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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer were among the winners of the annual Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of business journalism.
In the large newspaper category,Â The Times won for a series called “The Reckoning,” which explored the causes behind the current financial crisis.
In the medium and small newspaper category, the Miami Herald won for “Borrowers Betrayed,” which uncovered that Florida has licensed more than 1,000 convicted felons as mortgage brokers and has allowed 2,000 felons to work as unlicensed loan originators.
David Leonhardt of the New York Times magazine won in the magazine category for “Obamaonomics.”
Brian Carney of The Journal won in the commentary category for a series of columns about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Journal also won in the breaking news category for “The Day that Changed Wall Street.”
The Charlotte Observer’s Rick Rothacker won in the beat reporting category for his coverage of Wachovia Corp. Also winning in the beat reporting category was Gretchen Morgenson of the Times for her Wall Street coverage.
MSN Money won in the online category for “Middle Class Crunch,” while William Selway and Martin Z. Braun from Bloomberg News won in the news service category.
Michael Lewis of the now-defunct Conde Nast Portfolio won in the feature writing category for “The End,” a look at changes on Wall Street.
“60 Minutes” won both of the television categories, with its breaking news piece “Economic Crisis: House of Cards,” on the subprime mortgage crisis, and enterprise segment “The Wasteland,” about the toxic remains of recycled electronics.
Charles R. Morris of Public Affairs won in theÂ business book category for â€œTrillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash.â€
The awards were given at a dinner in New York on Monday night.
Sean Callahan of BtoB Magazine has some of the winners in the annual Alliance of Area Business Publications contest.
Callahan writes, “The best magazine award went to Twin Cities Business. The Los Angeles Business Journal was named best large tabloid newspaper. The best small tabloid newspaper award went to Central Penn Business Journal.
“Crainâ€™s Cleveland Business received the award for best newspaper front page. The best Web site award went to Crainâ€™s Chicago Business. Crainâ€™s New York Business was honored for best daily e-mail. All three Crain titles are published by Crain Communications Inc., which also publishes BtoB.
“The best industry specific e-newsletter award went to The Daily Transcript.”
Read more here.
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
The Gerald Loeb Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prizes of business journalism, are being handed out at a dinner in New York on Monday night.
Here are my selections. I am basing them on what I have read in the past year, as well as the reputation of the journalists and publications involved. See all of the finalists hereÂ and tell me where you think I made the wrong selection.
Large Newspaper Category
Gretchen Morgenson, Peter S. Goodman, Charles Duhigg, Carter Dougherty, Eric Dash, Julie Creswell, Jo Becker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Stephen Labaton for “The Reckoning” in The New York Times. I have changed my vote here, although I still like the Washington Post entry on AIG very much.
Medium and Small Newspaper Category
Ames Alexander, Franco OrdoÃ±ez, Kerry Hall and Ted Mellnik for â€œThe Cruelest Cutsâ€ in The Charlotte Observer. A hometown pick, I admit, but a great inside look at the poultry industry and the injuries that result. The Miami Herald series on the scum in the Florida real estate market is also strong.
Michael Lewis for â€œThe Endâ€ in CondÃ© Nast Portfolio. One of the best writers today taking on the dramatic changes on Wall Street.
Brian M. Carney for “Fannie Mae and Freddie Macâ€ in The Wall Street Journal.
Breaking News Category
Robin Sidel, Dennis K. Berman, Kate Kelly, Carrick Mollenkamp, Mark Whitehouse, Serena Ng, Randall Smith and E. S. Browning for â€œCollapse of Bear Stearnsâ€ in The Wall Street Journal. Great inside detail in the reporting.
Beat Writing Category
Rick Rothacker for “The Fall of Wachovia” in The Charlotte Observer. Going with the hometown pick again, but no one has covered this story better than Rothacker.
News Services Category
William Selway and Martin Z. Braun for “Broken Promises” for Bloomberg News.
Feature Writing Category
Kate Kelly for â€œThe Fall of Bear Stearnsâ€ in The Wall Street Journal. The book she wrote about Bear Stearns was even better.
Gretchen Morgenson, Louise Story, Tara Siegel Bernard and Jenny Anderson for â€œThe Debt Trapâ€ for The New York Times.
Television Breaking News Category
Steve Kroft and L. Franklin Devine for â€œEconomic Crisis: House of Cardsâ€ on CBS News/60 Minutes. I am a big fan of 60 Minutes.
Television Enterprise Category
Steve Kroft and Andy Court for â€œThe Price of Bananasâ€ on CBS News/60 Minutes.
Business Book Category
Niall Ferguson for â€œThe Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the Worldâ€ published by The Penguin Press. Changed my vote here at the last minute.Â
Here’s some of her remarks:
“I can imagine that itâ€™s a very interesting and exciting time to be a financial reporter. Between the economic crisis and regulatory reform efforts, investors â€” let alone all Americans â€” are thirsting for information. And, they are turning to you to help make sense of it all. At the same time, I know youâ€™re all doing your part to keep market participants â€” and dare I say market regulators â€” on their toes. All of which helps keep our system honest and transparent.
“It is for that reason I want to especially acknowledge the N.Y. Financial Writers Association and your President Josh Friedlander. Through the college scholarships your organization awards, you encourage some of the best and brightest to pursue a career in financial journalism.
“Of course, I also want to extend my personal congratulations to Allan Sloan of Fortune magazine as this yearâ€™s Elliott Bell Award recipient. His tremendous long-term commitment to the profession is an example for all scholarship recipients to follow.
“As you know, the past year has been quite demanding for folks in your profession â€” and this week no different.”
Read more here.
American Medical News, CFO, Computerworld, Fortune Small Business, Spectrum, Lawn & Landscape, Macworld, PC World, Professional Builder, and R&I are the finalists for the 2008 Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Business Publications in the 80,000-ciculation-and-higher category.
