2016 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Paul Ingrassia of Reuters;
Amy Stevens of Reuters to receive Lawrence Minard Editor Award

LOS ANGELES--()--Judy D. Olian, chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management, today announced the finalists of the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. She also announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award.

The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Paul Ingrassia, former managing editor of Reuters. This annual 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.

Amy Stevens, executive editor, professional news at Reuters, will receive the 2016 Lawrence Minard Editor Award, named in memory of Laury Minard, founding editor of Forbes Global and a former final judge for the Loeb Awards. This award 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-air for the work covered.

Ingrassia and Stevens will receive their career achievement awards at the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and celebration on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Capitale in New York City. Winners in the 12 competition categories will also be announced during the banquet.

The banquet and celebration is attended by the most influential journalists, publishers and producers in the nation. This year’s event will be hosted by Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch. The official invitation, with ticket, table, sponsorship and advertising information can be viewed at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/loebawardsbanquet.

The following #LoebAwards finalists were chosen from more than 490 entries submitted by local, regional and national outlets:

Audio Category Finalists

  • Dana Wolfe, John Donvan, Robert Rosenkranz, Clea Conner Chang, Kris Kamikawa, Alison Russell, Amy Krafft, Adelaide Mandeville, Lia Matthow, Shea O’Meara, Taylor Quimby, Rob Christiansen, Damon Whittemore, and Katie Kemple for “Central Banks Can Print Prosperity” – Intelligence Squared U.S.
  • Rebecca Plevin for “Navigating the Costly World of Health Care” – KPCC
  • Chris Arnold, Uri Berliner, Neal Carruth, Lori Todd, and Heidi Glenn for “Your Money and Your Life” – NPR
  • Colleen DeBaise, Sue Williams, Victoria Wang, Nusha Balyan, Sam Shinn, and Michelle Ciotta for “Succeeding as a Woman in Tech – Shaan Kandawalla, Melody McCloskey, Amy Sheng” – The Story Exchange

Beat Reporting Category Finalists

  • Dan Murtaugh, Lynn Doan, Harry R. Weber, and David Wethe for “The Shale Boom Blows Up” – Bloomberg News
  • Jenny Deam for “Healthcare Reporting” – Houston Chronicle
  • Paul Kiel, Annie Waldman, and Al Shaw for “The Color of Debt” – ProPublica
  • John Carreyrou, Michael Siconolfi, and Christopher Weaver for “Testing Theranos” – The Wall Street Journal

Breaking News Category Finalists

  • David McLaughlin, Todd Shields, Gerry Smith, Lucas Shaw, Alex Sherman, and Ed Hammond for “Cable Cut” – Bloomberg News
  • Kavita Kumar, Adam Belz, Mike Hughlett, Joe Carlson, and Kristen Leigh Painter for “Target Exits Canada” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Jason Del Rey, Kurt Wagner, and Kara Swisher for “Jack Dorsey’s Third Act” – Re/code
  • John Hilsenrath, Ben Leubsdorf, Greg Ip, Sudeep Reddy, Josh Zumbrun, Jeffrey Sparshott, Patricia Minczeski, Martin Burch, Elliot Bentley and Rachel Louise Ensign for “Fed Rate Increase” – The Wall Street Journal
  • David Benoit, Jacob Bunge, Dana Cimilluca, Dana Mattioli, and Dennis K. Berman for “Inside the Dow-DuPont Merger” – The Wall Street Journal

Commentary Category Finalists

  • Peter Coy and Dimitra Kessenides for “‘Opening Remarks’ Columns” – Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Michael Hiltzik for “The Economy Hub” – Los Angeles Times
  • Joe Nocera for “Commentary from Joe Nocera” – The New York Times
  • James B. Stewart for “Inside the Boardroom” – The New York Times
  • Matt O’Brien for “International Turbulence” – The Washington Post

Explanatory Category Finalists

  • Paul Ford for “Code: An Essay” – Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Ellen Gabler for “Hidden Errors” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld for “Inside Amazon” – The New York Times
  • Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes for “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections” – ProPublica & NPR
  • Karen Bretell, David Gaffen, David Rohde, and Timothy Aeppel for “The Cannibalized Company” – Reuters

Feature Category Finalists

  • Jason Clenfield for “The Passport King” – Bloomberg Markets
  • Laurie Segall, Erica Fink, Jason Farkas, Contessa Gayles, Greg Chen, Megan Pendergrass, and Daniel Ho for “Revenge Porn: The Cyberwar Against Women” – CNNMoney
  • Jennifer Hiller for “Smell of Money: Oil and Ranching in South Texas” – San Antonio Express-News
  • David Enrich for “The Unraveling of Tom Hayes” – The Wall Street Journal
  • Chico Harlan for “A Region Left Behind: Lost Opportunity in the Deep South” – The Washington Post

