
Los Angeles Times
Macleans (Canada)
Milano Finanza (Italy)
Mint Newspaper (India)
Money Moneytoday (Korea)
National Public Radio
NBC News
N24 (Germany)
Newark Star Ledger
New Dehli TV (NDTV)
New York Times
Nightly Business Report
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan)
Nikkei (Japan)
O’Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
PBS NewsHour
People’s Daily (China)
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Seattle Times
Sina Finance (China)
South Florida Sentinel
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
Singapore Business Times
Straits Times (Singapore)
Sydsvenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
The Oregonian
Thomson Reuters
Toronto Globe & Mail
Turkish Radio and Television
U.S.A. Today
U.S. News & World Report
Vanity Fair Magazine
Vietnam News
Voice of America
Wall St. Journal
Washington Post
WirtschaftsWoche (Germany)
Women’s Wear Daily
WYNC, New York Public Radio
Xinhua News Agency (China)
Yahoo Finance