Architect, Associations Now, Automotive News, Chain Leader, Control, Exhibitor, Health Leaders, Information Security, Oregon Business, and The Scientist are the finalists in the below-80,000 circulation category.
In the Magazine of the Year competition, judges evaluate three consecutive issues from each entrant, examining their writing, reporting, and editing; their usefulness to and interactivity with readers; editorial organization; and layout and design.
Sensitivity to the changing needs of an audience is always a most critical factor, said one judge. In 2008, that changing need was the declining economic environment most industries were experiencing.
“The best magazines find ways to bridge the gap between the ‘real world’ of the general economy and the specific environment of the business publications,” the judge said.
Despite a lagging economy that has reduced editorial staff size and magazine page counts, Magazine of the Year finalists “are not letting [readers] feel the pinch,” another judge said. She pointed to the ‘well-written content and research that pulls readers into articles that are complemented with valuable, useful, and frequently resourceful graphics, pull-quotes, sidebars, typography, and other tools of our trade.”
Along with finalists for the Magazine of the Year, awards will be presented to the top publications in 45 other print categories during the 31st Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet Thursday, July 16, at the Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., starting at 6 p.m.
Business journalist Allan Sloan will receive the Elliott V. Bell Award from the New York Financial Writers Association at its annual dinner next month.
The award is named for a former BusinessWeek editor who was one of the founders of the organization, and it recognizes a person’s long-term contributions to financial journalism.
Previous winners include Paul Steiger of The Wall Street Journal, Diana Henriques of The New York Times, Jane Bryant Quinn of Newsweek, Alan Abelson of Barron’s and Steve Shepard of BusinessWeek.
Sloan is currently a senior editor at large for Fortune magazine. He joined Fortune in July 2007.Â He was previously Newsweek’s Wall Street editor.
Sloan is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor, and has also won numerous awards and honors during his 35-year business journalism career. In 2001, he received both the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Prior to his 12-year run at Newsweek, Sloan was a columnist at Newsday and also held positions at Forbes and Money, among other titles. His current Fortune columns can be seen in the Washington Post.
He currently contributes to Public Radio International’s “Marketplace,” whose “Sloan Sessions” are broadcast Monday mornings, and frequently appears as a commentator on the PBS television program, “Nightly Business Report.”
Sloan received an M.S. from the Columbia Journalism School and a B.A. from Brooklyn College. A native of Brooklyn, Sloan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife. They have three grown children.
The awards dinner will be held June 18 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. For more information, see here.
Bill Emmott, the former editor in chief of The Economist, and Larry Ingrassia, the business editor of the New York Times, were named to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, respectively.
The awards are given annually as part of the Loeb Awards.
Emmott retired in 2006 after 13 years in the position. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Ingrassia’s award, named in memory of Laury Minard, honors excellence in business, financial and economic journalism editing and recognizes an editor whose work does not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on the air for the work covered. Minard was the founding editor of Forbes Global magazine and a former final judge for the Loeb Awards.
Emmott and Ingrassia will receive their career achievement awards at the 2009 Loeb Awards dinner on Monday, June 29, in New York City. Winners of the 12 competition categories will also be announced from among the following finalists, which were selected from 392 entries.
Read more here.
The finalists for the 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism were announced Wednesday morning.
The Loeb Awards are the highest honors in business journalism. They were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E. F. Hutton, to encourage quality reporting in the areas of business, finance and the economy in order to inform and protect private investors and the general public. Presented by UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973, the awards recognize writers, editors and producers of both print and broadcast media for the significant contributions they make in this field.
The finalists in the large newspapers category (circulation of more than 300,000) are:
The finalists in the medium & small newspapers category (circulation of 300,000 or less) are:
The finalists in the magazines category are:
Crain’s Chicago Business, BusinessWeek magazine and The Wall Street Journal were among the business media outlets that won Eppy Awards, given by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek for the best Web sites.
Crain’s Chicago won for best business site with fewer than 1 million unique visitors per month, while BusinessWeek won in the category for best business site with more than 1 million unique visitors per month.
The Journal won in the category or the best newspaper site with more than 1 million unique visitors per month.
“Today in the Sky” from USA Today won in the best business blog category.
See all of the winners here.
Three new final judges will be joining the panel: Gene Bloch, managing editor, CNN New York; Matt Murray, deputy managing editor, national news, The Wall Street Journal; and David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief, Thomson Reuters.
The Loeb Awards, the most prestigious honors in business journalism, recognize journalists who have contributed to the public’s understanding of business, finance and the economy. Loeb Awards final judges serve as advisors to the program and are responsible for selecting winners from finalists in the 12 competition categories. The judges also select recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Minard Editor Award.
“As the business landscape experiences a tectonic shift, high quality business journalism remains a vital contributor to our understanding and shaping of the future of business,” said Allison Holmes, interim assistant dean of marketing and communications at UCLA Anderson and vice president of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation, in a statement. “This year’s final judging panel represents journalism and business news at its finest, and we are honored to be partnering with them to celebrate the best in their field.”
The new Loeb Awards judges will be joining a group of preeminent leaders in the industry, including: Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief, BusinessWeek; Amanda Bennett, executive editor, enterprise, Bloomberg News; Jane Berentson, editor, Inc.; Matthew Bishop, bureau chief, The Economist; Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer, Forbes; Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times; John Hillkirk, executive editor, USA Today; Glenn Kramon, assistant managing editor, The New York Times; Joanne Lipman, former editor-in-chief, Conde Nast Portfolio; Judy D. Olian, dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large, Fortune; Russ Stanton, editor, Los Angeles Times; and Jonathan Wald, former senior vice president, business news, CNBC.
Read more here.