WSJ ME Thomson praises Loeb winner Seib
by Chris Roush
Robert Thomson, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following praise for Gerald Seib, who won a Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday.
Our colleague Jerry Seib has won a noteworthy honor, the 2012 Loeb Lifetime Achievement award, which was announced this morning, along with eight Loeb award finalists from Dow Jones, which led the distinguished field by some distance. It should also be noted that this is not a prize presentiment of an early retirement but a platform for even greater achievement by Jerry.
This particular honor recognizes the insight, authority and depth of Jerry’s work over more than three decades (that is, nearly 3,000 bylines) at the Journal. It also lauds his peerless economic and business insight, and an ability to explain the recondite sinuosities of Washington compellingly to a broad audience. Along the way, Jerry has become known for integrity, fairness and objectivity, traits rather preternatural within the Beltway.
Furthermore, he has been a leader and mentor for many Journal journalists, past and present (and future). As Alan Murray wrote in one of the numerous letters of support we received for his nomination: “Jerry has become a model of the very best in modern journalism…He is a model for us all.”
Please join me in, verbally, toasting Jerry, who represents the very best of the Journal journalism.