SABEW announces Best in Business winners


The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has announced winners of its 18th Best in Business competition, which honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms.

Click here for the complete list of winners.

The 134 winners represent all corners of business journalism, from the Providence Journal to The Wall Street Journal, from American Banker to National Underwriter Life & Health, from CNBC to Southern California Public Radio. Bloomberg News and its related magazines, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Businessweek, led  with 14 wins; The New York Times had nine winners, and The Huffington Post and CNBC had five each.

“This year’s contest not only had the most entries ever (1,120), but they came from the largest and most diverse group of publications we’ve seen, from online startups to non-profit investigative journalism groups to newspapers to broadcast outlets,” said Jill Jorden Spitz, SABEW president and senior editor for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.

“This year’s winners should be especially proud because changes to the contest made it tougher than ever to win — judging panels were given strict guidelines about how many prizes they could award based on the number of entries per category.”

Awards will be presented Friday, April 5, at the Marvin Conference Center at George Washington University. SABEW’s 50th annual conference and gala runs April 4-6 and features Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen, AOL chairman Tim Armstrong, former Office of Management and Budget chief David Stockman, and business TV personality Jim Cramer.

More than 200 working journalists and academics served as judges, sifting through the record 1,120 entries from 195 news outlets across 68 categories.

Judges’ comments will be available on the SABEW website later this week.