re: The Auditors at The Poynter Institute

This week I’m attending a class at the Poynter Institute, Critical Tools For The Non-Traditional Journalist. It’s a great privilege to be here and I’m meeting tons of folks from all walks of life.  We are tweeting under the hashtag #NonTradJs. Nick Coleman was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Nick, 59, was a reporter […]

10 Worth Watching: Women Who Inspire A Profession

Wow.  This was a lovely surprise. ‘A girl with a Mac Book’ Francine McKenna doesn’t call herself a journalist, but her blog seems to belie that claim. Since 2006, McKenna has been the mastermind and managing editor behind re: The Auditors, a blog that covers the regulation and globalization of Big Four audit firms, and […]

McKenna To Attend Poynter Institute Program: St. Petersburg, FL

The Loeb Finalist experience inspired me to look for opportunities to learn more about journalism and digital media from the pros. I’ve been applying for fellowships and programs that can help me find more people doing what I do and more support for future plans. One place that’s well known to professional journalists is the […]

McKenna Featured in Three New Videos on The Street.com

Last week while I was in New York, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Maria Woehr, a Financial Services reporter for The Street.com.  We talked for about a half an hour and she’s produced three videos from that material so far.

LexisNexis Top 25 Business Law Blogs

I’m pleased to notify you that re: The Auditors is one of the nominated candidates for the LexisNexis Top 25 Business Law Blogs of 2010, featured on the LexisNexis Corporate & Securities Law Community and the LexisNexis UCC, Commercial Contracts & Business Law Community.

McKenna to Speak September 15 at New York County Lawyers Association

I have been asked to participate on September 15, 2010, 6-9 pm in New York City (14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium) on a panel to discuss, A Crisis of Our Own Design, with Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent, New York Times and Anton Valukas, Lehman Bankruptcy Examiner, Chairman, Jenner & Block. The program is sponsored by the NYCLA […]

Upcoming Speeches and Appearances: Fall 2010

You can read my stories here. This fall you can also see me talk about these stories live. And you can support my coverage of key conferences that will produce new stories about the audit firms and accounting profession.

Forbes Interviews Francine McKenna

Neil Weinberg, Executive Editor of Forbes magazine, interviewed me on April 20th in New York.  We talked about the biggest banking bankruptcies, the value of a good bankruptcy examiner’s report and the high cost and diminishing value of the auditor’s opinion. Look for more from me, and Forbes, on these issues soon.

re: The Auditors at the American Accounting Association

Edith Orenstein over at the FEI Blog gives a quick rundown of all the interesting panels and speeches this week at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. I was invited to participate on Panel 7.5: “Operating an Accounting Blog,”Moderated by: Bill McCarthy, Michigan State University.  My fellow panelists are : Joe Hoyle, Teaching […]

On The Road Again… Washington DC For SEC, PCAOB Open Meetings

I’ll be in Washington, DC the next few days to attend, primarily, the SEC and PCAOB Open Meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

See you there!

On My Plate: The Compliance Week Annual Conference

There’s quite a bit on my plate while I’m here in Washington DC this week for the Compliance Week Annual Conference. I’ve brought my sharp pen and stilettos to the the Mayflower Hotel, where I’m resting comfortably and waiting for the kickoff reception tonight.  This is my fourth year covering the conference for re: The […]

“The Skeptical Professional” @GSU’s 4th Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

I’m wrapping up three days in Atlanta at the Georgia Southern University Fourth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference (Twitter hashtag #GSUFFAConf).  A big thank you to Don Berecz, Director of GSU’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business and Laura Snyder of Porter Keadle Moore, LLP, conference sponsors, for your gracious Atlanta hospitality. […]