Free ASBPE Webinar: Reporting on bankruptcies

Free ASBPE Webinar: Reporting on bankruptcies

The right to get a chance at a fresh start for yourself or for your business is guaranteed in the Constitution itself. Even freedom of the press had to wait until the First Amendment was ratified. But how does it work? Register now for the Aug. 6 webcast.

This webinar will cover:

  • The special courts that hear most business bankruptcy cases
  • Chapter 7 bankruptcies versus Chapters 11 and 13
  • Why those revolutionaries had the right idea, and why Europe, with different laws and attitudes, has allowed bad bankruptcy and foreclosure policies to hold back recovery
  • Why banks can’t declare bankruptcy!
  • Where the law has produced unfair results
  • Who gets to pick over a dead company’s bones ahead of the pack
  • Why newspapers had little to fear from bankruptcy court in this depression
  • … and more!

The stories that come out of bankruptcy proceedings can be compelling and clear – or muddled, or distracted by the rantings of creditors who are unlikely to collect anything anyway. Get your stories into the clear!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm EDT (2:00-3:30 pm CDT)

Location: Your computer.

Cost: Free for members, $35 for non-members

Registration: After registering here for the webcast, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast.

About the presenter:

Steve Ross is a long-time technology writer and former Columbia University journalism professor. He is also the Corporate Editor of Broadband Properties Magazine. The international publication (www. is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for ultra-connected communities. Some of his biggest models are on the site at

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARoss has domestic and international expertise in architecture, land-use planning, business, and education. He has built editorial models for Baseline, Engineering News-Record and others, and has modeled publishers’ business processes for Time Warner, Consumers Union and others.

Ross is well known in journalism circles for his CD-ROM-based instructional software and for his expertise in distance learning and computer-assisted reporting, also known as “analytic journalism”. He also appears regularly on History Channel and Weather Channel shows, most recently on Deadliest Space Weather.

He holds a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Journalism from Columbia. He has authored or edited 19 books. He has edited magazines and newsletters for McGraw-Hill, MBA Communications, Boardroom Publishing and others. He’s won numerous technical, professional, and journalistic awards. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and has taught statistics in academic and industrial settings.