Images/Graphics/Interactives Category Finalists

  • Wes Kosova for “Bloomberg: Interactive Graphics” – Bloomberg News
  • Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon, and Chris Zubak-Skees for “Fatal Extraction” – The Center for Public Integrity & The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Amanda Cox, Gregor Aisch, Kevin Quealy, Matthew Bloch, Wilson Andrews, Josh Keller, Karen Yourish, Eric Buth, Nicholas Confessore and Sarah Cohen for “Making Data Visual” – The New York Times
  • Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei for “Debt by Degrees” – ProPublica

International Category Finalists

  • Sasha Chavkin, Ben Hallman, Michael Hudson, Cecille Schilis-Gallego, Shane Shifflett, and Jocelyn Zuckerman for “Evicted & Abandoned” – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists & The Huffington Post
  • Ian Urbina for “The Outlaw Ocean” – The New York Times
  • Stephen Grey, Audrey Kuzmin, Jack Stubbs, Roman Anin, and Elizabeth Piper for “Comrade Capitalism” – Reuters
  • Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Simon Clark, Mia Lamar, Justin Baer, Tom Di Fonzo and Paolo Bosonin for “Malaysia’s Missing Millions” – The Wall Street Journal

Investigative Category Finalists

  • Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza, Robin McDowell, and Esther Htusan for “Seafood from Slaves” – The Associated Press
  • Peter Elkind for “Inside the Hack of the Century” – Fortune
  • Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery, and Robert Gebeloff for “Beware the Fine Print” – The New York Times
  • Mike Baker and Daniel Wagner for “The Mobile-Home Trap” – The Seattle Times, The Center for Public Integrity & BuzzFeed News

Local Category Finalists

  • Jeffrey Meitrodt for “Tragic Harvest” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Denise M. Bonilla, Carl MacGowan, Maura McDermott, and Deon J. Hampton for “Zombie Houses” – Newsday
  • Fedor Zarkhin for “Unsettling Dust” – The Oregonian
  • Whit Richardson and Steve Mistler for “Payday at the Mill” – Portland Press Herald & Maine Sunday Telegram

Personal Finance Category Finalists

  • Daniel Miller for “Selling Stardom” – Los Angeles Times
  • Jillian Berman for “Student Debt Crisis Coverage” – MarketWatch
  • Donna Rosato, Kate Santichen, Alexandra Mondalek, and Shayla Hunter for “Aging’s Costliest Challenge” – MONEY Magazine
  • Morgan Housel for “Morgan Housel Columns” – The Wall Street Journal & The Motley Fool

Video Category Finalists

  • Pamela McClintock and Kim Masters for “Studio Chiefs Unleashed: 6 Top Execs Spar Over Gender Pay, Sony Hack and ‘Star Wars’ Box Office” – The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jennifer Gollan, David Ritsher, Amanda Pike, Fernando Diaz, Richard Coolidge, and Sara Just for “Are Bakken Oil Field Workers Dying for Cheap Gas?” – Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting & PBS NewsHour
  • Sharyl Attkisson, Kim Skeen, Batt Humphreys, Bryan Barr, Lance Ing, and Johnalynn Holland for “Taxpayer Beware: Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” – Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Robert Libetti, Todd Cross and Lucette Lagnado for “The Double-Mastectomy Rebellion” – The Wall Street Journal
  • Joanna Stern for “Joanna Stern’s Videos” – The Wall Street Journal

For more information about The Gerald Loeb Awards, please visit http://www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu, email loeb@anderson.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-4478.

About The Gerald Loeb Awards

The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public. Distinguished journalists and outlets nationwide submit entries to compete for the most prestigious honor in business journalism. UCLA Anderson has been presenting The Gerald Loeb Awards since 1973 and the awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round and final round. The awards banquet and celebration is held in New York City every June and is attended by the country's top business and financial publishers, editors, journalists, producers and celebrities. The Gerald Loeb Awards is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support. Follow The Gerald Loeb Awards on Twitter @LoebAwards. Experience The Gerald Loeb Awards: #LoebAwards.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson’s MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school’s Think In The Next ethos. Here some 1,800 students annually are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter or on Facebook.


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The G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and UCLA Anderson announce the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards career achievement honorees and the competition finalists for the highest honor in business journalism.

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